Symposium Schedule

Thursday, November 14, 6pm-9pm
U-M Museum of Art Auditorium, 525 S. State

6:00-6:20pm

Welcome Remarks by Christiane Gruber and Juan Cole

6:20-7:00pm 

Keynote Address, Jill Dougherty, “Images of the Libyan Revolution"

Discussant: Elizabeth Rauh

Audience Questions

7:30- 9:00pm

Reception in UMMA

Friday, November 15, 9am-5pm
Rackham Amphitheatre, 915 E. Washington

Panel 1: From Tunisia to Bahrain: Recording Violence and Reviving Memory

9:00-9:30am 

Nama Khalil, “Performing Resistance: The Iconic Case of the ‘Woman in the Blue Bra’”

9:30-10:00am 

Elizabeth Rauh, “An Enduring Monument: Bahrain’s 2011 Pearl Roundabout Protests”

Discussant: Christiane Gruber

Audience Questions

10:30-11am 

Tea Break

Panel 2: Video-Blogging and the Egyptian Uprisings

11:00-11:30am 

Wael Abbbas, "Video-Blogging: Police Crimes, Internet Activism, and the Egyptian Revolution"

Discussant: Juan Cole

Audience Questions

12:00-1:30pm 

Lunch Break

Panel 3: On the Walls: Visual Activism and Mural Arts in Egypt

1:30-2:00pm 

Amr Nazeer, "Street Art as Collaborative Resistance"

2:00-2:30pm 

Jennifer Pruitt, “Monumentalizing the Ephemeral: Ganzeer and the Rise of Cairene Street Art”

Discussant: Christiane Gruber

Audience Questions

3:00-3:30pm 

Tea Break

Panel 4: The Performing Arts in Libya and Syria

3:30-4:00pm 

Khaled Mattawa, “A Tent for Henrik Ibsen: What the Arab Spring Means to Me”

4:00-4:30pm 

Stephennie Mulder, “Beeshu’s Laugh: The Arts of Satire in the Syrian Uprising”

Discussant: Nancy Linthicum

Audience Questions