Dr. Christoph B. Konrad

Christoph Konrad is an art historian with a focus on oriental art history. His dissertation in collaboration with Brian Beckers dealt with the two main buildings of the early Islamic caliph Residence Ruṣāfat Hišām (8th century AD). Both buildings were examined archaeologically by Konrad within the framework of Dorothée Sack`s research project on ancient Resafa which was supported by the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and Topoi. According to Konrad both buildings follow the Qasr building type in style. These were representative castles which were richly decorated in the inside and on the facades. Its exploration contributed to better understand the concept of Resafa.