23 episodes

Kennesaw State University will be celebrating the Arabian Peninsula during the 2014-2015 academic year. The university will host a series of events, lectures, conferences, and other activities throughout the year designed to promote a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the Arabian Peninsula.

Comprised of seven countries - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen - the Arabian Peninsula is a diverse region, with each country possessing a unique history, economy, political structure, and culture. Arabia is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world and is the birthplace of Islam. It is also where open-water sailing and global trade first begun. It is this rich history of continuous global trade and relations that makes the Arabian Peninsula such a perfect choice to be the focus of KSU’s renowned “Year Of” program.

As in previous years, the university has teamed up with key international and domestic partners to organize events that provide attendees with unique, fascinating insights about real life in the region. For example, for the Year of the Arabian Peninsula, KSU is working closely with Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Oman and the Alif Institute in Atlanta.

Year of Arabian Peninsula (2014-2015) Kennesaw State University

    • Education

Kennesaw State University will be celebrating the Arabian Peninsula during the 2014-2015 academic year. The university will host a series of events, lectures, conferences, and other activities throughout the year designed to promote a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the Arabian Peninsula.

Comprised of seven countries - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen - the Arabian Peninsula is a diverse region, with each country possessing a unique history, economy, political structure, and culture. Arabia is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world and is the birthplace of Islam. It is also where open-water sailing and global trade first begun. It is this rich history of continuous global trade and relations that makes the Arabian Peninsula such a perfect choice to be the focus of KSU’s renowned “Year Of” program.

As in previous years, the university has teamed up with key international and domestic partners to organize events that provide attendees with unique, fascinating insights about real life in the region. For example, for the Year of the Arabian Peninsula, KSU is working closely with Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Oman and the Alif Institute in Atlanta.

    • video
    Opening Reception

    Opening Reception

    Kennesaw State Universities' opening reception for fall 2014 Year of Arabian Peninsula. Dr. Dan Paracka introduces the Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 Year of Series. The university will host a series of events, lectures, conferences, and other activities throughout the year designed to promote a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the Arabian Peninsula.

    • 25 min
    • video
    The Maqamat of Al-Hariri: A Medieval Pictoral Travelogue

    The Maqamat of Al-Hariri: A Medieval Pictoral Travelogue

    Sandra Bird, Professor of Art Education at Kennesaw State University discusses a medieval pictorial travelogue. Her presentation focuses on the Maqamat of Al-Hariri

    • 1 hr 21 min
    • video
    Mobility and Monuments in Ancient Arabia

    Mobility and Monuments in Ancient Arabia

    Kimberly D. Williams, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Temple University discuses mobility and monuments in Ancient Arabia. She discusses her studies and previous studies of tombs along the Arabian Peninsula.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    • video
    Oman, The Indian Ocean and World History: Diversity, Divergence and the Longue Durée in the Arabian Peninsula

    Oman, The Indian Ocean and World History: Diversity, Divergence and the Longue Durée in the Arabian Peninsula

    Allen Fromherz, Associate Professor of History at Georgia State University discusses Oman, the Indian Ocean and world history. Allen Fromherz speaks on diversity and divergence in the Arabian Peninsula.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    • video
    Islamic Origins and the Quran

    Islamic Origins and the Quran

    Gabriel Said Reynolds, Professor of Islamic Studies and Theology at University of Notre Dame discusses Islamic origins and the Quran. Lecture followed by Q&A from the audience.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    • video
    The Arabian Peninsula from the Student Perspective

    The Arabian Peninsula from the Student Perspective

    Students share their perspectives after traveling to areas along the Arabian Peninsula.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Top Podcasts In Education

More by Kennesaw State University