Lectures at the KRC, Oxford – 2020

The KRC offers severals types of lectures
Teaching staff involved in this term’s lectures – Professor Alain George, Professor Zeynep Yürekli-Görkay, Dr Umberto Bongianino, Dr Luke Treadwell, Dr Teresa Fitzherbert

Introduction to Islamic Art & Architecture
KRC lecture room, Tuesdays 15.00 – 17.00 hrs, Alain George, Umberto Bongianino, Luke Treadwell, Zeynep Yürekli-Görkay, and Teresa Fitzherbert

Week 1 (21 January): Fatimid Architecture and its Messages (Umberto Bongianino)

Week 2 (28 January): Images of Sovereignty from the Abbasids to the Seljuqs: The Evidence of the Coinage (Luke Treadwell)

Week 3 (4 February): The Seljuq Empire and its Legacy (Zeynep Yürekli-Görkay)

Week 4 (11 February): Figural Art and Manuscript Illustration in the Near East (Zeynep Yürekli-Görkay)

Week 5 (18 February): India from Early Islam to the Sultanates (Alain George)

Week 6 (25 February): The Arts under the Almoravids and Almohads (Umberto Bongianino)

Week 7 (3 March): Iran under Mongol Rule (Teresa Fitzherbert)

Week 8 (10 March): The Mamluk “Public Text”: Epigraphy and Calligraphy (Umberto Bongianino)

Approaches to Islamic Art & Architecture (Weeks 2,4,6,8)
KRC lecture room, Thursdays 14.00 – 16.00 hrs, Alain George, Umberto Bongianino, Luke Treadwell, and Zeynep Yürekli-Görkay

Week 2 (30 January): Museums and Collections (Luke Treadwell)

Week 4 (13 February): Islamic Aesthetics (Alain George)

Week 6 (27 February): Beauty and the Qur’an (Alain George)

Week 8 (12 March): Travellers’ Perceptions of the Built Environment (Umberto Bongianino and Zeynep Yürekli-Görkay)

KRC Research Seminars
KRC Lecture Room, Thursdays, 17:15-18:30 hrs
Convenor: Umberto Bongianino

Week 1 (23 January): Christian Sahner (St Cross College): New thoughts about the edict of Yazid II (ca. 723) and Palestinian iconoclasm

Week 2 (30 January): Nilay Özlü (KRC Barakat Postdoctoral Scholar): Displaying the Royal Collections of the Topkapi Palace: The Imperial Treasury, the Chamber of Sacred Relics, and the Ottoman Imperial Museum

Week 3 (6 February): Jeremy Johns (KRC, Wolfson College): How to create a new multicultural art form: the opus sectile Arabic verse inscriptions from Norman Sicily

Week 4 (13 February): Karin Scheper (Leiden University): In Search of Local Characteristics: Manuscript making in the Islamic world

Week 5 (20 February): Ronny Vollandt (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich): Palimpsests from the Cairo Genizah and the Qubbat al-Khazna

Week 6 (27 February): Yusen Yu (Corpus Christi College): Ways of Viewing: Persianate Reception of Chinese Painting (15th to mid-16th Centuries)

Week 7 (5 March): Tom Nickson (Courtauld Institute): The Palace of Pedro I in Seville: Ornament and Epigraphy between Granada and Toledo

Week 8 (12 March): Atri Hatef Naiemi (KRC Barakat Postdoctoral Fellow): A Dialogue between Friends and Foes: Transcultural Interactions in Ilkhanid Capital Cities (1256-1335 AD) 

More infos

The Khalili Research Centre
3 St John Street
Oxford, OX1 2LG
Tel. +44 (0)1865 278222
krc@orinst.ox.ac.uk


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