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"The Transformation of the Moroccan Landscape in the Early Islamic period" by Dr Gaetano Palumbo, Head of UCL Qatar’s research in Morocco
Our Head of Qatar’s Research in Morocco, Dr Gaetano Palumbo came back recently from the archaeological survey conducted in October on the Atlantic Coast of Northern Morocco, between the cities of Tangier and Asilah for UCL Qatar’s project The Transformation of the Moroccan Landscape in the Early Islamic period and gives us some insights on the scope of the project and some preliminary findings. The scope of the project, a cooperation between the Moroccan “Institut National pour les Sciences de l’Archeologie et du Patrimoine” (INSAP) and UCL Qatar is to trace the modifications to the cultural and economic landscape of the Tingitan peninsula before and after the arrival of the Arabs in the region. The project is funded by the Qatar National Research Fund under the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP).
Published: Dec 11, 2017 7:21:45 AM
An Interview with Omer Can Aksoy, PhD Graduate at UCL Qatar, and Gizem Kahraman, Researcher on the Origins of Doha Project, Winners of the Unlimited Doha Design Prize
One year after they were awarded the British Council Unlimited Doha Design Prize, Omer Can Aksoy and Gizem Kahraman (along with their colleagues Deena Terawi, Ming Teong, and Alex Scott-Whitby) are building “The Maze” at Katara Cultural Village, to showcase the research project that won them the prize. The event is in the frame of the Ajal Film Festival, as part of the British Council’s British Festival, which runs from 26 November to the 8th December; full programme at https://www.britishcouncil.qa/en/events/british-festival-2017
Published: Nov 27, 2017 9:16:45 AM