International Summer Programme at London on Music, Art and Architecture in Muslim contests — Aga Khan University

The 2013 Summer Programme will run from 1-7 July in London. This year’s theme focuses on art, architecture and music in Muslim societies and cultures. Please check the Programme Information page for updates and more information!

General Overview

The Summer Programme 2013 offers an opportunity to explore the rich historical and contemporary diversities within Muslim societies and cultures.


The Programme is jointly organised by the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (Simon Fraser University). It is designed as a comprehensive and unbiased introduction to the various facets of the heritage and contemporary experiences of Muslim peoples.

Instructional modules are taught by internationally renowned academics and cover topics such as Swahili music, Islamic art and modernity, fortifications in Egypt and poetry. To complement the classroom sessions, the Programme will feature a range of cultural activities such as visits to museums and other important institutions along with hands-on music workshops.

This year’s programme will be divided between two days of foundational groundwork, three days of thematic sessions and a weekend for cultural events and to explore relevant sites in London.

Please note that the programme content is subject to change.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Duration & Programme

The International Summer Programme has been held every year since 2008, alternating between the campuses of the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (Simon Fraser University) in Vancouver, and the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (Aga Khan University) in London.

The 2013 International Summer Programme will be hosted by the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London.

Who Should Attend?

Teachers, journalists, lawyers, NGO professionals, administrators, business people, doctors, politicians, students, and those who work in multicultural settings or have an interest in exploring the full range of Muslim cultures.

Applicants must be 18 years or older at the time of the Programme.

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