"Mosque Architecture and its Impact on Economic and Social Development" in a Seminar at the BA

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The BA Center for Islamic Civilizations Studies, in cooperation with Abdullatif Alfozan Award for Mosque Architecture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, organizes the second international seminar on mosque architecture entitled "Mosque Architecture and its Impact on Economic and Social Development", from 24 to 25 January 2022, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, in the Auditorium Hall, BA Main Entrance. The seminar includes an exhibition to showcase selected projects submitted for the Abdullatif Alfozan Award for Mosque Architecture.

The organizers invite interested participants to submit abstracts for research papers that have not been previously published, within the scope of the following themes:

1- Economic and social aspects of ancient and modern mosque architecture.

2- The foundations of modern mosque design, the role of artificial intelligence, and digital economy.

3- Reviving the architectural and urban heritage and its pioneering role in economic development.

4- Reviving the enlightening role of mosques in contemporary societies.

5- Mosque architecture and its cultural impact on contemporary societies.

6- Design patterns of modern mosques in Western Europe.

Kindly note that the deadline for submitting research abstracts, involving new and innovative topics, is Sunday, 26 December 2021, provided that the abstract does not exceed 500 words and is written in Arabic or English. A 250-word biography of the researcher should be included in the submission as well.

After the seminar is concluded, the organizers will publish the participating research papers in a booklet after they have been reviewed.

For more information and/or to submit the research abstracts, please contact the following e-mail: