Calligraphy2020-05-13T16:27:16+01:00

Calligraphy

A selection of reports on the calligraphy projects we have supported and funded in the field of Islamic Art, Heritage and Culture since we were founded in 1987

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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 [...]

Alison Ohta

Alison Ohta is the director of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. She completed her doctoral thesis at SOAS, University of London, on bindings of the Mamluk period (1250–1516). She has lectured and published widely on the subject.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hands On Islamic Art – Kettle’s Yard

Congratulations to one of our 2023 Hands On Islamic Art grantees: Kettle's Yard, Cambridge. About the project: The project links the community of women at Corona House (a local housing organisation for vulnerable women at risk of homelessness) with Kettle’s Yard’s Material Power exhibition. The Cambridge museum's exhibitionexplores the historical life [...]

Delicious Delicacies – A new podcast with Nawal Nasrallah

Join Nawal Nasrallah for a delectable dive into the world of Medieval North African cooking. Learn the connection between ostrich eggs and eggplants, how we have been stuffing birds wrong this whole time, and the brilliant historical stories behind these recipes. Listen as Nawal discusses her work translating centuries-old [...]

Saladin: Between Man and Myth – A new podcast with Abdul Rahman Azzam

Join Abdul Rahman Azzam for a discussion of espionage and honour, history and technology, as he explores the life and legacy of one of history's greatest leaders: Saladin. Listen now to learn where the man meets the myth, why he has endured so strongly in the popular consciousness, the [...]

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