Mansoureh Rajabitanha

Mansoureh Rajabitanha

PhD Candidate

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Dr. Mansoureh Rajabitanha is a recent Ph.D. graduate of the University of Adelaide, completing an Art History thesis entitled ‘Woven Pleasure: A New Perspective on the History of Persian Carpets during the Ṣafavīd Period (1501-1722 CE).’ She is a researcher in the field of Islamic Art and Architecture. Her research focuses on building a new area of expertise in the field of Islamic art, bringing textile, landscape, and architectural designs together into a unified area concerned with the theory and history of decorative arts. She also teaches "History and Theory" and "Designing Research" at the School of Architecture and Built Environment.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2013 Rajabitanha, M., & Ahmad, I. (2013). Towards a Cross-Cultural design by Integrating Batik Motifs into the Persian Carpet Design. International Journal of the Malay World and Civilisation, 111-123.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2013 Rajabitanha, M., & Ahmad, I. (2013). The History and a Short Report of Pictorial Rug Production in Iran. In T. Sooi Bing (Ed.), The Convergence of the Performing and Creative Arts: Remaining Methodologies and Traditions (pp. 154-163). Penang: USM Press.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2017 Rajabitanha, M. (2017). New Face of Isfahan: The Comparison between the design of Yakob Carpet and the interior decoration of New Julfa Churches. In SAHANZ 2nd PhD Symposium.
    2012 Rajabitanha, M., & Ahmad, I. (2012). Re-thinking Oriental rug: Integrating Batik Motifs into Persian Carpet. In Proceedings from iCAST 2012. Penang, Malaysia.
    2011 Rajabitanha, M., & Ahmad, I. (2011). The History and a Short Report of Pictorial Rug Production in Iran. In PACIA 2011. Unuversiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2020 Rajabitanha, M. (2020). WOVEN PLEASURE: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN PERSIAN CARPET MAKING DURING THE ṢAFAVĪD PERIOD. (PhD Thesis, The University of Adelaide).
    2014 Rajabitanha, M. (2014). Re-Thinking Oriental Rug: Design Application of Pekalongan Batik Motifs into the Structure of Persian Carpet. (Master's Thesis).
  • 2015-2019 ASI Adelaide Scholarships Internationals, University of Adelaide
  • 2011-2013 USM Research fellowship, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • 2010 Graduate Assistance, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • History, Theory II (B.Arch), University of Adelaide, 2021 - present.
  • Designing Research (M.Arch/M.Larch), University of Adelaide, 2020 - present.
  • Fundamental Graphic Computer - Adobe Photoshop (M.A), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2013.
  • Sculpture (B.A), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2011.
  • Adobe Photoshop (carpet designing by computer), Iran Carpet Museum, Tehran, Iran, 2007.
  • Persian Traditional Designing (B.A), Faculty of Architecture& Art, Kashan University, Kashan, Iran, Sep 2006- Jan 2007.
  • Persian Illumination and Painting (B.A), Faculty of Architecture& Art, Kashan University, Kashan, Iran, Sep 2006- Jan 2007.
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing The Sultan’s Carpet: An Investigation of an Ottoman Cairene Textile in the Collection of the Nickle Galleries Journal Review Material Culture Review Canada
  • Position: PhD Candidate
  • Phone: 83134849
  • Email: mansoureh.rajabitanha@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134377
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Horace Lamb, floor 3
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture and Built Environment

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