Marmura Lecture Series in Arabic Studies 2021-22: Ruba Kana'an

When and Where

Friday, December 03, 2021 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Online via Zoom


Ruba Kana'an


Reading the Friday Mosque: Architecture and Nostalgia in Medieval Damascus and Cairo
by Ruba Kana'an, Visual Studies, UTM; Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, UTSG

Ruba Kana’an (DPhil, Oxford) is an architect and Islamic art and architecture historian. Her research and publications focus on the intersections between art and law in Muslim contexts in two research areas: mosque architecture and silver inlaid metalwork. She is currently working on her forthcoming book The Friday Mosque: Law, Architecture, and Authority in Pre-Modern Muslim Societies (Edinburgh University Press). Her experience spans the worlds of academia, museums, architectural practice, and community-based art education.

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