Muqarnas, Volume 19


Founded by Oleg Grabar in 1983, Muqarnas is the first academic journal devoted to art, architectural history, archaeology, as well as all aspects of Islamic visual and material cultures, historical and contemporary. Full-length articles are accompanied by shorter submissions grouped under a separate section titled “Notes and Sources,” for which we particularly welcome studies that introduce textual and visual primary sources. Muqarnas is sponsored by The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The first two volumes of Muqarnas were published by Yale University Press. For more information, see

Related series: Muqarnas, Supplements.

The series published an average of 1,5 volumes per year over the last 5 years.

Submissions and Submission Guidelines:
Manuscripts should be submitted by email to the Managing Editor of Muqarnas at deadline is March 1 for publication in November of the following year. A complete submission includes five elements:

1. Microsoft Word document of the main text file. Submissions should be double-spaced throughout in 12-point typeface. Use endnotes rather than footnotes; no bibliography is required. Articles should be no longer than 50 pages (not including endnotes).

2. Images. All submissions must be accompanied by images, with an upper limit of approximately 30. Low-resolution images are acceptable for initial consideration, with the expectation that authors will provide high-resolution TIFFs or JPEGs (at least 300 dpi at 4 x 6 inches) and secure all necessary permissions if the article is accepted for publication.

3. Captions file. Each image should be clearly labeled and have a corresponding caption that provides identifying information and appropriate image credits.

4. Abstract and keywords. Submit a 150- to 200-word abstract and 12 keywords for publication in the online version of the journal.

5. CV, stating the author’s institutional affiliation (if any), mailing address, phone number, as well as academic status and a list of publications.

Any submission that does not include these five elements will be returned to the author, as will articles that do not conform to the Muqarnas style sheet.

Articles must present original research that has not been published in any language previously. Authors must properly credit previous scholarship on the subject and cite the source of each quotation, with full bibliographic details given in the endnotes.

All articles are subject to review by the Editorial Committee and anonymous external readers, whose comments will be sent to the author only if the article is accepted for publication. Authors may be expected to make revisions based on the feedback of the readers and editors.

Muqarnas follows the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. For further specifications on preparing text and images for publication, see the Muqarnas style sheet:


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Eva Baer, The Illustrations for an Early Manuscript of Ibn Butlan's Da‘wat al-Aṭibbā’ in the L.A. Mayer Memorial in Jerusalem
Anthony Welch, Hussein Keshani, and Alexandra Bain, Epigraphs, Scripture, and Architecture in the Early Delhi Sultanate
David J. Roxburgh, Persian Drawing, ca. 1400-1450: Materials and Creative Procedures
R.D. McChesney, Architecture and Narrative: The Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa Shrine. Part 2: Representing the Complex in Word and Image, 1696-1998
Machiel Kiel, The Quatrefoil Plan in Ottoman Architecture Reconsidered in Light of the "Fethiye Mosque" of Athens
Shirine Hamadeh, Splash and Spectacle: The Obsession with Fountains in Eighteenth-Century Istanbul
Willem Floor, The Talar-i Tavila or Hall of Stables, a Forgotten Safavid Palace
Brian L. McLaren, The Italian Colonial Appropriation of Indigenous North African Architecture in the 1930's
Jeffrey B. Spurr, Person and Place: The Construction of Ronald Graham's Persian Photo Album
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