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Thursday 19th October 2017

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Persian Calligraphy, Nasta'liq Script
25/09/2017 6:30pm - 27/11/2017 8:30pm
This ten-week course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced. Although, previous knowledge of Persian language is not necessary for beginners, familiarity with the alphabet is an advantage. This is an exercise-based course on the writing techniques of the Nasta'liq script which is constantly engaged with Persian language and literature. You will also learn about the theory and history of Islamic calligraphy. The course will start with a general introduction to most Islamic calligraphy styles and traditional tools and materials.
A Return to Arabian Art and Architecture in Cairo at the Beginning of the 20th Century: the patronage of Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik
19/10/2017 5:45pm - 19/10/2017 7:00pm
Within this talk Sami de Giosa will also attempt to unravel the narratives of the connubial relation between the Palace and its objects within the context of similar contemporary projects in Cairo, namely residences of connoisseurs with Islamic art collections. Registration required due to limited seating:
Governance and Public Health in Early Nineteenth-Century Egypt
19/10/2017 6:00pm - 19/10/2017 7:30pm
Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
The Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations is hosting Governance and Public Health in Early Nineteenth-Century Egypt in the fourth seminar of its 2017 Dialogues Series. Dr Kamran Karimullah will explore the role that medical practice and medical discourse played in the historical evolution of political power and society in nineteenth-century Egypt. Dr Junaid Quadri will explore the fact that both health and governance focus on the care and management of the human person.
Living Histories ? Recent Acquisitions of Works on Paper by Contemporary Arab Artists
05/06/2017 9:00am - 22/10/2017 4:00pm
Arab British Centre and
This display highlights recent acquisitions of posters, prints, drawings, photographs and artists' books. Many of the artists come from Syria, their work produced following the uprisings that began in 2011 that have since resulted in full scale civil war.
Pop Art from North Africa
22/09/2017 12:00pm - 04/11/2017 4:00pm
P21 Gallery
The ‘Pop Art from North Africa' will showcase the artworks of fifteen creative individuals from North Africa who are inspired by the Pop Art movement. Every country in the region is represented, including artists from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya as well as their diasporas living in Europe. In the style of one of the 20th century's most influential movements that was spearheaded by Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton in 1950s Britain, the works tackle the social, political and cultural environments unique to North Africa.
The Worlds of Mandaean Priests Documenting an Endangered Religion
19/10/2017 9:00am - 22/12/2017 3:00pm
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
Mandaeans, sometimes called Sabians, practise an ancient and endangered religion. Conflict in the Middle East has forced them out of their homelands in Iraq and Iran in ever greater numbers. Although Mandaeans depend on their priests for preserving religious knowledge and performing complex rituals, fewer than 50 priests now remain worldwide. We have interviewed priests, recorded the key rituals and shot documentary films in the largest communities of Australia and Sweden.