Upcoming Talks

All talks are presented via Zoom on Fridays at noon EST/5PM UK/7PM Turkey (unless otherwise noted)


Friday, January 26, 2024
Marianna Shreve Simpson (Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania)
Master of the Minute: ʿAbdullah al-Shirazi, Artistic Identity and Art Historical

Friday, February 9, 2024
Mogheesa Hasnain Rajput (Independent Researcher)
Captive Memories: The Mosque of Wünsdorf

Friday, February 23, 2024
Ana Marija Grbanovic (University of Bamberg)
Patterns and Constellations of Ilkhanid Stucco Production

Friday, March 8, 2024
Mikael Muehlbauer (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The Fatimid Mausoleum at Qus (Upper Egypt) and Antiochene Cosmography

Friday, March 22, 2024
Elizabeth Rodini (Vartan Gregorian Center for Research in the Humanities, New York Public Library)
As the World Turns: The On-Going Geopolitics of Gentile Bellini’s Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II

Friday, April 5, 2024
Farshid Emami (Rice University)
Inhabiting a Cosmopolis: Urban Quarters and Civic Selves in Safavid Isfahan

Friday, April 19, 2024
Haleh Hajyasini (Art University of Tehran)
Digitizing the Adel Farhangi Photographic Archive of Iran’s Historical Monuments

Friday, May 3, 2024
Mahroo Moosavi (Max-Planck Institute, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz; Museum of Islamic Art, Pergamon Museum, Berlin)
The Garden of Laylī-u-Majnūn’s Phantasma: Temporal Architectonics in the Illustrations of a Bodleian Copy of the Khamsa of Niẓāmī

Friday, May 17, 2024
Sarah Slingluff (University of Edinburgh) and Deniz Vural (University of
Can Scholars of Islamic Art Help Decolonize Video Games?: The Case of Assassin’s Creed Mirage