Tel: +44 (0) 131 650 2326
Location:Room: 3.60 (John Higgitt Gallery)
Alain George received his first degree from the London School of Economics before moving on to study Islamic Art at the University of Oxford, where he completed his Ph.D. in 2006. He was recently awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize.
His current research interests are:
(i) The art and architecture of the early Islamic period, and their links with Late Antiquity
(ii) The Islamic arts of the book, including calligraphy and painting
(iii) Artistic and cultural exchange between China and the Islamic world (7th-10th century)
He has written a book charting the genesis and early development of Islamic calligraphy and several articles on early Qur'anic manuscripts, as well as the relationship between illustrated Arabic manuscripts of the 13th century, orality, performance and the shadow play. He is currently preparing a historical study of the Great Mosque of Damascus in Umayyad times.
Alain George is currently on research leave. Courses on Islamic art are offered by Mattia Guidetti, Teaching Fellow in Islamic Art. For further information, please visit DRPS.
Alain welcomes enquiries from postgraduate students wishing to study the art and architecture of the Middle East, particularly in the fields mentioned above.
Current PhD students (first supervisor or co-supervisor):
This article was published on Oct 30, 2012