Call for Paper – Expanding Islamic Art Historiography: The 1873 Vienna World’s Fair Conference, November 12–13, 2021, University of Vienna, Deadline : 18 apr. 2021

CfP: This conference aims to look at the Vienna Fair as an intersection of processes and phenomena that contributed to Islamic art historiography. As the sesquicentennial is approaching, theconference will explore the Fair as spaces for exhibiting Islamic arts and architecture, for their commercial and artistic reception, and for setting scholarship in motion.

Looking through the lens of the Fair and investigating its making and impact reveals processes that contributed to perceiving and categorising, collecting and studying, institutionalising and commercialising Islamic art, within international, national, and local perspectives.

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