Professor Wendy Miriam Kural Shaw (Freie Univiversität, Berlin, Germany)
Chair and Event Organiser: Dr Cüneyt Çakırlar (NTU)
This talk comprises part of the House of Wisdom exhibition at the Bonington Gallery running from 28 September to 28 October
Wendy M. K. Shaw (Ph.D. UCLA, 1999) is Professor of the Art History of Islamic cultures at the Free University Berlin. Her work focuses on the impact of coloniality on art-related institutions and pre-modern discourses of perception, with emphasis on the Ottoman Empire and regions of Islamic hegemony. She has written Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire (University of California Press, 2003), Ottoman Painting: Reflections of Western Art from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic (IB Tauris, 2011), and What is “Islamic” Art: Between Religion and Perception (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
This event is part of the public programme curated by Dr Cüneyt Çakırlar for the exhibition House of Wisdom Nottingham (28 September 2018 – 27 October 2018). Sponsored by Arts Council England, the exhibition is on display at NTU’s Bonington Vitrines and Atrium (School of Art and Design), Primary, Five Leaves Bookshop and Bromley House Library. House of Wisdom’s public programme is supported by the School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University.