2019 – 2020 AKPIA Lecture Series, A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture

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Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Islamic History / Studies, Architecture and Architectural History, Arabic History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Middle East History / Studies


2019 – 2020 Harvard University Aga Khan Program Lecture Series

A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture


March 5, 2020

“Between Khurasan, Iraq, Egypt and al-Andalus: New Thoughts on the Processes of Commissioning Caliphal Works Under the Early Islamic Caliphates”

Jochen Sokoly

Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar; Harvard AKPIA Fellow



Professor, History of Medieval India, History Department Head, Delhi University

Co-sponsors, Standing Committee on Medieval Studies; Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

Lecture 1: March 31, 2020

“The Creation and Representation of Order: Ghiyas al-Din Tughluq’s Tughluqabad”

Lecture 2: April 2, 2020

“Reconstituting the Archive of Hazrat-i Dehli: The Sultans, the Sufis and the Riverine Plain of Delhi”

These two lectures are held at 6:00pm, in the Sackler Basement Auditorium


April 23, 2020 rescheduled: previously Oct 17, 2019

"Qusayr 'Amra: The Pandora's Box of Early Islamic Aesthetics"

Nadia Ali

Faculty Fellow, Silsila: Center for Material Histories, New York University


Lectures are open to the public and are held 6:00-7:30pm, in the Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 422, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. The two Special Guest Lectures will be held in the Sackler Basement Auditorium.

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 415, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

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