Khalili Research Centre Hilary Term 2018 Seminar

All events listed will be held on Thursdays from 2.00pm in the Khalili Research Centre Lecture Room, Khalili Research Centre, 3 St John St, Oxford, OX1 2LG.

All are welcome to attend.


18 January - Two presentations will be taking place this week
2pm: Jarash in the Islamic periods: new perspectives from archaeology
Louise Blanke (Wolfson College; KRC)

3.30pm: Ancient fictions and early Islamic images
Nadia Ali (Empires of Faith Project, KRC)


25 January
After the fall from grace: notes on the post-Timurid architecture of Central Asia
Mustafa Tupev (Barakat Trust post-doctoral scholar, KRC)


1 February
The art of teaching: on some late Mamluk calligraphic albums
Carine Juvin (Louvre Museum)


8 February
Friday mosques, rulers, and the ulama: the case for art and law in Sunni, Shiʿi, and
Ibadi schools

Ruba Kana’an (Barakat Trust senior visiting scholar, KRC)


15 February
The visual construction of the Umayyad Caliphate in al-Andalus through the Great
Mosque of Cordoba

Susana Calvo Capilla (Complutense University, Madrid)


22 February
In the light of the Gwalior Koran: contextualising the Bihari manuscripts in
Sultanate India

Eloïse Brac de la Perrière (Paris-Sorbonne University)


1 March
Islamic visuality and the curious case of the missing Kaʿba
Simon O’Meara (SOAS, London)


8 March
Defleshing the dead: Zoroastrian excarnation then and now
Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina (Wolfson College)