Lectures at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London - Arts of Pre-Colonial Africa, Oct. and Nov. 2019

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Submitted by Sussan Babaie

The Arts of Pre-colonial Africa

25 & 29, October and 12 & 19 November

The Courtauld Institute of Art 


The 2019 Frank Davis Memorial Series invites four distinguished speakers to share new research in African art before the continent-wide colonialisation of the nineteenth century. Looking at the African material on its own terms rather than in light of Europe while also allowing us to understand the intercontinental and wider networks: the ways in which its various kingdoms centred themselves and connected with cultural worlds beyond. These lectures vary in scope and in their methodological approaches and provide an opportunity for reevaluations of the history of African arts.



Sussan Deyhim: Performance and Practice

5 November 2019, The Courtauld Institute of Art



Dr. Sussan Babaie
Reader in the Arts of Iran and Islam

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Vernon Square, Penton Rise, Kings Cross

London WC1X 9EW



President (2017-19), Historians of Islamic Art Association