She brings to her task a broad educational profile as a photo-designer, contemporary art historian (MA Sotheby’s/Manchester University) and GDR historian (Goldsmith College, University of London) and a work experience as an art curator, assistant editor of art catalogs and administrator. Between 2017 and 2022, Brentjes was the assistant editor of The Routledge Handbook of the Sciences in Islamicate Societies. Practices from the 2nd/8th to the 13th/19th centuries (2023). In 2022, she co-edited Imaging the Heavens across Eurasia from Antiquity to Early Modernity (Mimesis, 2023). She organizes the annual lecture series of the VoH group and co-organized the VoH Databases workshop in October 2022.
Beyond curating the database, she prepares, together with researchers, story maps for specific VoH themes, is working on a virtual exhibition, and planning a series of mini-events on Database related topics.
Brentjes, Sonja, Peter Barker, and Rana Brentjes (2023). Routledge Handbook on the Sciences in Islamicate Societies: Practices from the 2nd/8th to the 13th/19th Centuries. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315170718.Read More
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