We are delighted to announce the publication of the second issue of the open access Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World (MCMW), a collaboration between the Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.
MCMW aims to be a new reference for field archaeologists, (art) historians, anthropologists, curators, and scholars and students of the (art) history, archaeology, 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 also aims to inform (other) disciplines and historiographies, by including (unreviewed) archaeological field surveys for example.
The journal focuses on un(der)explored Muslim regions outside of the Middle East and North Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Ocean, Central Asia, India, South-East Asia and Europe.
All the articles are free and available online.