Eiman Elgibreen, doctoral researcher in the School of History, Art History and Philosophy, brings us news of the Fourth Biennial Symposium on Islamic Art:
… has announced The fourth biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art, to be held on October 29 – 31, 2011 in Doha, Qatar at the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I.M. Pei, where twelve speakers will discuss specific objects in the Museum’s collection.
The title of this Symposium is God Is Beautiful; He Loves Beauty: The Object in Islamic Art and Culture, and the keynote address will be given by Paul Goldberger, the Pulitzer-Prize winning architecture critic and writer for the New Yorker, who will discuss the Museum building as a work of Islamic art.
You can register through the website for free, and they also award 15 travel fellowships for researchers who are interested in attending this event covering all travel and living expenses, just apply online.
Although this organization is fairly new, but they have planned two successful events in the past:
- 2007, Rivers of Paradise: Water in Islamic Art and
- 2009, And Diverse Are Their Hues: Color in Islamic Art and