Congratulations New Grantee – Konstantinos Politis

Congratulations to one of our 2023 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Konstantinos Politis in his research. So what is the project? About the project: The Barakat Trust is delighted to award a grant to Konstantinos Politics for his research into the Islamic heritage of Greece; specifically the Greek city [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

One Day Left To Apply For Grants

Do you have a project, post, or publication in need of funding, one that relates to Islamic art and heritage? There’s still time to apply for our 2023 awards. Find out more and apply on our grants page. Pictured: a stunning signed Quran from Mamluk Egypt, 1489 CE, with [...]

The Barakat Trust Grants 2023 Question and Answer Session 5 – English Only

The Barakat Trust Grant 2023 Question and Answer Session in English.  Monday, 20 March 2023, 2 pm - 3 pm GMT. Join us for a question and answer session with the Director of The Barakat Trust, Seif El Rashidi on the Grants Programme 2023 and the application process. This Q&A [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Romolo Loreto

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Romolo Loreto in his research. So what is the project? About the project: Since 2009 the Italian archaeological mission in Saudi Arabia has been carrying out archaeological research in Dumat al-Jandal. Since 2016 the study has focused [...]

News: Diriyah Biennale Foundation announces Hajj Terminal in Jeddah as the location for first-ever Islamic Arts Biennale

Curatorial Team from left to right: Sumayya Vally, Dr. Julian Raby, Dr. Saad Alrashid, Dr. Omniya Abdel Barr, Diriyah Biennale Foundation Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, 6 June 2022: The Diriyah Biennale Foundation (DBF) is proud to announce that the inaugural edition of the Islamic Arts Biennale will take place at [...]

Interview: The Archaeology of Islamic Sicily – with Angelo Castrorao Barba and the Superintendence of Palermo

Of all the important centres of the historic Islamic World, there is one region that many do not realise was ever Islamic at all: Sicily. We caught up with a recent grantee of The Barakat Trust, Angelo Castrorao Barba. Angelo has undertaken some particularly fascinating research with our grant, [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Shahira Yatim

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to provide a scholarship to the exceptional Shahira Yatim and fund her studies with one of our annual studentship grants. So what is the course? About the grantee: Miss Yatim is a bright and promising student, whose world-class education The Barakat [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Agnieszka Bystroń

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Dr Agnieszka Bystroń for her research as she embarks on a promising career. So what is the project? Ceramic assemblage from Dr Bystroń's previous fieldwork at al-Zubārah in northern Qatar. About the project: Dr Bystroń's [...]

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