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MENA Mondays: FACULTY COLLOQUIUM , Thadeus Dowad | Ottoman Portraiture between Revolution and Empire: Kapıdağlı Paints Selim III

Kostantin Kapıdağlı, Portrait of Selim III in his Chamber, 1803-04, Topkapı Palace Museum Collection.

When: Monday, May 15, 2023
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: University Hall, 201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: free

Contact: MENA  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Fine Arts, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


This faculty colloquium will be a manuscript workshop for an upcoming article adapted from a chapter of Thadeus Dowad's dissertation, Border Regimes: European Art & Ottoman Modernity, 1789-1839.

Thadeus Dowad specializes in the art and architectural history of the Ottoman Empire and Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, with an emphasis on the transregional impacts of capitalism, revolutionary politics, and empire-building on metropolitan and colonial artistic cultures. He is particularly interested in the history of French imperialism in Islamic West Asia and North Africa as the framework for an integrated history of art before World War I. Drawing on scholarship in comparative literature, queer theory, and postcolonial studies, his research and teaching explore models of global art history that challenge the paradigms of exchange, encounter, and translation that have dominated the field to date. 

Lunch will be served at the event.

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