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, [...]

Olive Oil Empires: A new podcast with Anna Leone

Join Anna Leone for a tour through time as she explores life in North Africa from the Roman era to today. Find out how (olive) oil has been driving the world economy since antiquity, how you can tell a lot about a time period by its frying pans, and [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Ignacio Arce

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Dr Ignacio Arce of the Madrid School of Architecture, Spain. So what is the project? The project will thoroughly analyse architectural material from Qastal al Balqa. Excitingly, it seems to have been built from the remains of [...]

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