Cailah Jackson
Project Researcher

Clash of Civilisations’ in late medieval Southwest Asia: Interfaith transference of sacred sites and shrines in Anatolia/Thrace and the Indian subcontinent’

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DPhil Oriental Studies (Oxford, 2017) [thesis front matter]
MSt Oriental Studies (Oxford, 2013)

MA History of Art and Archaeology (SOAS, 2009)
BSc (Hons) Social Anthropology (LSE, 2007)

Research interests:
The arts of the book, ca 1000-1500
Codicology and palaeography
Sufi material culture
Islamic art historiography, museology, collecting, and Orientalism

'An illuminated manuscript of early fourteenth-century Konya? Anīs al-Qulūb (MS Ayasofya 2984, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Istanbul)', Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 8, no. 1 (2017): 85-122

'Persian Carpets and the South Kensington Museum: Design, Scholarship and Collecting in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain', Journal of Design History 30, no. 3 (2017): 265-281.

'Rebuilding Anatolia after the Mongol Conquest: Islamic Architecture in the Lands of Rūm (Book Review)' Journal of Near Eastern Studies 74, no. 2 (2015): 388-390

'The illuminations of Mukhlis ibn Abdullah al-Hindi: A local style of late thirteenth-century Konya', Regionality: Looking for the Local in the Arts of Islam: Historians of Islamic Art Biennial Conference, Courtauld Institute of Art, 21 October 2016

'The Mevlevis' Earliest Manuscripts: the Islamic Arts of the Book in Konya and Sivas (1278-1332)', Sufism and Islamic Manuscript Culture: The Eleventh Islamic Manuscript Conference, The Islamic Manuscript Association, University of Cambridge, 15 September 2016

'The Islamic Arts of the Book in Konya, 1278-1332: An overview of material and some preliminary thoughts', Frontier, Periphery, or Centre? Society and Material Culture in Medieval Anatolia, University of Edinburgh, 19 June 2015 

'Museum Acquisition Policies and the Social Significance of the Oriental Carpet in Late Nineteenth Century Britain', Approaches To Critical Interpretation & Aesthetic Theories Seminar, SOAS, 4 June 2009

Curatorial experience:
Victoria and Albert Museum
Geffrye Museum of the Home
Tower of London
Brunei Gallery