ANN: In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art – LACMA – May 6 – September 9, 2018

In the Fields of Empty Days explores the continuous and inescapable presence of the past in Iranian society. This notion is revealed in art and literature in which ancient kings and heroes are used in later contexts as paradigms of virtue or as objects of derision, while long-gone Shi‘ite saints are evoked as champions of the poor and the oppressed. Beginning in the 14th century, illustrated versions of the Shahnama recast Iran’s pre-Islamic kings and heroes as contemporary Islamic rulers and were used to justify and legitimize the ruling elite.

Symposium - Intersections: Visual Cultures of Islamic Cosmopolitanism (Dallas, 4-5 May 2018)

From: Vivek Gupta <>
Date: 11 April 2018
Intersections: Visual Cultures of Islamic Cosmopolitanism
A collaboration between the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at UTD, Islamic Art Revival Series, a program of Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation and the Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, to be held at the University of Texas, Dallas, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Ismaili Jamatkhana in Plano.
Friday, May 4, 2018
University of

ANN: “Transregional Connections: Architectural Monuments and the Construction of Early Modern Islamic Empires" UCSB Lecture by Gulru Necipoglu, Harvard University

The Center for Middle East Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, presents

Transregional Connections:  Architectural Monuments and the Construction of Early Modern Islamic Empires

Tuesday, April 17th, 4:00pm, HSSB 6020 (IHC McCune Conference Room, University of California, Santa Barbara)


R. Stephen Humphreys Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Announcement - events at UPENN, the Penn Museum and other venues

From: "Holod, Renata" <>
Date: 5 April 2018

Please post:

To celebrate the re-opening of the Middle East galleries:

1.  April 20 -21: Annual Symposium, Center for Ancient Studies, my paper, "On Streets, Markets, Lanes and Houses in not – so - Ancient Cities” is the last on April 21:

Fellowship - Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), University of Oslo

The following announcement has been reposted from H-Levant:
A Doctoral Research Fellowship in history is available at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH), University of Oslo.
The applicant is asked to propose a project that deals with cultural production in the twentieth-century Middle East, with a focus on Egypt or the Levant. The project may take a specific case study within the region or explore circulation of ideas and products across national boundaries.

Conference, CFP - 2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies (OSARK), (Tirana, 17-20 October 2018)

Dear colleagues,
We are pleased to extend to you this official invitation on behalf of the organization committee to participate in the 2nd International Congress on Ottoman Studies, to be held between 17-20 October 2018 in Tirana, Albania. We would be honored to welcome and host you in this prestigious congress. The event represents a unique opportunity for sharing information within the community of Ottoman studies scholars, politicians and intellectuals worldwide. More information about the Congress is presented below.

Lecture: “Kars: Russian Modernity on East Anatolia (1877-1917)” Neşe Gurallar


2017 – 2018 AKPIA Lecture Series, A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University presents


April 12, 2018

6:00 – 7:30pm 


Neşe Gurallar

Professor, Department of Architecture, Gazi University, Ankara; Harvard AKPIA Associate



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