2016 – 2017 AKPIA Lecture Series, A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture at Harvard University

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October 6, 2016 to April 20, 2017
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Arabic History / Studies, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Islamic History / Studies


2016 – 2017 AKPIA Lecture Series

A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University


Thursday, October 6, 2016

“The Nature of Almohad Architectural Ornament”

Jessica Streit, Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History, The College of Charleston

Co-Sponsored with the Committee on Medieval Studies

The location for the October 6 lecture will be The Barker Center (Humanities Center) Thompson Room (110). The Barker Center is bordered by Prescott, Harvard, and Quincy Streets in Harvard Square.



Thursday, November 3

"Sensing the City: Public Spaces and Urban Experience in Safavid Isfahan"

Farshid Emami, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University


Thursday, December 1

"Imperial Ceremonies and Istanbul Suburbs: Üsküdar and Davutpaşa at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century"

Satoshi Kawamoto, Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; Harvard AKPIA Associate


Thursday, February 23, 2017

"Sustaining Tradition or Embracing Change? Prisse d’Avennes and the Strategies of Visualizing Islamic Architecture of Cairo in French Books (1860-80)"

Paulina Banas, Harvard AKPIA Associate


Thursday, March 23

"The Making of Marrakesh: ʿAbd al-Muʾmin and the Almohad Legacy"

Abbey Stockstill, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University

William R. Tyler Fellow in Garden & Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks


Thursday, April 6

"The Madrasa in Iran and Baghdad under the Saljuqs"

Maryam Kamali, Harvard AKPIA Associate


Thursday, April 20

"Aesthetics and the Cenotaphic in Medieval Iberian Culture"

Enass Khansa, Harvard AKPIA Associate; Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University; The Santiago Cathedral Project (Spain)


The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University


Lectures are free and open to the public. They are held Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., at the Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 318, Harvard University, 485 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02138 unless noted otherwise.  For further information, call 617-495-2355 or email agakhan@fas.harvard.edu.


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Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Harvard University

Sackler 412

485 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

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