In 2008 the association launched a series of biennial symposia, held over several days, designed to encourage in-depth discussions of themes and issues relevant to the study of Islamic arts and cultures today. The symposia bring together established and emerging scholars to present new research from across the world. 

Past symposia

Regime Change

HIAA Biennial Symposium

Border Crossing

HIAA Biennial Symposium

Regionality: Looking for the Local in the Arts of Islam

HIAA Biennial Symposium

Forms of Knowledge & Cultures of Learning in Islamic Art

HIAA Biennial Symposium

Looking Widely, Looking Closely

HIAA Biennial Symposium

Objects, Collections, and Cultures

HIAA Biennial Symposium

Spaces & Visions

HIAA Biennial Symposium