New Publication - Islamic Art and Architecture, Robert Hillenbrand (Thames & Hudson) - March 2021

Submitted by the publisher:

Embracing over a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, Islamic Art and Architecture is an unrivalled synthesis of the arts of Islamic civilization. From the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day, Robert Hillenbrand traces the evolution of an extraordinary range of art forms, including architecture, calligraphy, book illumination, painting, ceramics, glassware, textiles and metalwork.

Mosques in Sub-Saharan Africa: Muslim Architectures (Online)

This two-day online course introduces participants to Muslim architecture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Following an introduction on Islamic architecture and mosques, the first session will explore mosques in West Africa, from the Sahara to the tropical forests. The second session will look at the mosques in East Africa, from the Nile valleys to the Swahili coast. This day will be based on Professor Stephane Pradines' extensive knowledge and fieldwork in Egypt, Ethiopia and the Swahili coast.

Online Event - Alex Dika Seggerman, "Islam and Surrealism: Abdel Hadi el-Gazzar's Postwar Painting in Egypt." March 10 @ 5pm

Please join us for a Publication Highlight Talk at the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Wednesday March 10 at 5pm:

Alex Dika Seggerman, "Islam and Surrealism: Abdel Hadi el-Gazzar's Postwar Painting in Egypt." 

Announcement & Call for Applications - New Getty Short Course on Medieval Eastern Mediterranean Cities - Due March 8

Submitted by Scott Redford:

The School of Arts at SOAS University of London is pleased to announce the launch of a new research seminar programme for young and early career researchers in the art and archaeology of the medieval eastern Mediterranean, supported by the Getty Foundation as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative.

Online Course - Discussing Islamic Art, Aesthetics, and Visuality - Spring 2021

New short course on Islamic art open to all, offered by the Oxford International Collaboration Centre, Azad University, Oxford, UK.

Course's title: 'Discussing Islamic Art, Aesthetics, and Visuality'

Module Lecturer: Valerie Gonzalez, Research Associate, SOAS, University of London ( ,


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