The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University, 2015 – 2016 AKPIA Lecture Series

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September 24, 2015 to April 28, 2016
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University

2015 – 2016 AKPIA Lecture Series

A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture



Thursday, September 24, 2015

"The Landscapes of Post-Byzantine Anatolia"

Nicolas Trépanier, Harvard AKPIA Associate; Associate Professor of History, University of Mississippi


Thursday, October 8, 2015

"Landscape of Sovereignty: The Villa in Umayyad Córdoba"

Glaire Anderson, Associate Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Co-sponsored with the Committee on Medieval Studies


Thursday, November 19, 2015

"Efşancı Garden: Questioning the Ideal of Ottoman Garden Design in the Sixteenth Century"

B. Deniz Çaliş Kural, Harvard AKPIA Associate; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Bilgi University


Thursday, February 18, 2016

"Poetry, Policy and Landscape Representation in Akbari Painting"

Mika Natif, Harvard AKPIA Associate; Assistant Professor of Art History, The George Washington University


Thursday, March 24, 2016

"Lodging Along the Trade Routes: Hans and Caravanserais in Bosnian Pashadom in the Early Modern Period"

Darka Bilić, Harvard AKPIA Associate; Institute of Art History, Centre Cvito Fisković, Split


Thursday, April 21, 2016

"Figural Representation in the Stucco Ornament of Religious Architecture in Khorasan"

Amirhossein Salehi, Harvard AKPIA Associate; Lecturer, Department of Art Studies, Semnan University


Thursday, April 28, 2016

"Some Exploratory Thoughts on Ottoman Islamic Aesthetics"

Shahab Ahmed, Harvard AKPIA Associate


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.  For further information, call 617-495-2355 or email


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Contact Info: 

Cecily Pollard

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Harvard University, Sackler 412

485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Tel 617-495-2355



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