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How January Term is Redefining Education

Each January Term, NYUAD students choose hands-on classes in cities from Al Ain to Buenos Aires, challenging their perceptions of the past and enriching their visions of the future.

Photography’s Shifting Terrain

The history of photography has until very recently focused on the European and American traditions, says Shamoon Zamir. But that's changing rapidly now, and a major conference at NYU Abu Dhabi in March will contribute to that change.

Gift of the Face

Shamoon Zamir's new book, The Gift of the Face: Portraiture and Time in Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian, offers a reconsideration of the most influential photographic record of the Native Americans of the United States. Curtis dedicated himself to the project for 25 years, during which time he took more than 40,000 photographs.

Three-Day Display of Cutting-Edge Research at NYUAD

The first annual NYU Abu Dhabi Research Conference showcased the diversity of academic work happening at the University by bringing together over 110 students and faculty from the Abu Dhabi and New York campuses.

Cultural Exchange and Education at the Arab Crossroads

"In one sense, all of my work so far has been about forms of cross-cultural encounter," said Shamoon Zamir, NYU Abu Dhabi associate professor of Literature and Visual Studies. Indeed, for the past 30 or so years, this has been his primary academic focus. 

In the News

NYU Abu Dhabi arts and humanities faculty and researchers are frequently featured in local and international media.

NYU Abu Dhabi is on a Mission to Preserve Arab Visual Art
Inside the new ‘Arab Center for the Study of Art’.
Mille | January 22, 2021

Aiming to Revise Canon, Arab Art Center Opens at NYU Abu Dhabi
New York University Abu Dhabi has opened its Arab Center for the Study of Art, which is dedicated to research on the visual art and photography of Western Asia and North Africa.
Art News | January 13, 2021

New Abu Dhabi art centre sets to reshape ‘historical narrative’
The Arab Center for the Study of Art, opened in New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus, aims to use a multi-disciplinary approach to better contextualise Arab visual arts in Asia and North Africa.
The Arab Weekly | January 14, 2021

Center for the Study of Arab Art Opens in Abu Dhabi
The Arab Center for the Study of Art has opened at New York University Abu Dhabi. 
Future DXB | January 14, 2021

The region's first academic centre for the study of Arab art opens in Abu Dhabi
'We need to set our own standards, our own historical narrative about this region from this region', says Salwa Mikdadi, a professor of art history at NYUAD.
The National | January 13, 2021

23 photos from the Arab world that were almost lost forever
NYU Abu Dhabi’s Akkasah is using its 33,000 archived photographs to help preserve the Arab world’s cultural memory – and it has digitised more than 10,000 images so that they will live on
The National | March 19, 2020