Crossing Borders – Connecting Knowledge
Human mobility fosters the exchange of ideas, values, and goods, connecting manifold world views across time and space. How do new technologies impact our sense of connectedness and perception of the world as a global village? What global consequences does mobility cause, such as itinerant viruses inducing pandemics or the gradual loss of certain local goods, species, beliefs, and practices? How can we analyse and depict the flow of ideas, traditions, artifacts, images, sounds, and texts to showcase the Arab world’s and Germany’s entangled past, present, and future trajectories?
Book Presentation: Insatiable Appetite
Insatiable Appetite: Food as Cultural Signifier in the Middle East and Beyond explores the cultural ramifications of food and foodways in the Mediterranean, and Arab-Muslim countries in particular. The volume addresses the cultural meanings of food from a wider chronological scope, from antiquity to present, adopting approaches from various disciplines.
600 Varieties of Dates
11 14th Century Hummus Recipes are still preserved
10,452 kg Heavy is the Largest Serving of Hummus
Source: Guinness World Records