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

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The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University presents

Fall 2021 AKPIA Lecture Series

A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture

Held via Zoom Webinar


September 23, 2021. 6:00pm EST

“’His Eyes Were Aware of the Pointed Corners of His Eyes': Reflections on the Gaze in Umayyad Painting”

Nadia Ali, Associate Researcher at IREMAM, Université Aix-Marseille

Registration: https://bit.ly/akpia-nadiaali


November 4, 2021. 6:00pm EST

“Shahjahanbad: The City of Shah Jahan as described in Pādshāhnāma

Gulfishan Khan, AKPIA Associate; Professor of Medieval Indian History, Chairperson of the Centre of Advance Study, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Registration: https://bit.ly/gulfishankhan


November 18, 2021. 6:00pm EST

“Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture”

Jennifer Pruitt, Associate Professor of Islamic Art History, Howard and Ellen Louise Schwartz Faculty Fellow in Islamic Art and Architecture, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Registration: https://bit.ly/jenniferpruitt


Lectures are held via Zoom webinar; time listed is Eastern Standard Time; registration is required.

We anticipate that all lectures will be recorded and made available at the AKPIA website, after the event date.



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Contact Info:

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Harvard University

Sackler 415

485 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Tel 617-495-2355