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Thursday, October 25, 2018


Loria Center, 2nd floor lobby
190 York Street


Opening Welcome
Loria Auditorium, room 250

Sussan Babaie, Andrew W. Mellon Reader in the Arts of Iran and Islam, The Courtauld Institute of Art, and President, Historians of Islamic Art Association


Mobility and Markets
Loria Auditorium, room 250

Gwendolyn Collaço, Harvard University
“Junctures between Pages and Temporalities: Interpreting Transcultural Albums from 18th c. Istanbul”

Jenny Peruski, Harvard University
“Fetishizing the Foot: ‘Clog’ Sandals and Networks of Meaning on the Swahili Coast”

Sylvia Houghteling, Bryn Mawr College
“Kalamkari from the Pen to the Block: The Afterlives of a Border-Crossing Cloth”

Caroline “Olivia” M. Wolf, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
“Crafting Andalusia in the Southern Cone: Transnational Architecture and Mahjar Monuments in Modern Argentina”

Discussant: Souraya Noujaim, Louvre Abu Dhabi


Keynote Lecture
Loria Auditorium, room 250

Introduction by Kishwar Rizvi, Yale University, and President-Elect, Historians of Islamic Art Association 

Zainab Bahrani, Edith Porada Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University 
“Ascent of Images: Mapping Time at the Amadiya Akropolis”

Response by Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor and the Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Keynote Reception and Gallery Tours with Selin Ünlüönen and Denise Leidy
Yale University Art Gallery Lobby
1111 Chapel Street


Friday, October 26, 2018


Coffee and Light Breakfast
Loria Center, 2nd floor lobby
190 York Street


Medieval Translations
Loria Auditorium, room 250

Amanda Luyster, College of the Holy Cross
“Islamic Textiles and Elite Interiors in Thirteenth-Century England”

Bernard O’Kane, American University in Cairo
“Post-Carved Brick: The Westward Spread of an Indian Technique in Ghaznavid and Later Islamic Architecture”

Heather EckerDallas Museum of Art
“Reification and Reconciliation in an Age of Conversion and Translation: Sources for Toledo’s Choir Screen Panels”

Mikael Muehlbauer, Columbia University
“’The Canopied Circuit’: Reconstructing Islamic Veils in Ethiopian Rock-cut Churches”

Discussant: Nancy Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania


Coffee Break
Loria Center, 2nd floor lobby


Mid-Symposium Remarks and Welcome
Loria Auditorium, room 250

Alex Dika Seggerman, Rutgers University-Newark, and Symposium Co-Organizer 


Ideological Borders
Loria Auditorium, room 250

Suheyla Takesh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Modern Arab Art Through Soviet Eyes: On the Scholarship of Anatoly Bogdanov and Boris Veimarn”

Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi, Albion College
“Migratory Imaginaries in Contemporary Franco-Maghrebi Artistic Practice”

Shahrzad Shirvani, University of California, Berkeley
“Spatial Reconstructions of ‘Victory’ On Two Sides of A Border: The Case of Iran and Iraq”

Discussant: Iftikhar Dadi, Cornell University


Break for Lunch
Downtown New Haven


Handling Sessions at Yale Object Collections
Various Locations


Against the Grain: Printing Cultures in Islamic Art History
Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall
1080 Chapel Street

Hala Auji, American University of Beirut
“Facing Pages: Author Portraits in Nineteenth-Century Arabic Publications”

Mira Xenia Schwerda, Harvard University
“A Revolution in Print: Photography, Lithography, and Collotype Postcards in the Late Qajar Era”

Yasemin Gencer, Independent Scholar
“Economies of Recognition: Reader Photographs in Turkish Journals of the 1920s”

Elizabeth Rauh, University of Michigan
“The Colored Horizons of Karbala: Rafa Nasiri and Contemporary Printmaking in 1960s Iraq”

Discussant: Finbarr Barry Flood, Institute of Fine Arts and Director, Silsila: Center for Material Histories, New York University 


Reception and Select Open Galleries
Yale Center for British Art

Saturday, October 27, 2018


Coffee and Light Breakfast
Loria Center, 2nd floor lobby
190 York Street


Then and Now: Medieval Border Crossings and the Contemporary Moment
Loria Auditorium, room 250

Heather A. Badamo, University of California, Santa Barbara
“The Audience of the Furusiyya Dagger: Common Culture and Conflicting Messages”

Jennifer Pruitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Productive Destruction: The Rebuilding of Fatimid Jerusalem (1010-1031)”

Heba Mostafa, University of Toronto
“Charting Boundaries of Knowledge: The Dār al-Imāra and the History of Governance in Early Islam between Archaeology and Art History”

Melanie Holcomb and Barbara Drake Boehm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
“Bridging Gaps, Hitting Walls: Finding Medieval Jerusalem”

Discussant: Patricia Blessing, Pomona College


Coffee Break
Loria Center, 2nd floor lobby


Methodological Borders
Loria Auditorium, room 250

Selin Ünlüönen, Yale University
“A Case in Ottoman Calligraphy: Mehmed Şefik’s ‘Elifba Cüzü’”

Lisa Homann, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
“Energizing Regional and Global Bonds: The Unique Aesthetic of a Muslim Masquerade”

Meredyth Lynn Winter, Harvard University
“Bordering on Rayy: Early Pahlavi Iran and the Truest Forgeries”

Anissa Rahadiningtyas, Cornell University
“The Elusive Horse Dance and the Discursive Absence of Islam in the History of Modern Art in Indonesia”

Discussant: Mirjam Shatanawi, National Museum of World Cultures


Break for Lunch
Downtown New Haven


Optional Brown Bag Lunch Presentation 
New Acquisitions and Research Tools at AKDC
Loria Center, room 360

Matt Saba and Michael Toler, Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT


The Digital Divide: On the Possibilities and Perils of Data-driven Scholarship in Islamic Art and Architectural History
Loria Auditorium, room 250

Yael Rice, Amherst College
“The Mughal Manuscript Workshop through a Network Analysis Lens”

Ethel Wolper, University of New Hampshire
“The Digital Turn in Islamic Art History: Lessons from Mapping Heritage Destruction in Mosul”

Nancy Um, Binghamton University
“Yemeni Manuscripts Online: Close and Distant Readings of a Zaydi Corpus through te Portal of a Screen”

Nina Macaraig and Yasemin Özarslan, Koç University
“Mapping Istanbul’s Hamams with Hafız Hüseyin Ayvansarayi”

Discussant: Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, The Graduate Center, CUNY and Deputy Director, Manar al-Athar


Coffee Break
Loria Center, 2nd floor lobby


Art and Architecture on the Periphery of Empire
Loria Auditorium, room 250

Melis Taner, Özyeğin University
“’From the Sword of Yusuf Perished All the Bandits:’ An Early Seventeenth-Century Illustrated Travelogue/Campaign Logbook of Hadım Yusuf Paşa”

Emily Neumeier, Temple University
“Challenging Decorum in Ottoman Greece: Experiments in Architectural Epigraphy”

Robyn D. Radway, Central European University
“The Ambassador’s Paper Portraits of Empire: Albums from the German House in Constantinople under David Ungnad (1570s)”

Discussant: Heghnar Watenpaugh, University of California, Davis