Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) 

The Historians of Islamic Art Association is a private, non-profit, non-political organization whose purpose is to promote the study and teaching of the art, architecture and archaeology of Islamic cultures and to facilitate communication and cooperation among those engaged in scholarly and other professional activities related to these fields.

HIAA holds a periodic majlis or meeting of its members, in conjunction with meetings of the College Art Association (CAA) or MESA, as well as a biennial symposium. To encourage scholarly contributions to the fields of Islamic art, architecture and archaeology, particularly by our junior members, HIAA also awards various competitive prizes: the Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize in Islamic Art and Culture, for the best unpublished article written by a junior scholar; and the Grabar Grants and Fellowships, a new program, supported by the Oleg Grabar Memorial Fund, intended to further research and assist participation in scholarly meetings.  

President: Kishwar Rizvi
Secretary: Fatima Quraishi
General Email[email protected]​​​​​​​

Membership - Annual Dues

In an effort to broaden our membership and mindful of the financial hardships faced by scholars and students of Islamic art, HIAA now offers free membership for a year. To start a free membership, please fill out this form.

Regular: $45
Student: $25
Institutional: $105

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