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USA :: Minnesota

University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Department The Department of Art History
Language English
Mailing Address 338 Heller Hall
271 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0121
U.S.A.
Phone 612 626-8339
Fax 612 377-8965
Description The Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota offers study in Islamic Art History and Architecture at the Masters and Ph.D. levels.  Professor Catherine Asher is the adviser for this program.  Courses are in English.  Although her research specialty is South Asia the courses offered cover the entire Islamic world from the inception of Islam through contemporary developments throughout the world. Some themes of dissertations and thesis of current and recent students include: (these are not the actual titles but reflect the issues studied) 
  • The art and architecture of Bijapur
  • Contemporary Architecture and Issues of Identity in Tehran
  • Contemporary Mosque Architecture in Spain and Morocco
  • Gift Exchange Between Shah Abbas and Jahangir
  • Ottoman Hammams
  • The architecture of Udaipur and the challenge of Shah Jahan
  • Indonesian artists working in Amsterdam
  • Shirin Nishat
  • Artistic production under Sadam Hussain
  • The Art and Architecture of Begum Samru

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