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Land and Water in the Middle East: the Yemen Connection

Second Saturday at Casa San Ysidro

When

This event has already happened.
Aug 13, 2022
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Where

Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez / Minge House
973 Old Church Road
Corrales, NM 87048

Description

The infrastructure of acequias, rooted in the language and history and New Mexico, can be seen as a direct cultural lineage of Yemen. Before Islam and the Arabic language arrived, Yemen was part of the Kingdom of Sabaa who lent its extensive vocabulary on watering the desert.

Enrique R. La Madrid is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Spanish at the University of New Mexico. His new book project, Water for the People: NM Acequia Heritage in Global Context, analyzes the history and meaning of acequias through time.

Price

Free
Land and Water in the Middle East: the Yemen Connection

Enrique R. La Madrid

Contact

Aaron Gardner
505-898-3915