Department of History of Art
Dr Richard McClary received his doctorate, entitled “The Rūm Saljūq Architecture of Anatolia 1170-1220”, from the University of Edinburgh in 2015. Prior to that he was awarded an MA in Islamic Art and Archaeology by the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University in 2011. He has lectured extensively on the topic of Medieval Islamic architecture around the world and has conducted fieldwork in India, Turkey, Central Asia and the Middle East.
From 2015 to 2018 he was a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, researching the surviving corpus of Qarakhanid architecture in Central Asia. His first monograph, Rum Seljuq Architecture 117-1220, The Patronage of Sultans, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2017.
He has published extensively on a wide range of topics, and is a specialist in the architecture and ceramic arts of the wider Iranian world from the tenth to the fourteenth centuries. He invites applications from prospective PhD candidates in the fields of Islamic art and architecture, and will be teaching both undergraduate and MA courses from 2019 onwards.
Islamic art and architecture