History of Art & Architecture

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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2019 Nov 13

On Feminist Labors

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Gund Hall, Room 111 (War Room), Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

MEdiNA GSD is pleased to present

Rosana Elkhatibf-architecture
Co-Founder of f-architecture; designer, curator, researcher and writer... Read more about On Feminist Labors

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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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

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