A large gallery room. In the foreground a standing wall partition reads “Through the Lens, Latif Al Ani’s Visions of Ancient Iraq.” Behind this is a second wall partition with mounted photographs. The gallery walls have mounted photographs, paintings, and

Photo of ISAW exhibition.

Expanding the Ancient World Workshop:

Exploring Iraqi Photography, Art, and Identity in "Through the Lens: Latif Al Ani’s Visions of Ancient Iraq"

Organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

This workshop will take place in person at ISAW.

Registration is required at THIS LINK.

Expanding the Ancient World is a series of professional development workshops and online resources for teachers. Keyed to the NYC Department of Education Social Studies Scope and Sequence, this program is designed to offer K-12 educators opportunities to develop their knowledge of the ancient world and to provide classroom-ready strategies for teaching the past with reliable sources. Featuring inquiry-based workshops, flexible lesson plans, and up-to-date research, Expanding the Ancient World aims to equip teachers with information and skills that they can share with their students. CTLE credits will be offered to New York State teachers.

Learn more about the ISAW exhibition Through the Lens: Latif Al Ani's Visions of Ancient Iraq, which explores the history of Iraq through the eyes of early explorers (1800s), the modernist photographer Latif Al Ani (1950-1970), and contemporary Iraqi artists. This gallery workshop presents educational materials and activities based around key works from the exhibition including archaeological illustrations, photography, and contemporary multimedia art that can be used for exploring the stories behind Iraqi art and identity in the classroom, as well as considering more broadly the relationships between ancient and modern art.

Workshop led by Carl Walsh (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World)

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour.

Expanding the Ancient World is made possible by generous support from ISAW and an NYU Teaching Advancement Grant.

If you have any questions regarding the Expanding the Ancient World program please email .

Please check isaw.nyu.edu for event updates.

ISAW is committed to providing a positive and educational experience for all guests and participants who attend our public programming. We ask that all attendees follow the guidelines listed in our community standards policy.