Friday, May 10, 2019

International Journal of Islamic Architecture 8.2 is available

Intellect is excited to announce that the International Journal of Islamic Architecture 8.2 is available! For more information about the issue, click here >>

Special Issue: ‘Boundaries, Flows and the Making of Muslim Selves’

Aims & Scope

The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) is intended for those interested in urban design and planning, architecture, and landscape design in the historic Islamic world, encompassing the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, but also the more recent geographies of Islam in its global dimensions. The main emphasis is on detailed analysis of the practical, historical and theoretical aspects of architecture, with a focus on both design and its reception. The journal is also specifically interested in contemporary architecture and urban design in relation to social and cultural history, geography, politics, aesthetics, technology, and conservation. Spanning across cultures and disciplines, IJIA seeks to analyze and explain issues related to the built environment throughout the regions covered. The cross-cultural and interdisciplinary nature of this journal will significantly contribute to the knowledge in this field.

Issue 8.2

Editorial Essay
Confining Contingency Farhan Karim

Design in Theory Articles

One House of Worship with Many Roofs: Imposing Architecture to Mediate Sunni, Alevi, and Gülenist Islam in Turkey
Angela Andersen

Housing Others: Design and Identity in a Bedouin Village
Noam Shoked

Staging Baghdad as a Problem of Development
Huma Gupta

Architecture of Exclusion: The Savujbulagh-i Mukri Garrison, Border-Making, and the Transformation of the Ottoman-Qajar Frontier
Nader Sayadi

Reconstructing the Muslim Self in Diaspora: SocioSpatial Practices in Urban European Mosques
Elisabeth Becker

Design in Practice Article

The Rome Mosque and Islamic Centre: A Case of Diasporic Architecture in the Globalized Mediterranean
Theodore Van Loan and Eva-Maria Troelenberg

Book Reviews
  • Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece, Devin E. Naar (2016) The Merchants of Oran: a Jewish Port at the Dawn of Empire, Joshua Schreier (2017) Jessica M. Marglin
  • The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City, Jennifer Mack (2017) Dawn Chatty
  • Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives onUmayyad Elites, Eds Alain George and Andrew Marsham (2018) Razan Francis
  • Affect, Emotion, and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires:New Studies inOttoman, Safavid, and Mughal Art and Culture, Ed. Kishwar Rizvi (2018) Aslıhan Gürbüzel
  • The Temptation of Graves in Salafi Islam: Iconoclasm, Destruction, and Idolatry, Ondrej Beránek and Pavel Tupek (2018) Ian Straughn
  • Italian Architects and Builders in theOttoman Empire and Modern Turkey:Design Across Borders, Eds Paolo Girardelli and Ezio Godoli (2017) Nicola Verderame

Exhibition Reviews
  • The World of the Fatimids, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada, March 10–July 2, 2018 Heba Mostafa
  • In the Fields of EmptyDays: The Intersection of Past and Presentin Iranian Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), May 6–September 9, 2018 Deanna Kashani Pre´cis
  • Synagogue, Church, Mosque: Connections and Conversions, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, Turkey, November 16–18, 2017 Nilgün Yüc

For more information about the issue, click here >>