Author: Orient-Institut Beirut

Bell Hunting in Lebanon

Bikfaya Alex Rodriguez Suarez The project I am undertaking at the Orient-Institut Beirut focuses on bell ringing on Mount Lebanon throughout the centuries; two keywords to define it are religious soundscape and material culture. The former concept refers to an intangible aspect of the Christian faith, the pealing of bells,…

Obituary Sabah Kharrat Zouein (December 8, 1954 – June 5, 2014)

Sabah Kharrat Zouein, August 2013 at the CITL library in Arles The OIB is saddened to learn of the untimely death of Sabah Kharrat Zouein, an outstanding Lebanese poetess and literary critic who succumbed to a serious illness in early June, at the age of fifty-nine. Sabah was a friend…

Divercities Report

Divercities Contested Space and Urban Identities in Beirut, Cairo and Tehran  Beirut, Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 December 2013 This three-day multidisciplinary event was a joint project by the Orient-Institut Beirut and the Goethe Institut Lebanon. Divercities discussed contested spaces in Beirut, Cairo and Tehran from diverse perspectives and different…
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