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27 April 202111:00

Watercraft of the Islamicate World lecture series:The Lambur Shipwreck: Archaeological excavation in Tanjung Jabung Timur, Jambi, Indonesia.

Dr Ali Akhbar (Universitas Indonesia). Full details
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4 May 202111:00

Watercraft of the Islamicate World lecture series: Aspects of design and function in traditional boats of Oman.

Dr Tom Vosmer (University of Western Australia). Full details
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11 May 202114:00

Watercraft of the Islamicate World Lecture Series: Red Sea Arabia: Medieval coastal landscape and seascape in al-Maqdisῑ 10th-century geography

Prof. Dionisius A Agius (University of Exeter). Full details
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18 May 202114:00

Watercraft of the Islamicate World Lecture Series: Materials, techniques and technology of medieval watercraft of the western Indian Ocean.

Dr Alessandro Ghidoni (University of Exeter). Full details
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25 May 202114:00

Watercraft of the Islamicate World Lecture Series: The Umm Lajj Ottoman merchant ship in context

Prof. Chiara Zazzaro (University of Naples 'l'Orientale'). Full details
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1 June 202111:00

Watercraft of the Islamicate World Lecture Series: A Vietnamese anchorage for Indian Ocean merchants during the Maritime Silk Route period.

Jun Kimur and Ian McCann. Full details
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8 June 202114:00

Watercraft of the Islamicate World Lecture Series: All the Pasha’s Boats: Nile Boats during Late Ottoman Egypt

Ziad Morsy. Full details
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An Introduction to Chinese Ceramics in East Africa: Consumption, Display and Modification from the 8th century to Today

by Hannah Parsons - h.l.parsons@exeter.ac.uk

10 January - 12 April 2020

This exhibition, based on doctoral research by IAIS student Hannah Parsons, explores the ways in which Chinese ceramics have been used in East Africa from their initial introduction in the 8th century through to today. The exhibition focuses on architectural adornment in and on houses, mosques, and tombs on the Swahili Coast, and the modification of broken sherds in Ethiopia and the wider Islamic world. These different consumption practices are explored visually and contextualised with displays of Chinese ceramics from the Western Indian Ocean.

Exhibition open to the public weekdays: 9am - 5pm.

The Street Gallery, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4ND.