Projects2019-08-14T16:48:22+01:00

Projects

The Barakat Trust has funded a unique collection of research and projects over the last 30 years, which needs to be collated and archived. We are currently trying to fundraise to develop a digital collection and educational pack to make this research available to the public.

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Recent Projects

  • Miniatures and Noble Sports

Kids Camp: Islamic Miniatures & Noble Sports

Our Kids Camp: Islamic Miniatures & Noble Sports workshops introduced young children in London to the wonderful world of Islamic miniatures and the noble sports of the golden age of the Islamic. The educational materials and workshops were funded by Amal and the Royal Borough of Kensington's Grenfell Fund.   [...]

  • The Islamic Bayda Project

Islamic Baydha Archaeological Excavation Video

    Enjoy the video of the Islamic Baydha Archaeological Excavation Project in Petra, Jordan supported by The Barakat Trust. The Islamic Bayda Project includes a training programme in archaeological fieldwork, designed for Jordanian and international trainees.

  • Damascus

The Architecture of the Veil – Damascene Houses

'Damascene Houses - preserving the memory of an architectural wonder'. In 2017-18, Augustus Lersten was awarded a grant for the production of a video on 'Damascene Houses' - Interior dimensions, architecture, and the cultural nuances and stories that these houses carry and what they mean to Syrian people. [...]

  • Map of the world
  • Hadramut04819

Nikolaos Vryzidis

Nikolaos Vryzidis received his PhD from SOAS, University of London with a thesis on Greek ecclesiastical textiles of the Ottoman period. His doctoral research focused on the fertilization of the Byzantine canon with loans from Ottoman secular aesthetic mainly, following its evolution during the 16th and 17th centuries. In 2016 [...]

Muneer Elbaz

Mr. Muneer Elbaz has more than 13 years of experiences in the cultural heritage field. He holds a master's degree in the subject of Architectural Conservation from Cairo University in 2007. From 2005-2009, he worked in Cairo and Lahore in different Urban Conservation projects for the Aga Khan Trust for [...]

Cailah Jackson

Cailah Jackson‘s research focuses on the medieval arts of the book of the central and eastern Islamic lands. Cailah gained her DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2017 and is the recipient of several awards including the 2018 Leigh Douglas Memorial Dissertation Prize, given by the British Society for [...]

Doa Sarmad Khan

Doa Sarmad Khan received the Barakat International Studentship in 2019 to study the MA in Conservation Studies at the University of York. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. She is interested in studying the interaction of cultures on the Indus Plains, [...]

Alison McQuitty

Alison McQuitty is an archaeologist with a particular interest in vernacular architecture, rural settlement and landscape in Jordan during the 6th – 20th centuries A.D. She has a B.A. in European Archaeology from the University of Durham and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS, University of London. Alison [...]

Yeliz Teber

Yeliz Teber is a D.Phil. student in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford since 2016. Her research interests include the Bektashi order of dervishes, Sufi shrines, Kızılbash/Alevi communities, dervish paraphernalia, hagiographies, and ritual manuals (Erkanname, Fütüvvetname, and ‘Buyruk’) in the late-medieval and early-modern Ottoman Empire. With the generous support [...]

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