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Spring 2016 Lecture Series: Disrupting Unity and Discerning Ruptures: Focus Aleppo

Four outstanding speakers will visit campus this spring as part of the Disrupting Unity and Discerning Ruptures: Focus Aleppo lecture series. CSR has been thrilled to work with Professor Avinoam Shalem to organize this series and to cosponsor it the Art History Department and the Middle East Institute. The series is running in conjunction with the CSR seminar Conflict Urbanism: Aleppo and aims to give historical, and art historical, context to the contemporary conflict in Syria and in particular in Aleppo.

February 18 
Yasser Tabbaa 
Independent Scholar 
“The Remaking of Aleppo under Nur al-Din and the Early Ayyubids” 
612 Schermerhorn Hall, 6pm 

March 24 
Heghnar Watenpaugh 
Associate Professor of Art History University of California, Davis 
“Ottoman Aleppo: Experiencing Architecture, Narrating Space” 
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall, 6pm 

March 31 
Patrick Ball, PhD 
Co-founder, Director of Research Human Rights Data Analysis Group 
“Seeing the Forest: Analyzing hidden patterns using (mostly) public data  about people killed in Syria, 2011-2015” 
Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Journalism Building, 6pm 

April 7 
Sussan Babaie 
The Courtauld Institute of Art University of London 
“Urbanity and Mercantile ‘Taste’: the Houses of Aleppo” 
612 Schermerhorn Hall, 6pm