IJIA Volume 5, Number 2 (2016)
This collection contains abstracts for the research articles in International Journal of Islamic Architecture, Volume 5, Number 2 (2016). This volume is a special issue on the topic of heritage and the Arab Spring edited by Heghnar Watenpaugh. To access the abstracts, click the orange "view the collections" button.

Full contents of Volume 5, Number 2


  1. Watenpaugh, Heghnar Zeitlian. "Cultural Heritage and the Arab Spring: War over Culture, Culture of War and Culture War." pp. 245-263.

Research articles:

  1. Rabbat, Nasser. "Heritage as a Right: Heritage and the Arab Spring." pp.  267-278. 
  2. Elshahed, Mohamed. "‘Cairo Ring Road’: Anthony Hamboussi’s Poetic Survey of an Urban Topography." pp. 279-300. 
  3. Adra, Najwa. "Tribal Mediation and Empowered Women: Potential Contributions of Heritage to National Development in Yemen." pp. 301-337. 
  4. De Cesari, Chiara. "Ottonostalgias and Urban Apartheid." pp. 339-357. 
  5. Çayli, Eray. "Inheriting Dispossession, Mobilizing Vulnerability: Heritage amid Protest in Contemporary Turkey." pp. 359-378. 
  6. Al Quntar, Salam and Brian I. Daniels. "Responses to the Destruction of Syrian Cultural Heritage: A Critical Review of Current Efforts." pp. 381-397.

Book reviews:

  1. Shorto, Sylvia. Review of World Heritage, Urban Design And Tourism: Three Cities in the Middle East, by Luna Khirfan; and The Politics and Practices of Cultural Heritage in the Middle East: Positioning the Material Past in Contemporary Societies, by Rami Daher And Irene Maffi.  pp. 401-404.
  2. Pancaroglu, Oya. Review of Rayy: From Its Origins to the Mongol Invasions: An Archaeological and Historiographical Study, by Rocco Rante. pp. 405-407. 
  3. McClary, Richard Piran. Review of Legends of Authority: The 1215 Seljuk Inscriptions of Sinop Citadel, Turkey, by Scott Redford. pp. 407-409. 
  4. Gardner, Andrew. Review of Demystifying Doha: On Architecture and Urbanism in an Emerging City, by Ashraf Salama And Florian Wiedmann. pp. 409-411. 

Exhibition reviews:

  1. Avrami, Erica. Review of ‘Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan’, Arthur A. Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, January 27–February 28, 2015. pp. 415-417.
  2. Sandouby, Aliaa El. Review of ‘Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East’, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, February 1, 2015–January 3, 2016. pp. 417-422.
  3. Kurd, Nadia. Review of ‘Vision of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodkin’ and ‘Inspired by India: Painting by Howard Hodgkin’, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada, February 21–June 21, 2015. pp. 422-426.

Conference precis:

  1. Roberson, Jennifer. Précis of Northern California Art Historians ‘Old Spaces, New Narratives: Islamic Architecture in the 20th and 21st Centuries’, College Art Association 103rd Annual Conference, New York, February 11–14, 2015. pp. 429-431.
  2. Michelsen, Leslee. Précis of Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition Announcement, Unesco Office, Kabul, Afghanistan, February 18, 2015. pp. 431-434. 

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