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Department of the History of Art and Archaeology

Research Seminar in Islamic Art and Archaeology

Convened by Professor Anna Contadini

Previous Events in this series

The Courtauld's Guro Loom Pulley: Craft at a crossroads in West Africa

Niamh Collard ​(Department of Anthropology & Sociology, SOAS)

Convened by Professor Anna Contadini in collaboration with the Courtauld Gallery

12 June 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Cordoba Caliphate through Madinat Al-Zahra: from its proclamation to its consolidation

Antonio Vallejo Triano (​former director of the Madinat Al-Zahra Architectural Complex, 1985 to 2013) ​

Department of the History of Art & Archaeology, SOAS, in collaboration with Casa Árabe and the Victoria and Albert Museum

5 June 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Delivering the Caliphate. The circulation of wealth and valuables in Umayya ​d ​ Cordoba at the 10th/4th century

Eduardo Manzano Moreno (CSIC, Madrid)

Department of the History of Art & Archaeology, SOAS, in collaboration with Casa Árabe and the Victoria and Albert Museum

22 May 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Popular Medicine and Sacred Geography: 16th-Century Illustrations to Tusi's ‘Aja’ib al-Makhluqat

Dr. Bilha Moor (Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellow)

8 May 2014, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Thoughts About the Poetics of Space in Persian Paintings

Rachel Milstein (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

1 May 2014, Brunei Gallery, B102, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

African Rock Crystal: Production and Trade between the 9th-12th centuries

Stéphane Pradines (Associate Professor, Aga Khan University)

16 January 2014, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Figural Sculpture in Mshatta. A Neglected Topic

Jens Kröger, Museum für Islamische Kunst im Pergamonmuseum, Berlin

12 December 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Mosque and Church: Arabic Inscriptions at Shivta in the Early Islamic Period

Bilha Moor

31 October 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Sixteenth Century Bindings in the Western Islamic World

Nuria Martínez-de-Castilla-Muñoz (UCM)

24 October 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

An inquiry into the challenges and possibilities of reviving the ‘dying’ art of Asir (Saudi Arabia)

Haifa al-Hababi

2 May 2013, Brunei Gallery, B320, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Timurid Kalila wa Dimna in the Gulistan Library

Massoumeh Assemi

25 April 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Globular Glass Hookah Bases in 17th and 18th century India

Tara Desjardins

21 March 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

A Spanish lustreware dish from the Courtauld Gallery

Tanja Tolar

Convened by Professor Anna Contadini, in collaboration with the Courtauld Gallery.

14 March 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Three papers on Islamic Art in the 19th Century

Convened by Professor Anna Contadini

Anna McSweeney, The Afterlife of the Alhambra. Architectural revivals in the 19th century Middle East  

Melanie Gibson, Colouring the surface: a taste for 'Persian' tiles in English domestic architecture, 1860-1910

George Manginis, Iznik in Athens: Ottoman-style tile revetments on inter-war public buildings in Greece

28 February 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Seminar on the Pisa Griffin and the Mari-Cha Lion

This seminar is intended to further our understanding of these bronze objects by sharing the results of the scientific analyses and the historical and art-historical investigations that have taken place in the last ten years.

14 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Glass in Turkish-Islamic Tradition: An Insight to the Beykoz Glass Factory

Dr. Ergün Lafli, Dokuz Eylul Universitesi

17 January 2013, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

In-Sung Kim Han and Caroline Rumpf

In-Sung Kim Han and Caroline Rumpf

Islamic Material Culture in Medieval Korea (8th century - 1427) (In-Sung Kim Han)

Evolution of contemporary Iranian Art after the Reform Period of Muhammed Khatami, through the analysis of paintings and sculptural works by Farhad Moshiri, Bita Fayyazi and Rokni Haerizadeh (Caroline Rumpf)

10 May 2012, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Role of Painting in the Art of Qajar Iran (1785-1925) - Royal Portraits, Still Life and Much More

Jennifer Scarce

3 May 2012, Brunei Gallery, B111, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Revisiting Ḥadīth Bayāḍ wa Riyāḍ (ms. Vat. ar. 368) - New perspectives

Dr. Arianna D'Ottone

8 December 2011, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The life of textiles: Ottoman silks and velvets in the use of the Orthodox Church

Nikolaos Vryzidis

24 March 2011, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Power on paper: Illustrations and illumination in Malay magic and divination manuscripts

Farouk Yahya

2 December 2010, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Dress and Luxury Textiles in the paintings of the wooden ceilings of the Capella Palatina in Palermo

Francesca Manuela Anzelmo

25 November 2010, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Islamic Pottery at the Fitzwilliam Museum: recording and researching the collection

Dr. Rebecca Bridgman, Fitzwilliam Institute, Cambridge

13 May 2010, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The evolution of mosque design in the Early Cape of Good Hope

Phoebe Hirsch, PhD Candidate SOAS

6 May 2010, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Early Islamic enamelled glass

Tanja Tolar, PhD Candidate SOAS

29 April 2010, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Samanid material culture

Katherine Hughes, PhD Candidate SOAS

25 March 2010, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Mihrimah Sultan Mosque

Richard Terrell Langstaff, PhD Candidate SOAS

11 March 2010, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Mediterranean style? Some thoughts on earrings in medieval southern Italy and its Islamic neighbours

Dr. Tehmina Goskar, Research Associate, Southampton University

4 March 2010, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

God is the Victor. Polemical inscriptions in medieval Andalucia

Dr. Tom Nickson, History of Art Department, Vanbrugh College, University of York

25 February 2010, Brunei Gallery, B111, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Ruins Technique in Contemporary Iraqi Art

Hanaa Mal-Allah

Research Seminar in Islamic Art and Archaeology

30 April 2009, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Geometry, Illumination and Beyond

Anita Chowdry

23 April 2009, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Stylistic Roots of the Alcazar of Sevilla

Paola Chadwick

12 March 2009, Brunei Gallery, B104, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM