Please mark your calendars and join us March 1-2 at Indiana University for a two-day workshop entitled “Making Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Islamic Art and Architecture.” This workshop will explore the changing production and reception of artworks and architecture during the long nineteenth century, in urban centers across the Middle East and North Africa. Eleven papers by renowned scholars working at the cutting edge of this emerging area of research will map transformations in image-making, architecture, and craft, with particular focus on changing technologies of production and reproduction, circulation, and exchange. Emphasizing technological and economic contexts, the papers in this workshop will break new ground by integrating artworks from the Islamic world into fully realized frameworks of modernity.
Margaret Graves, Indiana University
Alex Seggerman, Yale University
Ashley Dimmig, University of Michigan