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Sasanian sacred iconography after the Sasanians - York Islamic Art Circle

"Sasanian sacred iconography after the Sasanians"
with Dr Rachel Wood (University of Oxford)
on Thursday 21st June 2018
from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
at 3Sixty, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York, YO10 5GE, UK.
How are we to understand motifs created after th

Open call: Modeling Travels in History: an ORBIS-esque Hackathon @ Uni Vienna (July 18-20, 2018)

Everyone is familiar with Google Maps—all of us are using it on a daily basis. In 2012 a group of researchers at Stanford (led by Walter Scheidel), developed Orbis (http://orbis.stanford.edu/)[1], which, one may put, applied the same geographical principles to a particular historical context. Dubbed “a Google Maps for the Roman Empire”[2], this model became a popular historical online resource and an object of envy for scholars working in other historical contexts.

Re: Pottery mottos; Najmat al-Quds

Dear Karl,

For inscriptions on Islamic pottery, see, inter alia:

Lisa Volov, “Plaited Kufic on Samanid Epigraphic Pottery," Ars Orientalis, 6 (1966): 107-133 (esp. the appendix on p. 133);

Manijeh Bayani, "Inscriptions on Early Islamic Ceramics: 9th to Late 12th Centuries," in Helen Philon, Early Islamic Ceramics: Ninth to Late Twelfth Centuries, [London], 1980, 293-302;