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Thursday 7th December 2017

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The Nomads Tent - Christmas Bazaar 2017
24/11/2017 10:00am - 24/12/2017 4:00pm
The Nomads Tent
Beyond Bedouin and Bania: Arabia-South Asia Relations
07/12/2017 9:00am - 08/12/2017 5:00pm
National University of Singapore
This conference will explore and map the range of relations between Arabia and South Asia in the present and the past through a number of topics such as those below. Proposals are welcome for these topics as well as others. Joint proposals for panels of 3-4 presenters are welcome as well; please provide panel title, respective paper titles and abstracts. Call for papers deadline 20 September.
The Route to China: A Seaborne Exploration in Medieval Islam
07/12/2017 5:30pm - 07/12/2017 8:00pm
Centre for Islamic Archaeology, Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
This is the first lecture under the auspices of the new Centre for Islamic Archaeology of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. Refreshments will be served in the Common Room from 4.45 pm prior to the lecture. Everyone very welcome - no registration is required.
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.
HASSAN MASSOUDY Breath, Gesture and Light
07/12/2017 10:00am - 27/01/2018 5:00pm
October Gallery
October Gallery presents a new solo exhibition by master artist-calligrapher, Hassan Massoudy. This will be his second solo exhibition at the gallery. Hassan Massoudy is an artist for whom the word itself remains the most sublime creative force. His work features the texts of a diverse range of writers, from poet, Charles Baudelaire and philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Virgil and Ibn ‘Arabi.