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Rhythms of Resistance: Dance, Identity, and Cultural Change in Damascus

📚 Book Discussion: “Dancing in Damascus” by Prof. miriam cooke

Event Theme:

Rhythms of Resistance: Dance, Identity, and Cultural Change in Damascus

Event Description:

Join us for an enriching book discussion event centered around the theme of “Rhythms of Resistance: Dance, Identity, and Cultural Change in Damascus.” This event focuses on the remarkable journey of Syrian women, highlighting their ‘art of survival’ from oppression to expression.

We are privileged to have Prof. Miriam Cooke, a distinguished scholar from Duke University, USA, as our guest speaker. Prof. Cooke’s groundbreaking work in her book, “Dancing in Damascus,” explores the resilience and creativity that emerge from cultural expressions amidst conflict and oppression.

This workshop-style event aims to create a platform for meaningful discussions and learning experiences, particularly for graduate students and research scholars, with a specific focus on women’s studies. Through the lens of Prof. Cooke’s book, we will dive into the captivating world of cultural expressions, recognizing their power to transcend challenging circumstances.

Event Structure:
1️⃣ Introduction and Welcome
2️⃣ Overview of “Dancing in Damascus” by Prof. Miriam Cooke
3️⃣ Discussion and Exploration of Themes
4️⃣ Analysis of Resilience and Creativity in Cultural Expressions
5️⃣ Q&A Session with Prof. Miriam Cooke
6️⃣ Closing Remarks and Networking Opportunities


Dr. Amina Hussaib, Moderator, SNCWS, Jamia Millia Islamia, India

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to engage with fellow scholars and gain valuable insights into the power of resilience and creativity in the face of adversity. Mark your calendars and join us for an enlightening book discussion that will broaden your perspectives.

Date: June 24th
Time: 6:30 PM India Time or 9:00 AM New York Time
Venue: Zoom Online

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 899 4034 6395
Passcode: 666760

We look forward to your presence at this thought-provoking event!