The organizing committee invites applications for fellowships to support attendance at the 8th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art to be held in Doha, Qatar from November 10 to 11, 2019.
The Hamad bin Khalifa Travel Fellowship provides full financial support for up to 5 individuals who will present new and cutting-edge research in a dedicated workshop on November 9, 2019 with the Symposium speakers, Co-chairs, and Virginia Commonwealth University students and faculty. This workshop will not be open to the public. Presentations shall engage with the symposium’s theme: The Seas and the Mobility of Islamic Art. Fellowships cover the cost of travel, meals and lodging, and special events during the entirety of the Symposium, from the Fellows’ Workshop on November 9 through the speaker presentations on November 11. Preference is given to applicants from diverse backgrounds with long-standing research interests in Islamic art. Participants at the symposium and workshop will include more than two dozen leading international scholars researching the cross-cultural strands of Islamic art beyond its traditional borders. Each fellow’s presentation will be 15 minutes and will be followed by discussion.