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ANNUAL JOINT LECTURES 2011

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MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS SEEN THROUGH THE ARTS AND THE MEDIA, PAST AND PRESENT

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Lecture 1 by Prof. James Allan:
Between confrontation and collaboration: what can we learn about the history of Muslim-Christian relations through art and architecture?
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Lecture 2 by Prof. Abeer al-Najjar:
Media and Religious Understanding: the role of the media in Muslim-Christian Relations
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SPEAKER BIOS:

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Prof. James Allan

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The Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford
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James is Keeper of Eastern Art at the Ashmolean Museum and a Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford University. He was appointed Assistant Keeper at the Ashmolean Museum in 1966, four years after the department was created, and was appointed Keeper in 1991.

He is also responsible for founding the M.Phil. in Islamic Art and Architecture at Oxford University. His research interests include Islamic metalwork, particularly the Persian steel industry and he has also published articles and books related to Islamic ceramics and glass.

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Prof. Abeer al-Najjar

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 American University of Sharja, UAE
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Abeer is assistant professor of media studies at the American University of Sharja. She specializes in international news, journalism in Arab countries, media and political conflict, online media, research methods in mass communication, introduction to mass communication studies, conflict and crisis communication. Her research interests are gender studies, media and political conflict, and international news media.

Al-Najjar worked for 10 years as a journalist, in both print and broadcast media, and earned her PhD from Edinburgh University in 2004.

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EXTENDED VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS:

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Lecture 1:
Between confrontation and collaboration: what can we learn about the history of Muslim-Christian relations through art and architecture?
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Lecture 2:
Media and Religious Understanding: the role of the media in Muslim-Christian Relations
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AUDIO RECORDINGS:

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Lecture 1:
 Between confrontation and collaboration: what can we learn about the history of Muslim-Christian relations through art and architecture?

James Allan – AJL 2011

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Lecture 2:
 Media and Religious Understanding: the role of the media in Muslim-Christian Relations

Abber al-Najjar — AJL 2011

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