Christiane Gruber, Associate Professor of Islamic Art, University of Michigan, will deliver the second Cambridge Lecture in Islamic Art on Thursday 19 November.
Muhammed Among the Great Men of the World: Enlightenment, Nationhood and early 20th Century Iranian Carpets will take place in the Nihon Room at 5.30pm.
Christiane Gruber’s primary field of research is Islamic book arts, paintings of the Prophet Muhammad, and Islamic ascension texts and images. She also pursues research in Islamic book arts and codicology. Her third field of specialization is modern Islamic visual culture and post-revolutionary Iranian visual and material culture. She is currently writing her next book, titled The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Texts and Images.
The talk is open to all and light refreshments will be served in the Nihon Room.
The Cambridge Lectures in Islamic Art are sponsored by the Fari Sayeed Fellowship and the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies at Pembroke College. The next talk, on Thursday 8 February 2016, will be delivered by Professor Scott Redford (SOAS) on Thursday and is entitled Legends of Authority: Inscriptions and Decorations on Citadel Walls in Medieval Anatolia, Syria and Egypt.