Lectures at The Khalili Research Centre


Please note that lectures and seminars may be subject to change at very short notice. Teaching this term will be delivered in person in the KRC Lecture Room. Should the necessity arise, lectures may be moved online on Teams (for instance, if the lecturer or any student needs to self-isolate). If you have any questions regarding online access, please contact daniel.burt@orinst.ox.ac.uk. Please refer to the Canvas website for teaching materials relative to the MPhil and MSt in Islamic Art and Architecture: https://canvas.ox.ac.uk.


I. History of Islamic Art and Architecture

Teaching staff: Zeynep Yürekli-Görkay

Restricted to first-year students on the MPhil and MSt in Islamic Art and Architecture, as well as OS students accepted for an option, further subject, or special subject in Islamic Art and Architecture.

Tuesdays 3.30–5.30pm, Weeks 1–7 (KRC Lecture Room or Teams)

Week 1: Timurid art and architecture

Week 2: Royal workshops

Week 3: Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal palaces

Week 4: Sinan the architect and the Ottoman ‘classical synthesis’

Week 5: Ottoman illustrated histories and dynastic portraiture

Week 6: Sufi shrines in the age of empires

Week 7: Zooming out


I. Manuscript Viewing Session 

Restricted to students on the MPhil and MSt in Islamic Art and Architecture 

Week 2: Friday 6th May, 11-12.45pm, Ashmolean Museum, Department of Eastern Art, Study Room 1, with Dr Francesca Leoni, (numbers are limited, please register with teresa.fitzherbert@orinst.ox.ac.uk) 


II. Ottoman Illustrated Manuscripts Viewing Session, with Professor Bahattin Yaman (Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey) 

Week 2: Tuesday 3rd May, 11am-1pm, (Horton Seminar Room, Weston Library) 

Space is limited – please contact Asli Niyazioglu (asli.niyazioglu@orinst.ox.ac.uk) if you would like to join. The session will be conducted in Turkish with simultaneous English translation.