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Fantasmic Objects: Art and Sociality from Lebanon, 1920-1950
Joining an emergent literature of “local art histories,” Fantasmic Objects offers the first English-language study of modern art in Lebanon. It is, moreover, the first study of Lebanon through art. An historical ethnography of “art acts” which played a significant role in co-founding the nation during French occupation (1920-1950), [...]
An Archaeological Study of the Impact of Islam on Domestic Architecture of Surame, Nigeria
The concern of this research is to reconstruct the inward orientation of space within the domestic architecture of Surame. The traditional domestic and by extension, the community environments are some of the important archaeological material manifestations of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa. Between January 7-February 3, 2022, this author conducted [...]
The excavation of the Islamic historical core of Dumat al-Jandal (ad-Dira’ district)
BRIEF FINAL REPORT season 2021 Introduction The project, as part of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Saudi Arabia (season 2021), took place from 10/17/2021 to 11/19/2021, proceeding with both the archaeological research and excavation work and the restoration work for the immediate consolidation of the structures excavated inside the Dūmat [...]