Converging Paths: Cultural Encounters in Medieval Islam
February 12 @ 12:00 am
Talks followed by reception with canapés
To celebrate the inception of Converging Paths—a series of events aimed at building bridges with the Islamic World—three eminent guest scholars will present and discuss their research on the cultural interconnections and coexistence experienced by border societies in early and Medieval Islam.
The programme is comprised of:
Convergence and Divergence in the Arts of Syria-Palestine during the Period of the Crusades. Professor Scott Redford, Nasser D Khalili Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology, SOAS, University of London.
Sicily: A Path Twice Broken. Dr. Jeremy Johns, Director Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford.
Cultural Fusions; Dispelling and preserving Islamic Spain. Dr. Jacqueline Cockburn, Lecturer at V&A, Christies Education, The Art Fund, The London Art History Society and Art Pursuits
Each talk will last approximately 40 minutes, with a 15 mins Q&A, to be followed by a reception with canapés kindly sponsored by the Barakat Trust. This event is part of the series 2019 Converging Paths, presented by Asia House and The Barakat Trust. Click here to see other events of the same series.