Islamic Art History Resource

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.

Team Khamseen 

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

This entry was posted in Art History, Court Studies, Cultural History, Digital Humanities, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, European History, Globalization, History of Medicine, History of Science, History of the Book, Maritime History, Material Culture, Mediterranean World, Museums and Historical Memory, Religious History, Religious Politics, Religious Violence, Renaissance Art and History, Warfare in the Early Modern World. Bookmark the permalink.

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