Russo-Persian History – Mershon Center for International Security Studies
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Russo-Persian History – Mershon Center for International Security Studies

A historical, socio-political look at Perso-Russian relations. The Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Department of History, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and Department of the History of Art at The Ohio State University are hosting this … Continue reading

Six Pillars Screening – Sharjah Art Foundation, Nov 1st
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Six Pillars Screening – Sharjah Art Foundation, Nov 1st

“Sound as a Genre and Protagonist” was the title of one of the public programmes on Sound Art at Tashkeel, Dubai in September, focusing on the importance and abuse of sound in film. This was presented by resident artist, Six Pillars producer Fari Bradley who has reviewed cinema on BBC UK national radio film programmes … Continue reading

London Event – Persian, Arabic, Somali Poetry at the Bowler Hat
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London Event – Persian, Arabic, Somali Poetry at the Bowler Hat

London Calling Mon 14 July 2014 6.30pm, £8 at Bowler Hat With Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, Sudan, Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf Somalia/ Somaliland, Reza Mohammadi Afghanistan and UK translators of their work; Sarah Maguire, Clare Pollard, Maura Dooley. London Calling showcases the outstanding contemporary poetry of 3 languages widely spoken in London: Arabic, Persian and Somali in … Continue reading

This Week’s Radio Show – Ticket Give-Away, Kayhan Kalhor Concert, London
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This Week’s Radio Show – Ticket Give-Away, Kayhan Kalhor Concert, London

This week we sample the sounds of Kuridsh-Iranian spiked fiddle impresario Kayhan Kalhor and the rebetika of Ҫiğdem Aslan who performs at the same concert – to which we have 6 tickets to give away! As well we sample the voice and music of multi-media artist Firouz Farmanfarmaian ahead of his interview on Six Pillars. Ticket … Continue reading

Arab Documentaries – Recording Whose ‘Reality’?
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Arab Documentaries – Recording Whose ‘Reality’?

This well-pitched conference complete with film screening, is happening today and the day after at the University of Westminster. While the programme isn’t fully fleshed out, the starting premise and details so far look promising. For too long colonial portrayals of or missionary attitudes towards ‘the other’ and ‘the beyond’ by Western media has been … Continue reading