Art Treasures of Konya: Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture II

Necmettin Erbakan University Summer Course, Konya, Turkey:

Dates of programme: July 01 through July 26 2019

This course offers a unique opportunity to study the spectacular examples of medieval Islamic art and architecture of Konya on site. The city, once the capital of the Anatolian Seljuk dynasty and an important stop on several trade routes, hosts a number of important buildings from the Seljuk, Mongol and Karamanid periods. The course will combine lectures and many field trips to monuments and museums in and around Konya, taking full advantage of the opportunity to study art in context. In addition, students will spend a day at an archaeological excavation of a castle a short distance from the city and experience Islamic art first hand in a series of four workshops in the traditional Turkish book arts. By the end of the course, students will have obtained an understanding of the stylistic, historical, and social importance of the medieval Islamic art and architecture of Konya and of its place in the broader framework of Islamic art history.


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