Hands On Islamic Art Project – Congratulations Grant Winner!

We have some exciting news: our grants committee have made their decisions. It's time to start announcing the grant-winners of this year's Hands On Islamic Art Project, sponsored by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Three fantastic projects have been chosen, and this is one of them... Congratulations to Leighton [...]

Manuscripts in Arabic Script: Introduction to Codicology (Online Short Course)

This online course aims to introduce key concepts in the field of Arabic manuscripts and codicology. It is designed to attract participants who want to learn basic knowledge about Arabic manuscripts. The first day will provide an overview of the field of codicology and its role in the manuscript field [...]

Working in an Indian Archive: Indo-Persian Documents

Grantee: Hallie Nell Swanson In summer 2019, with the support of The Barakat Trust’s Barakat Postgraduate Student & Early Career Award, I travelled to Hyderabad to take part in the “Working in an Indian Archive” Indo-Persian Summer School, a workshop focused on reading Indo-Persian manuscripts, run by the University [...]

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 [...]

Religious Cultural Heritage: Concepts and Issues in the Modern Middle East (Online Short Course)

This is a two-day introductory course on the theme of religious cultural heritage (RCH) in the Middle East. It aims to contextualise RCH as the living cultural heritage of its community of users. In addition, the course attempts to present RCH as a contemporary construct of its socio-political and religious [...]

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In Search of Arab London: A Design Conversation

Join The Arab British Centre and The Barakat Trust in this special event for the London Festival of Architecture 2019. London designers from the Arab world and working with the Arab world share experiences of melding ideas between the Middle East and Britain – in a quasi-global world, what does [...]

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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