Yasmine Al-Saleh, a student in CMES’s joint PhD program in History of Art and Architecture & Middle East Studies, has written a thematic essay on “Amulets and Talismans from the Islamic World” for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. Al-Saleh selected the images of objects from the museum’s collection to accompany the essay, which she wrote as part of her fall 2009 fellowship with the museum.
A talk at Harvard by Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq, creators of the 30 Mosques, 30 States project, was covered in a recent article in the Harvard Crimson. The talk, which took place on October 19, 2010, was sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, The Harvard Islamic Society, The Shura Council, The Pluralism Project, and The Islam in the West Program.
CMES Associate Susan G. Miller is co-editor of a new book published by the Aga Khan Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Contributors to the volume include William Granara, Professor of the Practice of Arabic at CMES, and CMES graduates Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, Karen Leal, and Emily Gottreich.
Entitled “The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter in the Muslim Mediterranean City,” the book contains 50 color photographs and illustrations and is available from Harvard University...