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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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