From: 9/6/2019   To: 9/8/2018

 

Conference Programme

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Day 1 / 6 September 2019

9. 30 – 10.00

Registration

 

10.00 – 10.30

Opening remarks

 

10.30 – 11.30

 

Session 1: New Approaches to Documenting Inscriptions

 

 

Ludvik Kalus

Processing the Islamic Inscriptions of the Middle Ages: Thesaurus d’épigraphie islamique

 

Firdavs Abdulkhalikov

Architectural Epigraphy of Uzbekistan

 

Hakan Karateke, Kayoko Hayashi & Hatice Aynur

Database for Ottoman Inscriptions, 2009-2019

 

11.30-12.00

Coffee break

 

 

12.00-12.50

 

Session 2: Inscriptions and religious texts

 

 

Bernard O’Kane

Stars and Symmetry: The Prophet Muhammad’s Name in Architectural Inscriptions

 

Noha Abou-Khatwa

Amir Shaykhu al-‘Umari al-Nasiri and his Epigraphic Communications

 

12.50-14.00

Lunch break

 

 

14.00-15.30

 

Session 3: Epigraphic Style and Form

 

 

Sheila Blair

Luted Letters: The Relief Inscriptions on Kashan Luster mihrabs

 

Robert Hillenbrand

The Inscriptions of the Qutb Minar in Delhi: Between Islam and Hinduism

 

Scott Redford

Lapidary Styles in Medieval Anatolia: Expressions of Legitimacy, Regionalism, or Training?

 

15.30-16.00

Tea break

 

 

16.00-17.30

 

Session 4: Inscriptions and Religious Life

 

 

Viola Allegranzi

Expressing Power and Piety: The Ghurid Inscriptions at Chisht-i Sharif Reconsidered

 

Mamuna Khan

Marvel of Adornments in Mughal Edifices: Inscriptions in the Wazīr Khān Masjid

 

Barbara Stoeker-Parnian

Islamic Inscriptions – Documents of Muslim Life in China

 

 

 

 

Day 2 / 7 September 2019

9.15-11.15

 

Session 5: Inscriptions and Royal Power

 

 

Roberta Giunta

Royal Protocols of the Great Seljuq Sultans in Monumental Inscriptions

 

Richard McClary

Micro and Macro Power Projection in the Medieval Islamic World: The Architectural and Numismatic Epigraphic Evidence

 

Tarek Swelim

Two Unique Inscriptions on the qiblah Wall of Sultan al-Muʾayyad Shaykh's Complex

 

Nicola Verdamere

Kitabes Under the Pressure of Communication: Epigraphs in the Late Ottoman Empire

 

11.15-11.45

Coffee break

 

 

11.45-12.45

 

Session 6: Graffiti

 

 

Risa Tokunaga

Development of Formulae of Early Islamic Arabic Rock Graffiti in Light of Recent Discoveries in al-Hijaz

 

Ralph Bodenstein

The Intriguing Double Life of a Monastery: Documenting Arabic Secondary Inscriptions From the 10th–14th centuries in Dayr Anba Hadra at Aswan

 

12.45-13.45

Lunch

 

 

13.45-15.15

 

Session 7: Inscribed objects


 

Becky Wrightson

Epigraphic Ceramics of the Early Islamic Period and the Role of Ambiguous Script

 

Doris Abouseif

‘I am a pot’: The Poetical Speech of Mamluk Vessels

 

Frédéric Bauden

‘ʿUyun al-aqalim aqlamuha’: An Enquiry into Verses of Poetry on Mamluk Pen Cases

 

15.15-1545

Tea break

 

 

15.45-17.15

 

Session 8: Inscriptions in the Maghreb

 

 

Jonathan Bloom

The Public Text Revisited: Inscriptions in Early Islamic North Africa

 

Umberto Bongiano

Barakat Muhammad: Square Kufic Epigraphy in the Medieval Maghrib

 

Francis Razan

The Arabic Inscriptions of the Monastery of Las Huelgas in Burgos

 

Day 3 / 8 September 2019

9.15-10.45

 

Session 9: Funerary Inscriptions

 

 

Venetia Porter

The Gravestones from the Cemetery of Aswan in the British Museum

 

Fatima Quraishi

Rituals of Reading: Funerary Inscriptions at the Makli Necropolis, Pakistan

 

Heba Hassanein & Nurul Iman Rusli

Sixteenth-century Islamic Gravestones from the Malay World

 

10.45-11.15

Coffee break

 

 

11.15-12.15

 

Session 10: Inscriptions as Historical Sources
 

 

Carole Hillenbrand

Diyarbakr (Amid) and Mayyafariqin, 426-485/1034-1092: The Interplay of Chronicles and Epigraphy

 

Sami ‘Abd al-Malek al-Bayyadi

Inscriptions of Saladin in Sinai: A Study in the Art of Ayyubid Naskh Calligraphy

 

12.15-13.15

Lunch

 

 

13.15-14.15

 

Session 11: Inscriptions of the Turkic World

 

 

Nicole-Kancal Ferrari

Inscriptions from the Golden Horde Period and the Crimean Khanate in Crimea: a Body of Hitherto Neglected Material within the Study of the Inscriptions of Islamic Lands

 

Mehmet Tütüncü

(Non-)Usage of Turkish language in Islamic Inscriptions

 

14.15-15.15

 

 

Session 12: Inscriptions and Craftsmen

 

Martina Rugiadi

To be Erased: Temporary Signatures, Authorship, and Craftsmen Networks

 

Anna-Marija Grbanovich

Carved Letters, Designs and Ornaments: Ilkhanid Stuccos and “Signatures” of their Craftsmen

 

15.15-15.45

Tea break

 

 

15.45-16.45

 

Session 13: Inscriptions and Books

 

 

Selin Unluonen

Between the Artist and the Patron: Painted inscriptions of the Khamsa of Shah Tahmasp

 

Ahmed Mansour

Refining Arabic Typography: Square Kufic in Bulaq Press Books