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ISLAMIC (175 journals)                     

Showing 1 - 175 of 175 Journals sorted alphabetically
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Afkaruna : Indonesian Interdisciplinary Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Ağrı İslami İlimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ahkam : Jurnal Hukum Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ahkam : Jurnal Ilmu Syariah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AJIS : Academic Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Al 'Adalah : Jurnal Hukum Islam     Open Access  
Al Ihkam : Jurnal Hukum & Pranata Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AL QUDS : Jurnal Studi Alquran dan Hadis     Open Access  
Al-Albab     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Banjari : Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu-Ilmu Keislaman     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Al-Bayan : Journal of Qur’an and Hadith Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Al-Burhan : Journal of Qur’an and Sunnah Studies     Open Access  
Al-Dzikra : Jurnal Studi Ilmu al-Qur'an dan al-Hadits     Open Access  
Al-Fikra     Open Access  
Al-Fikrah     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Al-Hikmah     Open Access  
Al-Iqtishad : Journal of Islamic Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Al-Jami'ah : Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Maslahah Jurnal Ilmu Syariah     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AL-QANTARA     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Al-Risalah     Free   (Followers: 1)
Al-Risalah : Journal of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Shajarah : Journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Al-Tadzkiyyah : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Al-Tahrir     Open Access  
Al-Tijary : Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Al-Ulum     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
An-Nisbah : Jurnal Ekonomi Syariah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analisis : Jurnal Studi Keislaman     Open Access  
Annida'     Open Access  
Ar-Raniry : International Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ASAS : Jurnal Hukum dan Ekonomi Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Asy-Syir'ah : Jurnal Ilmu Syari'ah dan Hukum     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
At-Ta'dib Jurnal Kependidikan Islam     Open Access  
At-Tabsyir : Jurnal Komunikasi Penyiaran Islam     Open Access  
at-Tajdid     Open Access  
At-Taqaddum     Open Access  
at-turas : Jurnal Studi Keislaman     Open Access  
At-Turats     Open Access  
Attarbiyah : Journal of Islamic Culture and Education     Open Access  
Atthulab : Islamic Religion Teaching and Learning Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BELAJEA : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bina' Al-Ummah     Open Access  
Cakrawala : Jurnal Studi Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dauliyah Journal of Islamic and International Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
De Jure: Jurnal Hukum dan Syar'iah     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Didaktika Religia     Open Access  
Dimas : Jurnal Pemikiran Agama untuk Pemberdayaan     Open Access  
Dirāsāt : Jurnal Manajemen dan Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Dirosat : Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Economica : Jurnal Ekonomi Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Edukasi : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Edukasi Islami: Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
edureligia : Pendidikan Agama Islam i     Open Access  
El-Harakah     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Empirisma : Jurnal Pemikiran dan Kebudayaan Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Episteme : Jurnal Pengembangan Ilmu Keislaman     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Fenomena : Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Fikr-o Nazar     Open Access  
FOKUS : Jurnal Kajian Keislaman dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Hakam : Jurnal Kajian Hukum Islam dan Hukum Ekonomi Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hayula : Indonesian Journal of Multidisciplinary Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hikma : Journal of Islamic Theology and Religious Education     Hybrid Journal  
History of Islam and Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HONAI : International Journal for Educational, Social, Political & Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hukum Islam     Open Access  
IBDA' : Jurnal Kebudayaan Islam     Open Access  
Ijtimaiyya : Jurnal Pengembangan Masyarakat Islam     Open Access  
Ikonomika : Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis Islam     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Islam and Muslim Societies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
INSANCITA : Journal of Islamic Studies in Indonesia and Southeast Asia     Open Access  
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intellectual Discourse     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intellectual History of the Islamicate World     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh Studies     Open Access  
International Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Islamic Marketing and Branding     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Nusantara Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Zakat     Open Access  
Intiqad : Jurnal Agama dan Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Intizar     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iqtishoduna : Jurnal Ekonomi Islam     Open Access  
İslâm Araştırmaları Dergisi     Open Access  
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Islamika Indonesiana     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Islamiyyat : The International Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Islamuna : Jurnal Studi Islam     Open Access  
Istawa : Journal of Islamic Education     Open Access  
JAWI     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JICSA : Journal of Islamic Civilization in Southeast Asia     Open Access  
Journal of Abbasid Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Indonesian Islam     Open Access  
Journal of Islam in Asia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Islamic Architecture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Islamic Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Islamic Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Islamic Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Islamicjerusalem Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Malay Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Muslim Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Muslims in Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Sufi Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Juris (Jurnal Ilmiah Syariah)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurisdictie Jurnal Hukum dan Syariah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis Islam (Journal of Islamic Economics and Business)     Open Access  
Jurnal Hadhari : An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Living Hadis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Studi Al-Qur'an     Open Access  
Jurnal Theologia     Open Access  
Jurnal Ushuluddin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Kader     Open Access  
KALAM     Open Access  
Kalimah : Journal of Religious Studies and Islamic Thought     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
KARSA : Jurnal Sosial dan Budaya Keislaman     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kodifikasia     Open Access  
Komunika: Jurnal Dakwah dan Komunikasi     Open Access  
Kontemplasi : Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Ushuluddin     Open Access  
Les cahiers de l'Islam     Free   (Followers: 1)
Madania : Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Keislaman     Open Access  
Marâji` : Jurnal Ilmu Keislaman     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathal/Mashal : Journal of Islamic and Judaic Multidisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Medina-Te : Jurnal Studi Islam     Open Access  
Muaddib : Studi Kependidikan dan Keislaman     Open Access  
Muqarnas Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Muslim Heritage     Open Access  
Nadwa : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
New Perspectives on Turkey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Nuansa : Jurnal Penelitian Ilmu Sosial dan Keagamaan Islam     Open Access  
Nurani     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Potensia : Jurnal Kependidikan Islam     Open Access  
Profetika Jurnal Studi Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Psikis : Jurnal Psikologi Islami     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
QURANICA : International Journal of Quranic Research     Open Access  
Refleksi     Open Access  
Reflektika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Religia     Open Access  
Religions of South Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Review of Middle East Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Revista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos     Open Access  
Ruhama : Islamic Education Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Sociology of Islam     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Studia Islamica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Studia Islamika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studies in Islam and Psychology     Open Access  
Ta'dib     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tadrib : Jurnal Pendidikan Agama Islam     Open Access  
Tadris : Islamic Education Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tafáqquh : Jurnal Penelitian Dan Kajian Keislaman     Open Access  
Tajdida : Jurnal Pemikiran dan Gerakan Muhammadiyah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
TARBIYA : Journal of Education in Muslim Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Tarbiyatuna     Open Access  
Tawazun : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Teosofi : Jurnal Tasawuf dan Pemikiran Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Teosofia : Indonesian Journal of Islamic Mysticism     Open Access  
The Islamic Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tidsskrift for Islamforskning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Tsaqafah : Jurnal Peradaban Islam     Open Access  
Turkish Journal of Islamic Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ulul Albab     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ulumuna : Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Wahana Akademika : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access  
Walisongo : Jurnal Penelitian Sosial Keagamaan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Wardah : Jurnal Dakwah dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Wawasan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Yinyang : Jurnal Studi Islam, Gender dan Anak     Open Access  
النور للدراسات الحضارية والفكرية - AL-NUR Academic Studies on Thought and Civilization     Open Access   (Followers: 1)


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Review of Middle East Studies
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Number of Followers: 10  
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ISSN (Print) 2151-3481 - ISSN (Online) 2329-3225
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  • RMS volume 54 issue 1 Cover and Front matter
    • PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.26
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • RMS volume 54 issue 1 Cover and Back matter
    • PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.27
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Letter from the Editor
    • Authors: Heather Ferguson
      Pages: 1 - 4
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.25
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Modern+Art+in+the+Arab+World+from+Morocco+and+Qatar&rft.title=Review+of+Middle+East+Studies&rft.issn=2151-3481&">Reading Modern Art in the Arab World from
           Morocco and Qatar
    • Authors: Holiday Powers
      Pages: 5 - 13
      Abstract: Modern Art in the Arab World is a collection of approximately 125 primary documents dealing with the debates around modernism in the Arab world dating between 1882 to 1987. This essay responds to the book from two perspectives: first, as an academic researching modernism in Morocco, and second, as a Qatar-based professor that teaches undergraduate courses about modern and contemporary Arab art. The book highlights a broadly defined and heterogeneous Arab world that extends from Morocco to the Gulf, and the selected texts create new conversations between these varied movements. It is evidence of the changing nature of this field of study. As a tool for teaching, the book offers signposts about what the editors consider to be the most significant debates and events in a given place while also creating the possibility for reading these movements transnationally.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.24
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Locating Primary Documents: Global Modernism and the Archival Turn
    • Authors: Hala Auji
      Pages: 14 - 24
      Abstract: This essay considers the contribution of Anneka Lenssen, Sarah Rogers, and Nada Shabout's Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents to global art history. In particular, the essay addresses the archival turn, the challenges of language and translations in the publication of primary sources, and the continued need to challenge Eurocentric views of and approaches to global modernism. This includes considering how Modern Art and the Arab World's contributions aim to upend Western preconceptions about modern art from the “Arab world,” and demonstrating how such publications can serve as sources for critical evaluations and reconsiderations of the history of global modernism in general.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.5
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Locating Modern Arab Art: Between the Global Art Market and Area Studies
    • Authors: Haytham Bahoora
      Pages: 25 - 36
      Abstract: This essay situates the publication of Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents in the context of an expanding global interest in modern Arab art as well as the study of modern Arab art as an academic discipline. The essay first examines the implications of the cultivation of a new museum and gallery infrastructure for modern Arab art in the Arab Gulf. It then considers how the academic study of modern Arab art has faced institutional barriers, due largely to the overwhelming academic focus on Ancient Studies and Islamic art. Finally, it suggests that Modern Arab Art in the Arab World provides scholars with a comprehensive textual archive that calls for a historicized approach to theorizing the emergence of modernist aesthetics in Arab visual cultures.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.15
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Translation, Print Media, and Image in Arab Modern Art
    • Authors: Yasemin Gencer
      Pages: 37 - 49
      Abstract: The anthology of primary sources presented in Modern Art in the Arab World reveals a wealth of ideas, attitudes, hopes, fears, and concerns surrounding the many facets of modernism and art. The essays therein provide first-hand accounts of developing art scenes from across the Arab world and their relationships to their audiences on local, national, transnational, and global scales. These documents, many of which have been translated from Arabic or French into English for the first time, offer individual, in situ insights into a broad range of issues pertaining to art in the twentieth century while furnishing readers with numerous threads that connect these geographies with changes through time. Four matters in particular – the centrality of translation, print media, art, and image management to modernization – permeate this anthology's content and will be explored further in the following essay.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.6
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Contesting Labels: Revisiting old Questionnaires
    • Authors: Şebnem Yücel; Serhan Ada
      Pages: 50 - 70
      Abstract: As a response to several questionnaires, manifestos, interviews, and letters that were included in the book Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents, this article carries out a new questionnaire with seven artists form various backgrounds and geographies, in an attempt to update and re-question some of the issues that were highlighted in the collected essays. The questionnaire includes three questions, each focusing on a different issue. The first issue considers the validity of the term “Arab Art,” the second tries to identify the main dynamics of contemporary artistic production, and the last one questions the relation of contemporary production of arts to geography and history. The following interviews have been edited for consistency and clarity.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.7
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • On Language and Modern Art: A Reflection
    • Authors: Anneka Lenssen; Nada Shabout, Sarah Rogers
      Pages: 71 - 79
      Abstract: This essay, written collectively by the co-editors of the publication Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents (2018), provides an account of the book's conception, institutional backing, and multi-year process of research and editing. The authors reflect in particular on the translational politics that obtain in the global art world and the museum sector as well as the academic study of the modern Middle East.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.16
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Some Observations on the Global and the Local
    • Authors: Lynn Gumpert
      Pages: 80 - 91
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.3
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Teaching Modern Art: Situating Aesthetic Debates Within Arab Intellectual
    • Authors: Dina A. Ramadan
      Pages: 92 - 96
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.4
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Refugees Searching for Home in the Syrian Diaspora
    • Authors: Ryan Watson
      Pages: 97 - 103
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.20
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • The+Cinema+of+Muhammad+Malas:+Visions+of+a+Syrian+Auteur+(Cham,+Switzerland:+Palgrave+Pivot,+2018).+Pp.+177.+$64.36+(hardback).+ISBN:+9783319768120&rft.title=Review+of+Middle+East+Studies&rft.issn=2151-3481&">Samirah Alkassim and Nezar Andary. The Cinema of Muhammad Malas: Visions
           of a Syrian Auteur (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Pivot, 2018). Pp. 177.
           $64.36 (hardback). ISBN: 9783319768120
    • Authors: Terri Ginsberg
      Pages: 104 - 106
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.19
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Mecca+of+Revolution:+Algeria,+Decolonization+&+the+Third+World+(New+York:+Oxford+University+Press,+2016).+Pp.+388.+$73.00+(paper).+ISBN+9780199899142.&rft.title=Review+of+Middle+East+Studies&rft.issn=2151-3481&">Jeffrey James Byrne. Mecca of Revolution: Algeria, Decolonization & the
           Third World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016). Pp. 388. $73.00
           (paper). ISBN 9780199899142.
    • Authors: Matthieu Rey
      Pages: 107 - 109
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.12
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • The+Origins+of+The+Syrian+Conflict+(Cambridge:+Cambridge+University+Press,+2020).+Pp.+267.+$29.99+(paper).+ISBN:+9781108567053.&rft.title=Review+of+Middle+East+Studies&rft.issn=2151-3481&">Marwa Daoudy. The Origins of The Syrian Conflict (Cambridge: Cambridge
           University Press, 2020). Pp. 267. $29.99 (paper). ISBN: 9781108567053.
    • Authors: Neda Zawahri
      Pages: 109 - 112
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.18
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Whisper+Tapes:+Kate+Millett+in+Iran+(Stanford,+CA:+Stanford+University+Press,+2019).+Pp.+224.+$14.00+(paper).+ISBN+9781503609860.&rft.title=Review+of+Middle+East+Studies&rft.issn=2151-3481&">Negar Mottahedeh. Whisper Tapes: Kate Millett in Iran (Stanford, CA:
           Stanford University Press, 2019). Pp. 224. $14.00 (paper). ISBN
    • Authors: Arzoo Osanloo
      Pages: 112 - 116
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.17
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Forever+Suspect:+Racialized+Surveillance+of+Muslim+Americans+in+the+War+of+Terror+(New+Brunswick,+NJ:+Rutgers+University+Press,+2018).+Pp.+174,+$31.95+(paper).+ISBN+978-0-8135-8834-6.&rft.title=Review+of+Middle+East+Studies&rft.issn=2151-3481&">Saher Selod. Forever Suspect: Racialized Surveillance of Muslim Americans
           in the War of Terror (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2018).
           Pp. 174, $31.95 (paper). ISBN 978-0-8135-8834-6.
    • Authors: Jean Beaman
      Pages: 116 - 118
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.13
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • The+Missing+Pages:+The+Modern+Life+of+a+Medieval+Manuscript,+from+Genocide+to+Justice+(Redwood+City,+CA:+Stanford+University+Press,+2019).+Pp.+436;+26+ills.+$30.00+cloth.+ISBN+9780804790444.&rft.title=Review+of+Middle+East+Studies&rft.issn=2151-3481&">Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh. The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a
           Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice (Redwood City, CA: Stanford
           University Press, 2019). Pp. 436; 26 ills. $30.00 cloth. ISBN
    • Authors: Rachel Goshgarian
      Pages: 118 - 124
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.2
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Artistic Taste-Making at the Sharjah Biennial
    • Authors: Nada Ammagui
      Pages: 125 - 126
      Abstract: This poster investigates the role that the Sharjah Biennial (SB), an international art showcase in the United Arab Emirates, plays in the development of a local artistic and cultural taste. It argues that the SB contributes to the molding of local aesthetic values through its selection of curatorial themes, artists, artworks, and, especially, venues. Using field visits, interviews, and archival research informed by sociological and anthropological theories on aesthetics, the author shows that organizers of public art exhibitions and programs are in a key position to shape the art to which people are exposed and how this, in turn, creates a public valuation of aesthetics. This project fills a gap in contemporary biennial literature by shedding light on the pivotal roles of art events in shaping societal aesthetic values.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.8
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Temür, Painter of Politics
    • Authors: Levon Ghanimian
      Pages: 127 - 128
      Abstract: Persia in the post-Mongol era is an ambiguous concept. The area is riddled with different ethnicities, religions, and seemingly endless claims to power. The Timurid Empire is no exception to this trend. Temür rises to power in 1370 using Central Asian nomadic styles of ruling and quickly dominates this geographic region inhabited by a plethora of ethnicities and religions. He understands the volatility of maintaining a large, diverse empire and takes key steps in securing his “united” rule. The key political move that this paper examines is Temür's commissioning of art. The art endorsed by the Timurid government surrounds the illumination of manuscripts and the illustration of literature. The Timurids conveyed two main messages to those living under their empire. The first message targets the main ethnic groups: Iranians, Mongols and Turks, justifying Temür as their rightful leader. The second message is delivered to the ethnic minorities, instilling fear to prevent rebellions and ensure subjugation. This paper will demonstrate that the Timurids decided to present political messages through cultural media because they understood the how literature and art were imperative in shaping identity.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.9
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Bridging the Gap between Expectation and Reality: Urban Planning and the
           Public Bus System in Abu Dhabi
    • Authors: Seunga Iris Ryu
      Pages: 129 - 130
      Abstract: In urban planning, governments usually hold the decision-making power to shape not only city landscapes but also people's lives with the promoted goals of social welfare. Although states expect their own version of ideal scenarios in mind when carrying out infrastructural developments, after competition, people in reality have their own ways of perceiving and utilizing state-made infrastructures and urban transportation, sometimes in alignment with government plan, and sometimes at odds with it. Abu Dhabi is one of the cities in the world in which the government planned out the whole city and created urban infrastructure from scratch, including the city bus system. Although the Abu Dhabi public buses started operating in 2008, car dependency is still high and many residents consider public buses to be inefficient and time consuming and only used by certain immigrant working population.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.10
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • The Politics of Monumentalizing Trauma: Visual Use of Martyrdom in the
           Memorialization of the Iraq-Iran War
    • Authors: Nina Zietlow
      Pages: 131 - 132
      Abstract: This poster focuses on three mediums of commemoration: the monument, the memorial, and the museum as tools of state-sanctioned memory creation, and thereby spaces for politicized rituals of memory which further state-building projects. Specifically, during and after The Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) the al-Shaheed Monument (1983), and the Victory Arch (1989) in Baghdad and the Martyrs’ Museum (1996) in Tehran functioned as politically strategic representations of collective trauma. Both the Ba'ath party in Iraq and the emerging Islamic Republic in Iran used these sites to render and politicize memories of violence and loss. Despite obvious differences, the projects in Baghdad and Tehran appealed to a need to address national trauma while bolstering idealized images of statehood. The Ba'athist party under Saddam Hussein capitalized on the collective trauma of the Iraq-Iran war to further a hegemonic Sunni identity, which was both religious and political. The use of immense scale, vulgar displays of power, and Islamic imagery in both the al-Shaheed Monument and Victory Arch linked Sunni and Ba'athist causes and allowed Hussein to characterize the Iran-Iraq War as a sacred project of national and religious vindication. Similarly, the Martyrs’ Museum in Tehran constructs a specific version of history using motifs of the Battle of Karbala, Imam Husayn, martyr and civilian deaths, and blood to tie Iranian national identity to ritualized Shia martyrdom. The Martyrs’ Museum parallels the religification of national identity as seen in Iraq, and configures death as a public, religiopolitical act. Despite Ba'athist Iraq's secular self-image, the strategic harnessing of trauma both Iraq and Iran demonstrates a constructed connection between political state hegemony, religious practice, and rituals of grief. In these ways, state propagated imagery through physical commemorations of the Iran-Iraq War furthered the political – and resulting religious – sectarian divide in the official positions of the two nations.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.11
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • The Middle East in World History: Spatial and Temporal Reorderings
    • Authors: Carter Vaughn Findley
      Pages: 133 - 148
      Abstract: In addition to my primary research specialty in Ottoman history, I prepared to teach the history of the Islamic Middle East from my first year in graduate school onward, and I did so throughout my academic career, including preparing graduate students to teach Ottoman and modern Middle Eastern history. My start in world history came later. Around the time I got tenure, my department decided, for comically bad reasons, to create a single world history course on the twentieth century. Having never witnessed creation ex nihilo in a department meeting before, I volunteered for the course. The department's reasons for creating the course were farcical, but I recognized it as a valuable intellectual property. In the existing state of the pedagogical literature, no one had paused to analyze the issues that made the twentieth century into more than the last chapter of a comprehensive world history book. A couple of years later, just as we finished teaching the course for the first time, an editor came along and asked if I had ever thought about writing a textbook. Yes, I had thought about it. Only I had assumed many years would pass before anyone would ask. Such were the origins of my coauthored Twentieth-Century World, having gone through seven editions from 1986 until 2010. It would be an understatement to say that radical revisions were required for each new edition, given not only the lengthening chronology but also the often radical revisions and improvements in the literature. If this presentation sounds more like a memoir than a research paper, the reason is that my dual lives in Middle Eastern and world history interacted in the pedagogical realm, raising issues that redirected my basic research and theoretical inquiries along the way.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.23
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Eleazar Birnbaum (1929–2019)
    • Authors: Virginia Aksan
      Pages: 149 - 153
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.21
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • John Masson Smith, Jr. (1930–2019)
    • Authors: Rudi Paul Lindner
      Pages: 154 - 156
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.22
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
  • Derek Hopwood OBE (1933–2020)
    • Authors: Eugene Rogan
      Pages: 157 - 158
      PubDate: 2020-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/rms.2020.14
      Issue No: Vol. 54, No. 1 (2020)
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