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CFP: HIAA Majlis @ MESA, Nov. 18-21, 2017, Washington DC

HIAA 2016 Biennial Symposium
The Fifth Biennial HIAA Symposium that took place at the Courtauld Institute in London from October 20th to 22nd , 2016 was a resounding success. Organized by Prof. Sussan Babaie, who takes over as HIAA’s President in January 2017, the symposium included three keynote addresses, two of which have been uploaded to this website. Prof. Babaie took advantage of the wonderful public and private collections of the Islamic art in London and Oxford by arranging handling sessions in museums and visits to the Sarikhani Collection in Oxfordshire.

The first HIAA symposium to be held outside the United States, this sold-out meeting attracted numerous colleagues from across Europe as well as British and American historians of Islamic Art. We are extremely grateful to Sussan Babaie and her large team of students and colleagues who helped make the symposium such an important gathering for scholars from across the spectrum of our field. For a taste of what the symposium was like, please click on Jeremy Johns’ and Talinn Gregor’s keynote addresses. 

Grabar Travel Grant - December 15

The Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize in Islamic Visual Culture - November 15

Grabar Post-Doctoral Fellowship - December 15

2016 Biennial Conference: Regionality: looking for the local in the arts of Islam

2016 HIAA Biennial Symposium
The next HIAA symposium will take place at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, October 20-22, 2016.


College Art Association Policy
Please note that panel participants at the College Art Association Annual Conference, taking place in Washington D.C., February 2-6, 2016, are required to be members of CAA and register for the conference.  Thank you.

Oleg Grabar Memorial Fund


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