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Mosques in Sub-Saharan Africa
21/05/2021 1:30pm
 

This short course provides the basis for understanding and critically examining the development of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa. It approaches architecture through building materials and African construction techniques, from earthen monuments to coral stone buildings. Two important themes will be developed: first, the diffusion of ideas, people and material cultures across the Sahara Desert; second, the role of Islam in the building of maritime regional identities, international trading networks and urbanisation of the Swahili coast.


Event Type

Other

Speakers

Stephane Pradines - rchaeologist and Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at the Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) in London

United Kingdom

London

 

Online

 

AKU Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

 
 

Fee-Paying