The purpose of H-Shehr is to facilitate scholarly discussion and collaboration on the complex processes through which gendered, classed, and raced citizen-subjects have negotiated and been the object of urban projects in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.

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Recent Content

CALL FOR PAPERS – Jerusalem Quarterly Policing, Imprisonment, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Palestine

In recent decades, an increasing number of works have been dedicated to the British legal system in Palestine during the Mandate and its legacy upon the emerging Israeli state. With the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza following the war of 1967, works have addressed the controversial role played by Israeli police in occupied Palestinian territories. A number of works have addressed the legal systems imposed on Palestinians, while others have used legal sources – including court records – to write social histories of Palestine and the Palestinians.

Spring 2018 AKPIA Lecture Series, A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture



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