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Enameled and Gilded Bottle. late 13th century. Attributed to Egypt, possibly Cairo. Learn more. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
2012 Biennial Symposium

Looking Widely, Looking Closely

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York
10.17–10.19.12

  • 10.17.12

  • 14:00–14:45

    Keynote

    Wives, Concubines, Daughters and Mothers: The Multiple Paths to Female Patronage of Visual Arts

    Priscilla Soucek
    John L. Loeb Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • 15:00–17:00

    Welcome reception, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

  • 10.18.12

  • 06:00–07:00

    Panel

    PANEL 1: Formation and Transformation in Umayyad Art

    Finbarr Barry Flood
    Chair
    Nadia Ali
    The South Arabian Component of Umayyad Royal Iconography
    Donald Whitcomb
    Khirbet al-Mafjar or Qasr Hisham? Changing Perceptions of a Palestinian Monument
    Theodore van Loan
    Umar's Bargain: Skirting Litholatry at the Dome of the Rock
    Nadia Ali
    Donald Whitcomb
    Theodore van Loan
  • 07:00–08:00

    Panel

    PANEL 2: Form and Meaning in Arabic, Persian and Indian Manuscripts

    Massumeh Farhad
    Chair
    Jaclynne J. Kerner
    Art and Artifice in the Illustrated Herbal of al-Ghafiqi
    Eloise Brac de la Perriere
    A Set of Unexplored Manuscripts: Bihari Writing Qur'ans in Sultanate India
    Ayse Pinar Gokpinar
    The Concept of Time and Space: Understanding Temporality in the Representations of the Topkapi Persian Falnama
    Jaclynne J. Kerner
    Eloise Brac de la Perriere
    Ayse Pinar Gokpinar
  • 09:00–10:00

    Panel

    PANEL 3: On Paper, Poetry, and Painting

    Eleanor Sims
    Chair
    Jake Benson
    Naqsh Bar Ab: Safavid Marbled Papers of the Late 16th to Early 17th century
    Fateme Montazeri
    Sermon in the Mosque or Socio-Religious Critique?: Analysis of a Safavid Illustration of a Hafez Poem
    Emily Neumeier
    An Anatolian Mont Sainte-Victoire: Approaching Modern Turkish Painting
    Jake Benson
    Fateme Montazeri
    Emily Neumeier
  • 11:00–12:00

    Panel

    PANEL 4: Medieval Identities and Beyond

    Eva R. Hoffman
    Chair
    Amanda Luyster and Mika Natif
    Kalila Two Ways: East and West
    Robert Ousterhout and D. Fairchild Ruggles
    Islamic Monuments and National Patrimony in Modern Spain
    Amanda Luyster and Mika Natif
    Robert Ousterhout and D. Fairchild Ruggles
  • 14:00–16:00

    Reception at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

  • 10.19.12

  • 06:00–07:00

    Panel

    PANEL 5: From Mosques to Mosaic and Mirrors: Islamic Architecture and its Decoration

    Sheila Blair
    Chair
    Ruba Kana’an
    The Friday Mosque Revisited: the Meaning, Function, and Evolution of an Architectural Paradigm
    Chanchal Dadlani
    Orthodoxy and Aesthetics in Mughal Architecture: The Moti Masjid of ‘Alamgir I’
    Sophia Shafi
    Every Torn Piece of My Heart Becomes a Green Meadow: The History and Religious Function of ‘Aineh-Kari’ in Persianate Architecture
    Carol Bier
    Overlapping Decagons on the Iranian Plateau: History of Architecture and the History of Mathematics
    Ruba Kana’an
    Sophia Shafi
    Carol Bier
  • 07:00–08:00

    Panel

    PANEL 6: Relocating History: Interventions of Islamic Architecture and Decoration in England, Greece and Cairo

    Nebahat Avcioglu
    Chair
    Melanie Gibson
    Colouring the Surface: A Taste for Tiles in English Domestic Architecture, 1850-1920
    George Manginis
    Iznik in Athens: Ottoman-Style Tile Revetments on Inter-War Public Buildings in Greece
    Anna McSweeney
    The Afterlife of the Alhambra
    Melanie Gibson
    George Manginis
    Anna McSweeney
  • 09:00–10:00

    Panel

    PANEL 7: Reconstructing Meaning Through Historiography and Museology

    Navina Haidar
    Chair
    Mercedes Volait
    Monument or Ornament? Early French Architectural Histories of Islamic Buildings in Egypt
    Alyson Wharton
    The Paradigm of a Favoured Community and Armenians in the History of Islamic Architecture
    Keelan Overton
    Patterns of Revivalism: The Safavid/Pahlavi Case Study through a Pan-Islamic Lens
    Mirjam Shatanawi
    Indonesian Islamic Art: The Historiography of a Neglected Heritage
    Mercedes Volait
    Alyson Wharton
    Keelan Overton
    Mirjam Shatanawi
  • 10:00–11:00

    Panel

    PANEL 8: Objectifying the Islamic Object: From Ottoman Silk Flags to Twelfth-century Minbars to a Thirteenth-century Brass Tray with Processional Figures

    Linda Komaroff
    Chair
    Bernard O’Kane
    A Tale of Two Minbars: Woodwork in Egypt and Syria on the Eve of the Ayyubids
    Hana Taragan
    Figures in Procession: Thoughts on a Tray Stand from Doha, Qatar
    Barbara Karl
    Ottoman Silk Flags as Objects of Propaganda in the Conflict Between Habsburgs and Ottomans during the 17th and early 18th centuries
    Bernard O'Kane
    Barbara Karl

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