“Islamic Civilization in Andalusia” Conference

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The BA Center for Islamic Civilization Studies, in collaboration with Al-Babtain Foundation in Kuwait, is organizing the “Islamic Civilization in Andalusia” international conference from 15 to 17 November 2016.

The conference comes in honor and commemoration of Professor Ahmed Mukhtar al-Abbadi, who greatly contributed to Moroccan and Andalusian historical and cultural studies. He also enriched Arabic academic works by a valuable collection of researches and published books. Professor al-Abbadi passed away on 25 April 2016, leaving behind a substantial legacy of his knowledge for future generations. 

The BA has thus dedicated this conference to honor Professor al-Abbadi’s scientific career and his efforts in the advancement of the field of the Andalusian Studies at Alexandria University. The conference will address several themes, including Professor Ahmed Mukhtar al-Abbadi as a historian; the emergence and development of the science of history in Andalusia; Andalusian creativity in science, arts, and literature; Islamic architecture and arts in Andalusia; and Social and economic life in Andalusia.

The researches presented to the conference were provided by eminent experts in Andalusian studies from Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq. The participating researches range from those tht discuss economic, social, intellectual, and political life in Andalusia to ones that discuss the tangible heritage in the Andalusian cities of Granada, Seville, Cordoba, and Toledo as well as the cities of Portugal and their urban and civilizational heritage.

To view the full conference program, please click here.