Department of History of Art and Archaeology & School of Arts

Professor Scott Redford

Key information

Department of History of Art and Archaeology Nasser D Khalili Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology
Department of History of Art and Archaeology & School of Arts
BA (Princeton) MA (Columbia) PhD (Harvard)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
020 7898 4469
Support hours
Wednesdays 3:00pm-5:00pm, and by appointment

Research interests

I'm interested in investigating cultural boundaries between the different communities that shared the geographies and cultures of the areas that now constitute Turkey, the southern Caucasus, northern Mesopotamia, Syria, and Iran in the medieval period (11-14th cs CE). This entails a 'big tent' approach to material culture, including traditional art historical subjects, but also numismatics, epigraphy, ceramics, and other fields allied with archaeology, landscape studies, and the architecture and archaeology of travel. My research has been supported by grants from the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Getty Foundation, the Barakat Trust, the van Berchem Foundation, the British Institute at Ankara, the British Council Cultural Preservation Fund and other organizations.

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Udomluck Hoontrakul The Development of Political Economy and Social Formation of the Marginal Polities on the Salween River Basin, Northwestern Thailand During the first millennium CE to the mid-second millennium CE
Ozan Huseyin
Mr Mark Womersley Post Medieval Monastic and Vernacular Architecture within Northern Ethiopia


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