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Conference series: The Archeology of Islamic Cordoba

From October 30, 2019 until March 19, 20207:30 p.m.
CORDOBA
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 7:30 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In Spanish.

Casa Árabe has organized this series of 20 conferences from October 30, 2019 through March 19, 2020, under the coordination of Professor Desiderio Vaquerizo of the University of Cordoba and Javier Rosón of Casa Árabe.

Ever since Casa Árabe opened its doors in 2006, there have been countless activities carried out with the goal of defending, disseminating and highlighting the vast local, regional, national and international archeological heritage related with the Arab and Islamic world, as well as the city and region’s great historical past.

A holistic approach to this reality constantly forces us to reflect upon the steps taken in that past, while at the same time making it essential to examine the most recent multidisciplinary innovations and scientific approaches.

Many of these advancements have occurred in recent decades due to the researchers forming part of the Sísifo Research Group at the University of Cordoba (PAIDI HUM-236), led by Prof. Dr. Desiderio Vaquerizo Gil, who, since 2011, has also been carrying out very important work to raise awareness in conjunction with the scientific culture program “Arqueología Somos Todos” (“We Are All Archeology”). Several of the group’s members are taking part in the series of conferences which we are now offering, backed by a whole series of specialists and researchers who, through their respective fields of work, will be providing different perspectives, sufficient to give context for the many archeological innovations which have arisen from historical, cultural, social, economic and also human vantage points, while also enriching the points of view of anyone who is concerned with this subject.

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Conference series: The Archeology of Islamic Cordoba
SCHEDULE*

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019
Opening conference: Madinat Qurtuba and the court of the caliphs, given by Dr. Eduardo Manzano Moreno, CSIC, Madrid.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019
The Aljama Mosque of Cordoba: New archeological research, given by Dr. Raimundo Ortiz Urbano, archeologist.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019
New perspectives in the study of cities in Al-Andalus: Contributions made by biomolecular archeology, given by Dr. Alice Toso, The University of York.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019
The women of Islamic Qurtuba, given by Dr. Manuela Marín.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2019
The markets (fanadiq) of Umayyad Cordoba, given by Mr. Rafael Clapés, archeologist.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019
Myths and truths about the baths of Al-Andalus, given by Dr. Belén Vázquez Navajas, University of Cordoba

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019
The emir’s souk in Cordoba: A new look at the “arrabal” of Saqundah, given by Ms. María Teresa Casal García, CSIC, Madrid.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2019
Protocol and relations in the courts of emirs and caliphs in Al-Andalus, given by Dr. Fernando Valdés, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019
Madinat al-Zahra and future challenges after being declared a World Heritage Site, given by Mr. Alberto Montejo, Director of the Archeological Site of Medina Azahara.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019
New perspectives in the study of cities in Al-Andalus: The voice of archeo-fauna, given by Dr. Marcos García García, University of Granada.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020
Official construction works in Al-Andalus: The alcazars of Cordoba, given by Dr. Alberto León Muñoz, University of Cordoba.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020
The lost city: Madinat al-Zahira, given by Dr. Juan Francisco Murillo Redondo, Municipal Department of Urbanism, City of Cordoba.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020
Society in Muslim Cordoba, given by Dr. Maribel Fierro, ILCM-CSIC, Madrid.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020
The reuse of spaces and architectural materials in Islamic religious buildings and their role in the configuration of medieval urban spaces, given by Dr. Carmen González Gutiérrez, University of Cordoba

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2020
Manganese green ceramics and the image of the caliphs’ power: Cordoba, a center for production, given by Dr. Elena Salinas, archeologist.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020
The emir’s army, or when the solution for governing forms part of the problem..., given by Dr. Miguel Alba Calzado, Consortium of the Monumental, Historical, Artistic and Archeological City of Mérida.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020
The dispersion of Cordoba caliphs’ materials throughout the Mediterranean, given by Dr. Patrice Cressier, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020
Castilian conquest and the end of Islamic Qurtuba, given by Dr. José Manuel Escobar Camacho, Royal Academy of Cordoba.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020
The handling of Al-Andalus Cordoba’s architectural heritage, given by Dr. Sebastián Herrero, architect.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020
Islamic legacy and European identity: the image of Islamic heritage in Cordoba. 13th-21st centuries, given by Dr. Rafael Blanco Guzmán, University of Cordoba.

*The above schedule is subject to change.

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