Khalili Research Centre (Oxford): Research Seminar, winter 2019

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The Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford  
Research Seminars, Hilary Term 2019
Thursdays at 5 PM, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD (Seminar Room 3)
All welcome
17 January (Week 1)
Manuscripts, Patrons, and Artists in Late Medieval Konya, 1270s – 1330s
Cailah Jackson | Khalili Research Centre (Oxford)                           
24 January (Week 2)
Change, Continuity and Rupture: Qur’an Manuscript Production in the Central and Eastern Islamic Lands of the 11th century
Alya Karame | Khalili Research Centre (Oxford)
31 January (Week 3)
Spatial Poetry and the Sufi Body: the chelleh-khaneh at the Shrine of Shah Ni’matullah Wali in Mahan
Peyvand Firouzeh | Bodleian Library (Oxford)/Kunsthistorisches Institut (Florence)
7 February (Week 4)
No Seminar
14 February (Week 5)
From Iran to Anatolia: Islamic Architecture and Patronage of the Saljuq Period and Beyond              
Lorenz Korn | Bamberg University
21 February (Week 6)
The Eye of the Calligrapher: The Literature on Writing and Calligraphy in Arabic Script as a Source on the Perception of Calligraphy in Medieval Islam
Nourane Ben Azzouna | University of Strasbourg
28 February (Week 7)
‘Subtle Inventions and Marvellous Innovations’: ‘Abbas ibn Firnas, Craft, and Intellect in al-Andalus
Glaire Anderson | University of Edinburgh
7 March (Week 8)
The History of Churches and Monasteries in Egypt: A Medieval Encyclopaedic Source on Church Building, Decoration and Patronage in Egypt and Beyond
Mat Immerzeel | University of Leiden
For further information and lecture abstracts, please visit the KRC website ( or contact the seminar convenor, Alain  George (
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