Islamic Heritage 2022

4th International Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art

Post Conference Report

13–15 July 2022


Islamic Heritage 2022

With the main objective to preserve our delegates’ wellbeing, but also with the belief that the international contacts among the scientific community should not be stopped, WIT decided that this conference should not take place as scheduled in Madrid, Spain, but take place as an online event instead.

The conference was organised by the Wessex Institute, UK, represented by Prof Santiago Hernandez, Member of the WIT Board of Directors.

The meeting dealt with the design of many types of buildings in Islamic countries, including not only the better known public buildings like mosques, mausolea, citadels and forts, but also houses and gardens, engineering works such as bridges and dams, irrigation systems and many others which have also had a profound impact on society.

Islamic architecture has enriched design with a wide variety of structural shapes, including among others, unique arches, a wide variety of vaults and domes which allow for new forms to be developed. The influence that these structural forms have in non-Islamic countries will be one of the themes of the conference.

Opening of the Conference

The conference was opened by Prof Santiago Hernandez, Wessex Institute Board of Directors, who welcomed the delegates to the event.

Invited Speakers

There was an invited lecture on advanced topics of research and applications, as follows:

  • Conservation of urban heritage in historical centers of contemporary cities
    by K. F. Hmood

Conference Sessions

The papers presented during the conference were classified under the following headings:

  • Heritage studies

  • Cultural and aesthetical aspects

  • New and heritage architecture

Q&A Live Zoom Sessions

Conference delegates were invited to participate in a Q&A live zoom session which took place on 15th July 2022. This friendly session was a great opportunity for participants to interact with each other and put questions to authors about their papers.

Conference Publication

Papers presented at this conference are published in Volume 211 of the WIT Transactions on the Built Environment (Electronic ISSN: 1743-3509). Papers presented at the meeting are available Open Access in the eLibrary of the Wessex Institute ( from where they can be freely downloaded by any interested parties.

Closing of the Conference

We are very sorry that we were not able to meet our delegates in person this time, but hope that we will be able to do so at a future event.