1. Marc Toutant, Un empire de mots – Pouvoir, culture et soufisme à l’époque des derniers Timourides au miroir de la Khamsa de Mīr ‘Alī Shīr Nawā’ī, Peeters, 2016.
2. The Diez Albums: Contexts and Contents edited by Julia Gonnella, Friederike Weis and Christoph Rauch (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2016).
With contributions by Serpil Bağcı, Barbara Brend, Massumeh Farhad, Julia Gonnella, Claus-Peter Haase, Oliver Hahn, Robert Hillenbrand, Yuka Kadoi, Charles Melville, Gülru Necipoğlu, Bernard O’Kane, Filiz Ҫakır Phillip, Yves Porter, Julian Raby, Christoph Rauch, Simon Rettig, David J. Roxburgh, Karin Rührdanz, Zeren Tanındı, Lâle Uluç, Ching-Ling Wang, and Friederike Weis.
3.“Dreams and Lives in Ottoman Istanbul: A Seventeenth-Century Biographer’s Perspective” (Routledge: 2016).
Abstract: Dreams and Ottoman Lives explores biography writing and dream narratives in early modern Istanbul. It shows how the narration of dreams provided biographers with a means to form learned communities in a politically fragile landscape and gave them the space to debate the correct career paths in early seventeenth-century Istanbul. Recent studies have examined the shared political and economic rhythms between Habsburg Spain, Safavid Iran, Mughal India, Ming China and the Ottoman Empire, and there is now a strong interest in comparative approaches that examine cultural lives in the early modern world. This first English-language monograph on Ottoman dreamscapes builds upon this comparative work and introduces a world where dreams changed lives; the dead appeared in broad daylight; and biographers invited their readers to the gardens of remembrance.
4. THE AGA KHAN PROGRAM FOR ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE (AKPIA) AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATESHIP PROGRAM FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018.Academic items
- January 28, 2017
- 0 Comment