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The Environment and Ecology in Islamic Art and Culture: 9th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art

November 8, 2021 8:00 am - November 15, 2021 5:00 pm Free


As art history shifts its disciplinary attention to the unfolding global crisis, this symposium considers how an ecological art history can examine objects, materials, and the built environment through the lens of Islamic culture. It also seeks to push beyond binaries of human/non-human and culture/nature in which the human and the cultural are privileged over other species and the natural world. Humans, within this ontological framework, are part of the environment and in possession of unique capacities necessary to address climate change, sustainability, and environmental conservation.

The Symposium will be held online on Zoom this year, with programming taking place live between November 8 and November 15.

For a daily schedule, please visit the Program page.

This event is free, but registration is required; register here.

Questions? Contact the Symposium Manager at mabrown@vcu.edu.