TRINITY TERM 2017 LECTURES

Please note that lectures and seminars may be subject to change at very short notice. Download this term's lecture list in pdf format here.

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

PRS Seminar
Khalili Research Centre, Lecture Room
Monday 13.00 – 17.00, Week 1: 24th April
[Restricted to KRC members.]

Islamic Art & Architecture in the Age of Empires Khalili Research Centre, Lecture Room
Dr Yürekli-Görkay
Tuesdays 09.15 – 10.45, Weeks 1–5, 7

Week 1: 25th April       Timurid Art and architecture
Week 2: 2nd May Imperial capitals of the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals
Week 3: 9th May Sinan
Week 4: 16th May Ottoman decorative arts
Week 5: 23rd May Illustrated histories and dynastic portraiture
Week 6: 30th May NO CLASS
Week 7: 6th June Sufi shrines in the age of empires
Week 8: 13th June     NO CLASS


KRC Research Seminar
Khalili Research Centre, Lecture Room
Convenor: Mr Bongianino
Tuesdays 14.00 – 16.00, Weeks 1-7; 14.00 – 17.00, Week 8

Week 1: 25th April  Mr Rodrigo García-Velasco Bernal – University of Cambridge
   Alā fuwīr Tuṭīla. Bilingual contracts and written culture during the Christian conquest of al-Andalus
 Week 2: 2nd May  Mr Péter Tamás Nagy - Khalili Research Centre
   The origins of royal funerary architecture in al-Maghrib al-Aqṣā
Week 3: 9th May Dr Nuria Martínez de Castilla – Paris, EPHE
  The written culture in Medieval and Early Modern Islamic Spain
Week 4: 16th May Dr Tom Nickson – Courtauld Institute
  Light and Lighting in al-Andalus
Week 5: 23rd May Prof. Jonathan Bloom – Boston College
  Writing a New History of Western Islamic Architecture
Week 6: 30th May Note that two seminars will be taking place
  14:00 Dr María Teresa Casal García – Madrid, CSIC
  Life beyond the medina of Cordoba: districts (rabad) and cemeteries (maqabir)
  15:30 Dr Chloe Duckworth – Newcastle University
  Glassmaking in Umayyad and post-Umayyad al-Andalus
Week 7: 6th June Prof. Antonio Almagro Gorbea – Granada, CSIC
  New (graphic) documents for the study of Almoravid and Almohad architecture
Week 8: 13th June       Note that two seminars will be taking place
  14:00 Dr Corisande Fenwick – UCL
  Berbers and Borderlands: state formation and urbanisation in early medieval Morocco
  15:30 Prof. Renata Holod – University of Pennsylvania
  'How were the traces of their edifices erased?’
  Archaeological / ethno-historical survey of Jerba, Tunisia

Introduction to Islamic Art & Archaeology 1400-1750
Khalili Research Centre, Lecture Room
Dr Yürekli-Görkay
Wednesday 9.00 – 11.00, Weeks 2, 4, 6 & 8
Please note: These classes are restricted to students on the M.Phil in Islamic Art & Archaeology.

Manuscript Handling and Viewing: Safavid, Shaybanid and Ottoman Manuscripts
Weston Library, Horton Seminar Room
Dr Fitzherbert, Dr Watson & Dr Yürekli-Görkay
Friday 11.00 – 13.00, Week 2: 5th May
[Restricted to KRC members. Please contact Dr Fitzherbert to book a place.]

Arabic Texts
Dr Treadwell
Time and place TBC
[Restricted to students on the MPhil in Islamic Art & Archaeology.]

Persian Texts
Mr James White
Time and place TBC
[Restricted to students on the MPhil in Islamic Art & Archaeology.]
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