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Arts and Humanities
The Arts and Humanities at NYU Abu Dhabi encompass fields of central importance to human culture and creativity. Research and scholarly activity in the Arts and Humanities is creative and collaborative, spanning the disciplines to better understand the human experience through works of art and literature.
Students explore fundamental questions of human thought, cultural values, and modes of expression, and they develop
their own creative capacities as scholars, writers, and artists in a variety of media.
Akkasah, the word for camera in Emirati dialect, explores the histories and contemporary practices of photography in the Arab world.
On Delma Island, at Liwa oasis, and in the classroom, Robert Partheisus is helping NYU Abu Dhabi students discover UAE heritage — while challenging them to re-think exactly what heritage means.
A significant feature of Tarek Al-Ghoussein's work over the years has been the merger of landscapes, self-portraiture, and interaction with the spaces he photographs.