Sasanian sacred iconography after the Sasanians - York Islamic Art Circle

"Sasanian sacred iconography after the Sasanians"
with Dr Rachel Wood (University of Oxford)
on Thursday 21st June 2018
from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
at 3Sixty, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York, YO10 5GE, UK.
How are we to understand motifs created after th

Open call: Modeling Travels in History: an ORBIS-esque Hackathon @ Uni Vienna (July 18-20, 2018)

Everyone is familiar with Google Maps—all of us are using it on a daily basis. In 2012 a group of researchers at Stanford (led by Walter Scheidel), developed Orbis (http://orbis.stanford.edu/)[1], which, one may put, applied the same geographical principles to a particular historical context. Dubbed “a Google Maps for the Roman Empire”[2], this model became a popular historical online resource and an object of envy for scholars working in other historical contexts.

Call for Chapter Contributors - Windows into the Medieval Mediterranean

Contributors are sought for an edited collection designed for undergraduate through first-year graduate students, under contract with publishers Taylor and Francis, that illuminates the many worlds of the Medieval Mediterranean, 470-1350. Contributors are asked to provide narrative essays accompanied by primary source materials, written and/or visual, illustrative of their argument, and meant to engage students more deeply into the topic. Essays will vary between 2000 and 3000 words. The general theme of the chapters are as follows
The Mediterranean and its Environmental History

Yalbakh in Tabari

Dear Colleagues,

I have a minor question (I do not have Tabari in front of me as I am on the road): does the name 'Yalbakh' occur in his History in reference to the Samarra period? I'll be a bit greedy: if anyone is inclined to send an image of the first occurrence in the SUNY translation, if it is glossed, I'd be grateful.

My thanks, Matthew Gordon

Humboldt Yale History Network Travel Grants


Funded by the Anneliese Maier Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and with support from Yale University, the Humboldt Yale History Network aims to assemble and sustain a global research network of historians.  To that end, the network will offer a series of travel grants over the coming years.

The Qur'an of Uljaytu - York Islamic Art Circle

"The Qur'an of Uljaytu"
with Dr Alison Ohta (Director of Royal Asiatic Society), 6th June, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ University of York, UK.
The Mongol Ilkhanate (1256-1353) was established in north-west Iran after the invasions led by Hulegu, the grandson of Genghis-khan. Despite the initial destruction that the conquests brought, Ilkhanid rule heralded a period where the arts of the book flourished with the production of both religious and secular texts.


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