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Pots and Parchments: An Archaeological Reading of Medieval Arabic Historiography on Morocco

A public lecture by Said Ennahid, Al Akhawayn University

Tuesday, November 06, 2007
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fowler Museum Building Room A222
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Said Ennahid is Professor of Archaeology at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. His research interests include Middle Eastern and North African history and archaeology, medieval historiography and historical geography, contemporary Islamic societies of North Africa, Islamic art history, architecture, and urbanism, and e-heritage (use of information and communication technologies in cultural heritage).

His recent publications include “The Cities of the Almohad Empire” and “Almohad Mechanical Innovations,” in World History Encyclopedia, ed. A. J. Andrea (forthcoming); "The Archaeology of Space in Moroccan Oral Tradition: The Case of Malhun Poetry," in Quaderni di Studi Arabi (forthcoming); and “Fez,” “Marrakech,” “Larache (Lixus),” “Miknas,” “Moulay Idriss,” and “Volubilis,” in The City and Urban Life, ed. Jan Rogozinski.

Cost : Free

Center for Near Eastern Studies(310) 825-1181

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Art History, Archaeology

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