Thursday 13 October 2016, 6.00PM to 8:00pm
Speaker(s): Professor Robert Hillenbrand
The launch event, Storytelling in the Great Mongol Shahnama, will see Professor Robert Hillenbrand, author of ten books on Islamic architecture and painting, speak on the Shahnama – the national epic of Iran.
Professor Robert Hillenbrand is Professor Emeritus of Fine Art at Edinburgh University and Professor of Islamic Art at St Andrews University. He has written ten books on Islamic architecture and painting, edited seven books and co-edited four more. He has also published some 120 articles on aspects of Islamic art and architecture.
He has held visiting professorships at seven universities and was Slade Professor of Art at Cambridge in 2008. In 2006 he was awarded the Book of the Year prize of the Islamic Republic of Iran for Shahnama: The Visual Language of the Book of Kings. He has visited Iran many times, as well as travelling regularly to Central Asia, Northern India and the Middle East.
Tickets for the launch event available at http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/autumn-16/mongol-shahnama/
Further events will be held on Thursday 17th November and Thursday 1st December. Download the poster for more details:islamic art poster (PDF , 74kb)
Location: Ron Cooke Hub
Thursday 17 November 2016, 6.30PM
Speaker(s): Professor Doris Behrens-Abouseif (SOAS, London)
For more information and tickets please go to: http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/autumn-16/exploration-orientalism/
Location: V/045, Vanbrugh College
Thursday 1 December 2016, 6.30PM
Speaker(s): Dr Nicolas Tromans
Location: Please note change of venue- now in the Bowland Auditorium BS/005 in the Berrick Saul Building