2016 – 2017 AKPIA Lecture Series

Thursday, October 6, 2016

“The Nature of Almohad Architectural Ornament” / Jessica Streit, Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History, The College of Charleston

  • Co-Sponsored with the Committee on Medieval Studies
  • The location for the October 6 lecture will be The Barker Center (Humanities Center) Thompson Room (110). The Barker Center is bordered by Prescott, Harvard, and Quincy Streets in Harvard Square.

Thursday, November 3

"Sensing the City: Public Spaces and Urban Experience in Safavid Isfahan" / Farshid Emami, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

Thursday, December 1

"Imperial Ceremonies and Istanbul Suburbs: Üsküdar and Davutpaşa at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century" / Satoshi Kawamoto, Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; Harvard AKPIA Associate

Thursday, February 23, 2017

"Sustaining Tradition or Embracing Change? Prisse d’Avennes and the Strategies of Visualizing Islamic Architecture of Cairo in French Books (1860-80)" / Paulina Banas, Harvard AKPIA Associate

Thursday, March 23

"The Making of Marrakesh: ʿAbd al-Muʾmin and the Almohad Legacy" / Abbey Stockstill, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University / William R. Tyler Fellow in Garden & Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks

Thursday, April 6

"The Madrasa in Iran and Baghdad under the Saljuqs" / Maryam Kamali, Harvard AKPIA Associate

Thursday, April 20

"Aesthetics and the Cenotaphic in Medieval Iberian Culture" / Enass Khansa, Harvard AKPIA Associate; Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University; The Santiago Cathedral Project (Spain)

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University. Lectures are free and open to the public. They are held Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., at the Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 318, Harvard University, 485 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02138 unless noted otherwise.  For further information, email agakhan[at]fas.harvard.edu.