Webinar Announcement - Islamic Art on the Margins,  A Conversation between Imran bin Tajudeen & Sana Mirza, Nov. 16

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Submitted by Fatima Quraishi

The Middle East and Islamic Studies Program at University of California Riverside 


Historians of Islamic Art Association 



Islamic Art on the Margins, 

A Conversation between Imran bin Tajudeen & Sana Mirza


Monday, November 16, 5 pm (Pacific time)

Register online at: https://ucr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MmVfF1ZaQ0GcexDTICqbsQ


Dr Imran bin Tajudeen researches architectural encounters in maritime Southeast Asia across the longue durée. He examines the vernacular city and its heritage tropes. His doctoral dissertation on this topic (NUS, 2009) won the ICAS Book Prize in 2011. He is co-editor of Southeast Asia’s Modern Architecture (2018), and was postdoctoral fellow at MIT's Aga Khan Program (2009–10) and the IIAS in Leiden (2010–11). He has published on Southeast Asia’s mosques in transregional and vernacular-Indic translations across and is currently working on a monograph on this subject. He is Mutawa Visiting Fellow in OXCIS (Oxford, 2019-2020) and is currently Visiting Senior Fellow at NUS Dept of Malay Studies with a joint appointment at the Dept of Culture and New Media.


Sana Mirza is the managing editor of Ars Orientalis and Manager of Scholarly Programs and Publications at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art. She has published in Afriques and contributed to several exhibition catalogues, including The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. Sana is completing her PhD at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her dissertation examines Qur’anic manuscripts produced in the city of Harar in Ethiopia from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries as well as their Red Sea and Indian Ocean milieus.


Co-sponsored by: UCR Palm Desert Center, Department of Art History, African Studies Working Group at the Center of Ideas and Society, Southeast Asia: Text Ritual and Performance, CHASS Dean's Office, and Department of History, UCR.



Fatima Quraishi

Secretary, Historians of Islamic Art Association 




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