CFP: International Journal of Islamic Architecture

Call for Papers
International Journal of Islamic Architecture

The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) publishes
bi-annually, peer reviewed articles on the urban design and planning,
architecture and landscape architecture of the historic Islamic world,
encompassing the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, but also
the more recent geographies of Islam in its global dimensions. The
main emphasis is on the detailed analysis of the practical, historical
and theoretical aspects of architecture, with a focus on both design
and its reception. The journal also aims to encourage dialogue and
discussion between practitioners and scholars. Articles that bridge
the academic-practitioner divide are highly encouraged.

While the main focus is on architecture, papers in other disciplines
that explore architecture in the context of art, history, archeology,
anthropology, culture, spirituality, religion and economics and so
forth are also welcome. The journal is specifically interested in
contemporary architecture and urban design in relation to social and
cultural history, geography, politics, aesthetics, technology and
conservation. Spanning across cultures and disciplines, IJIA seeks to
analyze and explain issues related to the built environment throughout
the regions covered. The audience of this journal includes both
practitioners and scholars. The journal will be published both online
and in print. The first issue will be published January 2012.

IJIA is now soliciting manuscripts in the following categories:

Design in Theory - DiT manuscripts focus on the history, theory and
critical analyses of architecture, urban planning and design and
landscape architecture. Essays submitted should be a minimum of 5,000
words but not more than 8,000 words. (Notes and bibliography are
included in the word count).

Design in Practice - DiP manuscripts focus on the practice of
architecture, planning and landscape design. It is preferential that
DiP papers focus on contextual and/or conceptual issues, analysis or
critique of proposals or built projects. Submissions may also include
interviews or practitioner reflections or lessons learned.
Manuscripts should range from 2,000 to 3,000 words.

Book, Media and Exhibition Reviews

For those are interested in writing book/media/exhibition reviews for
IJIA , please submit your CV and your areas of expertise and interest
and the books/media/exhibition you wish to review to Nancy Um, the
Reviews Editor ( for consideration. Unsolicited
reviews will not be accepted. The length of the reviews should
generally not exceed 1000 words for one book review essay and no more
than 1800 words for an essay that reviews multiple books.

Seminar and Conference Reviews

Seminar and conference review papers provide an overview and analysis
of seminars and conferences that focus exclusively and partially on
architectural and urban development, history and theory; and on the
latest research and findings in Islamic art and architecture. Seminar
and Conference review manuscripts should not exceed 1000 words.

Email the editors at for any additional
questions. For information and guidelines on submission please visit
the IJIA website:

CFP: International Journal of Islamic Architecture. In:, Mar 11, 2011 (accessed Feb 23, 2020), <>.

Contributor: Mohammad Gharipour, marietta

Contribution published: Mar 11, 2011

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