Abdul W. Wohabe 1959 Arabic Studies Fund (Deadline: February 25)

The Abdul W. Wohabe 1959 Arabic Studies Fund supports and promotes the study of the Arabic language and Arab culture in the Middle East and North Africa. It was granted by the family of Abdul Wohabe ‘59 on behalf of their late father who came to Williams from Saudi Arabia in the 50’s. The fund will be granted in perpetuity, offering students the opportunity to study Arabic or conduct research in an Arabic-speaking country during a summer or winter study. There is also an option for the funds to be used to apply to domestic programs if international travel is impossible. The grantees may use the funds to cover the cost of the program, travel, and living expenses. Applications for the Summer of 2022 are now open! Please fill out this Google Form. You'll need to submit a one-page proposal, a budget, and your current CV. Applications are due by February 25th.  Continue reading »

Arabic Final Ceremony

The Final Ceremony Event from the Arabic department will feature a talent show with multiple performances from Arabic students. We will have poetry readings, music performances, belly dance, Debke dance and so much more. ✣ Tuesday, December 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm | Hollander 040 Continue reading »

The Second Arabic Calligraphy Workshop was a big hit!

On Thursday 11/18 at 5.00 PM Williams students enjoyed the second Arabic calligraphy workshop in the Language Lab, Hollander Hall. This time, students learned how to write names and new Arabic letters using calligraphy styles. We discovered some great talents in Arabic Calligraphy and we look forward to seeing Williams students develop their abilities in this amazing skill. Continue reading »

Arabic Voice Workshop with Sayda Trujillo

The workshop will focus on how to support our words with breath and intention. We will integrate breath, intention, thought, and play a bit with text. We will also delve into the dance and joy of articulation. The workshop is playful and grounding, designed for the work of those who are curious about language beyond words, and to explore how we embody our voice. Please sign-up via this link. ✣ Tue, November 16th, 2021 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Griffin 3 Continue reading »

Arabic Calligraphy Workshop (2)

Do you want to know more about the art of Arabic Calligraphy? Are you curious about this unique skill? Come practice with us!  All levels and backgrounds welcome--beginners encouraged to join! ✣ November 18th | 5:00 PM — 6:00 PM Language Lab, Hollander Hall * To participate, please fill out this form. For more information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] Continue reading »

Arabic Drumming workshop with Rami ‘Tabla’ El-Aasser

Rami 'Tabla' El-Aasser plays darbuka and sings worldwide with groups including Alsarah & the Nubatones, Raquy’s Düm, and Zikrayat. He is a regular at NYC's taarab and dance parties with traditional musicians from across the Middle East. Currently based in North Adams, MA with roots in Brooklyn and Egypt, his repertoire includes classical and folk traditions from the Arab World, Greece, Balkans, Turkey, East and North Africa. ✣ Tuesday, October 19 @ 7 pm | Griffin 3 Sign-up here Continue reading »

Williams students have a knack for Arabic Calligraphy!

Arabic Calligraphy Workshop, Sep. 2021

On Thursday, September 30th, students learned more about the art of Arabic Calligraphy and its different styles. They showed off a natural ability to write using this style and as soon as the first workshop was over, they were asking when the next one will be! Well, the answer is November 18th. We look forward to more students joining us again to learn Arabic Calligraphy! Continue reading »

Arabic Wedding

On October 28, the Arabic department organized an Arab wedding experience for Williams students. There was music, Henna tattoos, food and drinks. Students had a chance to show off their Arab dance moves and were introduced to authentic Arab wedding customs from Lebanon and Morocco and we even had our very own "bride and groom" for demonstration. Continue reading »

Arabic Wedding

Discover one of the most festive events in Arab cultures. We'll take you through the intricate proceedings of an Arabic wedding celebration. As a guest, you'll get your own henna tattoo as you taste some Arabic food and listen and dance to some Arabic music. ✣ Oct 28 @ 7:30 | Goodrich Hall Continue reading »

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