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A Mamluk City of the Dead: The Northern Cemetery of Cairo

A Mamluk City of the Dead: The Northern Cemetery of Cairo
4 Bancroft Avenue, Bancroft Building room 200b
Time: Feb 6th, 1:30 pm End: Feb 6th, 3:30 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Islamic Studies, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Classics (FAS), before 400 BCE, Archaeology
Lecture by Dr. Hani Hamza

The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations is pleased to present:

Hani Hamza

A Mamluk City of the Dead: The Northern Cemetery of Cairo

Dr. Hani Hamza, a former student of Prof. G.T. Scanlon and now an independent scholar, received his MA in Islamic art and architecture from the American University in Cairo in 1997 and a PhD in Islamic art and architecture from Cairo University in 2004. He is the author of The Northern Cemetery of Cairo (Costa Mesta, California: Mazda, 2001), in which he provides an architectural analysis of the cemetery along with more general information on the Mamluk period (1250 – 1517) and of a two volume work on Mamluk Egypt, Misr al-mamlukiyya: qira’at jadida (Mamluk Egypt: A new interpretation), (Alexandria: Dar al-‘ayn li-l-nashr (2014). Dr. Hamza is also the author of numerous articles and has presented his research on Mamluk architecture at several international conferences.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.  For further information, please contact the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at (416) 978-3306.

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