Prof. Persis Berlekamp presents "Creation and The Animal Kingdom: Turning the Medieval Painted Page" as part of the Fifth Annual Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Conference at Harvard University, held on April 5-6, 2013. The theme of the conference is "Communities Like You: Animals and Islam." To learn more, visit: islamicstudies.harvard.edu/conferences/.

Persis Berlekamp teaches the history of Islamic art and architecture at the University of Chicago, where she is Associate Professor of Art History. Much of her research focuses on art produced in the central and eastern Islamic lands from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, and on its relationship to intellectual life. Current research projects include an inquiry into astrology and talismanic sculpture in medieval Anatolia, and an ongoing study of an illustrated Persian manuscript on Chinese medicine that was produced in early fourteenth-century Tabriz. She earned her PhD from Harvard University in 2003, and is the author of Wonder, Image, and Cosmos in Medieval Islam (Yale University Press, 2011), an analysis of illustrated Islamic wonders-of-creation manuscripts.

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