'Islamic' Art: Disrupting Unity and Discerning Ruptures

A series of lectures to address the historiography of the field 'Islamic Art' by scoring the particular moments of ruptures that fractured its foundations.

All lectures are held at 6 pm

Columbia University, 

Rm 612 Schermerhorn Hall

1190 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Organized by Avinoam Shalem, Riggio Professor, Arts of Islam, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, in collaboration with the Middle East Institute at Columbia University.

Fall 2015

September 21EYAL WEIZMAN  (Goldsmiths, University of London): "Hannibal in Rafah: A forensic reconstruction of one day in the 2014 Gaza War"

October 22ZEYNEP CELIK (New Jersey Institute of Technology) "Photographing   Ottoman Modernity"                      

December 3NADA SHABOUT (University of North Texas): "Modernities: Discontent and Alliances".  with discussant Zainab Bahrani (Columbia University)