Detailed CV

Curriculum Vitae

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Personal Statement

Doctor in Islamic Arts History with an expertise on pre-modern Iran and India, I hold a Ph.D. from the Sorbonne University, defended in December 2015 with the highest honours. I have been involved in research and teaching for a decade and work currently as an independent writer.

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Research Topics

  • History of Islamic Arts
  • Pre-modern Iran (Safavid; Zand; Afshar)
  • Mughal India
  • Arts of the book; Muraqqa’; Codicology
  • Artistic exchanges between Europe and the Islamic world
  • Botanical Arts ; Flower painting
  • Market of Islamic Art

Education

Ph.D., Paris-Sorbonne University, Islamic Arts History (2010-2015)

Persian and Indian Flower Paintings during the Modern Era (16th-18th c.)

Under the supervision of Pr. Jean-Piere Van Staëvel and Pr. Eloïse Brac de la Perrière
Mention Très honorable avec félicitations du jury à l’unanimité

M.A., Paris-Sorbonne University, Islamic Arts History (2008-2010)

Under the supervision of Pr. Jean-Piere Van Staëvel and Pr. Eloïse Brac de la Perrière
Mention Très bien

B.A., Paris-Sorbonne University, Arts History (2005-2008)


Publications

Something Old and Something Borrowed: Flower Painting in Safavid Iran during the 17th century
Journal of Iranian Studies, 1, forthcoming

Patronage and Productions of Paintings and Albums in 18th century Awadh
Journal of Islamic Manuscripts, forthcoming Winter 2020

Homme d’Orient, Homme d’Occident, masculinité et virilité entre Iran et Europe au XVIIe siècle
Horizons du masculin – Pour un imaginaire du genre, Paris, Classique Garnier, forthcoming November 2020

In the Mist of the Aftermath: Trade and Conservation Practices of Pre-Modern Syrian Art
Islamic World of Art, 5 (winter 2019)

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 (2011)
available here


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

  • Research on later Indian copies of Kalīla wa Dimna (18th -19th c.)
  • Participation to a research workshop held on 29th November 2013
  • Co-organisation 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

  • Research on Indian productions of Qur’an during the 14th and 15th centuries
  • Coordination between research team members

Art Market

Freelance research and writing for Islamic arts experts
(since 2018)

Marie-Christine David Expertises, Islamic arts expertise
(2010-2011)

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


Organisation of Symposiums and Conferences

Materiality of travels during the Modern Era
Château de Chantilly, in partnership between Cornucopia and the Alexandre Koyré Center
(June 2016)

Witchcraft during the Reformation
Chorea seminar organised for the association Cornucopia, Paris-Sorbonne University
(Winter 2015)

Hunting in Renaissance Literature, History and Art
Chorea seminar organised 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

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

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


Teaching

Teaching assistant
Sorbonne University, department of Art History
(2014/2015)

Guest lecturer
Paris College of Art
(2014/2015)

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

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


Non published Paper

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, Russia, September 2015

Jardins réels, jardins rêvés en Iran et Inde à la Renaissance
Pierre de Ronsard and Cornucopia associations: conference on 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
Sorbonne University, Master degree seminar, March 2015

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

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

Les apports européens dans la peinture de fleurs persane et indienne (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles)
Chorea
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 in Islamic art and archaeology, Sorbonne University, April 2012

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

Les sources iconographiques du nomadisme en Asie centrale : Le témoignage de Siyah Qalam
Doctoral seminar in Islamic art and archaeology, 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