The Archie Walls Archive

On Thursday November 9th 2017 the KRC was delighted to welcome Dr Archie Walls, who gave a seminar titled "Geometry and Architecture in Islamic Jerusalem: a Sufi Way", which celebrated the launch of an archive of his drawings, photographs, and research notes, spanning his career. The archive contains over 22,000 records, and is freely accessible online at the following url:

The KRC would like to extend their thanks to Archie for his generous donation, and for allowing us to host this unique and valuable resource for scholars.

KRC Image Database

The Khalili Research Centre Image Database contains just over 30,000 images that have been scanned of the slides used for teaching Islamic Art at the University of Oxford since the 1960s.

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Michael Macdonald elected as Fellow of the British Academy

KRC Research Associate and Director of the OCIANA Project, Mr Michael Macdonald, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy. Michael has worked on two important research projects at the Khalili Research Centre, both focussing on pre-Islamic Arabian languages and cultures, the Fell-funded AALC Project, and the AHRC-funded OCIANA project, which will be completed next year.

For further information about Michael's appointment please see here.

Historians of Islamic Art Symposium

Historians of Islamic Art Association 2016 Biennial Conference

Regionality: looking for the local in the arts of Islam

20 - 22 October, 2016
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London

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Symposium programme


Shāla and the Marīnid Dynasty (1269-1465)

A Colloquium on Moroccan History and Archaeology

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