Saudi Modern: A new podcast with Abdulrahman and Turki Gazzaz

How did the discovery of oil transform Saudi Arabia's cities and its architecture?  How can art and architecture come together to capture the spirit of modernism in a nation known more for tradition? Join this conversation with Abdulrahman and Turki Gazzaz, two architect brothers, to discover how their curiosity [...]

حوار حول التراث في العالم العربي – الحفاظ على التراث في الظروف الصعبة (Preserving Heritage in Challenging Environments)

تركز الندوة الثالثة من سلسلة المحاضرات على تحديات الحفاظ على التراث في التجمعات العمرانية الصغيرة أو المعقدة   في هذه الجلسة يجتمع ثلاثة من الخبراء البارزين في مجال الحفاظ على التراث من العالم العربي لمشاركة تجربتهم في الحفاظ على .التراث في سياقات صعبة في اليمن ومصر وفلسطين   أ. د. [...]

Mosques in Sub-Saharan Africa (Online Short Course)

This two-day online course introduces participants to Muslim architecture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Following an introduction on Islamic architecture and mosques, the first session will explore mosques in West Africa, from the Sahara to the tropical forests. The second session will look at the mosques in East Africa, from the Nile [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

The British Mosque: An Architectural and Social History

Description: Join us for a presentation of Shahed Saleem's latest book, the first overview of Muslim architecture in Britain from the earliest examples in the late 19th century, to mosques being built today. Saleem focuses on the way in which the mosque as a new cultural and architectural form has [...]

Past & Present: Modern Islamic Architecture in the Gulf

About the Talk The lecture will discuss modern Islamic architecture in the Arabian Gulf and its recollections of the past. The focus will be the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman. [...]

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