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AAEF Paul Kardoush Memorial Lecture Presented by Professor Dana Sajdi

Thursday, November 11, 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Arab-American Educational Foundation Center for Arab Studies at the University of Houston cordially invite you to the 2021 AAEF Paul Kardoush Annual Memorial Lecture: “Damascus: A History in Words,” presented by Professor Dana Sajdi of Boston College.

The event will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the Hilton University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton Ballroom, with a reception at 6:00 pm followed by the lecture at 6:30 pm.

Professor Dana Sajdi is a prominent historian teaching at Boston College. She is the author of The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant (Stanford University Press, 2013) and the editor of Ottoman Tulips, Ottoman Coffee: Leisure and Lifestyle in the Eighteenth Century (IB Tauris, 2014). Her current book project, In Defense of Damascus: Arabic Textual Cityscapes offers a new history of the venerable city between the 12th and 20th centuries, drawing on a long and uninterrupted tradition of prose topographies.

This event is free and open to the public. Masks encouraged.

Dana Sajdi Portrait
Hilton University of Houston, Conrad H. Hilton Ballroom (4450 University Dr, Houston, TX 77204)
Fadi Kafeety