Lecture “Archiving Cultural Identity and National Memory: Destruction, Loss” by Nada Shabout
- Friday, March 31, 2017 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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March 31st: Dr. Nada Shabout will be speaking on Friday, March 31st, 1-2 pm in Cheever 215 on documenting lost Arab art from the Iraqi and Afghani Wars. This lecture is held in conjunction with the History, Philosophy, Religious and Gender Studies Department at MSU. Her lecture, will be “Archiving Cultural Identity and National Memory: Destruction, Loss and Rescue of Modern Iraqi Art.”
Abstract: Since the invasion of 2003, Iraq has been experiencing continuous acts of destruction that has been dubbed by many historians as deeds of cultural and national cleansing. The destruction has been so comprehensive registering the loss that ensued as catastrophic and debilitating. Of particular concern is the loss of modern art in Iraq which seems to be of little interest to the rest of the world. This talk explores modern cultural destruction in Iraq and efforts undertaken to document and preserve collective memory.