Dr Cailah Jackson
Dr Cailah Jackson’s research focuses on the Islamic arts of the book (calligraphy, illumination, illustration and bookbinding) of the later medieval period, particularly in Turkey, Iran and Iraq. She is the author of the monograph, Islamic Manuscripts of Late Medieval Rūm, 1270s–1370s: Production, Patronage and the Arts of the Book (Edinburgh University Press), which is the first in-depth analysis of the illuminated manuscripts of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Anatolia. Her current project focuses on the arts of the book of Jalayirid Baghdad and Tabriz in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. Other research interests include the material culture of the early Mevlevis, the historiography and museology of Islamic art and Orientalism in art and design.
Dr Jackson gained her DPhil in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford in 2017 where she was the Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Scholar at Wolfson College. She is the recipient of several awards including the 2018 BRISMES Leigh Douglas Memorial Dissertation Prize and the 2017 Margaret B. Ševčenko Prize, given by the Historians of Islamic Art Association.