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Resources from Past Workshops

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We are pleased to announce two podcasts and a video from our November 2017 MEOC@MESA Workshop “Engage Your Five Senses: Cultural Exchanges from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean.” Enjoy a podcast of the musical performance by Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble “Musical Encounters from the Arab World” and the podcast “Wondrous Birds: Persian Poetry as Fabulous, Flying and Musical” by Fatemeh Ksharvarz, Roshan Insitute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland, and the lecture video with slides of “Touch and Sight: Textiles from India and Beyond,” by Christin McKnight of George Washington University. The podcasts are on CCAS’s Soundcloud Channel and the video is on CCAS’s new YouTube Channel (please subscribe!)

About Layaali Trio

Lesson database from Crossing Borders/Breaking Boundaries from the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies

Kennedy Center Iberian Festival Posters and Global Map on Food

Persian Literature Bibliography–Fatemeh Keshavarz 

SFS Scholars’ Recommended Reading & Viewing

Area Studies Classroom Resources

An Area Studies Thematic Framework

Area Studies Workshop Speaker Bios 10-1-16

Lahra Smith PPT on The Dynamics of Change and Diversity in Africa

Fida Adely PPT on Movement and Change in the Middle East and North Africa Perspectives

Fr. Matthew Carnes PPT on Forging Identities, Crafting Communities: The Americas in Motion Today

Mubbashir Rizvi PPT on Asian Studies as Global Studies


“What is Area Studies?” Scott Taylor, Georgetown University (

“The Dynamics of Change and Diversity in Africa,” Lahra Smith, Georgetown University (

“Movement and Change in the Middle East and North Africa,” Fida Adely, Georgetown University (

“Forging Identities, Crafting Communities — The Americas in Motion Today,” Matthew Carnes, Georgetown University (

“Asian Studies as Global Studies,” Mubbashir Rizvi, Georgetown University (

Resources on Pirates and Piracy on the Seas

Speaker Bios from Pirates of Three Seas


History Lists: Ten Most Famous Pirates in History

Jatin Dua (2013) “A sea of trade and a sea of fish: piracy and protection in the Western Indian Ocean,” Journal of Eastern African Studies, 7:2, 353-370, DOI: 10.1080/17531055.2013.776280 (request link)

Judith Tucker, “She Would Rather Perish: Piracy and Gendered Violence in the Mediterranean,” Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies Vol. 10, No. 3 (Fall 2014) © 2014 (request link)

Denver Brunsman, “Subjects vs. Citizens: Impressment and Identity in the Anglo-American Atlantic,” Journal of the Early Republic, Volume 30, Number 4, Winter 2010, pp. 557-586 (Article) Published by University of Pennsylvania Press DOI: 10.1353/jer.2010.0023 (request link)

VIEWING GUIDE FOR VIDEO Jatin Dua, “A Sea of Profit: Piracy, Fishing and Protection in the Western Indian Ocean” Teaching Water: Global Perspectives on a Resource in Crisis, August 5-8, 2013, Harvard University

Video for Viewing Guide above Jatin Dua, “A Sea of Profit: Piracy, Fishing, and Protection in the Western Indian Ocean,”

J Dua & K Menkhaus, “Context of Contemporary Piracy: the Case of Somalia,” Journal of International Criminal Justice 10 (2012), 749-766 doi:10.1093/jicj/mqs050 ß The Author (2012). Published by Oxford University Press.(request link)

Joshua White, “Shifting Winds: Piracy, Diplomacy, and Trade in the Ottoman Mediterranean, 1624–1626,” inWell-Connected Domains: Towards an Entangled Ottoman History, Pascal W. Firges Tobias P. Graf Christian Roth Gülay Tulasoğlu, eds. © koninklijke brill nv, leiden, 2014 doi 10.1163/9789004274686 (request link)

Lipman, Masters of the Atlantic (article on native American seafarers)

Following the 2/21/2015 CCAS event on The Lady from Tel Aviv, author Raba’i al-Madhoun and translator Elliott Colla appeared with Zeina Azzam at the Jerusalem Fund. Watch the video here.

From February 11-13, 2015, CCAS held the Sheikh Abdullah Saleh Kamel Symposium on issues related to production of shale oil. We have created a symposium resource page where you can view summaries, podcasts, and videos of the keynote speech and 5 expert panels. We have also created an Infographic on the Water/Energy Nexus and Symposium Study Guide to this important symposium for teachers of world geography, world history, global affairs and current events.