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Understanding text and stone: A history of Christian symbols in Mamluk architecture - POSTPONED

Sami de Giosa

Tuesday 5 December 2017, 6.30PM8pm

Speaker(s): Dr Sami de Giosa, University of Oxford

Islamic Art Circle 

This event is postponed until further notice.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 

During this talk Sami will analyse the case of Christian spolia and symbols, in Mamluk architecture, with cases ranging from utilitarian, esoteric, and commemoration of Christian individuals.

Speaker biography: Sami is the current Barakat Fellow at the Khalili research centre (University of Oxford), previously working at the British Museum as a project curator. Sami completed his PhD  in Islamic art at SOAS, with a thesis on the revival of art and architecture in Cairo, under Sultan Qaytbay in the late Mamluk period.

Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

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