Join us for a 10-week journey through the urban centers of the Middle East. Explore the recent cultural history of such locals as Cairo, Alexandria, Damascus, and more. Inspired by the exhibitions, “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World,” and “Sacred Pages: Conversations about the Qur’an.”


Ten-session course tickets ($200, $250) are not available online.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
The first price is for members, seniors, and students; the second is full price.
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In This Series

Lectures and Courses

Week 1 of 10
Between Coffeehouse and Barbershop: Aspects of Early Modern Middle...
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Tackle the urban history of early Middle Eastern cities.

Lectures and Courses

Week 2 of 10
Islam, Science, and Medicine
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Investigate the history of the relationship between science and religion.

Lectures and Courses

Week 3 of 10
The Making of the Modern and Contemporary Middle East
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
1:00 pm2:30 pm

Discover the main events that shaped the making of the modern Middle East.