Professor Samer Akkach

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Professor Samer Akkach

Name: Professor Samer Akkach
Position: Professor of architectural history and theory
Organisation: University of Adelaide
Department/Division: Architecture
Organisation type: Academic
Website: www.adelaide.edu.au
Primary Areas: Design, Architecture & Planning (Architecture)
History (Cultural 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 science and 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); author of Cosmology and Architecture (2005); Islam and the Enlightenment (2007); Letters of a Sufi Scholar (2010); Intimate Invocations (2012); Damascene Diaries (2015); Istanbul Observatory (2017); 'Ilm: Science, Religion, and Art in Islam (2019); and Nazar; Vision and Cultural Difference (2021).