Converging Paths: Photography and the Middle East: Documentation, Orientalism and Espionage

Asia House 63 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, London, United Kingdom

In this illustrated talk, co-curator of the exhibition ‘Departures’ Richard Wilding contrasts the legacy and objectives of historical photographers with his own contemporary work and experiences in the region. During the nineteenth century, exciting new archaeological discoveries in Egypt and Mesopotamia generated great enthusiasm in Europe for images and written [...]

In Search of Arab London: A Design Conversation

The Arab British Centre 1 Gough Square, London, United Kingdom

Join The Arab British Centre and The Barakat Trust in this special event for the London Festival of Architecture 2019. London designers from the Arab world and working with the Arab world share experiences of melding ideas between the Middle East and Britain – in a quasi-global world, what does [...]

Faisal: A Life at the Heart of the 20th Century

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

In 1919, at the age of only 13, Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, led a delegation on a five-month long trip to Britain, Ireland and France. He later became king of Saudi Arabia and an international figure of immense importance. The journey had an enduring influence, helping to shape the [...]


Religious Cultural Heritage: Concepts and Issues in the Modern Middle East (Online Short Course)

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

This is a two-day introductory course on the theme of religious cultural heritage (RCH) in the Middle East. It aims to contextualise RCH as the living cultural heritage of its community of users. In addition, the course attempts to present RCH as a contemporary construct of its socio-political and religious [...]

£45 – £75

Warfare in Muslim Material Cultures: From Egypt to Bilad al-Sham (Online Short Course)

Online online, Rome, Belgium

Military architecture through recent archaeological excavations and arms and armour in the Royal Armouries Collections. The course presents Muslim material cultures in a very specific context: warfare in the Middle East and Egypt during the Medieval and Modern Ages. War played a very important role in Muslim cultures and through [...]

£45 – £75

Manuscripts in Arabic Script: Introduction to Codicology (Online Short Course)

Online online, Rome, Belgium

This online course aims to introduce key concepts in the field of Arabic manuscripts and codicology. It is designed to attract participants who want to learn basic knowledge about Arabic manuscripts. The first day will provide an overview of the field of codicology and its role in the manuscript field [...]

£50 – £80

Silk Road Bazaar

Canopy Market King’s Cross London N1C 4BH Canopy Market, London, United Kingdom

Transport yourself along the Silk Road at the Aga Khan Foundation's artisanal market, rich with traditional craftsmanship, unique products, dance performances and more! The Aga Khan Foundation are delighted to announce the return of the Silk Road Bazaar — an artisan market laden with goods from countries along the historic [...]

The Search for Light: An Odyssey into the World of Islam

Aga Khan Centre 10 Handyside Street, London, N1C 4DN, London, England, GB

An evening with celebrated photographer Peter Sanders as he talks about his experiences travelling throughout the Islamic world.Join Peter Sanders for a journey through Islamic lands, a voyage that influenced not only his photography but also his system of belief. Peter's photography is truly breathtaking, and it brings the beauty [...]

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