School of Architecture and Civil Engineering
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.
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing Senior Research Officer The University of Adelaide 2020 - ongoing Sessional Academic University of Adelaide
Language Competency Arabic Can read and write Azerbaijani Can speak and understand spoken English Can peer review Persian Can peer review Turkish Ottoman (1500-1928) Can read, write and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A) by Research Tehran University of Art Iran Bachelor of Arts (B.A), Carpet Design
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.
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.
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.
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
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