1.Workshop: “Greek and Arabic in the Middle Ages: Projections and Reflections”, University of Athens, 9 June 2016
The workshop consists of four parts and discussions concerning the workshop’s topic.
2. Conference: “Arabic Studies and Islamic Civilization”, Quebec, 28-29 July 2016 The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Arabic Studies and Islamic Civilization. Information: https://waset.org/conference/2016/07/quebec/ICASIC
3. Conference: “Islam and Democracy”, Vancouver, 4-5 August 2016
The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Islam and Democracy.
4. Workshop: “Left-Wing Trends in the Arab World (1948-1979): Bringing Transnational Back in”, Orient-Institut, Beirut, 12-13 December 2016
This international workshop aims at shedding light on the transnational dynamics in which Arab left-wing trends have been embedded, especially during the 1960-70s, the glorious period of left-wing revolutionary movements throughout the world, in one word: the Tricontinental moment.
Deadline for abstracts: 26 June 2016. Information: www.orient-institut.org/fileadmin/user_upload/ARAL-CFP.pdf
5. University of Pittsburgh – Assistant Professor, Islamic World History
6. Le département des études iraniennes de la Philipps Universität Marburg (Allemagne) recherche :
un(e) chercheur(e) post-doc (22 mois)
dans le cadre du programme bi-national “Dynamics of Transmission: Families, Authority and Knowledge in the Early Modern Middle East (15th-17th centuries)“ financé par l’ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) et la DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
[See: https://dyntran.hypotheses.org/ ]
Les candidats sont invités à présenter un projet individuel centré sur l’histoire / l’histoire culturelle du monde iranien sur une période comprise principalement entre le XVe et le XVIIe siècle.
Informations et dépôts de candidature : email@example.com
La date limite de dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 1er juillet 2016.
7. Conference – Islamic Art at Cambridge: Lifting the Veil (Cambridge, UK, 20 June 2016)
On Monday 20 June 2016, a conference entitled ‘Islamic Art at Cambridge: Lifting the Veil’ will be held at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, with a visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum. Organised by Jean Michel Massing, Charles Melville, Firuza Melville, and Ünver Rüstem, the conference will highlight Cambridge’s burgeoning contributions to the field of Islamic art history, not only showcasing the University’s rich artistic holdings, but also presenting the latest research of current and former Cambridge-affiliated scholars. Papers will cover topics as diverse as album painting, ceramics conservation, architecture, and Orientalism.
For the full programme and further information, see http://persian.pem.cam.ac.uk/news-and-events/conferences/islamic-art-cambridge-lifting-veil.
The event is free, but space is limited; those wishing to attend are therefore asked to pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. CFP – Islamic Art & Architecture (Zurich, Schaffhausen, 4-6 May ’17)
Zurich and Schaffhausen, May 4 – 06, 2017
Deadline: Sep 25, 2016
A l’Orientale – Collecting, Displaying and Appropriating Islamic Art
and Architecture in the 19th and early 20th centuries
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Francine Giese (University of Zurich),
Prof. Dr. Mercedes Volait (CNRS/InVisu),
Dr. Ariane Varela Braga (University of Zurich)
Cooperations: Museum Rietberg Zürich, Moser Familienmuseum
Charlottenfels der Heinrich und Henri Moser Stiftung in Neuhausen bei
Kjeld v. Folsach (David’s Collection Kopenhagen),
Yannick Lintz (Musée du Louvre), Tim Stanley (V&A London),
Stefan Weber (Museum für Islamische Kunst Berlin)
The Swiss Orient traveler Henri Moser Charlottenfels (1844-1923) is
considered one of the pioneering 19th-century amateurs of Islamic Art,
because of his activity as collector and exhibitor. His continuously
growing collection had made Moser famous from 1876 onwards through
much-noticed traveling exhibitions in and outside of Switzerland. His
collection was later displayed permanently at the widely known private
museum he established in 1906 at the Charlottenfels Castle near
Schaffhausen. Through his 1914 donation to the Bern Historical Museum,
Moser assured that after his disappearance the Orientalische Sammlung
Henri Moser Charlottenfels (Oriental collection Henri Moser
Charlottenfels) of over 4000 objects would remain available to the
public in an exhibition hall specially built for that purpose.
The conference wants to present Henri Moser and his collection in an
international context. Does Moser’s activity of collecting and
exhibiting Islamic art reflect a widespread tendency of his period? How
have strategies of presentation, re-contextualisation and didactics
changed since the 19th century? To what extent have private collections
influenced the making of Islamic departments in national museums? And
which role did private collectors such as Moser play in transmitting
and appropriating Islamic art and architecture in the West during the
19th and early 20th century?
The conference will open on Thursday, 4th May 2017, with a first
section on „Displaying Islamic Art“ at the Museum Rietberg, with a
roundtable discussion with representatives of the most important
European collections of Islamic Art. The second day will take place at
the University of Zurich and will be dedicated to the section
„Appropriating Islamic Art and Architecture“. Finally, a third section
regarding „Collecting Islamic Art“, taking place on Saturday, 6th May
2017, will bring the topic to a close in Charlottenfels Castle.
We invite you to propose papers on the following topics:
– Moser and his collection
– Islamic art in European private collections in the 19th and early 20th centuries
– Mapping and classifying Islamic art through collections
– From Wunderkammer to modern exhibition – ways of presenting Islamic art
– Transmission of Islamic aesthetics through art exhibitions
– Strategies of appropriation in the West
– Neo-Islamic declinations of Islamic art and architecture
Each presentation will be of 20 minutes, and may be given in French,
English or German. Please submit a proposal of maximum 300 words and a
brief curriculum vitae by the 25th of September 2016 to the following
e-mail address: email@example.com
The new Museum With No Frontiers project MWNF Galleries is now online.
MWNF Galleries invite exploration of the universal language of cultural heritage as the key for understanding and respect. A continuously growing Database feeds a constantly updated set of Galleries.
Artefacts contributed by partners from different countries and representing different civilisations are gathered in thematic collections, witnessing a great variety of artistic expressions and a multitude of perceptions.
Visitors are able to sort the artefacts on display according to different criteria and to carry out searches in the database of a specific Gallery or in the overall Galleries Database. Results will be listed chronologically.
I you wish to view the objects of a specific museums, go to ‘Partners All Galleries’, select the museum you are interested in and then click the ‘View Objects’ link. Links to relevant Galleries have been added to each database entry.
Also the MWNF Portal has been given a new look, with direct access to our Virtual Museums and to MWNF Galleries.
MWNF Galleries build on and develop the Database of the MWNF Virtual Museums:
Discover Islamic Art & Explore Islamic Art Collections
The Discover Islamic Art Virtual Museum and Virtual Exhibitions present the Islamic heritage of the Mediterranean basin, alongside collections of Islamic art hosted by the participating museums. New partners continue to enrich the Discover Islamic Art Database by adding new items within the follow-up project Explore Islamic Art Collections.
Discover Baroque Art
The Discover Baroque Art Virtual Museum and Virtual Exhibitions explore the cultural environment of European Baroque, putting the spotlight on less familiar highlights of Baroque art and architecture, alongside universally known masterpieces.
The Sharing History Virtual Museum and Virtual Exhibitions address Arab–Ottoman–European relations in the 19th century from the specific perspectives of all parties, offering the first Database to document this period of common history.
We hope you will enjoy exploring MWNF Galleries and look forward to your feedback.
Chair and Chief Executive
Museum With No Frontiers (MWNF)
Non profit organisation
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