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A Receptacle for the Absent Body: The Chasuble of Thomas Becket in Fermo

Points of Contact: New Approaches to Islamic Art

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With Avinoam Shalem

Upper E Side

The Institute of Fine Arts at NYU | 1 East 78th Street

Avinoam Shalem
Riggio Professor of the History of the Arts of Islam, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University

A Receptacle for the Absent Body: The Chasuble of Thomas Becket in Fermo

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00 PM
The Institute of Fine Arts Lecture Hall
1 East 78th Street
New York City
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About the series:
Over the past decades, the study of Islamic material culture has been marked by increased scholarly attention to transcultural dimensions of art, architecture and archaeology. This interest coincides with an interest in histories of mobility generated by contemporary discourses of the global. It has taken a variety of forms, from attention to the modalities and effects of circulation - the result of diplomatic exchange and gifting, long-distance trade, or looting and reuse, for example - to research on media and regions that lie on the margins of the Islamic world, or outside the traditional boundaries of the canon. Points of Contact introduces some of the exciting new scholarship generated by these developments.

This series is supported by The Gulnar K. Bosch Lecture Fund, and co-sponsored by NYU's Hagop Kevorkian Center.