Marcus Milwright, “Medium and Message: Decoding the Mosaic Message in ‘Abd al-Malik’s Dome of the Rock” November 9, 2015 Share When 09/11/2015 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Add To Calendar Download ICS Google Calendar iCalendar Office 365 Outlook Live Where Boston University Photonics Center Colloquium Room 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Boston, MA, 02215 Loading Map.... Boston University Photonics Center Colloquium Room8 Saint Mary’s Street - BostonEvents 42.373946 -71.0615482 The Program in Scripture and the Arts is proud to present the first speaker in its 2015-2016 speaker series, Marcus Milwright, from the University of Victoria Department of Art History and Visual Studies. Professor Milwright is an authority on the art and architecture of the Islamic Middle East, cross-cultural interaction in the Medieval and early Modern Mediterranean, and craft practices in Late Ottoman Syria. In this lecture, he will examine the golden mosaic inscriptions on the seventh-century Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. These inscriptions contain professions of faith, verses drawn from the Qur’an, and other statements of a religious nature. Professor Milwright will consider this mosaic writing in the context of late antique craft practices and early Arabic epigraphy in order to suggest new ways of understanding the messages conveyed by the mosaic inscriptions and their role in the ideological program of the early Islamic state. Reception with refreshments to follow.