It’s nearly time for the 24th Annual Sabbagh Lecture, which will be given by Professor Steven Caton, the Khaled bin Abdullah bin Abdurahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. Professor Caton’s talk, titled “Oasis, Coast, and Mountain: Land/Waterscapes of Culture and History in the Arabian Gulf,” will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, at the Tucson Marriott University Park. The talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception. More information is available here.
The Sabbagh Lectures are made possible through the generosity of Drs. Entisar and Adib Sabbagh and focus on the Arab cultures of the Middle East from an anthropological perspective. Dr. Entisar (Vivi) Sabbagh is a Ph.D. graduate of the UA School of Anthropology, and Dr. Adib Sabbagh is a Tucson cardiac surgeon.
To accompany the Sabbagh Lecture this year, on Wednesday, February 24, the Loft Cinema will offer a special screening of the 1962 film, “Lawrence of Arabia.” Professor Caton is the author of a book on the subject and will provide an introduction and expert commentary. This special event is open to the public and will begin at 6:00 p.m. (For tickets and information please click here. A second showing of the film will be held on Saturday, February 27, at noon.
University of Arizona students, staff, and faculty are invited to a special Master Seminar, “Anthropology of Film Industries,” with Professor Caton on Friday, February 26, at 2:00 pm in the Anthro Commons, Haury 313. We also have some slots available for students or faculty to meet with Professor Caton. If you are interested in a meeting, please email Catherine Lehman. We look forward to seeing you at these special events!