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Feb 11, 2022

Mohsen, Mouaness Win 2021 Khayrallah Prize

The Khayrallah Center is pleased to announce that the 2021 Khayrallah Prize was awarded to Ahmad Mohsen for his novel al-Sama'a layssat Ma'ana [Heaven is Not on Our Side], and Oualid Mouaness for his film1982. Each will receive a $5000 monetary award, for their groundbreaking work. 

Jan 31, 2022

The Moghabghab Family in Cyprus, New York and Madeira, 1878-1974

Nicholas Stanley-Price first encountered the name of Theophilus Mogabgab when doing archaeological fieldwork in Cyprus for his doctorate from Oxford University. His career since then has been mainly in international organizations dedicated to cultural heritage preservation. He lives in Rome, Italy. The name of Theophilus Mogabgab (1886-1965), a native of Famagusta in Cyprus, was well… 

Sep 23, 2021

Syrian Families in the Colorado Coal Mining Communities

Since the 1980s, Bob Rossi has been working on a social history of Colorado coal mining communities and an account of the 1927–28 Colorado mine workers’ strike. A part of this work has entailed documenting the lives of Syrian and Lebanese families in the Colorado coalfields (1). Rossi is a retired union organizer who had… 

Sep 7, 2021

Archive Spotlight: The Reverend Tobia Attallah Letter Collection

This is a short blog post written by Amanda Forbes of the Khayrallah Center. If you would like to read the letters on our digital archive please click here.  If you would like to read more about this family’s story and how it relates to the greater story of Lebanese immigration, check out Dr. Akram… 

Jul 27, 2021

My Mother’s 78 RPM Arabic Record Collection

In 2020 the Khayrallah Center Archive was gifted 32 vinyl records of Arabic music from Kail Ellis as an addition to the Angele Hobeiche Kmeid-Ellis Collection, which can be viewed here and over the course of the past year the records were digitized by Jason Evans Groth at the NCSU library and can now be… 

Mar 4, 2021

Alan Jabbour, “A Cultured Man”: Foodways, Music, and Syria Dreamin’

This blog was written by Folklorist, Sabra Webber. Webber is a professor emerita at The Ohio State University in the Department of Comparative Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. She visited the Khayrallah Center in the Summer of 2018 while researching her former colleague and friend Alan Jabbour. She wishes to… 

Feb 15, 2021

Abisaab, Alexander Win 2020 Khayrallah Prize

The Khayrallah Center is pleased to announce that the 2020 Khayrallah Prize was awarded to Dr. Rula Jurdi Abisaab for her novel Fi 'ulbat al-Daw' [Camera Obscura currently being translated by Maia Tabet], and Mr. Zayn Alexander for his film al-Ghurba [Abroad]. 

Jan 1, 2021

Khayrallah Center Announces 2021 Recipients of Alixa Naff Prize

The Khayrallah Center is delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 Alixa Naff Prize in Migration Studies. 

Nov 12, 2020

Khayrallah Center Announces 2020 Naff Prize Winners

The Khayrallah Center is pleased to announce the 2020 winners of the Alixa Naff Prize. 

Nov 2, 2020

The Arab American Archive Collaborative: Enriching the Field by Increasing Public Access to Early Arab American Life

In July 2019 archivists, librarians, and researchers from the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, the Arab American National Museum, and the Houston Metropolitan Center partnered for a National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) Planning Grant titled: “The Arab American Archive Collaborative: Enriching the Field by Increasing Public Access to Early Arab…