Date: Wednesday 24 August 2016, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Location Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson St, Dublin
Cost: €10 (Concession €5)
Book tickets at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/my-house-in-damascus-an-inside-view-of-the-syrian-crisis-tickets-26055701304
Join author Diana Darke for a discussion on Islamic architecture and life within the historic city of Damascus.
Diana Darke, an Oxford Arabist and fluent Arabic speaker, has written 16 books on the Near and Middle East, acquiring a rich appreciation of the region, its people, their culture and preoccupations during the 30 years she has lived and worked there.
Her book My house in Damascus tells a personal as well as a political story of one of the most evocative cities in the Middle East, of the architecture that makes up the historic walled city, and her experience of buying and renovating one of its historic houses before the outbreak of the war. All proceeds will go a special fund for Syrian Higher Education administered by the Said Foundation which gives scholarships to young Syrians whose university education has been interrupted by the war. www.saidfoundation.org – See more at: http://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/event-details?EventID=1393#sthash.1YkjZYDC.dpuf
This event is organised by the Heritage Council and ICOMOS Ireland.