About University

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) is a central university established in 1920. University would be celebrating its centenary in a few years from now and has emerged as a top ranking educational institute in the country. With this conference, the department aspires to launch itself as a center for study and research on rural tourism and through it the rural development.

About Conference

The proposed conference is an attempt to put into perspective the dynamics of the Art and Architectural traditions of India and Iran: Commonality and Diversity from the early Islamic period.

The aim of the conference is to understand the long history of contact between India and Iran and how to translate this into vibrant and mutually beneficial interactions. As they share a great deal of historical background imbued with the richness of art, architecture, socio-cultural and political exchange. This should cover not only trade in goods and services, but also a bilateral and multilateral investment, but also in the field of Art and Culture.

To discuss various issues, India-Arab Cultural Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, (a Central University) New Delhi, India, will be organizing a 3 Day International Conference. Papers are invited on the proposed conference in an attempt to put into perspective the dynamics of the Art and Architectural traditions of India and Iran from early Islamic period on the following broader themes, from social scientists drawn from different disciplines such as history, sociology, anthropology, architecture, and museology who are interested in the above subject.

Themes and Sub-themes

Historical Background: India, Iran and Central Asia
Key component in Art and Architectural traditions of India and Iran.
Similarities and Diversity in the technologies.
Materials and Mediums: Stonework, Brickwork, Ceramic Tiles and Ceramic Mosaic and Stucco/Plasterwork
Different art forms like: Carpets, Miniature, Ceramics, Metalwork, stone carvings and Arts of the book.
Tradition and indigeneity in Mughal architecture in India
Timurid and Safavid in Iran
Impacts of Regional traditions in Indian Architecture
Contemporary Developments in art and architecture

Important Dates

Last date for sending abstract: 15 October 2018
Abstract confirmation: 20 October 2018
Last date for submission of full paper: 30 November 2018

Submission Guidelines

Those desiring to participate in the conference are requested to send in their paper titles and a 200-word abstract by 15 October 2018 to the following email addresses conference.iacc@gmail.com or nrkhan@jmi.ac.in

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