Situated at a geographical intersection of empires, Croatia was coveted by various foreign powers for centuries, with Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottomans all leaving their mark. Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine examines the artistic legacy of this long and tangled history. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)
Japanese foodies take their ramen— which boasts more than 30 regional variations— very seriously. The team behind D.C.’s popular Bantam King, Daikaya, and Haikan restaurants explore the essentials of Sapporo-style ramen, how they prepare it, and how best to enjoy it. Then, get a taste of your own when you sit down for lunch at Haikan.
Dubai is all about dazzle. But this architectural showplace has been criticized for being more hospitable to affluent visitors than its own residents. Urban scholar Yasser Elsheshtawy examines how members of the city’s marginalized migrant population carved out places in which they can feel at home.
The rich textures and monuments of Morocco’s four royal cities—Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes, and Rabat—reflect thousands of years of cultural crosscurrents. Art historian Lawrence Butler explores the artistic and architectural influences that shaped their distinctive and brilliant material cultures. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)