La mosquée de Rüstem Paşa : un joyau discret au cœur d’Istanbul

Le 29 mai 1453, la ville d’Istanbul, alors nommée Constantinople, tombe aux mains des Ottomans. Cette dynastie, qui tire son nom de son fondateur Osman, s’affirme au sein d’une principauté d’Anatolie à la fin du XIIIème siècle. Elle étend son empire jusqu’au XVIème siècle, depuis les Balkans jusqu’au Maghreb, avant de se désagréger progressivement à partir du XVIIème siècle, pour laisser place, au lendemain de la Première Guerre mondiale, à la République de Turquie. Si l’empire des Ottomans regroupe des populations fort diverses, il est néanmoins régi par une structure gouvernementale et administrative efficace. L’organisation très centralisée de l’empire trouve d’ailleurs un écho dans l’ensemble de la création artistique. Un corps hiérarchisé, dirigé par l’architecte en chef de l’empire, encadre ainsi les chantiers de construction des monuments publics et religieux, favorisant le développement d’un canon artistique. Constantinople, nouvelle capitale après Bursa et Edirne, est profondément modifié sous les Ottomans : les citernes datant de l’Antiquité sont restaurées, le palais de Topkapı voit le jour tandis que sont édifiées de nombreuses mosquées. 

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Call for applications – Western Ottomanists’ Workshop 2022 at UCLA (November 18-19 2022) – Deadline : August 1, 2022)

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The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will be hosting the Western Ottomanists’ Workshop (WOW) in person on November 18-19, 2022(Friday Saturday) Some panels will be available for Zoom participation. WOW 2022 organizers encourage interested graduate students with works in progress to apply for this workshop using this Google Form. Funding for travel and accommodation is available for graduate students. Graduate applicants who need funding should follow the instructions in the form to be considered for funding.

Faculty members, instructors, adjuncts and independent scholars interested to attend should also get in touch using the Google Form; we would love to welcome you in person!

The deadline for applications and RSVPs is August 1st 2022.

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Call for Submissions – The Textile Museum Journal, V. 50, 2023 (deadline : April 31, 2022)

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The Textile Museum Journal publishes high-quality academic research on the textile arts and serves as an interface between different branches of academia and textile scholars worldwide. International in scope, the journal is devoted to the presentation of scholarly articles concerning the cultural, technical, historical, and aesthetic significance of textiles.

We invite manuscript submissions on any topic related to textile arts for the 2023 The Textile Museum Journal, which will be the journal’s 50th volume. Manuscripts should be based on original documentary, analytical, or interpretive research on the textile arts. We encourage submissions examining the cultural, technical, historical, and aesthetic significance of textiles through time and across cultures.

Deadline for abstract submissions: April 31, 2022.

Deadline for full manuscript submissions: August 31, 2022.

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Postdoc – North African Sufi Islamic Sources | Centre for History Sciences Po

Deadline: May 15, 2022

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The European Research Council project “SlaveVoices” seeks a Postdoctoral researcher in the history of modern North Africa and the Mediterranean with an interest in the history of slavery and in North African Sufi Islamic sources (hagiographies and biographies of saints) from the mid-18th century to the 1930s.

Funded by the European Research Council, “SlaveVoices” aims at renewing our approach to the end of slavery by collecting and studying the testimonies of North African, West African and European slaves and their descendants written in Arabic, Ottoman Turkish and other European and African languages from the mid-18th century to the 1930s.
Researchers involved in the project “SlaveVoices” explore the reshaping of the connections that groups of slaves built up within North African societies and between this part of the Muslim world and other adjoining societies in Africa, Asia and Europe in the abolition era.

The successful applicant will start working on the project by September 2022 for one year followed by a renewal for another year upon positive evaluation.
The project is based at Sciences-Po Paris, and directed by Prof. M. Oualdi who specializes in early modern and modern history of North Africa.

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Publication – Le Bulletin critique des Annales islamologiques numéro 36 (2022)

Le Bulletin critique des Annales islamologiques numéro 36 (2022) édité par l’équipe Islam médiéval de l’UMR 8167 et l’Ifao vient de paraître. La revue est désormais disponible sur le site de l’Ifao mais également sur la plateforme OpenEdition pour les trois derniers numéros. Les numéros antérieurs sont accessibles sur la plateforme Persée.

Call for Paper : Historical interiors and the digital, Paris/Versailles, 17-18 Nov 22, (applicant deadline : Jun 5, 2022)

Paris, Versailles, Nov 17–18, 2022

Deadline: Jun 5, 2022

Historical interiors and the digital – the possibilities and limits of virtual reconstructions for researchThe virtual reconstruction of historical interiors – from architecture to wall decoration and furniture to textiles – has been a proven instrument of cultural mediation in recent years, particularly in museums, exhibitions and/or for the study of historical monuments (for instance in archaeology). Questions of spatial proportions and fundamental architectural units are today at the forefront, with emphasis often placed on the possibility of visiting these spaces virtually, either on a 2D screen or with an immersive headset. However, when it comes to the recreation of the aesthetic characteristics of interiors, which are one of the key issues for their understanding, the possibilities of these new models seem limited. Depending largely on the harmonious interaction of different materials such as woods, metals, and textiles, as well as the structures of their respective surfaces, the nuances of colour or gold, or even the traces of artisanship, the existing solutions in rendering the materiality of an historic interior remain insufficient, both aesthetically and scientifically. The hope to swiftly overcome the excessively sanitized surfaces of digital models, expressed in 2013 (Kohle 2013, p. 166), has not yet come to fruition. Nevertheless, there is more to it than that, as the possibilities of using virtual reconstruction effectively for researching historical interiors – for example, through the virtual insertion of materials that are no longer ethically justifiable or prohibited today – are not fully exploited.Focusing on the possibilities and limits of virtual reconstructions of historical interiors, of which questions of materiality are only one aspect, this conference highlights the fundamental issues that occupy current research.

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Call for proposal – “Toward a More Inclusive Digital Art History”, Panorama, Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art (Deadline: April 30, 2022)

Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art invites submissions of proposals for its final feature article as part of the initiative, “Toward a More Inclusive Digital Art History,” which is supported by a major grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Panorama (journalpanorama.org) is the first peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication dedicated to American art and visual culture (broadly defined). The journal encourages a broad range of perspectives and approaches within an interdisciplinary framework encompassing local and global contexts and is published by the University of Minnesota Libraries.

The goal of “Toward a More Inclusive Digital Art History” is threefold to increase both inclusivity and access. First, to encourage a more comprehensive approach to the history of American art, we seek to publish digital art history scholarship that focuses on the contributions of constituencies that have historically been marginalized or under-researched. Second, our priority is to create digital projects that are accessible, easily managed, and sustainable. Finally, we encourage proposals from authors who do not have significant digital humanities support at their home institutions. You can read more about the initiative and scholarship supported so far at https://editions.lib.umn.edu/panorama/article/toward-a-more-inclusive-dah.

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Intensive Summer School: Environment and Society in Turkish and Global Contexts (Application deadline: April 15, 2022)

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We are delighted to announce our Intensive Summer School:

Environment and Society in Turkish and Global Contexts
June 13-24, 2022, Süleymaniye Complex, Istanbul

The departments of history at Ibn Haldun University and Penn State University are happy to announce an intensive summer school on environmental history titled, “Environment and Society in Turkish and Global Contexts.”

The program will run for two weeks and is comprised of lectures, discussion sessions, and field trips around the historic capital Istanbul. It will feature some of the most prominent figures in the field, including:

Halil Berktay (Ibn Haldun University, Turkey)
Lisa Brady (Boise State University, USA)
Suraiya Faroqhi (Ibn Haldun University, Turkey)
John R. McNeill (Georgetown University, USA)
Julia Adeney Thomas (Notre Dame University, USA)
The program will be held at the iconic Süleymaniye Complex, built in the middle of the sixteenth century by Sultan Süleyman I.

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Call for paper – 4th International Süleymaniye Symposium – The Baburid (Mughal) Empire: New Sources, New Approaches, September 16-18, 2022 (deadline : April 30, 2022)

The important dates of the 4th International Süleymaniye Symposium, to be held on September 16-18, 2022, have been announced.

The deadline for submitting the abstracts to the symposium has been set as April 30.

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Call for paper – Annual Meeting of the AIA and the SCS, New Orleans, January 5-8 2023 (deadline : March 25, 2022)

Islands and Coastal spaces in the Byzantine and Islamic Mediterranean from Justinian to the Fatimids (6th – 11th c. CE)

Organized by: Dr. Angelo Castrorao Barba (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Science), Dr. Luca Zavagno(Bilkent University), Prof. Davide Tanasi(University of South Florida)

Abstract submission deadline: 25 March 2022

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This colloquium aims to provide a clearer comparative view of the social, cultural, and economic transformations of coastal and insular spaces in Byzantine and Islamic Mediterranean (6th – 11th centuries CE). These regions were affected by the ebbs and flows of Mediterranean politics, trade, and cultural engagements in the longue durée between Byzantine rule and the Fatimids.

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Call for application – Funded Graduate Student Workshop: “1980s: Representational Pressures, Departures, and Beginnings for the study of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey”, Denton, November 3-5, 2022 (deadline : April 20, 2022)

1980s: Representational Pressures, Departures, and Beginnings

Nov 3-5, 2022 ** in person **

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Organizational Sponsors: Office of the President, University of North Texas; al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art, NYU Abu Dhabi; Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA)

Conference Committee: Nada Shabout, Salwa Mikdadi, Sarah Rogers, Anneka Lenssen; Program Committee includes Pamela Karimi and Jessica Gerschultz

The 1980s may have reached a conclusion more than thirty years ago, but the decade’s transformations remain active in artistic practice across the countries and communities of what we now call the SWANA region (including, but not limited to, the Arab East, North Africa, Iran, and Turkey). Thanks to consumer recording technologies, experience and memory took new forms–replay and discontinuous viewing–while cultural criticism began to migrate away from the printed page. To look back on the 1980s is not to be nostalgic so much as to confront the very status of beginnings, departures, and ends. The decade features a list of political crises, invasions, occupations, uprisings, forced displacement, coups, emergent surveillance tactics, militias, and hostages, including the grim events of a catastrophic war between Iraq and Iran, that structure narratives about friendship, solidarity, and loss. And, although the 1980s brought rising enthusiasm for contemporary art as a global phenomenon, artists from the region faced a wave of anti-Middle East sentiment that coded their work as resistant or belated. Still other transitions, such as those associated with economic “opening,” came to manifest as intense attachments to things. We see 1980s-era commodities come to double as talismans for artists: a very specific paper shredder known as the Schleicher Intimus 007S; the certain cut of a leather jacket preferred by Cairo taxi drivers; a textile collage featuring doubled Jesus figure on leopard print; Doc Martens tied to a performer’s ankles in Brixton; a Nowruz variety show distributed only on videotape.[1] For every promotion of an idealized fusion of “tradition” and “contemporaneity” issued by a cultural ministry, there have been artists expressing changeable gendered and classed positions in their projects. 

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Call for paper – Travelling Matters: rereading, reshaping, reusing objects across the Mediterranean, Workshop, Haïfa, 8th September 2022 (deadline : april 10th 2022)

The workshop “Travelling matters: rereading, reshaping, reusing objects across the Mediterranean” intends to tackle objects as sources and subjects of the history of cross-cultural encounters in innovative ways. We intend to discuss a most diverse array of objects flowing in all directions and to concentrate on the “second-handedness” of displaced objects: how and why moving objects acquire new functions and new meanings, and with what consequences for the relations between the communities involved? These perspectives demand a broad chronology, extending from antiquity to the present-day, and for the intersection between different time frames, from the relatively narrow scale of individual objects being displaced across the Mediterranean to the much larger one of the histories of their reinterpretation and repurposing.

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Call for paper – The Mosque in Transformation, 17th Colloquium of the Ernst Herzfeld-Gesellschaft, Cordoue, 30 June-2 July 2022 (Deadline : March 13, 2022)

The mosque, in its diverse architectural and visual expressions and as an institution, is considered one of the most significant manifestations of Islamic cultures. While the basic liturgical concept as a place of prayer is universal, a mosque can acquire further functions, and its form has proven extraordinarily malleable across and within regions and times. Scholarship has dealt with this diversity in studies on formal and conceptual evolution, typologies, and regional or local traditions.Over recent decades many questions became more complicated or persist unanswered. The formal and conceptual sources of the earliest materially extant mosques remain a matter of debate and speculation. Transformations in the visuality, the layout, the elements, and the fittings of the mosque and its place in urban planning have been described from an architectural, archaeological, and historical angle and may require more explanation from a liturgical, religious, social, or ideological perspective. The re-use of mosques in a changing environment (such as in the Iberian Peninsula) has been documented, while its implications for artistic and cultural heritage call for discussion.The 17th Colloquium of the Ernst Herzfeld Society invites recent research on the mosque in transformation, as an architecture and a visual and functional space in continuous evolution, transcending notions of the mosque as a fixed entity.

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Call for paper – Keyman Annual Conference on Turkey Application (date limite 28 février 2022)

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NOTE: Application Deadline Extended to February 28

Keyman Annual Conference on Turkey

Sites of Memory, Sites of Loss: Politics of Archeology and Heritage in Turkey and Post-

Ottoman Lands

June 3-4, 2022

Each year, the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program brings together scholars from around the world to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing Turkey from a global perspective. This year the conference’s theme will be “Heritage.”

UNESCO defines cultural heritage, in its broadest sense, as “both a product and a process, which provides societies with a wealth of resources that are inherited from the past, created in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations.” We take this conception, which importantly includes not only tangible, but also natural and intangible heritage, as a starting point for both reflection and critique.

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Offre de stage : “Medieval kashi online”, Institut national d’histoire de l’art (Date limite 7 mars 2022)

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Le programme de recherche « Medieval Kashi Online » cherche une ou un stagiaire à temps plein à partir du 4 avril pour une durée de 3 mois, pour aider à l’éditorialisation de notices dans une base de données sur la plateforme Agorha. Issu d’un partenariat entre l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art, le musée du Louvre et Sèvres – Manufacture et musée nationaux, le programme de recherche vise à réunir dans une même base de données un vaste ensemble d’étoiles inscrites à décor de lustre métallique produites dans les ateliers de céramique de Kashan aux XIIIe et XIVe siècles et aujourd’hui dispersées à travers le monde.

L’Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) est un établissement public à caractère scientifique, culturel et professionnel placé sous la double tutelle des ministères chargés de l’enseignement supérieur, de la culture et de la recherche.

L’INHA a pour mission de développer l’activité scientifique et de contribuer à la coopération scientifique internationale dans le domaine de l’histoire de l’art et du patrimoine. Il exerce des activités de recherche, de formation de de diffusion des connaissance.

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