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Envisioning the Spectacular: National Visions and Prestige Projects in the Gulf

The Middle East Center proudly presents a lecture by Dr. Victoria Penziner Hightower. 

Victoria Penziner Hightower is an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Ga. She received her PhD from Florida State University in 2011 and an MA from the University of Arizona (2006) and Florida State University (2004). She has published articles on pearling and sustainability in the United Arab Emirates, the role of museums in Gulf States’ quest for regional legitimacy, and the politics of heritage narratives in the United Arab Emirates and co-edited a book Representing the Nation—heritage, museums, national narratives and identity in the Arab Gulf (Routledge, 2013). She is currently working on how 19th century pearling and piracy narratives are being interpreted in newer museums in the United Arab Emirates. 

Thursday, September 26 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm


The Globe Auditorium 110 S. Woodward Avenue

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Lecture, General, Speakers & Lectures, Free to the Public

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Colleges, Arts and Sciences, College of, Middle East Center

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