Curriculum Vitae

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Personal Statement

Art Historian with a decade of experience in writing, research, edition and teaching, I am specialized in the art and history of the Islamic world. I work for curating institutions, art market specialists and generalist journals and magazines.

I am currently based in Manchester, looking to collaborate with art market professionals and art publishers as a freelance writer and art adviser.

Education

Ph.D., Paris-Sorbonne University, Islamic Arts History | 2015
Mention Très honorable avec félicitations du jury à l’unanimité

M.A., Paris-Sorbonne University, Islamic Arts History | 2010

B.A., Paris-Sorbonne University, Arts History | 2008

Academic Research

Persian and Indian Flower Paintings during the Modern Era (16th-18th centuries)
The description is available here

Doctoral dissertation under supervision of Pr. Jean-Pierre Van Staëvel and Dr. Eloïse Brac de la Perrière, Paris-Sorbonne University

Grants:
2015: Paris-Sorbonne University, ED0123
2011/2014:  “Mobi’Doc” Grant from the Île-de-France region for field research
2011: National Institute of Art History

Riza Abbasi and Minas: The Armenian Impact on Safavid Arts.” (2008-2009)

Master degree dissertation (first year). Advisers: Pr Jean-Pierre Van Staëvel and Dr. Eloïse Brac de la Perrière.

Research Programs

Tradition manuscrite et transmission iconographique: les manuscrits à peintures des Kalila wa Dimna” (2012-2017)
Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Sorbonne University,
Directed by Dr Eloïse Brac de la Perrière and Dr Annie Vernay-Nouri
The description of the project is available here.

Research on later Indian copies of Kalīla wa Dimna (18th -19th c.)
Participation to a research workshop held on 29th November 2013
Coorganization of an exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe: Paroles de bêtes (à l’usage des Princes), Les Fables de Kalila wa Dimna (15th Sept. 2015 -3rd Jan. 2016)
Research on Imam Bakhsh Lahori and 19th century Indian painting

Autour du Coran de Gwalior: Polysémie d’un manuscrit à peintures” (2008-2012)
Paris-Sorbonne University and Aga Khan Collection
Directed by Dr. Eloïse Brac de la Perrière
The description of the project is available here.

Research on Indian productions of Qur’an from the 14th and 15th centuries
Coordination between research team members
Co-organisation of a symposium held in June 2012

Publications

Papers

 “Homme d’Orient, Homme d’Occident, masculinité et virilité entre Iran et Europe au XVIIe siècle”, proceedings of the symposium D’Adonis à Alexandre: cartographie du masculin de la Renaissance aux Lumières dans les littératures européennes”, Paris, Classique Garnier, forthcoming.

“Un exotisme à l’orientale? Les apports européens dans la peinture de fleurs persane et indienne (XVIe-XVIIIe s.), Le Verger, 8 (2014) available here

“La commande européenne de Muraqqa’ indiens: Les collections Gentil, Johnson, Polier et Clive.”, “Art et politique”, Carnet de l’Ecole Doctorale Histoire de l’Art et Archéologie de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne (2016) available here

Collections and Art Market

Freelance research and writing for Islamic arts experts | since 2017

Marie-Christine David Expertises, Islamic arts expertise | 2010-2011

Cité de la céramique, Sèvres: Inventory and documentation on the Indian ceramics collection | 2012

Conference Organisation

 Time and Spaces of Travel during the Modern Era
Château de Chantilly, Cornucopia and the Alexandre Koyré Center | June 2016

Witchcraft during the Reformation
Seminar organized for the association Cornucopia, Paris-Sorbonne University | Winter 2015

Hunting in Renaissance Literature, History and Art
Seminar organized for the association Cornucopia, Paris-Sorbonne University | Spring 2015

Questioning the language in Art History
Doctoral Seminar, in association between Paris-Sorbonne University and Pantheon-Sorbonne University | 2011-2012

Edition

Co-edition in collaboration of Le Verger, 12 (Sept. 2017): Temps et espaces du Voyage à la Renaissance, available here (peer-reviewed)

Co-edition in collaboration of Le Verger, 8 (Sept 2015): L’exotisme à la Renaissance, available here (peer-reviewed)

Teaching

2014/2015: Teaching assistant
Sorbonne University, department of Art History
2014/2015: Guest lecturer
Paris College of Art

2013/2014 – 2014/2015: Adjunct Lecturer
Ecole des Arts et de la Culture

2014/2015: Graduate supervision
Ecole des Arts et de la Culture

Unpublished Talks

Le jardin persan : de Cyrus le Grand à Shah Jahan, Le Castelet Association, Castelnaudary | February 2016

Relations culturelles entre Iran, Inde et Europe à l’époque moderne,  Université du Temps Libre, Noisy-le-Grand | November 2015

Something old and Something borrowed : Persian Flower Paintings during the 17th century”, Societas Iranologica Europaea: Eight European Conference of Iranian Studies, St. Petersburg | September 2015

Jardins réels, jardins rêvés en Iran et Inde à la Renaissance”, Pierre de Ronsard and Cornucopia associations: Les jardins en Orient et en Occident à la Renaissance, Couture-sur-Loir | June 2015

Les peintures de fleurs en Iran et en Inde durant la période moderne : entre Orient et Occident”, Masters seminar, Sorbonne University | March 2015

La botanique pour l’art : les peintures de fleurs naturalistes en Iran safavide et Inde moghole (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles), Doctoral Seminar, Sorbonne University | January 2015

Homme d’Orient, Homme d’Occident : virilité et masculinité en Iran au XVIe siècle”, Seminar, Cornucopia association, Sorbonne University | November 2014

Les apports européens dans la peinture de fleurs persane et indienne (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles)”, Seminar, Cornucopia association, Sorbonne University | October 2013

De la discussion jaillit la lumière : histoire et art de l’Inde islamique (VIIe-XIXe siècles)”, Association Culturelle du Razes, Montréal de l’Aude | May 2013

Le peintre et la rose : les peintures de fleurs de Shafi’ ‘Abbasi”, Doctoral seminar, Sorbonne University | April 2012

Le patronage européen d’albums de peintures indiennes au XVIIIe siècle : essai d’interprétation”, Doctoral seminar, Sorbonne University | May 2011

Les sources iconographiques du nomadisme en Asie centrale: Le témoignage de Siyah Qalam”, Doctoral seminar, Sorbonne University | May 2011

The Dreamed Orient of collectors: Reception of Turkish, Persian and Indian albums in Europe”, First Symposium of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montreal | April 2011