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Working Papers

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art is an online academic series devoted to research on the collections of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Launched in July 2012, the series functions to facilitate the timely dissemination of scholarly research, much of which remains unpublished. All Scholars-in-Residence from 2012 onwards are required to contribute a paper to the series, as well as to present a public lecture during their residency. Additional contributions are by invitation. DDFIA staff and consultants serve as editors and copy editors for the series. 

Aditi Chandra, "Shangri La's Mughal Garden: Women, Landscape, and the Colonial Imaginary"

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.10 (June 2016): 1-22.

Ashley Miller, "Negotiating “Tradition": Doris Duke's Shangri La and the Transnational Revival of Moroccan Craft and Design"

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.9 (April 2016): 1-32.

Anke Scharrahs, "Two Layers of Authenticity: The Damascus Room at Shangri La."

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.8 (November 2014): 1-25.

Sugata Ray, "Shangri La: The Archive-Museum and the Spatial Topologies of Islamic Art History."

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.7 (August 2014): 1-17.

Yumiko Kamada, "Doris's Choice: Indian Carpets and Textiles at Shangri La."

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.6 (March 2014): 1-28.

Ulrich Marzolph, "From Mecca to Mashhad: The Narrative of an Illustrated Shiite Pilgrimage Scroll from the Qajar Period."

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.5 (July 2013): 1-33.

Amanda Phillips, "Ottoman Silk Furnishing Fabrics in the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art: Fashion and Production, 1600-1750."

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.4 (December 2012): 1-31.

Thalia Kennedy, "Doris Duke & Gandhi: Revitalizing Craft Tradition and the Mughal Suite at Shangri La."

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.3 (July 2012): 1-32.

Marcus Milwright, "Doris Duke and the Crafts of Islamic Syria."

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.2 (July 2012): 1-20.

Wheeler Thackston, "Shangri La Highlights in Translation."

Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art, no.1 (February 2012): 1-22.

Contributions to the Shangri La Working Papers in Islamic Art are drafts of original research intended for future publication. Papers have not undergone formal review and may be downloaded for personal use only. Copyright is held by the author. Comments, questions, and requests for permission to cite should be directed to each author. For questions about the DDFIA collection, email shangrilahawaii@ddcf.org.

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