New blog on the history and culture of Iraq
Boat on the Euphrates
By Christiaan Briggs (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARI) has just launched a blog aimed at “institutions, scholars and other individuals” interested in the history and culture of Iraq from ancient times until the present.
The blog includes a thread where current TAARI research fellows share reports from the field and past fellows discuss their current work. The “Images of Iraq” thread illustrates aspects of Iraqi life and culture from both the past and present. Individuals can contribute and post their own images here.
TAARI’s aim is for the blog to become a “useful resource for the study and appreciation of Iraq”