Dr. Colette Apelian


About Dr. Colette Apelian

Dr. Colette Apelian obtained her doctorate in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles where she specialized in Islamic art and architecture. Dr. Apelian lives and researches in Morocco and is currently writing a manuscript on the histories of electricity, automobiles, and development in the old city of Fez during the French colonial period (1912-1956). Dr. Apelian teaches art history online for Berkeley City College in Berkeley, California.



Mosque of Kairouan thumb
Used for Friday prayer, this mosque stood at the center of Kairouan’s commercial, educational, and religious life.

The Great Mosque of Kairouan