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  • Date and time: Monday 24 April 2023, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Room K/133, King's Manor, Exhibition Square (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Islamic Art Research Cluster event

This talk will focus on the Goletta of Tunis in different scholarly discourses. While architectural historians have explored the complex building history of the site, they usually disregard its social life. In turn, social historians have overlooked the mixed population of the Goletta, where some members of the local Hafsid dynasty were longtime residents alongside Spanish and Italian soldiers. Shifting our perspective also allows us to see how the fortress served as a treasury for sixteenth-century Hafsid rulers.

Chair: Dr Adam Sammut, Early Career Leverhulme Fellow, History of Art Department.