Session Title

New Perspectives on Visual and Material Cultures of Medieval Eurasia

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Manuel Giardino

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Cambridge

Presider Name

Shutong Liu

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Oxford

Paper Title 1

The Early Representations of Simurgh in Persian Manuscripts under the Mongol Rule

Presenter 1 Name

Laura Castro Royo

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of St. Andrews

Paper Title 2

"Let our Capital be our Saddle": Iranian-Mongol Encounters in the Ilkhanid City of Sultaniyya

Presenter 2 Name

Atri Hatef Naiemi

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paper Title 3

A Study of the Background of the Formation of Herat's Mazar Street in the Mongol Ilkhanid Era in the Context of Herat Urbanism Changes during the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries

Presenter 3 Name

Shaahin Garakani Dashteh

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Islamic Azad Univ.

Start Date

8-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Sangren 1750

Description

This panel seeks to explore the impact of Mongol rule on cross-cultural visual and material production in Iran and China, as well as in the Medieval West. Roughly corresponding to modern-day Iran, the Ilkhanate (1256-1335 CE) was an important region at the crossroads, linking Medieval Europe with East Asia. By looking at the “Mongol presence” in both Chinese, Persian and Western Medieval art, this session aims not only at connecting scholars working on seemingly different geographical areas, but also at deepening our perception of the cosmopolitan nature of Medieval Eurasia as exemplified by the existing visual and material culture. We welcome papers that approach the topic of cultural production in Eurasia from a variety of perspectives and methodologies (art history, archaeology, literary and translation studies, history and philosophy). Through this panel we hope to challenge the current notion of “Medieval” and what the term includes. Manuel Giardino

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May 8th, 3:30 PM

New Perspectives on Visual and Material Cultures of Medieval Eurasia

Sangren 1750

This panel seeks to explore the impact of Mongol rule on cross-cultural visual and material production in Iran and China, as well as in the Medieval West. Roughly corresponding to modern-day Iran, the Ilkhanate (1256-1335 CE) was an important region at the crossroads, linking Medieval Europe with East Asia. By looking at the “Mongol presence” in both Chinese, Persian and Western Medieval art, this session aims not only at connecting scholars working on seemingly different geographical areas, but also at deepening our perception of the cosmopolitan nature of Medieval Eurasia as exemplified by the existing visual and material culture. We welcome papers that approach the topic of cultural production in Eurasia from a variety of perspectives and methodologies (art history, archaeology, literary and translation studies, history and philosophy). Through this panel we hope to challenge the current notion of “Medieval” and what the term includes. Manuel Giardino