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ONLINE: Muslim Women Travellers
Wed 08 Mar, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
About the event
MACFEST presents an exciting online event for International Women’s Day with Professor Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, who will talk about her new book: Three Centuries of Travel Writing by Muslim Women.
This illustrated online talk will look at the fascinating first-hand accounts of travel by Muslim women dating from the 17th to the mid-20th century. Challenging preconceived notions, it will offer an insight into how these daring and diverse women – queens, captives, pilgrims, provocateurs – explored the world. What unites these adventurers is a concern for the other women they encounter, their willingness to record their experiences and the constant thoughts they cast homewards.
Professor Siobhan Lambert-Hurley has co-edited Three Centuries of Travel Writing by Muslim Women with Daniel Majchrowicz and Sunil Sharma.
The event will be presented by Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, Professor of Global History at the University of Sheffield
MACFEST is a ground-breaking and award-winning international Muslim Arts and Culture Festival that brings Muslim and non-Muslim communities together to promote social inclusion. From 18 February – 30 July 2023, MACFEST together with the Muslim Women’s Arts Foundation and Festival will present a diverse selection of speakers, artists, culture and more, showcased through a range of in-person and international online events.
Event Date: Wednesday 8 March
Tickets: FREE. Booking details and tickets are through MACFEST (booking essential)
Age guidance: No age restrictions
This event is bookable through MACFEST.