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Exhibit: Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from Late Ottoman and Republican Turkey

November 1, 2017 | 8:00 am - March 12, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Perkins Library, Duke University
Durham, NC United States
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“Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from Late Ottoman and Republican Turkey” details the extensive collections held by Duke University Library. The Library’s Turkish satirical journals and cartoons span from the late 19th century to the present. The exhibition highlights three themes: Historical … Continued

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9:00 am

K-12 Workshop: Turkey: From the Ottoman Empire to Contemporary History and Politics

December 2, 2017 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center Durham, NC United States + Google Map

The Ottoman Empire was a vast and diverse entity that spanned centuries and across Anatolia, the Middle East, North Africa, and southern Europe. In this day-long workshop, teachers will explore the historical, political, and cultural aspects of the Ottoman Empire … Continued

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4:00 pm

Persian Art Center in Carolina: A new look at Shahnameh

December 2, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States + Google Map

Join the Persian Art Center in Carolina for a presentation by Loghman Zaiim. The program will begin with a welcome and introduction by Dr. Amir Rezvani, 4:30-4:45pm. From 4:45-6:00pm, there will be a presentation by Loghman Zaiim. From 6:45-7:30pm, there … Continued

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6:00 pm

Concert: Echoes of the Silk Road

December 2, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NC State University Raleigh, NC 27695 United States + Google Map

  $10 regular $5 students & children under 18   A night of live Turkish and Iranian music presented by the American Turkish Association of North Carolina, the Iranian Cultural Society of NC, the Aziz & Gwen Sancar Foundation, and … Continued

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