Spring 2021 AKPIA Lecture Series, A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture

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Spring 2021 AKPIA Lecture Series - A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University presents


February 4, 2021, 5:30pm

"The Intellect of the Hand: Making and Thinking the Medieval Islamic Art of the Object"

Margaret Graves

Associate Professor of Islamic Art, Department of Art History, Indiana University

Co-sponsored with the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies at Harvard University


March 25, 2021, 5:30pm

"The Visual and Material Culture of Rayy, as Revealed through the Excavations Headed by Erich Schmidt in the Late 1930s"

Renata Holod

College of Women Class of 1963 Professor in the Humanities, History of Art Department; Curator, Near East Section of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania


April 22, 2021, 5:30pm

"Imagining a World: Selfhood and Empire in Safavid Iran"

Kishwar Rizvi

Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Department of the History of Art, Yale University



Lectures are held via Zoom session; time listed is Eastern Standard Time; registration is required. Register here: https://agakhan.fas.harvard.edu/news-events. All lectures will be recorded and made available from the AKPIA website, after the event date.



For further information, email agakhan@fas.harvard.edu, or visit https://agakhan.fas.harvard.edu/news-events


Contact Info: 

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Harvard University

Sackler 415

485 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Tel 617-495-2355