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Al-andalus chair

The Three Cultures Foundation holds on the last Thursday of each month a session that considers the various aspects comprising the concept of Al-Andalus as a paradigm of intercultural dialogue. The main goal is to make the “Cátedra Al-Andalus” a space for permanent reflection by means of conferences, talks, book presentations or even film screenings.


Archive Activities

18/02/2020 Conference

Al-Andalus Cathedra: `Umar ibn Hafsun or how the Umayyads were crushed´

The session will be led by Virgilio López Enamorado, graduate and doctor of Medieval History from the University of Málaga  

30/01/2020 Conference

Al-Andalus Cathedra: the tomb of Boabdil and historical and archaeological dissemination

Special session that includes a screening of the documentary The tomb of Boabdil and a round table

19/12/2019 Conference

Al-Andalus Cathedra: `The Alhambra, abstract beauty´

The conference is led by Rafael Pérez Gómez, doctor and professor at the University of Granada and member of the Advisory Council of the Publications Service of the Alhambra and Generalife Trust.

26/11/2019 Conference

Al-Andalus Cathedra: Political alliances between Christians and Muslims in the Hispanic Middle Ages

The conference is given by Francisco Garcia Fitz, an expert in medieval war history and analysis of relations between Christians and Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula of the Middle Ages.

24/09/2019 Conference

Al-Andalus Cathedra. Haketia, essential element of the Jewish Moroccan identity

Line Amselem will be in charge of giving a dissertation on the history of this language.

27/06/2019 Conference

The music of the Moors of the kingdom of Granada and an Andalusí music concert, in Al-Andalus Cathedra

The music of the Moors is the final stage of the music of Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula. and its persistence is undeniable and is apparent in many forms of popular music of Andalusia and northern Africa.

28/05/2019 Conference

Al-Andalus Cathedra: ‘Abu Maydan: a new Sufism of social projection, a synthesis of East and West’

The way of Sufi Abu Madyan is the result of a personal, intellectual and practical synthesis of the Eastern and Western Sufist trends in their double version: that cultivated and developed in the Maghreb and the one from Massarra that took root in the lands of al-Andalus.

25/04/2019 Conference

Al-Andalus Cathedra: The saints of the Maghreb: brotherhoods, pilgrimages, patronage and their connections with Andalusia

The session is offered by Antonio Zoido, Graduate in Philosophy from the Gregoriana University of Rome and the Complutense of Madrid.

26/03/2019 Conference

Al-Andalus Cathedra: ‘The first palace of the Alcázar of Seville. Latest archaeological investigations´

New evidence relating to the construction process of the fortress, programmed and begun during the Abbadí period.

24/05/2018 Formation

Cátedra Al-Andalus .Conference ‘Christian Narrative in the Koran’

Without no doubt, the Koran is the most important literary document we have for the emergence of Islam. Also, when

26/04/2018 Conference

Cátedra Al-Andalus. Conference ‘Continuity in Andalusí art: from late-antiquity to the Alhambra’

Professor Belén Cuenca presents a journey from late-antiquity to the construction of the Alhambra, analyzing key buildings of different cults

22/03/2018 Conference

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

The city of Fez, nicknamed ‘the Andalusian’, has traditionally offered a varied panorama of colonial readings, from the Orientalists of

22/02/2018 Conference

Conference: The legacy of Al-Andalus in the Mudéjar

Session overseen by Ana Echevarría, UNED, Madrid Up to what point were the Mudéjars, Muslims who lived under Christian rule

25/01/2018 Conference

Al-Andalus Chair – Natural lighting in Mudéjar Churches in Seville

The Al-Andalus Chair conference cycle begins this year with a talk focusing on natural lighting in the Mudéjar churches of

26/10/2017 Conference

Al-Andalus Chair. Concert/conference on Sufi mysticism and music in the 21st century

The October session of the Al-Andalus Chair will shift to the Palace of the Marquises of La Algaba to hold

28/09/2017 Conference

Al-Andalus Chair. Showing of the documentary ‘Las llaves de la memoria’ (The keys to memory) and debate

The September session of the Al-Ándalus Chair will offer a showing of the documentary Las llaves de la memoria and a debate