At our 2013 Members and Business meeting, held in New York in conjunction with the annual conference of the College Art Association, the Executive Board was pleased to announce the following awards:
2013 Ševčenko Prize: Diana Isaac Bakhoum [American University of Cairo] for her study entitled “The Foundation of a Tabrizi Wokshop in Cairo: A Case Study of its Influence on the Mosque of Emire Altunbugha al-Maridani.” For the complete prize citation, click here.
2013 Grabar Travel Grant: Peter Christensen [Harvard University] to deliver a paper on “Sketchbook, Spade, Gauge: Archaeology and the Construction of the Ottoman Rail Network, 1869-1919,” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians.
We also announced with pleasure that our Fourth Biennial Symposium will be hosted by and held at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, 16-18 October 2014.
For the full agenda of the 2013 Members and Business meeting, click here. For the 2012 Annual Report, click here.
HIAA will sponsor a session at the 2013 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo (9-12 May) on “Architecture in Islamic Jerusalem,” with papers by Jonathan Bloom, Marcus Milwright and Larry Nees. For the full program, go to: www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/session.html
Fund-raising continues for the Oleg Grabar Memorial Fund in support of HIAA’s program of Grabar Grants and Fellowships. In addition to over $175,000 in leadership gifts, we now have received close to $20,000 at other donation levels. Our deepest appreciation to those HIAA members and friends who have contributed thus far! We now invite you to join this continuing development effort and to become a donor to the Oleg Grabar Memorial Fund. Your donation will both strengthen this permanent fund designed to extend Professor Grabar’s great scholarly legacy and help encourage and further the professional development of graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in all areas of the history of Islamic art, architecture and archaeology. For complete details, please click here. Major donors to HIAA and the Oleg Grabar Memorial Fund can be found in ‘Sponsors’ below the tab ‘About’ at the top of this page.
Your general support, too, is essential for the continuation and expansion of HIAA’s mission and programs, including the biennial symposium series. Our membership dues remain modest in comparison with other professional organizations. Please click on the Donate button below to make an additional donation so that HIAA can grow and flourish in 2013 and beyond!
|Mariannna Shreve Simpson |