History of Art & Architecture

Rosie Bsheer Mecca keynote

Reflecting on the Many Faces of Mecca, the Lived City

June 28, 2019

“Mecca is lived, experienced, and documented differently by different people,” began Rosie Bsheer, Assistant Professor of History at Harvard and author of the forthcoming “Archive Wars: Spectacle, Speculation, and the Politics of History in Saudi Arabia,” in her keynote address to the colloquium Mecca: The Lived City, hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in May.

Mecca is characterized by plurality. In two days of lectures, speakers drew on academic, professional, and personal experiences to explore disparate visions of Mecca. The city’s social,...

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Andrew Arceci

Andrew Arceci

Visiting Fellow
Director, Collegium Musicum, Wellesley College
Director, Winchendon Music Festival

Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Arceci has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He has presented at several musicology conferences and given...

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2019 Apr 16

Urban Archaeology and Classical Heritage in Turkey: Uncovering the lost Roman capital city of Nicomedia

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Tuna Şare Ağtürkembracing emperors, Nicomedia
Hilles Bush Fellow, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Harvard University; Associate Professor, Classical Archaeology and Art History, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey... Read more about Urban Archaeology and Classical Heritage in Turkey: Uncovering the lost Roman capital city of Nicomedia

2019 May 03

Mecca: The Lived City

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall 102, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present Mecca: The Lived City, a colloquium examining the ways in which the city of Mecca is imagined, remembered, represented, and visualized from the perspectives of history, literature, landscape architecture, and urban planning.... Read more about Mecca: The Lived City

Byzantine Studies Initiative

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Byzantine Studies Research Center (BSRC) at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul have been awarded a three-year research grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a joint initiative providing enhanced and extended opportunities for teaching and research on the Byzantine Empire, placed in the larger context of the medieval Eastern Mediterranean world, with a strong focus on cross-cultural contacts and comparative perspectives.

One of the primary goals of the collaboration is to contribute to the development of the newly...

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2018 Dec 03

How to Read Armenian (Art)

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The 2018-19 CMES Armenian Studies Lecture Series presents

Christina MaranciArmenian illustrated manuscript
Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art and Architectural History, Tufts University... Read more about How to Read Armenian (Art)

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