The Environment and Ecology in Islamic Art and Culture

Ninth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art

Online November 8-15, 2021 

Registration is now open for the Ninth Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art.

Titled, “The Environment and Ecology in Islamic Art and Culture,” the Symposium will be held online on Zoom this year, with programming taking place live between November 8 and November 15. It will address the histories of environmentally-oriented visual cultures that traverse geological time, from early settlements across core Islamic lands to the broader Muslim diaspora that characterizes the present.

A total of 17 speakers will discuss, debate, and explore several outstanding topics ranging in diversity from Umayyad rural landscapes to eco-mosques in contemporary Tanzania.

Additionally, the Symposium will feature panel discussions that explore the intersections between art and ecology within a historical framework, and in the context of today’s climate emergency.

The symposium, which is co-sponsored by VCUarts, VCUarts Qatar and Qatar Foundation, is open to anyone with an interest in the Islamic art and the environment.

Register now by clicking on this link

Symposium Dates

8 Nov – 15 Nov 2021


Free - Open invitation