New Publication: From Granada to Berlin: the Alhambra Cupola, by Anna McSweeney

This new book by Dr Anna McSweeney – From Granada to Berlin: the Alhambra Cupola (Verlag Kettler, 2020) – tells the long history of the Alhambra palace through the prism of one of its most extraordinary survivors: the Alhambra cupola, a carved and painted Islamic ceiling from the palace which is now in the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin.

Virtual Book Launch: ‘From Granada to Berlin: The Alhambra Cupola’ by Anna McSweeney, Wednesday 30 September 6pm (GMT)

Presented by The Royal Asiatic Society, The Islamic Art Circle and the Friends of the Museum for Islamic Art in the Pergamon Museum.

New Publication: Architecture of the Islamic West: North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, 700–1800, by Jonathan M. Bloom

An authoritative survey situating some of the Western world’s most renowned buildings within a millennium of Islamic history.Some of the most outstanding examples of world architecture, such as the Mosque of Córdoba, the ceiling of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo, the Giralda tower in Seville, and the Alhambra Palace in Granada, belong to the WesternContinue reading “New Publication: Architecture of the Islamic West: North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, 700–1800, by Jonathan M. Bloom”

KRC RESEARCH SEMINARS: THE ARCHAEOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC WEST

Tuesdays, 2 PM, KRC Lecture Room 3 St John St, Oxford OX1 2LG THE ARCHAEOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC WEST   25 April:ʿAlā fuwīr Tuṭīla. Bilingual contracts and written culture during the Christian conquest of al-Andalus Mr Rodrigo García-Velasco Bernal • University of Cambridge • 2 May:The origins of royal funerary architecture in al-MaghribContinue reading “KRC RESEARCH SEMINARS: THE ARCHAEOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF THE MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC WEST”

Conference: Fatimids and Umayyads: Competing Caliphates, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, 23-25 September 2016

Conference: Fatimids and Umayyads: Competing Caliphates, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, 23-25 September 2016 Relations between the Fatimid caliphate and its neighbour and opponent, the Umayyad caliphate of al-Andalus constitute a field of study that merits careful and extensive consideration. Scholarship has tended to study both dynasties separately and the existing entanglements between the twoContinue reading “Conference: Fatimids and Umayyads: Competing Caliphates, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, 23-25 September 2016”

CFP: Light and Darkness in Medieval Art, 1200–1450, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017

Call for Papers: Light and Darkness in Medieval Art, 1200–1450 (I–II) International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 11-14 May 2017 Sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art (Convenors: Stefania Gerevini and Tom Nickson) Light has occupied an increasingly prominent role in medieval studies in recent years. Its perceptual and epistemic significance in the period 1200-1450Continue reading “CFP: Light and Darkness in Medieval Art, 1200–1450, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 2017”

Call for Papers: “Muslim Subjects and Clients in the Pre-Modern Christian Mediterranean,”

The Mediterranean Seminar is seeking proposal for two proposed panels, on “Muslim Subjects and Clients in the Pre-Modern Christian Mediterranean,” organized by Abigail Balbale [Bard Graduate Center/University of Massachusetts Boston] and Brian Catlos [Religious Studies, CU Boulder/Humanities, UC Santa Cruz] to be submitted for consideration for the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association to be held November 22-25 inContinue reading “Call for Papers: “Muslim Subjects and Clients in the Pre-Modern Christian Mediterranean,””