Fez: Travels Through Medieval Islamic Cities with Dr. Sabahat Adil - Context Travel

Fez: Travels Through Medieval Islamic Cities with Dr. Sabahat Adil


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Join us as we travel to Morocco to explore the city of Fez. Its rich history and culture stretch far back in time. We will learn all about its vibrant development under the Marinids, a medieval Islamic dynasty.

The incredible city of Fez has long attracted travelers to its winding street and bustling markets. Fez is a city that pulsates with history like few others. In this seminar, we will travel to the city of Fez and visit its important monuments, particularly those that were constructed under the Marinids, against the backdrop of its rich and complex history in the medieval era.

Established in the eighth century by the Idrisids, the city has long welcomed people from other areas, including exiled Muslim and Jewish populations from the Iberian Peninsula during the Inquisition. These diverse peoples have made Fez into the robust city for which it has earned a well-deserved reputation throughout history. The city is full of educational institutions known in Arabic as Madrasas, many of which were constructed under the Marinids’ patronage. Its bathhouses, or hammam, and splendid residences (riad) are also of note, and we will pay special attention to these during our virtual tour of the city.

Led by an expert on Mediterranean and Islamic history and culture, Dr. Sabahat Adil, this interactive seminar will explore Fez’s dynamic history and culture in the medieval era. Designed to inform curiosity and future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the history of the city, particularly in terms of its vital role in the cultural and intellectual life of the broader region.

This conversation is part of a four-part series on Medieval Islamic cities with Dr. Sabahat Adil. Each seminar can be joined independently and in any order.

Passionate about the past and its connections with the present, Sabahat Adil, PhD has expertise on the history of the Mediterranean and Islamic worlds, particularly in terms of cultural history. She earned her PhD from the University of Chicago and has taught extensively at a variety of institutions, including the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Newberry Library. Her research and publications focus on the history of North Africa and medieval Iberia. Sabahat has also worked in museum settings, including the Freer and Sackler in Washington, D.C. and the Field Museum in Chicago.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Dr. Adil gave a fascinating and informative presentation on Fez.

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Dr. Adil's Fez Presentation

I learned a tremendous amount from Dr. Adil. I loved her depth of knowledge and love for the material she presented. She is very thorough and explains beautifully. Thank you

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
79%
(11)
14%
(2)
7%
(1)
0%
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Guest did not leave comment

M
M.M.

Most enjoyable overview. I wanted more!

j
j.

Guest did not leave comment

V
V.
Fez Seminar

Dr. Adil gave a fascinating and informative presentation on Fez.

J
J.G.
Dr. Adil's Fez Presentation

I learned a tremendous amount from Dr. Adil. I loved her depth of knowledge and love for the material she presented. She is very thorough and explains beautifully. Thank you