Dr. José Miguel Puerta Vílchez

University of Granada

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Research interest: Architectural and urban heritage in Andalusia

José Miguel Puerta Vílchez, is an Arabist and Professor of Art History at the University of Granada. He has published The codes of utopia of the Alhambra in Granada (1990), History of the Arab aesthetic thought (1997), The Adventure of the Calamus (2007), Reading the Alhambra (2010) and The Poetics of water in Islam (2011). His translation work includes texts by Adonis, Sufism and surrealism (2008) and books of Ghada Samman, Beirut 75 (novel) and The Moon square (fantastic stories; Andaluz Translation Prize, 2008). He was co-director and editor of the Library of al-Andalus (9 vols., 2003-2013) and curator of exhibitions Twelve candles for Granada, the painter Kamal Bullata Palestinian and Syrian poet Adonis (Granada, Board the Alhambra, 1998), Freedom and innovation. Contemporary Arabic calligraphy (Arabic House, Madrid-Cordoba, 2010-2011) and arts and culture of al-Andalus. The power of the Alhambra (Granada, Patronato de la Alhambra-Andalusian Legacy Foundation, 2013-2014).

Professor IES Granada (American university, headquartered in Chicago) of Hispanic-Muslim art since 2006
Chair of the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, 2001 (series of lectures on aesthetics and art in al-Andalus)

Visiting researcher at the Institut du Proche-Orient Damascus
Lectures at the University of New York, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Alexandria, Rabat, National Museum of Damascus, Masqat (Oman), Tehran, Paris, Brussels, Complutense and Autonoma de Madrid, Casa Arabe (Madrid) University and Institute Middle East Studies of Zaragoza, Alicante, Valencia, Malaga, course in the Toledo School of Translators, University of Sevilla, Three Cultures Foundation (Sevilla), Almeria, Ceuta, Granada (University, School of Arabic Studies, European Foundation Arabic, Alhambra ...).
Coordination and organization of the course Madinat Madinat Ilbira Garnata: architecture, art and urbanism in Islamic Granada, with al-Babtain Chair of the Department for International Relations and directed by Professor Maria Angeles Navarro of the Department. Semitic Studies (64 hours, with a large faculty of 26 specialists).

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