Webinar: “On Pedagogy: Islamic Art and Architecture in the Classroom,” International Journal of Islamic Architecture Dialogues Series

Join the International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) for its Dialogues Series, an annual webinar that brings together scholars and practitioners from across varied disciplines for a discussion of critical contemporary issues that interrogate the boundaries between architecture, art, anthropology, archaeology, and history. Just in time for the beginning of the spring semester, the 2nd annual session, “On Pedagogy: Islamic Art and Architecture in the Classroom,” features series host, Emily Neumeier, joined by Christiane Gruber, Stephennie Mulder, and Fernando Luis Martínez Nespral for a virtual discussion (via Zoom) on a number of pressing issues surrounding the teaching of Islamic art in a wide range of classroom settings, including: 

  • The impact of the pandemic and frequent pivoting between online and in-person instruction,
  • The demands for anti-racism and DEI initiatives within the field and intersections with decolonial studies
  • And what’s on the horizon for new and ongoing pedagogical initiatives such as Khamseen, the #StudentsofIslamicArt Wikipedia edit-a-thon, and GAHTC (Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative).

Date and Time: Friday, 21 January, 12:00-1:00 pm US EST

 Register in advance for this session:


 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. The discussion will appear in print as part of the journal’s new “Dialogues” section.



 Christiane Gruber is Professor and Chair of the History of Art Department at the University of Michigan. 

 Stephennie Mulder is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Fernando Luis Martínez Nespral is Professor of Architectural History and a Researcher at the American Art and Aesthetic Studies Institute, based in the School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Emily Neumeier is Assistant Professor in the Art History Department at Temple University. 

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