H-AMCA is a network devoted to the study of modern and contemporary art from the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey. We aim to create a network of interested scholars and organizations to enable historians and other scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests, and to promote scholarly cooperation between both persons and organizations.

Recent Content

Author: 
Christiane Gruber, Sune Haugbolle, eds.
Reviewer: 
James Ryan

Ryan on Gruber and Haugbolle, 'Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image'


Christiane Gruber, Sune Haugbolle, eds. Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. Illustrations. xxvii + 343 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00884-8; $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-00888-6.

Reviewed by James Ryan
Published on H-AMCA (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Sarah-Neel Smith

"Moving" Images: Relocating Visual Analysis in the Modern Middle East

Author: 
Anthony Downey, ed.
Reviewer: 
Sascha Crasnow

Crasnow on Downey, 'Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practices in the Middle East and North Africa'


Anthony Downey, ed. Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practices in the Middle East and North Africa. London: IB Tauris, 2014. 256 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78453-035-8.

Reviewed by Sascha Crasnow
Published on H-AMCA (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Sarah-Neel Smith

Author: 
Ali Behdad, Luke Gartlan, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sandra Williams

Williams on Behdad and Gartlan, 'Photography's Orientalisms: New Essays on Colonial Representation'


Ali Behdad, Luke Gartlan, eds. Photography's Orientalisms: New Essays on Colonial Representation. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2013. vii + 215 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60606-151-0.

Reviewed by Sandra Williams
Published on H-AMCA (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Sarah-Neel Smith

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