Search results for "Islam"

What is happening in the Middle East

Tue 01 Dec 2015

The Arab Spring took the world by surprise five years ago this December — at this MFU talk we will hear from scholars and activists working on the Middle East about their take on what is going on now, how people in the region make sense of the wars in their countries, and how we can make sense of them in the context of what is going on in the rest of the world. From Iraq and Syria to Palestine and Israel, it seems like the region’s ...

Design and Cultural Invention

Islamic Architecture: Meaning, Functions & Symbols

Tue 16 Jul 2013

The rise of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, the Levant, Arab Maghreb, Turkey, Iran, Spain and India brought with it a specific sort of architecture. This talk will explore the role and form of architecture in Islamic civilisations, how the relationship between time and space differs amongst Islamic countries, the concept of private and public space, and the mysterious symbols which lie beneath the rich decoration of Islamic architecture. ...

Racism in the 21st century

Islam in Australia

Thu 10 Mar 2011