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Lecture: “The Afterlife of the Great Mosque of Cordoba” with Michele Lamprakos (University of Maryland) (virtual)
October 18, 2021 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Convivencia Lecture series welcomes Michele Lamprakos, Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation from the University of Maryland to discuss architecture and “The Afterlife of the Great Mosque of Cordoba.”
Trained as an architect and architectural historian, Michele Lamprakos specializes in the early modern/modern Arab-Islamic world and critical heritage studies. Her research focuses on two main themes: the lives and layers of buildings and sites; and contacts between faith-cultures in the Mediterranean. She is author of Building a World Heritage City: Sanaa Yemen, the first book on urban heritage to be recognized by the Society of Architectural Historians’ Spiro Kostof Award (Honorable Mention, 2018). She has been named a Fellow at the National Humanities Center for 2019-2020 to advance her second book, Memento Mauri: the Afterlife of the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Lamprakos lectures widely and has organized scholarly symposia, including “Heritage and the Arab Spring” (Freer Gallery of Art, 2014, with Nancy Um) which explored the role of cultural heritage in a new and shifting Middle East.
Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University Middle East Studies Center, The Religions and Public Life Initiative at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and Romance Studies.