Talks on Visual Culture in the Islamic World
Founded at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in May 2020, the Virtual Islamic Art History Seminar Series (VIAHSS) has brought together a diverse community of researchers from around the world through its virtual seminars and workshops, thereby filling a new niche in academic discourse.
While travel has resumed and in-person events have begun again, the need for a forum which brings together international and intergenerational audiences in an inclusive and supportive fashion still continues to exist. We believe that this is the time to encourage researchers to connect in different ways and to include and pay attention to voices that have been heard less.
We hope to expand our understanding of Islamic art history and discuss those geographical areas and time periods that have previously been defined as marginal.
Header image: “Jonah and the Whale”, Folio from a Jami al-Tavarikh (Compendium of Chronicles), ca. 1400, attributed to Iran. Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession no. 33.113