The Making of an Image Problem

Delivered by Professor Finbarr Barry Flood, Director of Silsila: Centre for Material Histories, New York University


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Three Ottoman sultans, from Tercüme-i Miftāḥ-i cifrü´l-cāmi‘ (The Translation of the Key to Esoteric Knowledge) © The Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin


Islam and Image: Beyond Aniconism and Iconoclasm

16 January - The Making of an Image Problem
23 January - Mimesis and Magic: The Lives of Images Revisited
30 January - Regulating the Gaze in the Medieval Mosque
06 February - Economies of Imaging: Bowls, Baths and Bazaars
13 February - Grammars of Defacement: Censure and Redemption
20 February - Figuring for Piety: Strategies of Negotiation
27 February - Statue Histories: Iconoclasm as Anti-Colonialism
06 March - Beyond Enlightenment? Towards a Conclusion