American Univesity of Beirut

Discussion: “Photography and Oral History”


The Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI) in collaboration with The Palestinian Oral History Archive Project at the Issam Fares Institute and the University Libraries – AUB invite you to a discussion and screenings on the role of photography in oral history:

“Photography and Oral History”

​​Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm Issam Fares Institute, Auditorium

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Join us for a discussion and screenings on the role of photography in oral history. Case studies will include AUB’s Neighborhood Initiative’s Ras Beirut Project by Maria Abunnasr, and the Palestinian Oral History Archive by the AUB Libraries and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, presented by Hana Sleiman. The event will include a screening of “Jours Tranquilles en Palestine” (1998), directed by Arab Image Foundation co-founder Fouad Elkoury and Sylvain Roumette.

This talk is held as part of the Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI) Environment and Exhibition of Photographs workshop, taking place 9-20 November at AUB with 16 representatives from significant regional photograph collections and archives. MEPPI is led by the Arab Image Foundation, jointly with the University of Delaware, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Getty Conservation Institute.

Note: Event will be in English with simultaneous translation to Arabic

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