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So far Hugo Cook has created 39 blog entries.

Seals of Sumatra – A new podcast with Annabel Gallop

Join Annabel Gallop as she takes us to the Indonesian province of Aceh, where she introduces us to the Ninefold Seal, and through it, takes us on a whirlwind tour through Mughal power, Chinese trade, European conquest, and the wonderful artistic expression of the people of Sumatra. As head [...]

Lost Libraries of Tunis – A new podcast with Laura Hinrichsen

Join Laura Hinrichsen as she walks us through her fascinating new research, reconstructing the great libraries of 16th century Tunis, once thought completely lost, by hunting down fragments scattered across the world. Listen as she explores the great conquest that destroyed these libraries, the sort of things you could [...]

Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery – A new podcast with Rachel Dedman

Join Rachel Dedman as she explores the beauty and politics of Palestinian textiles. Listen as she discusses her work on the current Material Power exhibition in the UK, whose public programme was part of our Hands On Islamic Art project which works to engage the UK public with Islamic [...]

Gaza: Art History & Lost Monuments – A new podcast with Leena Ghannam

Join Leena Ghannam as she walks us through an often unfamiliar aspect of Gaza: its art, architecture, and monuments. Listen in as she takes us through mermaid monuments and golden markets, from temples of Aphrodite to masterpieces of modern art, exploring from the conquests of Alexander until the recent [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Laura Hinrichsen

Congratulations to one of our 2023 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Laura Hinrichsen for her publication. So what is it? About the project: In her upcoming book, provisionally titled The Lost Libraries of Tunis and published by De Gruyter, Hinrichsen explores the medieval libraries of Tunis, long accepted [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Konstantinos Politis

Congratulations to one of our 2023 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Konstantinos Politis in his research. So what is the project? About the project: The Barakat Trust is delighted to award a grant to Konstantinos Politics for his research into the Islamic heritage of Greece; specifically the Greek city [...]

Unearthing Ottoman Greece – A new podcast with Konstantinos Politis

Join Konstantinos Politis as he digs through the long history of the Greek city of Chalkida, from its war-altering strategic importance to its lush date farms. Listen as he discusses his work, as a grantee of The Barakat Trust, exploring the town's Ottoman Heritage, discovering several mosques, and navigating [...]

West Asian Weaving – A new podcast with Nour Hage

Join Nour Hage as she weaves a story of textiles in West Asia, from bridal practices, to talismanic symbols, to Nour's own work as an artist. Listen as she discusses her work on Leighton House's recent Kheit exhibition, as part of our Hands On Islamic Art project which works to engage the UK [...]

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