The History and Archaeology of the Islamic and Crusader Periods: Some Reflections on Methods and Methodologies of Research

Leonard Wolfson Auditorium Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Oxford, United Kingdom

This 3-days workshop, organized by Micaela Sinibaldi for the University of Shanghai, explores the topic of methods and methodologies of research for the study of the history of the Islamic and Crusader periods, with a focus on the material sources. The speakers will report on their projects, highlighting how the [...]


The Shapes of Glass

Online online, Rome, Belgium

Technologies compared. Vitreous and glazed productions in Sicily, peninsular Italy, Ifrīqiya and al-Andalus between the 9th and 11th centuries Event information The study day aims to promote a first comparison between the vitreous and glazed clay productions produced in a geographical area that includes the central Mediterranean (Sicily, Ifrīqiya and [...]

Mosque: Innovation in Object, Form and Function

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture Building 7575, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

The Museum at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is dedicated to supporting the study and teaching of the history, art and architecture of Islamic cultures both in Saudi Arabia and beyond. Ithra also connects colleagues engaged in scholarly and professional activities related to these topics, and provides [...]


Al Burda Festival

Al Burda Festival 19-21 December 2021 A three-day event organised by the UAE Ministry of Culture & Youth, the second edition of Al Burda Festival welcomes global and regional cultural leaders for a program of in-person and virtual talks, performances, exhibitions, film screenings, and workshops celebrating Islamic creativity. The Festival [...]


التراث بالعربى : حوار حول المجتمعات المحلية والحوكمة

تركز الجلسة على المجتمعات المحلية والحوكمة، العلاقة بين الحكومة والمجتمعات المحلية فيما يتعلق بإعادة إحياء المدن التاريخية تركز الجلسة الثانية على المجتمعات المحلية والحوكمة، العلاقة بين الحكومة والمجتمعات المحلية فيما يتعلق بإعادة إحياء المدن التاريخية، في كلٍ من دلهي بالهند والمحرق بالبحرين وبيروت في لبنان. يقدم صندوق الأغا خان للثقافة [...]

Interdisciplinary Textile Workshop

Istanbul Istanbul

We are pleased to call for applications from current graduate students to attend a workshop about textile studies, taking place on Friday March 4 2022 in Istanbul. The one-day event focuses on material from the eastern Mediterranean, with a specific aim of spurring dialogue across periods and disciplines, as well [...]

free, by application

TALLI: Silver Between Tradition & Modernity

Dr Reem El Mutwalli, founder of The Zay Initiative, and Paula Quetglas Llop, Creative Director and Cofounder of NIILI discuss a collaborative upcoming exhibition of the same title due to take place at Zaman Awwel, Mall of The Emirates, on 9th May - 9th July. Both Exhibition and talk focus [...]


Heritage Studies in Arab Fashion

Online online, Rome, Belgium

Our Founder, Dr Reem El Mutwalli and the Team are delighted to invite all to our next webinar: 'Dialogues on the Art of Arab Fashion: Heritage Studies in Arab Fashion on 31st May 2022.' We will be welcoming three renowned panellists from the London College of Fashion; The Creative School [...]


The Islamic Baydha Project: reconstructing the post-urban phase of Petra

University of Warsaw

The Islamic Baydha Project, directed by Micaela Sinibaldi since 2014, is part of the broader Late Petra Project, that aims at reconstructing the history of the Islamic period in Petra. This research has demonstrated , over the past years, that, contrary to what was commonly thought in the past, there [...]

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