Revisiting the Past – Imagining the Future with Roberta L. Dougherty, Librarian for Middle East Studies

Monday, February 6, 2023 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
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A talk in conjunction with the Beinecke Library building-wide exhibition, “Revisiting the Past—Imagining the Future,” on view through July 9.
Roberta L. Dougherty, Librarian for Middle East Studies, will discuss some of the items she selected for the exhibition.
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This exhibition features books, manuscripts, and visual materials from many different time periods and locations. Some of the materials have been at Yale for decades, others have only recently been added to the collections. More information:
Materials Dougherty selected for the show include:
* Alexander Keith Johnston, Map of Africa. Lithograph, with added hand-coloring. Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1849.
* Unknown photographer, Half-length formal portrait of “Uncle Moreau” (Omar ibn Said). Ambrotype, in embossed case. Probably North Carolina, c. 1850. Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection.
* Omar ibn Said, Letter to John Owen in Raleigh, North Carolina. Arabic (Fulani script) on paper. North Carolina, c. 1819.
* “Al-Raghbah al-ibahiyah” [Libertarian desire]. Periodical, in Arabic and French. Paris, 1973–1975.
* “Faradis: Majallah tuna bi-hurr al-hasah al-taskiliyah; revue du poésie moderne” [Paradise: a magazine of freedom of fine-arts expression; a review of modern poetry]. Periodical, in Arabic and French. Köln, 1990.
Mondays at Beinecke online talks focus on materials from the collections and include an opening presentation at 4pm followed by conversation and question and answer beginning about 4:30pm until 5pm.