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Recent Content

Lecture - The Mughal Queen Nur Jahan as a Patron of the Arts (York, 8 June 2018)

"The Mughal Queen Nur Jahan as a Patron of the Arts"
8th June 6:30pm - 7:30pm with Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi (SOAS), University of York, UK.
The Mughal Emperors of South Asia were famous patrons of art and architecture, and much is known about the artistic influence of emperors such as Akbar and Jahangir, and Shah Jahan who commissioned the Taj Mahal. However, less is known about the impact of the equally powerful and wealthy female queens of the Mughal Empire.

Job - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 2019-2020 (UPenn)

The following job was posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 21 May 2018 to 28 May 2018. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

Lecture - The Qur'an of Uljaytu (York, 6 June 2018)

"The Qur'an of Uljaytu"
with Dr Alison Ohta (Director of Royal Asiatic Society), 6th June, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ University of York, UK.
The Mongol Ilkhanate (1256-1353) was established in north-west Iran after the invasions led by Hulegu, the grandson of Genghis-khan. Despite the initial destruction that the conquests brought, Ilkhanid rule heralded a period where the arts of the book flourished with the production of both religious and secular texts.