AIYS and Yemen at MESA 1992 (Portland, OR, October 1992)

Panels

Architectural Preservation in Yemen: Sana'a, Shibam, and Other Sites

Chair: Ronald Lewcock (College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology

Participants:

  • "The Use of qudad," Selma Al-Radi (New York University; see Yemen Update 34 [1994] 6-13)
  • "Conservation Policies in Yemen," Abd Al-Rahman Haddad (President, General Organization for the Preservation of the Historical Cities of Yemen)
  • "Conservation and The Old City of Sana'a," Abdullah Al-Hadhrami (Technical Director, General Organization for the Preservation of the Historical Cities of Yemen)
  • "The Citadel at Zabid," Edward Keall (Royal Ontario Museum / University of Toronto)
  • "Conservation in the Old Walled City of Shibam," Ronald Lewcock (Georgia Institute of Technology)

The Republic of Yemen after Two Years: Progress and Problems with Unification

Chair: Robert D. Burrowes (University of Washington)

Participants:

  • Abdullah Al-Ashtal (Ambassador of Yemen to the United Nations, New York)
  • Brinkley Messick (University of Michigan)
  • Thomas B. Stevenson (University of Ohio, Zanesville)
  • David Warburton (AIYS/Sana'a)
  • Robert D. Burrowes (University of Washington)

What Have We and the Yemenis Learned about Yemen from our Scholarship?

Chair: McGuire Gibson (University of Chicago)

Participants:

  • "Anthropology and Sociology," Abd Al-Karim Al-Aug (Sana'a University / Brown University)
  • "Anthropological Research in Yemen," Shelagh Weir (Museum of Mankind, British Museum)
  • "The Study of 'Medieval' Yemen: Recent Work and Future Prospects," Daniel Martin Varisco (Hofstra University; see Yemen Update 32 [1993] 10-13, 34)
  • "Recent Political Issues," Manfred Wenner (Northern Illinois University)
  • "Recent Economical Issues," Ahmad Al-Kibsi (Sana'a University)

Address

  • "Recent Political Events in Yemen" (the unification, the impact of the Gulf crisis), Abdullah Al-Ashtal (Ambassador of Yemen to the United Nations, New York)

Exhibit (co-sponsored by the Conservation Committee for Yemen)

  • "Yemen: Culture of Builders," a photographic exhibit by Peggy Crawford, on tour through the U.S. during 1991-94

Film

  • "Hadramawt: Crossroads of Culture," by Khadija Al-Salimi (1991).

Individual papers on Yemen not listed separately here; see MESA program

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