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.

CFP: The Visual Culture of Mosques, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (November 23 – 25, 2021), deadline 28 December 2020

In conjunction with the forthcoming exhibition Shatr AlMasjid: the Art of Orientation, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is collaborating with the Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture to host a three-day conference to address the historical meaning, culture, evolution and functions of the mosque.

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.

Exhibition: Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld Gallery, Multiple UK Venues 2020-2021

The Courtauld Gallery is pleased to announce rescheduled dates for its Precious and Rare touring exhibition of ten remarkable pieces of Islamic metalwork dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries.

New Publication: The Hidden Life of Textiles in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean: Contexts and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Islamic, Latinate and Eastern Christian Worlds, edited by Nikolaos Vryzidis

The book contains published papers of the conference ‘Textiles & Identity in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean: Paradigms of Contexts and Cross-Cultural Exchanges’ of the British School at Athens held at the (Benaki) Museum of Islamic Art in 2016, as well as some new contributions. The focus in this wide-ranging collection of studies by keyContinue reading “New Publication: The Hidden Life of Textiles in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean: Contexts and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Islamic, Latinate and Eastern Christian Worlds, edited by Nikolaos Vryzidis”

Resources: Collection of the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin now published online

The Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin now provides access to more than 11.000 objects online on its website. This is a fundamental milestone in the accessibility of the museum collection and would not have been possible without the generosity of Yousef Jameel, Hon. LHD, a private supporter of the arts, education, and research. YousefContinue reading “Resources: Collection of the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin now published online”

CFP: Negotiation the Past. Islamic Heritage in Italy and Spain, Venice (1-2 February 2019), deadline 30 April 2018

The conference will focus on the discussion about the Islamic heritage in Italy and Spain and its later reception in the post-Islamic context. Sharing an Islamic past, both countries display this heritage in different ways through art and architecture. As cultural contact zones, Italy and Spain had a rich Islamic tradition, which has been adoptedContinue reading “CFP: Negotiation the Past. Islamic Heritage in Italy and Spain, Venice (1-2 February 2019), deadline 30 April 2018”

Islamic Art Circle @ SOAS: Lecture Programme, 2017/2018

Islamic Art Circle @ SOAS, London: Lecture Programme, 2017/2018 All lectures begin at 7.00 p.m. in the Khalili Lecture Theatre (Main School Lecture Theatre) –  unless indicated otherwise – Philips Building, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG   11 October 2017: The Palace of Pedro I in Seville, ‘very much like the residence ofContinue reading “Islamic Art Circle @ SOAS: Lecture Programme, 2017/2018”

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”