The Gingko foundations promote and facilitate dialogue between the Middle East and the Western world through conferences, events and scholarly publications. In the face of an increasingly virulent divide between East and West, we enable constructive, informed and open discussion, giving a voice to a new generation of thinkers and opinion formers.




Following the Mercantile Effect Conference we will be releasing a series of podcasts from the lectures given in Berlin. The first concerns the magnificent Alhambra Cupola.

Photo by kind permission of Johannes Kramer
Photo by kind permission of Dr McSweeney









Listen to our podcast of Dr Anna McSweeney’s talk on the Alhambra Cupola, one of the jewels of the Museum fur Islamische Kunst in Berlin. The particular focus of her talk will be the poetry, which forms an integral part of this fourteenth-century wooden ceiling that once was part of the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain.



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