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H-ISLAMART is sponsored by the Historians of Islamic Art Association [HIAA], an international professional organization for the study of Islamic art. The mission of HIAA is to promote high standards of scholarship and instruction in the history of Islamic art; to facilitate communication among HIAA members through the association's website, H-Net Network, meetings, and other programs; and to promote scholarly collaboration among persons and organizations interested in and involved with the study of Islamic art. For more information about HIAA, please see http://www.historiansofislamicart.org.

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Re: Query - Archnet redesign


I was much happier with the previous archnet site. I used it mainly for visual resources and calendar function to keep up with the new events, lectures and conferences within the field of Islamic Art and Architecture.

The new archnet  lost the intuitive design I previously enjoyed  with the old website. It was much easier to navigate and browse the content in a clearly structured content.

The calendar of events is now gone! So there is not anymore a one-stop repository of organized events, conferences and lectures. I hope Archnet will consider bringing the calendar back to life.

Jobs - Forwarded from H-net Jobs

Forwarded from H-net jobs


Arkansas State University - Tenure track Assistant Professor, History

DePauw University - Middle Eastern History, Term Position

Tel Aviv University - Tenured or tenure-track position in the History
of the Arab Middle East of the 20th

News - Iraq Museum to reopen

From:  Rosalind Haddon <rosalindhaddon@gmail.com>
Date:  13 April 2014

"Overcoming looting and years of war, Iraq Museum moves to reopen"

Many pieces looted amid the 2003 invasion have been recovered, and the museum repaired. While tough challenges remain, the staff is optimistic they will soon throw the doors open to the public.

By Jane Arraf, Correspondent / April 12, 2014
Christian Science Monitor

Lamia al-Gailani pulls a folder of crumbling letters from a
battered metal cabinet – part of what she considers the secret treasures
of the Iraq Museum.

Re: Query - Archnet redesign

Dear Colleagues,

I totally agree with D. Ruggles concerning the new Archnet design. Why change a system that works well? The old Archnet was very well structured and finding images and further information related to historic sites was especially easy. In my opinion, the site is overloaded now with non-relevant gimmicks.

Dipl.-Ing. Robin Wimmel

Architect and researcher, Berlin Germany