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Visuality in the Qur'an and Early Islam

Project description

Re-shaping our understanding of the Qur'an and Early Islam through the study of visuality

The EU-funded VISIONIS project aims at writing a cultural history of vision in Early Islam (7th-11th century C.E.). It will examine how discourses, practices and artefacts connected to vision, sight and seeing have been conceptualised and calibrated in a variety of Early Muslim environments. It will investigate a diversity of hitherto unstudied visual dimensions of the Qur'anic text and study the ensuing development of visuality in Early Islamic writings and artefacts. This comprehensive research will offer the possibility of reviewing perceptions of Islam in general and of the visual culture of Early Islam in particular by raising awareness of the specificities of Muslim discourses on seeing and their historical anchoring.

Host institution

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Net EU contribution
€ 1 500 000,00
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Israel

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 1 500 000,00
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00