Friday, 16 December 2022, 09.00 AM-05.00 PM
Organised by our research associate Alya Karame, this workshop brings together scholars interested in examining the relationship of the Qur’an manuscript to its artistic milieu of production. The speakers are invited to rethink the visual language of the Qur’an vis-a-vis other artistic modes of production. More specifically, the echoes of Qur’anic calligraphy and illumination with other crafts such as ceramics, metalwork, textiles, coins and architecture suggest local aesthetic preferences but can also shed light on the production of the Qur’an, its artistic patronage and on the agency of its artists. By investigating the process of circulation and translation of Qur’anic motifs across media, the workshop aims to move the study of these artefacts beyond its codicological foundations towards a broader spatial and social anchoring of the book as object.
This event is by invitation only and seats are limited. Please email Alya Karame (Karame@dont-want-spam.orient-institut.org) if you would like to attend.