Colonial al-Andalus

Join author Eric Calderwood in conversation wtih Emily Gottreich (Global Studies ) and Nasser Meerkhan (Near Eastern Studies, Spanish and Portuguese).

NOVEMBER 5, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 P.M.
340 STEPHENS HALL

Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture
Drawing on a rich archive of Spanish, Arabic, French, and Catalan sources – including literature, historiography, journalism, political speeches, schoolbooks, tourist brochures, and visual arts- Calderwood reconstructs the varied political career of convivencia and al-Andalus, showing how shared pasts become raw material for divergent contemporary ideologies, including Spanish fascism and Moroccan nationalism. Colonial-al-Andalus exposes the limits of simplistic oppositions between European and Arab, Christian and Muslim that shape current debates about European colonialism.