Fantasmic Objects: On the Possibilities of Art Anthropology

Fantasmic Objects: Art and Sociality from Lebanon, 1920-1950, is the product of thirty years of research that Scheid did between 1993 and 2022. It’s a book that explores the history of art in a place that is often considered to lack art; she wanted to be attentive to the practice of “no art”.

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Upholding Women’s Equal Citizenship in Nationality Laws in the MENA Region

On March 6, 2023 the Asfari Institute, with The Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights and Muwatin Media Network, organized the hybrid event in which civil society leaders from across the region discussed why gender-equal nationality laws are essential to women’s equal citizenship, as well as children’s rights, sustainable development, and realizing inclusive societies.

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