Understanding Text and Stone: a History of Christian Symbols in Mamluk Architecture - York Islamic Art Circle

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"Understanding Text and Stone: a History of Christian Symbols in Mamluk Architecture" Speaker: Dr Sami de Giosa, University of Oxford Date: Tuesday 5th December 2017 Time: 6:30pm -8pm Venue: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, UK. Attendance by free ticket only www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/autumn-17/text-stone/ Abstract: During this talk Sami will analyse the case of Christian spolia and symbols, in Mamluk architecture, with cases ranging from utilitarian and esoteric, and the commemoration of Christian individuals. About the speaker: Sami is the current Barakat Fellow at the Khalili research centre (University of Oxford), previously he worked 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.