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Jul 21, 2016

A Lebanese-American Rock Musician in Texas

This article is written by Matt Kadane. He has performed or written music on over two-dozen albums, mostly with the bands Bedhead and The New Year, which released its fourth full-length album in 2017. Matt is also a history professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York and the author of The Watchful… 

Jul 5, 2016

Teaching the History of Lebanon

This article is written by Dr. Akram Khater, Director, Khayrallah Center and Professor of History at North Carolina State University.  In 1989 a national committee was convened in Lebanon to write a singular history textbook to be used by all schools. In the intervening 25 years the committee has failed to reach a consensus and to… 

Jul 17, 2015

Lebanese Men, Lebanese Women… Is there a difference in how they identify themselves?

This post is written by Amanda Eads, a Sociolinguistics student at NC State University. It is the final installment in a 3-part series that describes the survey she conducted and her analysis that centers on language, identity, and Lebanese heritage. If you are of Lebanese heritage and would like to participate in this study you can find the… 

Jul 1, 2015

Being Lebanese = Speaking Arabic?

This post is written by Amanda Eads, a Sociolinguistics graduate student at NC State University. It is Part 2 of 3 in a series that describes the survey she conducted and her analysis. You can read Part I and Part III.  Studies of identity are complex due to its multi-layered and dynamic social nature. Exploring the relationship of… 

Jul 29, 2014

Event this weekend: Lebanese festival

We are so excited for the upcoming Lebanese Festival, which will feature dancing, food and activities for the whole family. While you’re there, check out the museum exhibition Cedars in the Pines, which is open until August 31. See you there! 

Jul 24, 2014

Map of Lebanese Diaspora

If you missed the museum exhibit hosted by NC Museum of History, check it out soon! Here’s one of my favorite maps of Lebanese Diaspora. South America claims the largest number of Lebanese immigrants, followed by North America, then Australia (Oceania). Thanks to Parsa Beheshti Shirazi for his great graphics! 

Jul 21, 2014

State Library is a fan!

We are proud to have been chosen by the State Library of North Carolina for the “State Doc Pick of the Week” last week for our bi-monthly newsletter “Cedars in the Pines.” It also looks like they’ll be making some of the newsletters available on the digital reader for view. The Government and Heritage Library blog,… 

Jul 9, 2014

Upcoming event: Lebanese Festival

It’s that time again, for the Lebanese Festival! Saturday, August 2 11 AM – 4 PM NC Museum of History 5 E. Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27601 The Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies is co-sponsoring the annual Lebanese Festival with the NC Museum of History and the Triangle Lebanese Association (TLA) to celebrate the success… 

Jul 7, 2014

Moise Khayrallah in MainGate

There’s a strong connection between alumni of American University of Beirut (AUB) and second wave Lebanese immigrants to North Carolina. Many community members were educated or had family educated at the university. Such a great school, it’s no surprise that community members involved in this project are profiled in the alumni magazine, MainGate, on a regular basis.… 

Jul 1, 2014

I am Lebanese: Mover & Shaker

Director of the Khayrallah Program, Dr. Akram Khater was recently named a “Mover and Shaker” by I Am Lebanese, a “non profit initiative created to increase the number of Lebanese citizens, regardless of age, political or religious affiliation. Our global network facilitates Lebanese citizenship and aims to develop the connection between Lebanon and the global…