The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) is pleased to present its third biennial symposium, "Looking Widely, Looking Closely," to be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from October 18 to 20, 2012. This three-day symposium is open to the scholarly community and the general public. HIAA is pleased to announce that registration fees are discounted for HIAA members, Met Members, and students. There is also a discount for early registration by August 1, 2012.
Register on the HIAA website. For further inquiries, please call 212-396-5489 or email Julia.Rooney@metmuseum.org.
Session 1: Formation and Transformation in Umayyad Art
Chair Discussant: Finbarr Barry Flood
- Nadia Ali, The South Arabian Component of Umayyad Royal Iconography
- Donald Whitcomb, Khirbet al-Mafjar or Qasr Hisham? Changing Perceptions of a Palestinian Monument
- Theodore van Loan, Umar's Bargain: Skirting Litholatry at the Dome of the Rock
Session 2: Form and Meaning in Arabic, Persian and Indian Manuscripts
Chair Discussant: Massumeh Farhad
Jaclynne J. Kerner, Art and Artifice in the Illustrated Herbal of al-Ghāfiqī
Eloise Brac de la Perriere, A Set of Unexplored Manuscripts: Bihari Writing Korans in Sultanate India
* Ayse Pinar Gokpinar, The Concept of Time and Space: Understanding Temporality in the Representations of the Topkapı Persian Falnama
Session 3: On Paper, Poetry, and Painting
Chair Discussant: Eleanor Sims
* Jake Benson, Naqsh Bar Āb: Safavid Marbled Papers of the Late 16th to Early 17th Centuries
* Fateme Montazeri, Sermon in the Mosque or Socio-Religious Critique?: Analysis of a Safavid Illustration of a Hafez's Poem
Emily Neumeier, An Anatolian Mont Sainte-Victoire: Approaching Modern Turkish Painting
Session 4: Medieval Identities and Beyond (Sponsored by ICMA)
Chair Discussant: Eva R. Hoffman, Tufts University
- Amanda Luyster and Mika Natif, Kalila Two Ways: East and West
- Amanda Luyster, Kalila West
- * Mika Natif, Kalila East
- Robert Ousterhout and D. Fairchild Ruggles, Mosque/Cathedral, Cathedral/Mosque: Presenting the Past
- Robert Ousterhout, From Hagia Sophia to Ayasofya: Architecture and the Persistence of Memory
- D. Fairchild Ruggles, Islamic Monuments and National Patrimony in Modern Spain
Reception at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
See the schedule for October 20.
This program is made possible in part by The Aga Khan Museum and The International Center of Medieval Art.
* Talks related to Iran are made possible by The Mossavar-Rahmani Fund for Iranian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Historians of Islamic Art Association Third Biennial Symposium: Looking Widely, Looking Closely