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Islamic Art History and the Global Turn


Islamic Art History and the Global Turn

The Tenth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art

November 11 - 13, 2023

Doha, Qatar

How have art history’s concerns with the global turn, and associated calls for decolonial, diverse, inclusive, and equitable histories, been taken up by scholars, educators, curators, and related practitioners of Islamic art history? The Symposium explores how the past two decades of debating these methodologies have shaped practices in classrooms, galleries, and related settings. It aims to highlight the challenges – and not just successes – of teaching, curating, and researching Islamic art history in a global context, while also contributing new perspectives to discourses on the global turn writ large.

Keynote Address | Finbarr Barry Flood, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of the Humanities; Founder-Director of Silsila: Center for Material Histories, NYU | Shifting Scales: Islamic Art History as Global Microhistory

Speakers include Nebahat Avcıoğlu | Sam Bowker | Aditi Chandra | Karen Exell | Talinn Grigor | Negar Habibi | Ranjit Hoskote | Noora Abdulmajeed Hussain | Ellen Kenney | Vasif Kortun | Aparna Kumar | Jenny Norton-Wright | Anissa Rahadiningtyas | Kirsten Scheid | Mirjam Shatanawi | Sadia Shirazi | Suheyla Takesh

Chaired by:

Hala Auji, Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair for Islamic Art, VCUarts, Richmond

Radha Dalal, Director of Art History, VCUarts, Qatar

For more information and to register, please visit https://islamicart.qatar.vcu.edu/. The Symposium will be held in person in Doha and live-streamed; registration is available for in-person attendance or for the live-stream.