Said Ennahid

Said ENNAHID (Ph.D., Arizona State University), archaeologist and Professor of Islamic art and architecture at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane (Morocco).  Ennahid’s research and teaching interests include Islamic archaeology, art, architecture, and urbanism, medieval historiography and historical geography, French colonial-period architecture and urbanism, and cultural heritage of contemporary Islamic societies of North Africa.  In 2014, Ennahid won a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award to conduct a project on cities and urban life in Medieval Morocco at The Gustav E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies (UCLA).  The same year, he won The Barakat Trust Senior Visiting Scholarship to continue research on this project at The Khalili Research Centre (Oxford University).  Ennahid’s current research areas are 1) Islamic manuscript culture and intellectual history, more specifically, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the preservation and valorization of cultural heritage in Morocco (archaeological sites and ancient manuscript collections) and 2) French colonial-period architectural history and urbanism with a focus on Casablanca.  Ennahid is Expert Member of The International Committee on Historic Towns and Villages (CIVVIH) at The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).  He is also a member of La Société Marocaine d’Archéologie et du Patrimoine (SMAP) and founding member of The Moroccan Fulbright Alumni Association (MFAA).