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

ANN: New book by Alex Seggerman, Modernism on the Nile Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary

Analyzing the modernist art movement that arose in Cairo and Alexandria from the late nineteenth century through the 1960s, Alex Dika Seggerman reveals how the visual arts were part of a multifaceted transnational modernism. While the work of diverse, major Egyptian artists during this era may have appeared to be secular, she argues, it reflected the subtle but essential inflection of Islam, as a faith, history, and lived experience, in the overarching development of Middle Eastern modernity. 

ANN: Book Launch - Pierre Loti’s Collection of Oriental Arms and Armour (June 24)

The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations is delighted to invite you to the launch of Stéphane Pradines' new book; La Collection d’armes orientales de Pierre Loti (Pierre Loti’s Collection of Oriental Arms and Armour)