Simon O’Meara Book(s) Title
The Kaʿba Orientations: Readings in Islam’s Ancient House

Simon O’Meara is Senior Lecturer in the History of Architecture & Archaeology of the Islamic Middle East at SOAS, University of London, England. He is an architectural historian of early to pre-modern Islamic culture, researching Islamic visuality and the materiality of Islam. These research interests mean his teaching and publications are informed not only by the foundational texts, sites, and discourses of Islam, but also by sociologically minded studies into the workings of Islamic culture and Muslim societies. Effectively, he pursues what more traditional Islamic art history can struggle to accommodate or see.