Dreams, Dice and Divination: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

Fozia Parveen Announcement
United Kingdom
Subject Fields
Arabic History / Studies, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Islamic History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

York Islamic Art Circle


Our first event of the year takes place later this month with Dr Francesca Leoni (Ashmolean, Oxford).


Abstract: Dream manuals, talismanic shirts, horoscopic charts and magico-medicinal bowls testify to the changing roles of divinatory practices within Islamic traditions from the medieval period to the present day. Despite critical attitudes and bans, in fact, various techniques to foretell the future and influence daily events were used by elites and ordinary people alike in order to address all sort of concerns. Dreams, Dice and Divination: Islamic Art and the Supernatural will explore the themes and debates surrounding these common yet controversial arts through the lens of art and material culture.


"Dreams, Dice and Divination: Islamic Art and the Supernatural"


with Dr Francesca Leoni (Ashmolean Museum)

on Tuesday 31st January 2017

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York (UK)


Entry is by free ticket only available at www.york.ac.uk/tickets

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