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Islamic Art: Technology, Visual Culture, and Power (Part I)

Afrasiyab and Siyavush Embrace, folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama by Firdawsi, Iran, Tabriz, Safavid period, 1520–40, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

Afrasiyab and Siyavush Embrace, folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama by Firdawsi, Iran, Tabriz, Safavid period, 1520–40, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Islamic Art: Technology, Visual Culture, and Power (Part I)
A Two-Part Webinar for K–12 Teachers

In conjunction with In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art, this two-part webinar series for teachers presents a live online discussion with scholars, artists, and educators exploring visual culture and art technologies in Persian history and contemporary Iran. Both sessions will model close looking and object-based learning in the classroom.

Mika Natif, Assistant Curator for Islamic and Later Indian Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums curator Mika Natif will lead a session focused on close looking and visual analysis. Examining a selection of objects in a range of media, we will investigate how innovative technologies influenced artistic production in the Islamic world from the 9th century on. At the same time, we will explore the representation of enduring themes such as love and power, and consider how works of art in the exhibition In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art can broaden our understanding of the Islamic world.

Discussion will take place via live audio and video feeds. The session will be run via an AdobeConnect virtual classroom and can be accessed from any computer equipped with the latest version of Flash. Run a test of your computer’s operating capabilities for the webinar here. A computer with a microphone or external headset is recommended but not required.

To register, please complete this online reservation form. Upon registration, you will receive a link to the webinar.

Cosponsored by the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Harvard Art Museums.