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Public Talks and Events

Public and community engagement is at the heart of archival work, I've been privileged to talk at the following events, classes, workshops and podcasts:

  • Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi - Non-Textual Archives, MA Records management and Archival Science. January 2023

  • Maydan Podcast AbuSulayman Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University. Knowledge and Its Producers - Jasmine Soliman with N. A. Mansour. Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. December 2022

  • International Archives Day - open day event planned, marketed and hosted the event which was attended by c. 50 people, many of whom were staff of the Zayed National Museum, The UAE National Archives and students of the Sorbonne Archives and Records BA/MA. June 2022

  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) - Open Digital Collaborative Project Preservation in the Humanities - Collaborative Working for Developing Arabic Interfaces for Digital Archives and Resources (with N. A. Mansour, Princeton). June 2022 (link to 24 min video)

  • Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi - Non-Textual Archives: Collection Building, Descriptive Vocabularies and Accessibility. BA Records management and Archival Science February 2021 & 2022

  • Sharjah Art Foundation - Collection Building, Descriptive Vocabularies and Accessibility, June 2021. Link to workshop outline and readings (video forthcoming).

  • MELCOM (Middle East Libraries Committee) International Conference - Developing Arabic Interfaces for Digital Archives and Digital Resources - May 2021

  • UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies - Virtual Kitab Talk: Post-custodial collecting, subject tags as 'pathways to data', biases and assumptions in archival description, website user experience, March 2021. Link to 1 hour video. 

  • Gulf Photo Plus and Apple - The New Gulf: Photo Archives - Collecting,  preservation and access, February 2020

  • The British Library, Qatar Foundation Partnership and Arabic Collections teams, August 2018

NYU Abu Dhabi Classes
  • The Digital Archive - Suphan Kirmizialtin: Digital Collection Building, Descriptive Vocabularies and Accessibility. February and September 2022, February 2023

  • The Photo Album - Michelle Bambling. Every semester this class is available - 2020-2023 

  • Orientalisms: Cultural Exploration and Analysis - Salila Kulshreshtha:  The Manifestation of Orientalism in Akkasah's Photography Archive. March 2021

  • Mining the Archive in the UAE - Pamela Newkirk. January 2020

  • Conserving our Global Heritage through Science, led by Maria Baias, April 2020

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