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Department of the History of Art and Archaeology

Islamic Art Circle Lectures

Chaired by Professor Scott Redford

All lectures begin at 7.00 p.m. in the Khalili Lecture Theatre (Main School Lecture Theatre), Philips Building, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG.

For further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon: 01608 730769.

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Forthcoming Events

Ottoman Silks, 1500-1750: Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean

Dr Amanda Phillips (Marie Curie Fellow of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham)

12 November 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Horse by a Pond and Other Congruities in Medieval Iranian Ceramic Decoration

Dr Oya Pancaroglu (Associate Professor, Department of History, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)

The Hadassah and Daniel Khalili Memorial Lecture in Islamic Art and Culture

3 December 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Timurid Herat: The City as a Setting for Art and Literature

Dr David Roxburgh (Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic of Art History, Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. History of Art and Architecture Harvard University, USA)
Yarshater Lecture Series 

‘In the Rays of Light of Imperial Favour’: the Visual Arts of Early Fifteenth-Century Timurid Herat

15 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Timurid-Ming Embassy of 1419-22: Art after China

Dr David Roxburgh Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic of Art History, Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. History of Art and Architecture Harvard University, USA
Yarshater Lecture Series 

‘In the Rays of Light of Imperial Favour’: the Visual Arts of Early Fifteenth-Century Timurid Herat

16 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Modelling Artistic Process: The Kitābkhāna and ʿArzadāsht

Dr David Roxburgh (Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic of Art History, Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. History of Art and Architecture Harvard University, USA)
Yarshater Lecture Series 

‘In the Rays of Light of Imperial Favour’: the Visual Arts of Early Fifteenth-Century Timurid Herat

19 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Baysunghur’s Books: Codifying Form and Aesthetic Value

Dr David Roxburgh (Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic of Art History, Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. History of Art and Architecture Harvard University, USA)
Yarshater Lecture Series 

‘In the Rays of Light of Imperial Favour’: the Visual Arts of Early Fifteenth-Century Timurid Herat

20 January 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sultan-Abu Sa`id’s Nahj al-Faradis: an Illustrated Timurid Manuscript of the ‘Interim Period’

Dr Eleanor Sims (Independent Scholar)

The Fourth Bahari Foundation Lecture in Iranian Art and Culture

11 March 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Reconstruction of the Great Mosque of Damascus in Umayyad Times

Dr Alain George (Edinburgh)

2 April 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The muqarnas Wooden Ceiling in the Palatine Chapel of Palermo

Dr Fabrizio Agnelli (Researcher, Department of Architecture, University of Palermo, Sicily)

22 April 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The ‘Cairo Street’ at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago

Dr István Ormos (School of Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)

13 May 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Kaaba and the Kiswa

Dr Simon O’Meara (Lecturer in Islamic Art and Archaeology, SOAS)

10 June 2015, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM