Schroeder Curatorial Fellow
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Ph.D., University of Cambridge
M.A., Al-Zahra University, Tehran
B.A. (Hons.), Art University of Tehran
Shiva Mihan carries out in-depth research and catalogues the collection of Islamic art, with particular focus on manuscripts and dispersed folios. She also works on installations of light-sensitive objects, together with curator Mary McWilliams. Her expertise is in Persian manuscript production and patronage from the 14th to the 20th century. Before joining the Harvard Art Museums, Mihan was a research fellow of at King’s College, Cambridge University, where she carried out research on the Pote Collection of Islamic Manuscripts, and made codices accessible online on the Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from Islamicate World.
“Ma‘uf Baghdadi and His 1420 Khamsa of Nizami at the British Library.” Nuskha-ha-yi Khatti 14. Tehran: University of Tehran. Forthcoming.
Manuscript Production in Early Timurid Herat: Scholarship and Aesthetics in Prince Baysunghur’s Artistic Circle. Leiden: Brill. Forthcoming.
“Tarikh-i Vassaf: A Misidentified History Manuscript from Prince Baysunghur’s Kitabkhana.” In Nama-yi Baysunghur. Herat: Baysunghur Research Institute. Forthcoming.
“The Disassembled Manuscript of Khwaju Kirmani: The Earliest Divan from the Time of the Poet.” Ayene-ye Miras 16 (63) (2018).
“The Seal of Baysunghur in the Earliest Manuscript with an ex libris of His Library.” Actas del IV congreso de la Sociedad Española de Iranología. Murcia, Spain: Mandala Editions, 2018.
“The Baysunghuri Manuscript in the Malek Library.” In Shahnama Studies III: Reception of the Shahnama, ed. Gabrielle R. van den Berg and Charles Melville, 373–419. Leiden: Brill, 2018.
“The meaning of ‘Keshti’ in the ‘Arza-dasht of Ja‘far Baysunghuri.” Nama-yi Baharistan 24 (2017).
“On the Meaning of a Fifteenth-Century Technical Term in a Timurid Document Associated with Prince Baysunghur’s Library in Herat.” IRAN (Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies) 54 (2) (2016): 129–34.
“Hidden from Scholarly Eyes for a Century: An Unknown Baysunghuri Manuscript Sheds New Light on His Court and Library.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (2016).