New article published: The Vernacular Architecture of Doha, Qatar

Project head Professor Robert Carter and field director Daniel Eddisford have published an article on the historic architecture of Doha, in a new publication in the journal Post-Medieval Archaeology. The article discusses the project’s work on the built environment in Doha. Here is the abstract:

The urban history of the Gulf states has been largely neglected, with historical studies of Qatar focusing on its political and economic development. This article presents an overview of the vernacular architecture of Doha that incorporates non-elite buildings. The life histories of these buildings tell the story of Qatar’s rapid development in the 20th century and the dramatic changes to the society and urban fabric of its capital. Rapid development threatens to destroy this aspect of Qatar’s past, and we accordingly aim to record the diversity of the historic built environment of Doha.

The full article can be accessed here:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00794236.2017.1320918

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