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Provides access to all guides created for the UK College of Arts & Sciences Passport to the World's Year of the Middle East.

Featured Exhibit: Jewish Refugees in Shanghai

Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941), a traveling exhibit, will be displayed in the William T. Young Library from February 2 to March 4, 2015. Select pieces are exhibited in the William T. Young Library Atrium, and the exhibit is displayed in Core 1 of the Hub at William T. Young Library. 

Click on the image above to access the Exhibit's Online Guide.  

UK Libraries Exhibits

Country Flags



Middle Eastern Passage



Arab Spring Book Exhibit


Jewish Refugees in Shanghai


Tour of the Ottoman Empire


Arabian Roots



Jewish Refugees in Shanghai

Core 1 of the Hub, February 2 - March 4, 2015

‚ÄčArabian Roots: the Pedigree of Kentucky Thoroughbreds 

Core 1 of the Hub, April 27-July 31, 2015

UK Libraries Events


Todd Presner Presented:

The “Arab Spring” in Social Media: Possibilities and Perils in a Networked Age

When: October 14, 2014 • 3:30—5:00 p.m.

Where: William T. Young Library •  UKAA Auditorium

In this talk, Todd Presner discussed a series of projects that analyze the role of social media in the Middle East, starting with the 2009 Tehran election protests and going up to the 2011 "Arab Spring," including twitter projects such as the "Voices of January 25th" (Egypt), "Voices of February 17th" (Libya), and HyperCities as examples.

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