Digital Humanities Projects

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The Arbeelys

Coming Soon! This project written by Linda Jacobs with visualization by the Khayrallah Center, explores the lives of the Arbeelys, who are broadly recognized as the first Syrian family to emigrate to the US. 

Past Projects

  • Ameen Rihani Preservation Project ~ In collaboration with the Rihani Museum in Freike, Lebanon, the center digitized and remastered a 1937 speech by Ameen Rihani. In addition, the center is digitizing a large portion of the museum's archival holdings.
  • Preserving Family History Workshops ~ From 2016 to 2018, Khayrallah Center staff traveled to Lebanese communities around the country and trained individuals how to record and preserve their family history.
  • Philanthropy Survey ~ In collaboration with NC State University, the Khayrallah Center undertook a research survey aimed at understanding philanthropy trends within the Lebanese Diaspora.
  • Mapping “Syrian-American” Businesses in 1908 ~ Based on “The Syrian Business Directory,” published by Salloum Mokarzel and H.F. Otash in 1908, this project maps business owners in the U.S. and Lebanon. This project was a pre-curser to “Mapping the Mahjar: Phase 1.” 
  • K-12 North Carolina Educational Curriculum ~ This curriculum is designed to accompany the documentary Cedars in the Pines, and the former traveling exhibition also entitled, Cedars in the Pines