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[April 27, and May 2-4, 2024] Arts of the Indian Ocean

Apr 11th 2024 Posted in: Event-Upcoming

Registration is now open! This multidisciplinary international conference brings together some 75 knowledge producers from diverse disciplinary, geographic, and cultural backgrounds to present and discuss their work on the Indian Ocean’s unique materialities and artistic expressions. The 22 conference panels explore the creation, production, and circulation of material culture in various forms including the visual […]

[May 8, 2024] Exploring the Digital: Islamic Art and the Museum

Apr 09th 2024 Posted in: Event-Upcoming

Event: In-person Date: Wednesday, May 8 Time: 12:00 pm -2:00 pm Location: Natalie Zemon Davis Conference Room, SS 2098, Department of Art History In-person Event: Register Here – Space is Limited A light lunch will be served. The Islamic Art and Material Culture Collaborative is pleased to announce a roundtable discussion featuring IAMCC co-chairs in conversation with guest panelists. As digital tools increasingly shape public […]

[Mar 16, 2024] The Visualisation of Hypotheses as a Balancing Act between Science and Illustration: A Talk by Prof. Dominik Lengyel

Feb 20th 2024 Posted in: Event-Past

Event: Hybrid Date: Saturday March 16, 2024 Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm (refreshments will be served) Venue: Seminar Room, SS 6032, Department of Art History In-person Event: Register Here – Space is Limited (Capacity Restricted) Virtual Event: Register Here It is the digital in the digital humanities that awakens both expectations and desires that can lead to […]

[Sep 25, 2023] Inside the Black Enclosure: A Masterclass with Huda Lutfi 

Sep 08th 2023 Posted in: Event-Past

Date: Monday September 25, 2023  Time: 10am – 1pm (includes lunch for participants)  Venue: History Department Seminar Room, Sidney Smith Hall   REGISTER HERE Overview: In this graduate masterclass, contemporary Egyptian artist Huda Lutfi will share her experiences of creating her recent installation Inside the Black Enclosure for the inaugural Islamic Arts Biennale which was held from January […]

[Sep 24, 2023] Huda Lutfi in Conversation: Translating Sufi Teachings into a Visual Language

Aug 04th 2023 Posted in: Event-Past

Photography: Huda Lutfi, Hand of Silence (detail), 2019, mixed media installation. Courtesy of the artist and Gypsum Gallery ROM ConnectsHuda Lufti in Conversation: Translating Sufi Teachings into a Visual LanguageDate: Sunday, September 24, 2023, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT Description: Explore the art and influences of Sufism and gender dynamics with contemporary Egyptian artist Huda Lutfi. Drawing […]

[ Apr 24, 2023 ] IAMCC Masterclass: What problems does the Great Mongol Shahnama pose?” feat Prof Robert Hillenbrand

Apr 02nd 2023 Posted in: Event-Past

When and Where Monday, April 24, 2023 10:30 am to 12:30 pm LI301 Lillian Massey 125 Queen’s Park, 3rd floor Speakers Robert Hillenbrand DescriptionTitle: “What problems does the Great Mongol Shahnama pose?” RSVP required (limited spaces available). Upon registration, participants will receive an email with suggested readings and an opportunity to submit advance questions. Abstract: The […]

[Apr 23, 2023] IAMCC Annual Distinguished Lecture: What Makes the Great Mongol Shahnama Great? feat Prof Robert Hillenbrand

Apr 02nd 2023 Posted in: Event-Past

WHAT MAKES THE GREAT MONGOL SHAHNAMA GREAT? PROFESSOR ROBERT HILLENBRAND, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH Date: Sunday, April 23, 2 pm Location: Aga Khan Museum Price: $20 Regular, $18 Friends, $15 Students Tickets include same-day Museum admission. RESERVE TICKETS What makes the Great Mongol Shahnama great? Join Professor Robert Hillenbrand (University of Edinburgh) on this vivid exploration of one of […]

[May 27, 2023] Contested Identities: At the Intersection of Black, British and Muslim, Ejatu Shaw

Jan 18th 2023 Posted in: Event-Past

Shaw's photography draws upon Islamic references and diasporic African cultural tropes to depict her immersion as well as shift from both.

[Mar 18, 2023] All Eyes on Me: The Violence of Discrimination, Kaashif Ghanie

Jan 15th 2023 Posted in: Event-Past

This conversation will highlight Kaashif Ghanie’s artistic practice which responds to racial discrimination.

[Feb 18, 2023] Mythological Migrations: Imagining Queer Muslim Utopias, Abdullah Qureshi

Jan 14th 2023 Posted in: Event-Past

This project examines formations of queer identity and resistance in Muslim migratory contexts.

The IAMCC Art and Activism Series: Art and Activism in Contemporary Global Landscapes

Jan 01st 2023 Posted in: Event-Past

The Islamic Art & Material Culture Collaborative (IAMCC) is pleased to announce the launch of the second iteration of its online conversation series.

The Seventh Transdisciplinary Conference: Dr Ulrike Al-Khamis Keynote Address

Oct 07th 2022 Posted in: Content

The Seventh Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference on Imaging at the Intersections of Arts, Science and Culture was held in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan, a country where equestrian nomadism remains a powerful cultural signifier. This hybrid online and in-person event offered exciting opportunity for international participants to connect with Kyrgyz and other Central Asian creatives […]

The Power of the Visual: A new podcast with Ulrike Al-Khamis

Sep 09th 2022 Posted in: Content

Take a trip to the Aga Khan Museum’s latest exhibition, ‘Image? The Power of the Visual’ in our brand new podcast, as Ulrike Al-Khamis explores the lasting alliance between images and people.

1on1 with Principal Nathalie Des Rosiers – Ep. 2- Heba Mostafa

Jun 27th 2022 Posted in: Content

Heba shares her great adventures as an art historian, including various projects she is involved in and the impacts of history upon communities.

View to the U: An eye on UTM research podcast, Ruba Kana’an

Apr 14th 2022 Posted in: Content

Ruba Kana'an, a historian of Islamic art in the Department of Visual Studies at UofT Mississauga, talks about art and architecture.

[March 4, 2022] “Painting as Process, Painting as Surface: The Shifting Status of the Image in Medieval Islam”

Feb 21st 2022 Posted in: Event-Past

The Department of Art History Guest Lecture Series is pleased to present: "Painting as Process, Painting as Surface: The Shifting Status of the Image in Medieval Islam"

[March 26, 2022] Onstage Conversations: Art As Dialogue

Feb 15th 2022 Posted in: Event-Past

As societies are polarized by words and images, what is the role of art in bridging the divides - and offering the prospect of a fuller citizenship? 

[Feb 24-25, 2022] Hidden Stories: Global History, Local Networks (Virtual Symposium)

Feb 01st 2022 Posted in: Event-Past

Join the Aga Khan Museum on February 24 and 25 for an online symposium celebrating the exhibition Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads.

Art History in 10: Printed Cotton Textiles of South-Asia with Sanniah Jabeen

Feb 01st 2022 Posted in: Content

Sanniah Jabeen, Senior Fellow of IAMCC, and a current PhD candidate at the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto discusses printed cotton textiles.

[Feb 12, 2022] Global Displays of Islamic Art Today (Panel)

Jan 23rd 2022 Posted in: Event-Past

Virtual panel discussion on the new and complex ways in which museums and galleries of Islamic art use objects today to communicate broader ideas and narratives in various global contexts.

Light with Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis | Aga Khan Museum/YMCA Mindfulness and Education Sessions

Jan 21st 2022 Posted in: Content

Through select objects in the Aga Khan Museum’s Collection, Director and CEO and co-chair of IAMCC, Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis takes viewers on a journey through the Museum, exploring the many practical and spiritual dimensions of light.

Call for Applications: Senior Fellow 2021-2022

Sep 01st 2021 Posted in: News

This is a cross-post from Institute of Islamic Studies ***Please note that only students enrolled at UofT are eligible to apply for the positions listed below. Please see the specific eligibility requirements for each position.***  A PDF version of this Call for Applications can be found here.  Islamic Art and Material Cultures Collaborative (IAMCC)Senior Fellow The Institute […]

Senior Fellows Showcase feat. Samantha Summers, Rebecca Tunney, May 22, 2021

May 15th 2021 Posted in: Event-Past

IAMCC Senior Fellows Showcase: Metalworks, Medieval Mosul, Minecraft, and Museums As part of its mandate to foster innovative and interdisciplinary research on Islamic art and material culture, the IAMCC’s Fellowship Program provides collaborative learning opportunities for student researcher under the guidance of Toronto’s world-class cultural and academic institutions. In this session, the two 2020-2021 Senior […]

Deconstructing the Code: Craft Collaborations in Morocca feat. Sara Ouhaddou, April 24

Apr 15th 2021 Posted in: Event-Past

Sara Ouhaddou discusses working w/ female weavers in the Atlas Mountains, potters in Marrakesh, and young female embroiderers in Tetouan. In this conversation, Dr Mariam Rosser-Owen of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, will speak with the French-Moroccan artist, Sara Ouhaddou, about her past projects working with female weavers in the Atlas Mountains, with potters […]

From Craft to Art: Egyptian Appliqué-work in Light of Local & Global Change feat. Seif El Rashidi, March 27

Mar 15th 2021 Posted in: Event-Past

In this conversation, Seif El Rashidi will discuss the over one thousand-year-old tradition of textile appliqué work (khayamiyya) in Egypt. This conversation explores the over one thousand-year-old tradition of textile appliqué work (khayamiyya) in Egypt, which continues to thrive in the ‘Street of the Tentmakers’ in the heart of historic Cairo’s bustling center. Seif El […]

The Museum’s Role in Amplifying and Sustaining Craft and Making feat. Leslee Michelsen, Feb 27

Feb 15th 2021 Posted in: Event-Past

This conversation will focus on the ways in which museums have contributed to the development and promotion of the craft heritage sector through exhibitions, publications, and commissions, with a focus on projects undertaken by the Doris Duke Foundation and Turquoise Mountain.

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Difference Between Islamic Art and Craft? feat. Marcus Milwright, Jan 30

Jan 15th 2021 Posted in: Event-Past

Professor Marcus Milwright discusses the distinctions made between Islamic art and craft. This conversation will focus on the ways in which the crafts of the Islamic world have been represented in scholarship and in contemporary art and museum practice. A particular issue in this respect is the imposition of a dichotomy, derived from Western European […]

Embroidery from Palestine: Disciplining the Past to Craft the Future feat. OmarJoseph Nasser-Khoury, Nov 21

Nov 15th 2020 Posted in: Event-Past

OmarJoseph Nasser-Khoury discusses the techniques of embroidery and rural textile traditions from Palestine In this conversation Omar will talk about his experiences working to document and understand certain techniques of embroidery and rural textile traditions from Palestine. He will focus on the techniques themselves, the people he has worked with, and some of the ideas […]

New from Old: Designs Inspired by the Mamluk Minbars of Cairo feat. Omniya Abdel Barr, Oct 31

Oct 15th 2020 Posted in: Event-Past

Omniya Abdel Barr discusses the “Rescuing the Mamluk Minbars Project of Cairo” and its impact on contemporary Egyptian craft and design.