2nd International Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art

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April 17, 2018 to April 19, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Islamic History / Studies


The Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art started in Valencia, Spain (2016) and, following its success, it is now being reconvened. The second meeting is to take place in Malta from 17th to 19th April 2018.

The Conference aims to highlight the importance of Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art to the world and its influence across different regions.

The Meeting will deal with the design of many types of buildings in Islamic countries, including not only the better known public buildings like mosques, mausolea, citadels and forts, but also houses and gardens, engineering works such as bridges and dams, irrigation systems and many others which have also had a profound impact on society.


Papers relevant to the influence of Islamic architecture on the development of new structural form, shape and design in the Western countries are particularly welcome.

The Meeting will be of interest to all researchers, practitioners and government employees actively involved in the topic of Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Islamic Heritage 2018. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • Historical aspects
  • Heritage studies
  • Archeological studies
  • Mosques and minarets
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Oman and Eastern Saudi Arabian Architecture
  • Citadels and fortifications
  • Urban environment
  • Baths and caravansereis
  • Palaces
  • Houses and gardens
  • Bridges and Dams
  • Irrigation systems
  • Climate adaptability
  • Structural aspects
  • The use of light and orientation
  • Construction materials
  • Architecture in Malaysia and Indonesia
  • Mediterranean Islamic heritage
  • The upper Gulf (Kuwait and Basra)
  • The central Gulf (Bahranian and Qatar)
  • The lower Gulf architecture
  • The Persian coast and islands
  • The Trucial coast (Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates)
  • Classical Ottoman architecture
  • The Balkans legacy
  • The Black and Caspian sea legacies
  • Islamic architecture along the Silk Road
  • Islamic architecture in China
  • Afghanistan and Persia
  • Islamic architecture in the ex-Soviet republics
  • The Indian continent
  • Islamic architecture in Al-Andalus and other Spanish regions
  • Influences in the Americas
  • Islamic architecture in Africa
  • New cities and the search for authenticity
Contact Info: 

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Wessex Institute
Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst 
Southampton, SO40 7AA 
Tel: 44 (0) 238 029 3223 
Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853 

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