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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… 

Aug 17, 2020

Letters from Afar: New Khayrallah Center collection of letters from West Africa to Lebanon

Introduction In 1936 Nadim Attallah, a Lebanese immigrant living in Conakry, Guinea (West Africa), wrote an exasperated and desperate letter to his father, Maronite Rev. Tobia Attallah of Bayt Shabab village . He chided him: “I am astounded that after the hundreds of letters that I have sent you, I have yet to receive one… 

Aug 7, 2020

Re-Collecting Beirut: Archiving the Tragedy and its Aftermath

After a deadly chemical explosion in the port of Beirut in August of 2020, Re-Collecting Beirut was established to create a safe space for those impacted to share their feelings and thoughts about the event. 

May 19, 2020

Announcing the Angele Hobeiche Kmeid-Ellis Collection

The Khayrallah Center is excited to announce a three part project centered on an extraordinary collection of over three-hundred letters received by Angele Ellis from friends and family in Lebanon, Cuba, Canada, Chile, and France. They are written in Arabic, English, and French, and many are accompanied by translations. Through extensive research, careful cataloging of… 

Feb 26, 2020

The Second Jabbour Immigrant: Albert Jabbour and His Courtship Story

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. This is the… 

Jan 9, 2020

New Perspectives on Middle East Migrations: 2020 Conference

The Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies (NC State University) will host an international conference—titled New Perspectives on Middle East Migrations —at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA) on September 11 – 13, 2020. The Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, in conjunction with the editors of Mashriq & Mahjar: The Journal of Middle East and North African Migration… 

Nov 12, 2019

Fahrenthold Wins 2019 Prize in Migration Studies

Stacy D. Fahrenthold is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Davis, where she is also affiliated with the UCD Migration Research Cluster.