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Saturday 23rd January 2021

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Ideology and symbolism in the conversion and transformation of religious spaces: the case of Hagia Sophia
23/01/2021 2:00pm
British Association for Turkish Area Studies (BATAS)
This talk will focus on: • the construction of Hagia Sophia and its symbolism during the Byzantine period • Hagia Sophia as a Royal Mosque during the Ottoman period • Hagia Sophia as a museum after the foundation of the Turkish Republic • the current reconversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque • the symbolism of Hagia Sophia/Ayasofya in Orthodox Christian and Islamic popular culture as a common cultural heritage - with some reference to other historical examples of conversion or adaptation of religious spaces between different faiths
Black Monuments Matter
05/10/2020 9:00am - 31/03/2021 5:00pm
The Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Zamani Project at the University of Cape Town
The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Zamani Project at the University of Cape Town are pleased to present the online exhibition "Black Monuments Matter". Black Monuments Matter recognises and highlights African contributions to world history by exhibiting World Heritage Monuments and architectural treasures from Sub-Saharan Africa. In doing so, this exhibition sweeps away ideas based on racist theories and hopes to contribute to both awareness of African identity and pride of African Heritage.