There is a place in the world that was founded in 1471 where everything is painted blue. In fact, it's nicknamed the "blue city." The city? Chefchaouen, and a group of Moore students will be visiting it and ten other cities during their two-week Study Abroad adventure in Morocco.
“Traveling as an Anthropologist: Morocco” is the name of the course being taken by 17 students from January 1 – 13, 2018 and their travels and experiences will be documented daily, here, on this blog. We invite you to come back daily to keep up with what our students are up to in Morocco, a country of dizzying diversity filled with amazing sights, tastes and sounds.
Students will be exploring the concept of “then and now” in Moroccan art and culture through both anthropological and art historical perspectives. They will be immersing themselves in the everyday life of multiple sites throughout the country, using the experience of traveling abroad to engage in anthropological studies of art, including music, textiles, dance, sculpture, architecture and painting, as well as food, spirituality and politics in this area of the world.
Dr. Kelly Kirby, Liberal Arts department chair, who’ll be traveling with the students and teaching the course, told them in a December gathering: “You’ll experience self in a very different way because you’ll be in a very different place.”