Online Conference: Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld, 26 November 2020, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (GMT)

This symposium will explore curatorial, practical and public engagement aspects of The Courtauld’s touring display of Islamic metalwork to four venues in the UK.

Online Lecture: Broker States & the Articulation of Medieval Africa with the Islamic World (7 Oct 2020, 12:30pm EST)

Presented by Silsila at New York University, tune in Wednesday, October 7th for a lecture by François-Xavier Fauvelle (Collège de France). “Broker States & the Articulation of Medieval Africa with the Islamic World” will be the second lecture in Silsila’s Fall 2020 lectures series, Islam in Africa: Material Histories. Registration is required. Please click hereContinue reading “Online Lecture: Broker States & the Articulation of Medieval Africa with the Islamic World (7 Oct 2020, 12:30pm EST)”

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”