History of Art & Architecture

2022 Apr 08

Contemporary Architecture and the Cultural Landscapes of the Mediterranean: A Critical Look at the Case of Anatolia

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration information coming soon)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present

Burcu KütükçüoğluMazı House by Nevzat Sayın
Visiting Scholar, CMES; Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Istanbul Bilgi University; Part-time Instructor, Boston Architectural College

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2022 Mar 08

The Troubled Everyday in/of Gaza: Restoring Agency and Creative Possibility

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration information below)

The Harvard Divinity School's Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative and the CMES Middle East Forum are pleased to present

Salem Al-Qudwa, RCPI Fellow and Architect in conversation with Sara Roy, Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard UniversitySalem Al Qudwa

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Aga of the Janissaries. Colored engraving by Jacques Charles Bar, 1789. Harvard Fine Arts Library

Late Ottomania in the Fine Arts Library’s Binney Collection

August 11, 2020

During spring 2020, Gavin Moulton '20 worked in Harvard's Fine Arts Library with the newly acquired Binney Collection of Orientalist Prints, a group of prints, drawings, lithographs, and other ephemera related to perceptions of the Ottomans in Western and Central Europe. Moulton, who has studied Turkish with Precepter Meryem Demir and Senior Preceptor...

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2020 Mar 12

**CANCELLED** Alexander in the Graveyard: Persianate Humanism in Literature, Painting, and Architecture

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Mahindra Humanities Center Persian and Persianate Studies Seminar presents

Owen T.A. CornwallOwen Cornwall
Tufts University

Please note: due to University precautions surrounding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 2019) outbreak, this lecture has been **CANCELLED** ... Read more about **CANCELLED** Alexander in the Graveyard: Persianate Humanism in Literature, Painting, and Architecture

Carraleve Kosovo mosque damage

Harvard Librarian Puts This War Crime on the Map

February 21, 2020

In 1992, when he read about the burning of the National Library of Bosnia-Herzegovina, András Riedlmayer, bibliographer in Islamic Art and Architecture at the Harvard Fine Arts Library, knew it was an attack on more than physical objects. It was what he later testified to being “cultural heritage destruction”: intentional and unnecessary destruction of sites and records that act as a community’s collective memory. Read about his years of research into this cultural destruction and his expert testimony against Serbian nationalist Slobodan Milosevic during the International Criminal...

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