A new online resource for Islamic art history has just been launched online.
Northern Illinois University students in my HIST 110 History of the Western World I course are studying the expansion of Islam at this point in the semester and may want to explore this new online resource. Other NIU students in my upper-division course, HIST 422 Early Modern Europe, may find useful visual sources through this platform.
I also teach an upper-division course on HIST 458 Mediterranean World, 1450-1750 and graduate seminars on Early Globalization, and Religious Violence in Comparative Perspective, and this resource will certainly help support the teaching of those courses.
Here is the announcement from Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online:
New Resource: Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online
Announcing the launch of the Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online website, accessible here on October 20th, 2020. Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online is a free and open-access online platform of digital resources to aid the teaching of Islamic art, architecture, and visual culture. It is sponsored by the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC) at the University of Michigan through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Khamseen currently offers a collection of short-form video presentations on a range of topics in the scholarly discipline of Islamic art history. These presentations are intended to support educators, particularly those who face limited access to institutional and archival resources, and to bring new voices, perspectives, methodologies, artworks, and objects into classrooms. Besides catering to undergraduate and graduate students, the materials provided here are also intended to help educate and inspire interested audiences outside of academia. Through this platform, we seek to take the study of Islamic art out to the world, reaching a truly international level of engagement and learning thanks to the possibilities of integrated digital technologies.
Visit the Khamseen website and follow on: @khamseenislamicart (Instagram), @TeamKhamseen (Twitter), and @KhamseenIslamicArt (Facebook).
If you are interested in contributing to Khamseen, please submit your idea here.
Christiane Gruber, Founding Director
Sandra Williams, Managing Director
Yasemin Gencer, Content Coordinator
Michelle Al-Ferzly, Special Projects Coordinator
Mira Xenia Schwerda, Production Manager
Bihter Esener, Digital Technologies Coordinator
Ani Kalousdian, Social Media Manager
Source: Michelle Al-Ferzly