The SCCI Research Seminar series for 2020

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The Peripheral Myth - 17 April 2020

In this inaugural online event for the SCCI Research Seminars of 2020, Dr Sam Bowker will present an expansion of his paper from the College Art Association conference in Chicago (CAA February 2020) on 'Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art'. This begins with the implications of shifting teaching narratives towards contemporary art, critical regionalism and supporting grassroots engagement over the canonical approach to Islamic art history, which is typically centered on the Middle East in the Middle Ages.

This seminar includes the reflective contributions of Dr Peyvand Firouzeh of the University of Sydney (on the centre-periphery dynamic) and Ana Silkatcheva of Oxford University (on applications of the digital humanities), as well as commentaries on recent research upon the 'myths of Islamic art' as presented by other panelists. This collaborative project is now being developed into an edited book, and this recording includes international discussants from the Historians of Islamic Art Association.
Period17 Apr 2020
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational