River Dicle from Hasankeyf

Endangered dialects of Aramaic

01 Sep 2008

Current estimates suggest that a language dies every two weeks. Here, Geoffrey Khan describes the documentation of a group of dialects before they are lost forever.

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Odessa placard celebrating diversity

Cosmopolitan cities of Eurasia

01 May 2008

Research on the changing face of Eurasian cities - formerly famous for cosmopolitanism and now crossroads of migration - hopes to provide an understanding of their new social make-up.

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Tour Hassan, Rabat, Morocco

The palatial language of power

01 Apr 2007

By sifting through medieval Arabic chronicles from Islamic Spain and Morocco, a picture emerges of how the evocative, but frequently abandoned, palatial remains we see today were experienced by the society that built them.

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