Lecture on Medieval Islam
3:15 p.m. April 27, Adorjan Hall, Rm 142, 3800 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis MO, 63108
Distinguished Islamic Art scholar Robert Hillenbrand will speak on the illustrated manuscripts that he is consulting in the Vatican Film Library, the Hadith Bayad wa Riyad and the Jacobite-Syrian Lectionary of the Gospels.
The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
Robert Hillenbrand was Distinguished Chair of Islamic Art in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh. He has held visiting professorships at numerous institutions, including Princeton University, UCLA, Dartmouth College and the American University in Cairo.
He was appointed Slade Professor of Art at Cambridge University in 2008 and is a Fellow of the British Academy.
He has written more than a hundred scholarly works, including Imperial Images in Persian Painting: Islamic Art and Architecture (2001), The Architecture of Ottoman Jerusalem (2002), Studies in Medieval Islamic Architecture (2003), and Islamic Architecture in North Africa. His book, Islamic Architecture: Form, Function, and Meaning received the Alice David Hitchock Medallion of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.
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