We are delighted to announce the programme for the 3rd Islamic Archaeology Day jointly hosted by SOAS and UCL at the UCL Institute of Archaeology on Saturday January 28th 2017.
We invite you to register online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/islamic-archaeology-day-2017-tickets-2953.... The registration fee of £10 (£5 for students) will cover lunch, refreshments and a wine reception. We would be very grateful if you could register as soon as possible and before Friday, January 20th so we can order the appropriate amount of sandwiches in time!
There will be a dinner afterwards for anyone who would like to attend at a cost of ca £32pp (including 3 courses, plenty of wine and tip) so please indicate on the registration form if you are interested in joining us. We’ll confirm final numbers and the price for the dinner with all those interested in mid-January.
Finally, please do pass this onto others who may be interested in attending.
Best wishes from us all for the festive season,
Islamic Archaeology Day 2017
Saturday, January 28th
Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY
10:30 Registration and Coffee
11:00 Welcome & Introduction
Corisande Fenwick, Hugh Kennedy, Scott Redford, Tim Williams
11:15 Dehistan (Turkmenistan), archaeological evidence of a pilgrimage city
11:40 Islamic archaeology in the Moroccan Sahara: settlement dynamics in the Draa Valley
Corisande Fenwick, Maria Gatto, Louise Rayne, Martin Sterry, David Mattingly and Youssef Bokbot
12:05 Islamic archaeology in East Africa, challenges and obstacles
12:30 Citadels, Bazars and Shrines - An Overview of the Current State of Islamic Archaeology in Afghanistan
Arezou Azad and Andy Miller
1:00 Lunch (provided)
2:00 From Fustat to Merv: Revisiting the Beginnings and Technical Development of Islamic Glazed Wares
Moujan Matin, Oliver Watson, Michael Tite
2:25 Studying medieval Iranian world metalware: the ISLAMETAL project
2:50 Royal workshops: recent investigations into production at Madinat al-Zahra and the Alhambra.
Chloë N. Duckworth, Kate Welham, Derek Pitman, Alberto García Porras and David J. Govantes Edward
3:15 The yellow opaque glazes from Madinat al-Zahra (second half of the 10th century): a rare local production or an import?
Elena Salinas, Trinitat Pradell and Michael Tite
3:45 Tea break
4:15 Suburban life in early Islamic Jarash (Jordan): New evidence for urban development over the longue durée
4:40 The Islamic-Christian frontier in medieval central Iberia: new research at Molina de Aragón and Atienza
Guillermo García-Contreras Ruiz, Rowena Banerjea, Alex Brown and Aleks Pluskowski
5:05 The role of archaeology in the representation of Islamic Middle East: A European museum prospective
5:30 Archaeology of the Pearl-Fishing Towns of the Arabian Gulf: Case Studies in Globalization during the Late Islamic Period
6pm Reception in SCR
7pm Dinner (at own expense) at local restaurant.