The Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World aims to be a new reference for field archaeologists, (art) historians, anthropologists, curators, and scholars and students of the archaeology, art history, architecture, anthropology and ethnography of the Muslim world. This readership represents a new, broader definition of material culture that includes not only artefacts, architectural structures and monuments, but also crafts. The journal aims to inform other disciplines and historiographies and will also focus on under explored Muslim regions outside of the Middle East and North Africa.

The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (London, UK) and the Aga Khan Museum (Toronto, Canada) have entered into a partnership with Brill (Leiden) to publish the new peer-reviewed, academic Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World (MCMW). The journal is published in full Open Access: with the support of the University and the Museum, all author charges will be waived. The journal accepts submissions in English, French, German and Spanish, and short reports in Arabic, Persian and Turkish with an English abstract.

Prof. Dr Leif Stenberg, Dean of The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, comments: “I am delighted that three strong partners, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London and Brill have come together to launch an interdisciplinary journal that will be leading in its fields. I am especially delighted that it opens up for contributions in a variety of languages and promotes scholarship across the Global South and Global North.”

The journal will be published in two issues per year. The full text is available HERE.

Professor Stéphane Pradines
Editor-in-Chief
AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY

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