The Germans: Charlemagne and the Saxons | DW Documentary

Charlemagne’s empire extended from the North Sea to the Mediterranean and from the Pyrenees to the Danube. He is widely regarded as the “Father of Europe.” Many European nations trace their origins to the time of the Carolingian emperor. Charlemagne also laid the foundations for many important developments that took place within the territory that…

Lahore, Pakistan: Master Conservation Plan of Walled City presented before Heritage Conservation Board — By Shahab Omer on Daily Times com

LAHORE: The Master Conservation Plan of the Walled City of Lahore prepared by Aga Khan Trust for Culture Service Pakistan (AKCSP) and Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) was presented before the Heritage Conservation Board (HCB) on Thursday. This was the fifth meeting of WCLA’s Heritage Conservation Board since 2012, when the WCLA was established…

Princess Zahra Aga Khan and Trustees Visit University of Central Asia (UCA)

The Board of Trustees of the University of Central Asia (UCA) visited Naryn and Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan on April 13th and 14th 2018. This was their first official visit to UCA since their appointment to the Board in November 2017. The Trustees bring a wealth of expertise and experience, and include prominent individuals with distinguished…

Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) master musicians, Kronos Quartet and Bassekou Kouyaté

JUBILEE: CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSIONS OF MUSICAL HERITAGE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, WEST AFRICA AND CENTRAL ASIA. Jubilee will feature Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative and special guests Kronos Quartet and Bassekou Kouyaté in a performance of newly-created compositions that exemplify the way musical creativity has historically developed from the meeting of different cultures….

Interview with Israeli author Amos Oz "I want peace" — By Sarah Judith Hofmann on Qantara de | It’s “The state of the Jews” and not the “Jewish state”…

Amos Oz, one of Israel’s greatest living authors, has also been a pre-eminent peace activist and remains a passionate advocate of a two-state solution in his homeland. In interview with Sarah Judith Hofmann, Oz reveals how he believes peace can be achieved Israel is celebrating its 70th anniversary. How do you feel about that? Will…