Sunday, April 24, 2016

Lecture by by Dr. Farah Al Nakib

Monday there is a lecture on "Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life" by Dr. Farah Al Nakib, Assistant Professor of History at the American University of Kuwait

Monday, April 25, 2016, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Wyatt 109

Dr. Al Nakib’s presentation will draw from her forthcoming book with Stanford University Press. As the first Gulf city to experience oil urbanization, Kuwait City's transformation in the mid-twentieth century inaugurated a now-familiar regional narrative: a small traditional town of mudbrick courtyard houses and plentiful foot traffic transformed into a modern city with marble-fronted buildings, vast suburbs, and wide highways.

Sponsored by the Catherine Gould Chism Fund for Humanities and the Arts.

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