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Cátedra Al-Andalus. Conference ‘Fez, the Andalusian’

22/03/2018 From 19:30

The city of Fez, nicknamed ‘the Andalusian’, has traditionally offered a varied panorama of colonial readings, from the Orientalists of Enrique Gómez Carrillo (1926), to the sociological stories of the brothers Jerome and Jean Tharaud (1930), which leads title Fez, the bourgeois of Islam .However, there is a history of Fez prior to the colonial period, related to its prestige as the holy city of Islam: that of the vestiges of its Andalusian foundation.

From the urban aspect of a city that always stood out for its intellectual height and the comparative surprise of some of its achievements, such as the early foundation of the first university in the world by a woman work, Fatima al-Fihri in 859.In this walk through the ‘medina’ of Fez, arise questions and connections derived from a wander aimlessly; tailored to the people and houses that jump around us; in a “medineo” by the Juan Goytisolo words (the flâneur style, the wandering of French travelers) that will take us through its narrow streets, main arteries, busy souks and small squares.

Professor Mustafá Akalay from the Euromed University of Fez will clarify these and other questions.

To attend the conference, you need to register at the following link


Data sheet: March 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.