This digital project is intended to be a gathering place for materials created for Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here (AMSSH) which was started Beau Beausoleil, a poet and bookseller in San Francisco, California.

In addition, the site provides historical context for the events leading up to and following AMSSH in Iraq and on a global scale. This material can be found in both the collections and the reading lists. The site also provides educational materials based on the intentions of Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, notably in the Lesson Plans section.

Please considering contributing to the website, whether it is a lesson plan, relevant book/article title, photograph of artwork, event handout, etc. Other feedback can be directed to Jenna Rinalducci, Candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities from George Mason University and Arts and Architecture Librarian at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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The Arab World: History, Politics and Culture Lecture Series - From Baghdad to Beruit

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Sept. 20, 2007

Rami Khouri reviews current U.S. policies in the Middle…

WORDS IN THE WIND-al Mutanabbi Steet

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Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here. is a project to commemorate the bombing of the street of music, arts and books in Baghdad. This piece was…

Video of Exhibit at George Mason University Libraries

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Video created by undergraduate student Meagan Arnold for the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC exhibit at George Mason University Libraries in…

March 5 2007 Mutanabbi Street: The Paper Burns

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Printed by Garret Queen, Virgina Arts of the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia. Illustration by Frank Riccio. Text by Akiba ben Joseph. Letterpress with…