Program

Sunday, November 10, 2019

8:30am

Conference Registration

9:00am

Welcome Remarks, Co-Chairs of the 8th Biennial HBK Symposium on Islamic Art.

9:15 – 10:45am

Reading, Writing, and Picturing the Muslim Port City: Architecture and Urbanism around the Indian Ocean Littoral after 1500

  • Panel Chair: Nancy Um, Professor and Chair, Department of Art History, Binghamton University.
  • Imran bin Tajudeen, Indigenous, Indic and Islamic in the Traditional Urban Form of Early Modern Maritime Southeast Asia and its Legacies: The Negri, its Kampung Ward Morphology and Urban Vernacular Architecture
  • Eric Beverley, Halcyon Worlds: Writing People and Places in Early Modern South Asian Port Cities
  • Prita Meier, Photographs as Surface Ornament: The Opacity of Pictures on the Swahili Coast

10:45am

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45pm

Seas Imagined and Depicted in Middle Eastern Art, Maps and Geography

  • Panel Chair: Karen Pinto, College of Innovation and Design, Boise State University.
  • Avinoam Shalem, All men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them”: Carved Souvenirs of Mother of Pearl From Bethlehem
  • Simon O’Meara, Cosmogony at Sea: the Kaaba at the Zero Degree of Longitude and Latitude
  • Marina Tolmacheva, A Landlubber at Sea: Ibn Battuta’s Maritime Adventures?

12:45 – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:45 – 3:15pm

Seas, Mobility, Gifting and Settlement: Islamic Art in 11th-14th Century Chinese Port Cities

  • Panel Chair: Nancy Steinhardt, Professor of East Asian Art and Curator of Chinese Art, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Tansen Sen, Islamic Connections between India and China during the Song and Yuan Periods
  • Eiren Shea, Chinese Textiles in Mamluk Tombs: Maritime Trade and Cultural Exchange in the Fourteenth Century
  • George Lane, The Phoenix Mosque of Hangzhou and Its Links with Ilkhanid Iran

3:15pm

Coffee Break

3:45 – 5:15pm

Pots that Talk: Mesopotamian Interconnectivity with the Indian Ocean and China Trade

  • Panel Chair: Rosalind Wade Haddon, Independent Scholar.
  • Jessica Hallett, Trade and Innovation: Early Islamic Ceramics and Networks of Knowledge
  • Moujan Matin, West-East Technological Transfer: Insights into the Production of Glazed Pottery in Mesopotamia During the Early Islamic Period
  • Wen Wen, Tang Chinese Potteries at Sites in Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Greater Syria, the Red Sea littoral and the Gulf during the 8th – 10th centuries CE, their Distribution and their Connections with Early Islamic Glazed Potteries

Monday, November 11, 2019

9:00am

Welcome Remarks, Co-Chairs of the 8th Biennial HBK Symposium on Islamic Art.

9:15 – 10:45am

Transoceanic Movement, Muslim-Centered Design, and Architecture in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

  • Panel Chair: Angela Andersen, Fellow, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, Canada.
  • Esra Akcan, Mübadele Ships: Abandonment and Resettlement Across the Aegean Sea
  • Sarah Moser, Islam and Identity in New Master-Planned Cities: Malaysia, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia
  • Noha NasserMigrating Heritage: Transoceanic Architectural Dialogues Across the Habitus of the Muslim Diaspora

10:45am

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45pm

The Ilkhanate and its Neighbors: Artistic Exchange, Overland Routes, and Maritime Trade, c. 1250-1400

  • Panel Chair: Anne Dunlop, Herald Chair of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne. 
  • Heather Coffey, Collapsing Geography and Orientalizing Pigment in Fourteenth-Century Italian Painting
  • Shane McCausland, Art’s Agency at the Mid-Yuan Court Contemporary with the Reign of Abu Sa’id (r. 1316-35)
  • Stefano Carboni, Artistic Exchanges and Overland Routes: An Exploration of the Ilkhanate’s Role in the Development and Circulation of Enamelled Glass under the Mamluks

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

11:15 – 12:45pm

The South Asian Nexus: Objects, Motifs, and Materials in Transit

  • Panel Chair: Julia Gonnella, Director, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha. 
  • Marika Sardar Nickson, Emeralds in India: New World Gems and the Mughal Court
  • Nicoletta Fazio, Silken Paths: Trans-Himalayan Medieval Textile Production and the example of MIA, TE.24.1997
  • Tara Desjardins, Imperfect Imports: Changes and Continuity in late Mughal Glass Production
  • Mounia Chekhab Abudaya, Pilgrimage and​ Transfer of Craftsmanship from South Asia to the Hijaz: The Example of a Pilgrimage Certificate in the MIA Collection

3:15pm

Coffee Break

3:45 – 5:15pm

Encompassing the Eastern Periphery of the Muslim World: Islamic Art and Material Culture in East Asia

  • Panel Chair: Yuka Kadoi, FWF Senior Fellow, Institute of Art History, University of Vienna. 
  • Marco Caboara, A Cartographic Journey of Islam across East Asia
  • Nourane Ben Azzouna, The Qur’an in East Asia
  • Iván Szántó, Beyond Hindustan: The Mobility of Persian Inscriptions from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean

5:15pm

Closing Remarks