Open to the Public
Location Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi View map
In bringing together leading scholars and performers of the Abbasid, Byzantine, Fatimid, Crusader, Jewish, Persianate, and Ottoman traditions, this conference engages three major themes: the power of patronage to affect and inflect performance modes in comparison with other settings; the ways court performers express emotion and invite emotional response in their audiences; and how performance often blurs the line between oral and written traditions.
Image: Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Maurice Pomerantz Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU
Evelyn Birge Vitz Professor of French, NYU