The Jameel Library hosts Nathalie Peutz for a talk relating to her Library Circles research display on Yemen’s Soqotra archipelago, on Monday 20 January at 6:30 pm, after a tour of the centre at 5:30 pm.
A UNESCO natural World Heritage Site, the archipelago is home not only to endemic plants and animals, but also to a rich cultural history and the endangered Soqotri language. Discussing the 21st-century conservation and development projects that contributed to Soqotra’s environmental protection, Peutz narrates how Soqotrans came to assemble, defend, and mobilize their cultural and linguistic heritage in transformative ways.
A presentation of Nathalie’s research will be displayed in the spaces leading up to the Jameel Library from November 20, along with an series of illustrations by Holly Mills.
Nathalie Peutz is an anthropologist and an associate professor in the Program of Arab Crossroads Studies at New York University Abu Dhabi. Her research focuses on forced migration, displacement and immobility, conservation and development, and identity and heritage in the Arab world and the Western Indian Ocean region.
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