The Damascus' Qubbat al-khazna Find

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Young Research Library - Library Presentation Room 11348

The Story of a Discovery and its Material

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Near Eastern Studies - Von Grunebaum Center
(310) 825-1181
cnes@international.ucla.edu

Website

http://www.international.ucla.edu/cnes/event/13115

Additional Information

This lecture aims at illustrating the multilingual material found in the Umayyad Great Mosque’s Qubbat al-khazna. The particular way of preservation of this material, a clear case of Genizah-like practice in an Islamic context, offers an unique opportunity to deal with the Damascus cultural life, animated by different languages and identities, through many centuries.

Arianna D'Ottone Rambach is Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at Sapienza University.