Associate Professor Samer Akkach

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Associate Professor Samer Akkach

Name: Associate Professor Samer Akkach
Position: Associate head (Research)
Organisation: University of Adelaide
Department/Division: Architecture
Organisation type: Academic
Website: www.adelaide.edu.au
Primary Areas: Design, Architecture & Planning
History
Expertise: Arab-Islamic art, design and culture; history and theory of Islamic art, architecture and landscape; intellectual history of early modernity, Arab-Islamic and Ottoman; Socio-urban history of Middle Eastern cities during the early modern period; Islamic cosmology (pre- and post-Copernican traditions), philosophy (pre- and early modern), and mysticism (pre- and early modern.
Notes: Founding Director, Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA); Chief Investigator of two ARC Discovery Grants; Visiting Professor, Arab International University, Damascus; member of the advisory boards of Architectural Theory Review, Design Philosophy Papers, Centre for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region; and Honorary Fellow of Ibn 'Arabi Society, Oxford and Berkeley.