HILARY TERM 2018 LECTURES

Download next term's draft lecture list in pdf format herePlease note that lectures and seminars may be subject to change at very short notice, and a finalised list will be made available in early January next year.

Most of our lectures this term will be recorded and made available for university staff and students via the university's WebLearn service. You can access these pages, provided you have an Oxford single sign-on account, via the following URL: 
https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/orient/iw/iaa

INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC ART & ARCHAEOLOGY (C. 1000-1400 AD)
Khalili Research Centre, Lecture Room
Convenors: Prof George, Dr Bongianino, Dr Fitzherbert & Dr Treadwell
Tuesdays 09.00 – 11.00, Weeks 2, 4, 6 & 8
Please note: These classes are restricted to students on the M.Phil. in Islamic Art & Archaeology
Students to choose three topics, one from each category. Essays are due in weeks 2, 5, 8

[ARCHITECTURE]
• Fatimid architecture (UB)
• Almoravid and Almohad architecture (UB)
• The Alhambra (UB)

[ARCHITECTURAL DECORATION & OBJECTS]
• The silk road(s) (LT)
• Islamic arts in Norman Sicily (UB)
• Fatimid and Ayyubid ceramics (UB)
• Ghazna and the Ghaznavids (AG)

[MANUSCRIPTS]
• The Maqāmāt and Arabic book painting (AG)
• Persian illustrated manuscripts, c.1250-1500 (TF)
• Calligraphy in Iraq and Iran, c.1000-1300 (AG)

APPROACHES TO ISLAMIC ART & ARCHAEOLOGY
Seminars are held on Tuesdays, 14.00–16.00, weeks 2, 4, 6, 8.
Please note: These classes are restricted to students on the M.Phil. in Islamic Art & Archaeology
KRC Students to choose three topics, one from each category. Essays are due in weeks 2, 5, 8

Week 2 - 23rd January: Arabic sources on material culture (UB)
Week 4 - 6th February: Sacred images and iconic words (AG)
Week 6 - 20th February: Orientalism (LT)
Week 8 - 6th March: Aniconism and the problem of the image (UB)

PORTFOLIO OF PRACTICAL WORK
Sessions will be held on Tuesdays, 2 PM (weeks 1, 3, 7), and Friday, 2 PM (week 5)

Week 1 - 16th January: Museum Visit (LT)
Week 3 - 30th January: Epigraphic Metalwork (UB)
Week 5 - 16th February: Manuscripts (AG)
Week 7 - 27th February: Presentation Skills (UB & DB)

MANUSCRIPTS STUDY SESSIONS
HORTON SEMINAR ROOM, WESTON LIBRARY, FRIDAYS, 11–1, WEEKS 1-8
Please note: These sessions are restricted to 15 participants under the supervision of Dr Alasdair Watson. Please contact Dr Teresa Fitzherbert if you would like to attend (teresa.fitzherbert@orinst.ox.ac.uk)

Week 1 – 19 Jan Codicology (UB, AG, AW&MS)*
Week 2 – 26 Jan Qurʾāns (AG)
Week 3 – 2 Feb Manuscript illustration in the Near East, 12th–13th c. (AG)
Week 4 – 9 Feb Ilkhanids, Jalayirids & early Timurids (TF)
Week 5 – 16 February Later Timurids, Safavids & Shaybanids (TF)
Week 6 – 23 February Kalila wa Dimna + Bihari mss. (Dr Eloïse Brac De La Perrière)
Week 7 – 2 March Images of the Prophet in Bodleian mss (Manuel Giardino & AW)
Week 8 – 9 March The Hunt as Metaphor in Mughal Painting (Dr Adeela Qureshi)

* this session will take place in the Conservation Laboratory, courtesy of Marinita Stiglitz (Head of Paper Conservation)

KRC RESEARCH SEMINARS
Research Seminars are held every Thursday, 14.00–16.00, in the KRC Lecture Room

18/01 (week 1): two presentations will be taking place this week
          2 PM: Jarash in the Islamic periods: new perspectives from archaeologyLouise Blanke (Wolfson College, KRC)
          3:30 PM: Ancient fictions and early Islamic imagesNadia Ali (Empires of Faith Project, KRC)

25/01 (week 2): After the fall from grace: notes on the post-Timurid architecture of Central Asia - Mustafa Tupev (Barakat Trust post-doctoral scholar, KRC)

01/02 (week 3): The art of teaching: on some late Mamluk calligraphic albumsCarine Juvin (Louvre Museum)

08/02 (week 4): Friday mosques, rulers, and the ulama: the case for art and law in Sunni, Shiʿi, and Ibadi schoolsRuba Kana’an (Barakat Trust senior visiting scholar, KRC)

15/02 (week 5): The visual construction of the Umayyad Caliphate in al-Andalus through the Great Mosque of CordobaSusana Calvo Capilla (Complutense University, Madrid)

22/02 (week 6): In the light of the Gwalior Koran: contextualising the Bihari manuscripts in Sultanate IndiaEloïse Brac de la Perrière (Paris-Sorbonne University)

01/03 (week 7): Islamic visuality and the curious case of the missing KaʿbaSimon O’Meara (SOAS, London)

08/03 (week 8): Defleshing the dead: Zoroastrian excarnation then and nowYuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina (Wolfson College)

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