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Charity, orphans and foundlings in the pre-modern Islamic world

An exploration of the Islamic world's responses to childcare through history.


The Foundling Hospital represented a major milestone for childcare in Britain. How were these issues tackled in other parts of the world? Professor Gerald Hawting, Professor of Middle East History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Universtiy of London, explores ways in which the Islamic world responded to the issues of orphans, charity and foundlings. This lecture is part of the Festival of Muslim Cultures.


Speaker(s):

Professor Gerald Hawting | talks

 

Date and Time:

26 July 2006 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

The Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square
London
WC1N 1AZ
+44 20 78 41 36 00
http://www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk/

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The Foundling's Coram Cafe will offer Moroccan food and music all day and will be open until the talk starts.

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