Cailah Jackson

Full name:

Dr Cailah Jackson

Positions held:

Salem and Bakr bin Laden Junior Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Research Associate, Khalili Research Centre, Faculty of Oriental Studies

Correspondence address:

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Marston Road, OX3 0EE


Research interests:

  • The arts of the book of the central/eastern Islamic world, ca 1000-1500
  • Sufi (particularly Mevlevi) material culture
  • Islamic art historiography, museology and collecting

Current project:

Manuscript production and patronage in western Persia, late 14th-early 15th c.

Recent publications:

“The Illuminations of Mukhlis ibn ʿAbdallah al-Hindi: Identifying Manuscripts from Late Medieval Konya,” Muqarnas 36 (2019): 41–60.

“An Illuminated Manuscript of Early Fourteenth-Century Konya? Anīs al-Qulūb (MS Ayasofya 2984, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Istanbul),” Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 8, no. 1 (2017): 85–122.

“Persian Carpets and the South Kensington Museum: Design, Scholarship and Collecting in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain,” Journal of Design History 30, no. 3 (2017): 265–81.

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