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- Graduate AP in French, Greek and English, The Hill School
- BA Oriental Studies, Princeton University
- MUP University of Michigan
- CELTA International House, ILC Paris
I was born in Belgium and went to Nursery School there when I was 4; so I speak French because my mother helped me not to forget it when we came back to the United States. I learned Arabic when my father got a job in Damascus, Syria in 1957 and ever since then I have been interested in the archaeology of the Middle East and the Mediterranean. I've been an archaeologist and English Teacher in the Middle East and France. This Homemaker page was made when I was about to start teaching English in the Preparatory Year Program at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, but at the bottom are links to my old home pages made while teaching in Jeddah, and even earlier working as a translator in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Interests, Activities & Plans
Member, American Translators Association 2003
Historian of Cities: I work with Maqrizi's Khitat to review studies I undertook in medieval Cairo in the 1970's. I've just realized that some of these medieval texts could be useful if easily available on the Internet. Here is a link to a manuscript of the Maqamat of Al-Hariri in the Bibliotheque National de France, Richlieu, that I paid for. It is free to copy for non-commercial purposes.ARABE 3923
In the future, I hope to continue teaching in Saudi Arabia, or Egypt, where I can be close to the old medieval cities like Jeddah, Cairo, Damascus, and Aleppo and study their influence on the Medieval Civilization of Southern France, through the transmission by the Arabs of Philosophy and Mathematics to Europe(Avicenna's Al-Shifa and Kanoon).
Other Interesting Things
I swim in the KFUPM pool as much as I can
Other Places in Webspace
My old home page
Last updated on Friday July 7 2011.
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