Learning from Dadaab: An Architectural History of Forced Migration
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi
Mahindra Center for the Humanities, Harvard University
Plunder, Destruction and Museums: The Imperial Origins of Democracy
Please note revised location for all spring lectures.
2017 – 2018 AKPIA Lecture Series, A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture
The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University presents
February 15, 2018
Mounia Chekhab Abudaya
Curator for Manuscripts and Western Mediterranean Collections, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha; Harvard AKPIA Associate
“Ottoman Devotional Manuscripts: Study of a Corpus from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha”
March 1, 2018
I wanted to announce the following two programs, associated with the new Chao Visiting Chair in Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 5 pm
Chao Presidential Chair Annual Lecture
Meditation and Nonconceptual Awareness
Perspectives from Buddhist Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Evan Thompson, University of British Columbia
Toll Room, Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Supported by a generous gift from Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao.
Time has come to announce the second event of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Lecture Series in Chinese Buddhism, organised by the SOAS Centre of Buddhist Studies.
The Tokyo Show at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics featured Prime Minister Abe transformed into Mario, while the show at the Paralympics featured a dance performance to J-pop music with visuals clearly indicating homage to Sei Shonagon’s Pillow Book. Both shows thus incorporated a complex hybrid of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. What were the creators trying to convey? What was actually conveyed? What is the meaning in today’s world of tradition as a mediator in intercultural communication?