TRINITY TERM 2018 LECTURES

Please note that lectures and seminars may be subject to change at very short notice. 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 (ca. 1400-1700 AD)
Prof Yürekli-Görkay
Thursdays 09.00 – 11.00, Weeks 3, 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 by Wednesday noon in weeks 3, 6 and 8.

Architecture
• Ottoman Istanbul / Safavid Isfahan / Shahjahanabad (choose and compare)
• Sinan: the architect and his times
• Blue Mosque, Istanbul: a controversial monument
• Sufi shrines in the age of empires

Architectural Decoration & Objects
• Movement of fifteenth-century craftsmen and techniques across Mamluk, Timurid, Turkmen, Anatolian beylik lands
• Ottoman tiles, ‘black-line’ vs. Iznik
• Late Mamluk and ‘Veneto-Saracenic’ Metalwork

Manuscripts
• The arts of the book under the Timurids
• Persian painting after the Timurids
• Ottoman illustrated dynastic histories and/or portraiture

ART & ARCHITECTURE IN THE AGE OF TURCO-MONGOL EMPIRES
Prof Yürekli-Görkay
Thursdays 12.00 – 13.30, Weeks 1–3, 5–7

Week 1: Timurid art and architecture
Week 2: Royal workshops
Week 3: Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal imperial palaces
Week 4: NO CLASS
Week 5: Sufi shrines in the age of empires
Week 6: Sinan the architect and the Ottoman ‘classical synthesis’
Week 7: Ottoman illustrated histories and dynastic portraiture
Week 8: NO CLASS

KRC RESEARCH SEMINARS
Convenors: Dr Bongianino & Prof Yürekli-Görkay
Thursdays 17.00 – 18:30

26/04 (week 1) – Gizem Dörter (Koç University) - From Hieron Byzantion to Imros Kalesi: the story of the European Hieron on the Bosphorus in light of archival sources and field research
03/05 (week 2) – John-Paul Ghobrial, Lucy Parker, Feras Krimsti (Balliol College) - People, places, texts: eastern Christian manuscript culture in the Ottoman world and beyond, c. 1500-1700
10/05 (week 3) – Ilse Sturkenboom (St Andrews) - Chinese painted paper and its impact on the illumination of Persian manuscripts
17/05 (week 4) – Jürgen Paul (Halle-Wittenberg) - How to do things with things: objects and space in Seljuq court ceremonies
24/05 (week 5) – Hillal Uğurlu (KRC) - Social nuclei to scene of spectacle: changing imperial mosques of Konstantiniyye in the long 19th century
31/05 (week 6) – Gizem Tongo (KRC) - War, Art, and the End of the Ottoman Empire
07/06 (week 7) – Maria Kiprovska (Sofia University) - Altered empire-building: an assessment of the frontier dynasties’ architectural patronage and landed estates in the early Ottoman Balkans
14/06 (week 8) – Wen Wen (Merton College) - Chinese ceramics found in the Islamic world and contemporary Islamic glazed ceramics during the 8th – 10th centuries CE

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