Spring 2022 AKPIA Lecture Series, A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture

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The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University presents

Spring 2022 AKPIA Lecture Series

A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture

Held via Zoom Webinar


February 24, 2022. 6:00pm EST

“Emperor Shāh Jahān: The Gardener (chaman-pera) of a Vast Garden (bāgh wa būstān) called Hindustan”

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/akpiagkhan


March 10, 2022. 6:00pm EST

“A Thousand Futures: Negotiating Urban Transformation in Early Republican Istanbul (1923-1949)”

Ümit Fırat Açıkgöz

AKPIA Fellow; Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Design, American University of Beirut

Registration: https://bit.ly/thousandfutures


March 24, 2022. 12:00 noon EST *

“On Polychromy, Polysemy and Whiteness in Islamic Art”

Alain Fouad George

I.M. Pei Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Director of Graduate Admissions, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford

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

*special early start time

Registration: https://bit.ly/akpiageorge


April 21, 2022. 6:00pm EST

“Documentary Life: Sketch as Chronicle in Shah Abbas’ Iran”

Kishwar Rizvi

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

Registration: https://bit.ly/documentarylife



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