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Special Event

HIAA Majlis at CAA 2024

The Art Institute of Chicago, Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
4:30 pm

The annual Majlis ("gathering") brings together up-and-coming scholars in the field of Islamic art to share the latest findings of their research. The 2024 symposium, hosted at the Art Institute of Chicago, will include the following presentations:
Ryan Mitchell (Temple University, PhD student)
"The Architecture of Instruction in Late-Ottoman Istanbul"
Nader Sayadi (University of Rochester, Visiting Assistant Professor)
"A City and Two Madrasas: ʿUlama, Empires, and the Religious Landscape of Kashan, 1806-1839"
Zeinab Tamassoki (Independent Scholar, PhD from National University of Iran)
"Rethinking Gendered Spaces in Safavid Isfahan: The Role of Khalvat and Khalvat-Khāna as In-Between Arenas (1658- 1669)"
Özlem Yıldız (Temple University, PhD candidate)
"Gateway to the Divine: Materiality in the Illustrated 'Tales of the Prophets' from the Sixteenth Century"
***For those planning to attend, please use the Modern Wing entrance at 159 East Monroe Street.
The museum closes to the public at 5:00 pm, so, if you happen to be running a little late, please arrive by 4:50 pm at the latest to ensure that you are admitted entrance to the building.