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 5: From Mosques to Mosaic and Mirrors: Islamic Architecture and its Decoration
Chair Discussant: Sheila Blair
- Ruba Kana'an, The Friday Mosque Revisited: the Meaning, Function, and Evolution of an Architectural Paradigm
- Chanchal Dadlani, Orthodoxy and Aesthetics in Mughal Architecture: The Moti Masjid of "Alamgir I"
- * Sophia Shafi, Every Torn Piece of My Heart Becomes a Green Meadow: The History and Religious Function of "Aineh-Kari" in Persianate Architecture
- * Carol Bier, Overlapping Decagons on the Iranian Plateau: History of Architecture and the History of Mathematics
Session 6: Relocating History: Interventions of Islamic Architecture and Decoration in England, Greece and Cairo
Chair Discussant: Nebahat Avcioglu
- Melanie Gibson, Colouring the Surface: A Taste for Tiles in English Domestic Architecture, 1850–1920
- George Manginis, Iznik in Athens: Ottoman-Style Tile Revetments on Inter-War Public Buildings in Greece
- Anna McSweeney, The Afterlife of the Alhambra
Session 7: Reconstructing Meaning through Historiography and Museology
Chair Discussant: Navina Haidar
- Mercedes Volait, Monument or Ornament? Early French Architectural Histories of Islamic Buildings in Egypt
- * Alyson Wharton, The Paradigm of a Favoured Community and Armenians in the History of Islamic Architecture
- * Keelan Overton, Patterns of Revivalism: The Safavid/Pahlavi Case Study through a Pan-Islamic Lens
- Mirjam Shatanawi, Indonesia and Islamic Art: The Historiography of a Neglected Heritage
Session 8: Objectifying the Islamic Object: From Ottoman Silk Flags to Twelfth-Century Minbars to a Thirteenth-Century Brass Tray with Processional Figures
Chair Discussant: Linda Komaroff
- Bernard O'Kane, A Tale of Two Minbars: Woodwork in Egypt and Syria on the Eve of the Ayyubids
- Hana Taragan, "Figures in Procession": Thoughts on a Tray Stand from Doha, Qatar
- Barbara Karl, Ottoman Silk Flags as Objects of Propaganda in the Conflict Between Habsburgs and Ottomans during the 17th and Early 18th Centuries
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