New Digital Resources for Teaching Islamic Art and Architecture: “Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online”

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Submitted By Christiane Gruber

 

Dear colleagues,

“Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online” is an emerging platform of digital resources to aid the teaching of the history of Islamic art and architecture. In its initial stage, the platform provides original multimedia content developed by scholars from across the field of Islamic art, which is intended to aid educators in the creation of an interactive learning environment and to contribute to new ways of teaching in general, bringing new voices, perspectives, and materials into our classrooms. The project is spearheaded by Prof. Christiane Gruber at the University of Michigan and a team of six collaborators. Team Khamseen will make this material available to public audiences, with the aim to establish and expand a website with additional resources over the coming months.

 

Currently available mini-multimedia files include the following presentations, which were kindly (and very swiftly) provided by international experts. We hope these will prove useful to those teaching remotely this fall semester:

 

Blessing, Patricia

Water and Sound in Islamic Architecture

  

Brey, Alexander

Al-Walid's Baths Qusayr Amra

 

Bowker, Sam

The Egyptian Tentmakers and the Art of Khayamiya

 

Dimmig, Ashley

Islamic Art at the Walters Art Museum

  

Fetvacı, Emine

Ottoman Illustrated Histories

 

Gencer, Yasemin.

İbrahim Müteferrika and the First Printed Books of the Islamic World

 

Göloğlu, Sabiha

Touching Mecca & Medina: The Dalā'il al-Khayrāt and Devotional Practices

  

Gruber, Christiane and Paroma Chaterjee

Hagia Sophia, A Conversation

[available online with closed captions here]

 

Gruber, Christiane

A Safavid Painting of the Prophet Muhammad's Mi‘raj 

[available online with closed captions here]

 

Habibi, Negar

Persian Painting in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century: Farangi Sâzi Safavid Paintings

 

Kana‘an, Ruba.

The Bobrinski Bucket

 

Mostafa, Heba

Dome of the Rock: Original Mosaics

 

Neumeier, Emily

The Paintings of Osman Hamdi Bey

  

O'Kane, Bernard

The Khanqah of Baybar al-Jashinkir, 1306-1310

 

Parikh, Rachel

Islamic Arms and Armor: A Look at Dhu'l Fiqar, ‘Ali's Miraculous Sword

 

Pruitt, Jennifer

The Al-Aqmar Mosque

 

Sardar, Marika

A Samanid Epigraphic Dish

 

Sardar, Marika

The Gwalior Qur'an

 

Seggerman, Alex Dika.

Mahmoud Mukhtar’s Khamasin: Scuplture in Modern Egypt   

 

Steinberg, Amanda Hannoosh

The Stuart Cary Welch Islamic & South Asian Photograph Collection

 

Taner, Melis

Contextualizing the Hünername (Book of Talents)

 

Wolf, Olivia

Monumental Mosques in Latin America

 

Khamseen is an ongoing project and more material will be included on a rolling basis. For any questions, or if you are interested in contributing a mini multi-media file, please contact Sandy Williams (University of Michigan) at sswill@umich.edu.

 

Sincerely,

Team Khamseen

  

Christiane Gruber

Sandy Williams

Yasemin Gencer

Mira Xenia Schwerda

Bihter Esener

Michelle Al-Ferzly

Ani Kalousdian