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International Conference: The Berbers and Other Minorities in North Africa: A Cultural Reappraisal
Friday, May 13, 2005 - 12:00am
Conference Registration 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Panel 1A: Judeo Berber Culture
1-3:30 p.m.
Smith Center, Room 338

Panel 1B: Les minoriths juives et sahraouis et leurs rapports au Maroc
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Smith Center, Room 298

Panel 2A: Gender and Identity among the Berbers
3:45-5:15 p.m.
Smith Center, Room 338
Panel 2B Coptic Tradition and Mythology
Smith Center, Room 298

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kamel Salhi, Leeds University, UK
"Essentials of Rethinking Postcolonial Cultures: The Problematic of Minoritizing in North Africa"
6:00-7:30 p.m.; Smith Center, Room 338

North African Dinner Banquet-Advance Registration Required
Register at
Cost: $20.00
Smith Center, Room 101

All lectures are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit or contact the Middle East Studies Center at 503-725-4074