Call for Papers
Conference: “Collaborations and Contestations:
Interfaith Architectural Encounters in Middle Eastern and North African Societies”
American University of Cairo (AUC)
July 25, 2023 (Deadline: May 31, 2023)
For many centuries in the Middle East and North Africa, various religious groups and architectural sites have been in dialogue.
We seek short papers for a workshop, particularly with regard to architecture from all periods (up to the present) regarding Jewish, Christian, and Muslim (including Sunni and Shi‘a) interactions.
Topics might include but are not restricted to the following: mutual influence of Christian and Islamic architecture;
heritage preservation (especially perceived biases); shared sacred spaces; shared practices of worship;
contestation of sites at the time of construction or subsequently;
use of spolia, architectural rivalry of synagogues, churches, and mosques.
Please submit a 200-word abstract and a CV to
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by May 31, 2023.
Author: Dr. Bernard Mulholland
Dr. Bernard Mulholland is a Byzantinist, archaeologist, historian and Patristics scholar with a Ph.D. in history (QUB, 2012).
Bernard's publications include:
Bernard Mulholland, Nazareth Quest (2022).
Bernard Mulholland, The man from MENSA - 1 of 600: Mensa research (2016).
---, The man from MENSA - 1 of the 600: Politics 1990-1995 (2016).
---, Ratio analysis of financial KPI in the Higher Education sector: a case study (2018).
---, Early Byzantine Ireland: a survey of the archaeological evidence (2021).
---, Navan Fort, Ireland: archaeological and palaeoecological analysis (2021).
---, The Early Byzantine Christian Church (Oxford, 2014).
---, 'Identification of Early Byzantine Constantinopolitan, Syrian, and Roman church plans in the Levant and some possible consequences', Patristic Studies in the twenty-first century: proceedings of an international conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the International Association of Patristic Studies, ed. Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Theodore de Bruyn and Carol Harrison (Turnhout, 2015), 597-633.
Mulholland, B. (2021). 'Can archaeology inform the climate change debate?' Academia Letters, Article4385. https://doi.org/10.20935/AL4385
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