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Recent Content

Lecture - Oya Pancaroğlu, “Tangled Layers: History and Sacred Topography in Tarsus”

Aga Khan Program in Islamic Art and Architecture (AKPIA) lecture series: 

“Tangled Layers: History and Sacred Topography in Tarsus” 
Oya Pancaroğlu, Associate Professor, Department of History, Bosphorus University, Istanbul
April 2, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Sackler Building, Room 318
Harvard University, 485 Broadway, Cambridge MA 

More information: agakhan@fas.harvard.edu

Lecture - Mary Roberts, "Ottoman cultural patrimony in the Era of the Amateurs" (Apr 29, Boston University)

Dear All,
I am delighted to announce that Mary Roberts (John Schaeffer Associate Professor of British Art, University of Sydney, and currently a CASVA Senior Fellow) will present a talk on Wednesday, April 29, at 5:30 PM at Boston University, 725 Commonweath Avenue, Room 303A.

Re: Query - Visual representations of Blacks or Africans in Iran

Dear Pedram Khosronejad,

You can search details for many thousands of Islamic period Persian paintings using the database at www.islamicpaintedpage.com. The two "search by picture description" options both respond to keywords, and the keywords black, negro, abyssinian, and Zinji for example all offer some results; possibly some of these might assist you.

All the best, Stephen Serpell

Course - Globalized Classics (Berlin, August/September 2015)

From: Finbarr Barry Flood <barry.flood@nyu.edu>
Date: March 24, 2015
We hereby invite graduate and doctoral students to apply for a summer school on “Globalized Classics”, held in Berlin, August/September 2015.
The summer university is devoted to the study of the Ancient World from comparative and interdisciplinary points of