Minaret

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Minaret

Mira Xenia Schwerda

Related Terms:

  • Mihrab (concave niche in qibla wall)

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References:

Hillenbrand, Robert. “III. The Minaret.” In Islamic Architecture: Form, Function and Meaning, 129–72. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1994. 

Hillenbrand, Robert, J. Burton-Page and G.S.P. Freeman-Greenville, “Manāra, Manār.” In Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, edited by P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, and W.P. Heinrichs. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Alsammarae, Rima. “Fluid Motion Architects designs controversial mosque in Tehran that challenges traditional Islamic design,” Middle East Architect, 19 February 2019.

Cherti, Myriam. “The Politics of Muslim Visibility in Europe: The Case of the Swiss Minaret Ban.” Public Policy Research 17, no. 3 (2010): 157–161.

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Mira Xenia Schwerda, “Minaret,” Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online, published 1 July 2021.

Mira Xenia Schwerda (PhD, 2020, Harvard University) is a historian of modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art, specifically print and photography. As a Getty/ACLS postdoctoral fellow in the history of art, she is currently at work on her book manuscript-in-progress, tentatively titled Between Art and Propaganda: Photographing Revolution in Modern Iran (1905–1911). Translation and cross-cultural contact play a key role in her work, she has published her academic work in both English and Persian, and is the co-editor of the journal Art in Translation. Dr. Schwerda has worked at the Harvard Art Museums, where she curated the photography section of the exhibition Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran and is the co-founder of the Virtual Islamic Art History Seminar Series. She has taught courses in the history of photography, Islamic art history, and South Asian art history in the Department of Art History at the University of Edinburgh. She is a founding member and the managing director of Khamseen.