CFP: HIAA Majlis, NY, February 11, 2021

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Submitted by HIAA Secretary


Dear Colleagues,


The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) Majlis, held periodically in conjunction with the conference of the College Art Association (CAA), offers an opportunity for junior scholars in Islamic art to learn about their colleagues' work and to connect with more senior scholars.


HIAA invites submissions from graduate students at ABD level or recent PhDs to present at its next Majlis, to take place in New York city on the afternoon of Thursday, February 11, 2021 during CAA's Annual Conference. [Note: Although we hope that the conference and associated programming will be held in person, in the event of continued restrictions on large gatherings, the Majlis will be held virtually]


We are delighted to announce that the Majlis will be held at Silsila, a research center at NYU dedicated to material histories of the Islamicate world.


HIAA invites proposals for 20-minute papers on current research focused on any topic, time period or region related to islamic art, architecture, and archaeology. We especially encourage proposals that highlight research and activism that expands our understanding of race and its representation in Islamic art and culture, and to topics that deal with the way racism or race has played a part in writing about Islamic art.


Proposals should be submitted by email to HIAA secretary Fatima Quraishi at as a single document which includes the following:

** a cover sheet with your name, academic status, contact information (postal address, e-mail address, telephone number/s) and title of proposed presentation

** an abstract of no more than 300 words

Proposals are due by August 15, 2020.


Please note that those selected to present at the Majlis must be current members of HIAA.



Fatima Quraishi

Secretary, Historians of Islamic Art Association


Asst. Prof., Dept of Art History, University of California, Riverside