I am a researcher in Islamic art and architecture.
I have always loved epigraphy, and particularly (Qur’anic) inscriptions on monuments.
Reading inscriptions is challenging, but even more challenging is setting them in context, understanding why a quotation was chosen and what caused the choice, who wrote the text, for whom.
I am the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online and open-access magazine: IWA Islamic World of Art .
I strongly believe that culture and research cannot be confined to an academic department, that sharing ideas is the best way to go on and build new theories, that books, essays, and articles should be open access and available for everyone, everywhere. I think that any new idea deserves a chance and that only stupids don’t change their minds.
This is what I think, and this is my blog.
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