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Research Participation Highlights
Global Art Daily E-Magazine Article Ammagui, Nada. “Sharjah Art Foundation Jets Ahead on the Flying Saucer.” Global Art Daily, 9 Dec. 2020, e-issues.globalartdaily.com/Sharjah-Art-Foundation-Jets-Ahead-on-the-Flying-Saucer. OpenGulf Blog Post Ammagui, Nada. “Wādi Tāyīn: Then and Now.” OpenGulf: Blogs, Github, 23 July 2020, opengulf.github.io/July2020Wadiblog/. Ammagui, Nada. “Artistic Taste-Making at the Sharjah Biennial.” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, 2019: Undergraduate Research Workshop Abstract and Poster Review of Middle East Studies, vol. 54, no. 1, 21 Oct. 2020, pp. 125–126., doi:10.1017/rms.2020.8.
Presentations & Interviews
Arts & Humanities Postgraduate Research Fellow at NYUAD Conducting geospatial research on the Sharjah Biennial and collecting artwork data from previous SB iterations Giving workshops geared towards Humanities practitioners on using Google Sheets to organize, manipulate, and visualize data HarvardX: August 2020 Completed verified track of DH101 Introduction to Digital Humanities online course OpenGulf Research Project: May–July 2020 Postgraduate Research Assistant Worked with team of 6 remote researchers to conduct digital analyses of historical corpora on Gulf geographies Corrected OCR on 19 th century French gazetteer and transcribed 18 th century English letters on From the Page Annotated 1,000+ toponyms in 20 th century British gazetteer of the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf using Recogito Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism: May–July 2019 Education and Outreach Intern Researched and developed Visual Thinking Strategies manual for “Popular Culture and the City” exhibition (featuring art by Jeff Koons, Keith Haring, and Taysir Batniji) for docents Brainstormed educational guide ideas for visitors to Najat Makki exhibition at the Cultural Foundation The Metropolitan Museum of Art: September–December 2018 Islamic Art Department Intern Researched and digitized 900+ of Sir K.A.C Creswell’s Islamic architectural photographs using cataloguing software Assisted department director with translating 600+ numismatic objects from Arabic to English Learned about different museum departments with staff from Design, Archives, Registrar, and Conservation
Books I’ve been reading
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Normal People by Sally Rooney The Book of Collateral Damage by Sinan Antoon