The term Moor can refer to several groups of people from North Africa. In this presentation, Mahdi examines the origins of the term along with developing a narrative for its usage in Europe throughout history.
Hosted by: Mikey Muhanna, afikra
Edited by: Ramzi Ramman
Theme music by: Tarek Yamani
About afikra Community Presentations:
Every Saturday a community member delivers an in-depth presentation on a topic related to the Arab world’s history and culture during a one-hour online event. The presentation is the culmination of a month-long afikra coaching process to help identify a topic, find research and develop the presentation. The goal is to showcase the presenter’s curiosity, research and share some knowledge. Each presentation is followed by a moderated Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience on Zoom. Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp
afikra is a grassroots movement that has evolved into a global community dedicated to exploring the history and culture of the Arab world. Starting in 2014 in NYC, our mission has always been two-pronged: cultivate curiosity and to build community. We've hosted intimate salon-style events all over the world that feature in-depth presentations on topics related to the Arab world, given by members of our community. What makes afikra different is that our programs and platform is designed to engage our community to ask their own questions, and provide an open community of peers who support each other as we all look for the answers together. Our vision is to build a global community of curious minds who are interested in promoting intellectualism and deepening our communal knowledge of the Arab region.