Tag: United Arab Emirates

Book Launch on Almanac Lore of the Arab gulf

I will be giving a book launch on my recent book on Gulf almanac lore via Zoom for the Qatar National Library on February 22, 2023. Details about…

Gulf Arabic Online

NYU/Abu Dhabi has created a website devoted to the dialects of the Arab Gulf. Check it out here.

Seasonal Knowledge and Arab Gulf Almanacs

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book: Seasonal Knowledge and the Almanac Tradition of the Arab Gulf. Details about the book, including a free…

Beth Derderian takes the page 99 test

Why do some things count as art and go in museums, and other things don’t? “Exhibition organizers in the UAE often requested proof of citizenship status as part…

Abu Dhabi Soundmarks: Building Community in the Midst of the Pandemic, One Voice at a Time

Editor’s note: Click the links throughout the article to experience the soundscape of Abu Dhabi under COVID-19 In March 2020, I arrived in Abu Dhabi from the island…

Geocolonialism and the War in Yemen

In April Secretary-General António Guterres called the situation in Yemen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. After more than three years of a lopsided war between a Western-supported Saudi/Emirat…

Sociology of the Arab Spring

For those interested in the issue, the recently published July issue of International Sociology (30:4) is devoted to the Arab uprisings. It includes articles on the relations of…