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A selection of reports on the library 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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New Podcast: Secret Geometry with Wael Sabry

Join Wael Sabry on his quest to save the ancient craft of Kundekari - complex wooden geometry. Sabry is  tracking down the few remaining master carpenters in Turkey and Egypt, trying to learn their carefully-guarded secrets, hidden even from father to son.  Discover how he is using technology to [...]

Alain Fouad George

Alain Fouad George is IM Pei Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture and a Fellow of Wolfson College at the University of Oxford. He taught previously at the University of Edinburgh (2007-17) and the Université Saint Joseph in Beirut (2005-7). His research focuses on early Qur'ans, Islamic calligraphy, and [...]

Hallie Swanson

Hallie is a third-year PhD student in the Religious Studies department at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in Islam in South Asia. She holds an MSc in Modern South Asian Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA (Honors) in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University. She [...]

The Altajir Trust

The Altajir Trust is a UK based charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), registered charity no. 1159070. The Trust supports exhibitions, publications, educational activities and other programmes related to Islamic culture and history and Muslim - Christian relations. The Altajir Trust was founded by His Excellency Mohamed Mahdi Altajir and is financed [...]

An Archaeological Study of the Impact of Islam on Domestic Architecture of Surame, Nigeria

The concern of this research is to reconstruct the inward orientation of space within the domestic architecture of Surame. The traditional domestic and by extension, the community environments are some of the important archaeological material manifestations of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa. Between January 7-February 3, 2022, this author conducted [...]

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