Islamic History Month Talk by Adj. Prof. H. Masud Taj

October 30, 2021

2:00 pm EST

Sitting in the Courtyard of Sultan Hasan: Drawing Lessons from the Black Plague


2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT


The 14th-century plague swept across Europe and the Middle East, ravaging both civilizations. How did different civilizations respond to the same phenomenon? Was architecture even possible following the most fatal pandemic recorded in human history? 


H. Masud Taj was mentored in Cairo by the visionary architect Hassan Fathy, who lived near the monumental Sultan Hasan Mosque and Madrasa.  


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