Visual Histories of Islamic Cultures

Launch of Visual Histories of Islamic
Cultures, a new monograph series for Islamic art and architecture.
The
series will be published by the well respected German publisher de Gruyter,
and co-edited by Avinoam Shalem and Finbarr Barry Flood. The editors will be
assisted by an advisory board comprised of international scholars in the
relevant fields.

Visual Histories of Islamic Cultures is the first professional academic book
series devoted to the art, architecture and material culture of the Islamic
world that approaches cultural production as a series of interrelated
aesthetic rather than predominantly regional or religious phenomena. The
series focuses on aesthetics, mobility, translatability and, conversely, on
the limits of both, the tensions between mobility and rootedness, and the
transformation of cultural forms and practices in translation. Seizing the
moment of a growing interest in questions of mobility and the intersections
between the global and the local, the series encourages approaches that move
beyond the traditional search for origins or influence to emphasize the role
of "Islamic" art as one of the main vectors in a global history of art. The
series will mainly publish submissions in English that demonstrate
innovative scholarship of a high calibre; works dealing with areas or
subjects marginalized within canonical histories of Islamic art are
especially welcome. It will include monographs on relevant work in any media
from the beginnings of the Islamic period to the present as well as critical
approaches to the historiography of the visual in both academic and
museological contexts.

Manuscripts and proposals should include a short (3- to 5-page) description
of the book, its significance and relevance to the fields(s) that it
engages, a table of contents and a brief CV of the author(s)/editor(s). They
should be submitted to:

Katja Richter,

Editor, Art & Music Division,

Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Genthiner Strasse 13
D-10785 Berlin / Germany

katja.richter@degruyter.com

Avinoam Shalem is Professor for History of Islamic Art and Architecture at
Munich University and Max-Planck Fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in
Florence.

Finbarr Barry Flood is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Humanities at
the Institute of Fine Arts and Department of Art History, New York
University.

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Camille Rhoné

Agrégée d'histoire, titulaire d'une thèse de doctorat en histoire de l'Islam médiéval ("Défendre le territoire en Iran nord-oriental - Khorassan et Transoxiane -, IXe-XIe siècle"), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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