Space for Reading: Syria and Silence

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Syria and Silence: Maktabah

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  16 October 2021 – 9 January 2022

 Blackwell Hall, Weston Library



Syria and Silence presents a series of events reflecting on the ongoing war in Syria. It features Maktabah, a pop-up library of books about Syria in Arabic, Kurdish and English for members of the public to read in Blackwell Hall.

Weekly digital content

The independent digital media platform Syria Untold will curate weekly digital content for Syria and Silence that tells Syrian stories from the margins through the lens of art, photography and cinema.

More information about the events programme will be added to this page and the Syria and Silence project page on the TORCH website.

Project curator

Dr Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalaycı, Director of the Oxford Network for Armenian Genocide Research, Calouste Gulbenkian Fellow in History


Nuha Abdu, Founder of Syrian Sisters and Damascus Rose Kitchen, Asylum Welcome Refugee and Migrant Community Support Coordinator and Trustee at Refugee Resource (Syria and Silence Community Consultant and Coordinator)

Yasmina Jraissati, Literary Agent at Raya Agency

Syria Untold

Generously supported by The Guy and Elinor Meynell Charitable Trust


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Syrian Sisters
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