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Idols and Figural Images in Islam
Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
303 International Center
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:
Prof. Christiane Gruber's Visual Culture of Islam course from the University of Michigan as part of the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC).  
Christiane Gruber's 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 is currently writing her next book, titled The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Texts and Images.