Exhibit: The Common Ground Between Us: Jewish and Muslim Communities

Friday, November 8, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Dimond Library UNH Museum
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The Common Ground Between Us: Jewish and Muslim Communities in Morocco, Egypt and Iraqi-Kurdistan, is a Diarna Geo-Museum photography exhibition by Joshua Shamsi. The exhibit addresses the nature of Jewish-Muslim relationships in North Africa and the ways in which individuals and communities have cooperated in the past and continue to cooperate today.

The exhibit runs October 29 to November 22 (closed Nov. 11), Monday through Friday, 12-4 p.m., and Wednesday 12-7 p.m. at the University Museum in the Dimond Library. An opening reception will be held from 6-8:30, immediately following the Heilbronner Lecture.

Joshua Shamsi is project director for Beitenu – The Atlas of Jewish Life and lead photographer/outreach director for the Diarna Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life. He holds an M.A. in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a B.A. in both studio arts and brain and cognitive science from the University of Rochester. From 2005-2008, he worked as a photojournalist in Israel for Israel National News. His photography has been published in New York Times magazine and has been featured in exhibitions both nationally and abroad.

This event is sponsored by the Endowed Fund for Holocaust Education and the following at UNH: Center for the Humanities; Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies Department; Middle Eastern Studies Program; Office of Community, Equity and Diversity; Office of Multicultural Student Affairs; Political Science Department; Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizenship Project; University Museum; and Women’s and Gender Studies Department.

woman in synagogue
Photo credit:
Maroua, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Cairo, 2017 - Photographed by Joshua Shamsi for the The Diarna Geo-Muse
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