Research Seminars in Islamic Art, SOAS

By Cornucopia | March 4, 2011

Two intriguing talks are coming up at SOAS this month. On 10 March, Sami de Giosa will speak about the incredible late-Mamluk artistic and cultural renaissance, in a lecture entitled 'Sultan Qaytbay and the artistic revival in Cairo during the late 15th Century.' This period has long been under-researched, and the talk should throw light on what was a truly remarkable period for the production of carpets (above), glass, ceramics and manuscripts. On 24 March, the focus will move from Mamluk to Ottoman domains, when Nikolaos Vyrzidis gives a talk on 'The life of textiles: Ottoman silks and velvets in the use of the Orthodox Church.' This seminar should appeal to anyone with an interest in Ottoman art or the links between East and West. For more details, please click here. School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG

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