Visiting scholar Salameh Naimat, professor of history at the University of Jordan in Amman will speak on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus Monday, January 31.
Naimat, the author of The History of Islam and Arab Civilization, will speak on Mecca and its history and archeology in pre-Islamic Arabia. The lecture will take place at 2:15 p.m. in room 250 of Rose Hall.
The visit came about after a group of faculty and students from UW-Green Bay, as well as K-12 educators from across the state, spent a month in Jordan in advance of formally establishing UW-Green Bay’s Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships. The group met Naimat during the trip.
This lecture is part of the International Visiting Scholars Program a joint initiative between UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College. The purpose of the program is to bring well-qualified professionals from other countries to lecture and teach on the two campuses and to provide educational benefits to the citizens of Green Bay and surrounding communities. The overall objective is to improve international understanding by providing opportunities to learn from visiting scholars and for them to learn from us.
The lecture at UW-Green Bay is also part of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series. First organized in 1985, the annual series by the UW-Green Bay Center for History and Social Change features a wide variety of historians and social scientists.
During his visit to Green Bay, Naimat will also speak on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Neville Public Museum. On Tuesday, Feb. 1, Naimat will visit with students and faculty at St. Norbert College.