SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

The Kaʿba Orientations: In conversation with author Dr Simon O'Meara

IMG - Simon O'Meara Book
Simon O'Meara (SOAS)

Date: 16 March 2021Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 16 March 2021Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Webinar

At this virtual event for all those with a professional or personal interest in Islamic and/or Middle Eastern history and culture, we are delighted to welcome Simon O'Meara, lecturer in the History of Architecture & Archaeology of the Islamic Middle East at SOAS and member of the London Middle East Institute (LMEI).

He will be interviewed by Valerie Gonzalez, Research Associate at SOAS' Department of History of Art and Archaeology.

The discussion will be around Dr O'Meara's newly published book, The Kaʿba Orientations: Readings in Islam’s Ancient House, available for purchase.

All those who register for the event will receive a discount code for the book.


Admission is free and all are welcome. A Zoom link will be uploaded and circulated 24-48 hours before the event is due to begin. Click here to register

The interview will be around twenty minutes, followed by twenty minutes to allow for Q&A and discussion with the virtual audience.

Organiser: Katie O'Reilly-Boyles (SOAS)

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