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 2013The 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