TITLE: Petroglyphic Art in North Africa: The Story of the Engraved Rocks of the Sahara
SPEAKER: Ahmed Achrat
EVENT DATE: 2009/12/03
RUNNING TIME: 55 minutes
The Near East Section, part of the African and Middle Eastern Division, presents a lecture given by Dr. Ahmed Achrat who speaks about petroglyphic art in North Africa.
Speaker Biography: Ahmed Achrat earned his degree from the University of Iran, Faculty of Law and his master's of law from New York University, School of Law. He received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. Achrat has taught various subjects at colleges in the United States and abroad. His most recent appointment was at the University of Illinois in Chicago where he taught Arabic, religious studies, pre-Islamic North Africa, and Mediterranean rock art. He has a wide variety of interests and has presented several papers at conferences worldwide and published numerous articles on various topics including gender and Islamic art. Achrat has an interest in post-modern interpretation of the Koran which is a subject covered in his published work.