The representation of the Orient and women on Twitter: #DonnedOriente

Orientalism is something that I really love. Or better, I love to study and understand the Orientalist perspective that sometimes, even today, is still present. And it is. Just have a look at Twitter, and you will find a lot, really a lot of pictures of Orientalist paintings, that represent a certain image of the…

Social Media & Islamic Art: a survey

After few months spent dealing with Islamic art in social media, we are more and more interested in understanding what people like about Islamic art and how people use social platforms to get information about it. We thus launched a survey.

Twitter and Orientalism: the taste for the exotic in digital era

Orientalism and the 19th century, Orientalism and the exotic taste, Orientalism, England and France, Orientalism and Edward Said… that’s something that everyone interested in Islamic study has read and studied. It is something that some professors (at least, my professors)┬áhave always depicted as wrong, misleading, something to overcome: when dealing with Islamic studies you should…