SUNDAY 3 MAY 2015

SEARCH   

LATEST JOBS

  • International Project Manager 

    Heubach | Germany

  • BIM Manager 

    Dubai | United Arab Emirates

  • Spanish Speaking – Retail Interior Design Manager 

    UAE | United Arab Emirates

  • Lead Designer/Studio Head 

    Dubai | United Arab Emirates

  • Senior Site Architect 

    Riyadh | Saudi Arabia

TENDERS
5 Reasons to subscribe to WAN Tender Alerts: 
- Over 100 different global sources  
- 9500 tenders per year/40 per day  
- Flexible cost tariffs & packages 
- 24/7 access to live database 
- Multiple accounts under 1 subscription 
Ask for FREE trial today! 

NEWS IN PICTURES

 
 
'Convivencia' at Timbuktu: Jewish Influence on West African Architecture
 
   
Event Date 30/03/2011
 
Location New York 
 
Country United States 
 
Description Sightlines series of lectures continues - Labelle Prussin examines Jewish influence on West African architecture

In the past, many in the academic community viewed West Africa as isolated from the rest of the continent. In this lecture, titled ‘Convivencia’ at Timbuktu: Jewish Influence on West African Architecture, distinguished scholar Labelle Prussin discusses a historic nexus of Jewish traders, scholars, builders, and artisans in Timbuktu who were linked to North Africa via the historic trans-Saharan trade routes. Dr. Prussin will share examples of architectural and artisanal similarities that may point to an Islamic-cum-Judaic convivencia (coexistence) that contributed to, and enriched the African architectural landscape.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
6:30–7:45 pm

Columbia University, Knox Hall, room 207
606 West 122nd Street (southwest corner of 122nd and Broadway),
New York City

Free entry 

 
URL www.africanart.org
 
  Return to events