- List View
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 

Muhammad Among the Great Men of the World: Enlightenment, Nationhood, and Early Twentieth-Century Iranian Carpets

2110 Taliaferro Hall
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 4:00 PM
Join the Miller Center for an afternoon talk with Professor Christiane Gruber of the University of Michigan, entitled: "Muhammad Among the Great Men of the World: Enlightenment, Nationhood, and Early Twentieth-Century Iranian Carpets" from 4-6pm
 
Professor Gruber's presentation will investigate the origins of the early twentieth-century Iranian "Young Muhammad with Banner Images." This talk will be of interest to scholars of both Iran and Europe, as Gruber will trace the lineage of these images through Franco-Iranian revolutionary and Masonic connections and examine the symbolism of the "Masonic Muhammad" in the first few decades of the twentieth century.
 
Christiane Gruber is Associate Professor of Islamic Art, in the Art History Department, at the University of Michigan. Her primary field of research is Islamic book arts, paintings of the Prophet Muhammad, and Islamic ascension texts and images, about which she has written two books and edited a volume of articles. She also pursues research in Islamic book arts and codicology, having authored the online catalogue of Islamic calligraphies in the Library of Congress as well as edited the volume of articles, The Islamic Manuscript Tradition. Her third field of specialization is modern Islamic visual culture and post-revolutionary Iranian visual and material culture, about which she has written several articles. She also has co-edited two volumes on Islamic and cross-cultural visual cultures. She recently completed her third book, titled The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Texts and Images.
 
 
Wine and cheese will be served. To RSVP contact millercenter@umd.edu or 301-405-4299