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Two Muqarnas authors win Professor Hasan-Uddin Khan Article Award

Two Muqarnas authors win Professor Hasan-Uddin Khan Article Award

March 17, 2022

The International Journal of Islamic Architecture and the Award Jury is pleased to announce the 2022 winners of the Professor Hasan-Uddin Khan Article Award.

Award Winner: Laura Parodi, "Kabul, a Forgotten Mughal Capital: Gardens, City, and Court at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century," Muqarnas 38, 2021, pp. 79-119

Honourable Mention: Mikael Muehlbauer, "From Stone to Dust:...

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Muqarnas volume 38 now available

December 10, 2021

Muqarnas 38 begins by considering a curious Kufic-inscribed block in the eleventh-century church of Wuqro Cherqos in Ethiopia. Mikael Muehlbauer offers a biography of this object from its inception as an inscribed arch in a Fatimid great mosque to its medieval use as a chancel and luxury item. The next two articles focus on India, explaining the function of a fifteenth-century monument and manuscript, respectively. Mohit Manohar tackles issues of race in analyzing the Chand Minar, arguing that this stone minaret was built to commemorate the role of African and...

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Two recent awards for Professor Gülru Necipoğlu

November 12, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Gülru Necipoğlu for winning an honorable mention at the Middle East Librarians’ Association (MELA). This was awarded for the Muqarnas supplement she co-authored with Professors Cemal Kafadar and Cornell H. Fleischer, titled “Treasures of Knowledge: An Inventory of the Ottoman Palace Library (1502/3-1503/4)”

Professor Necipoğlu also recently won a lifelong achievement award for her “Contribution to Architecture” (Mimarlığa Katkı...

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“Interview: A Conversation With Gülru Necipoğlu”, Historians of Islamic Art Association

November 4, 2021

HIAA Board Member Simon Rettig recently sat for an interview with Gülru Necipoğlu, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art and Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. Prof. Necipoğlu discussed the state of the field of Islamic art and the evolutions she noticed over the past decades.

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Muqarnas, "An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World," volume 37 available Nov 2020

October 16, 2020

Muqarnas 37

Gülru Necipoğlu (Editor) and Maria J. Metzler (Managing Editor)

Muqarnas 37 introduces new research on Islamic material culture ranging from Abbasid period mosaics to the early twentieth-century art market. Featured articles include Charles Melville’s introduction of a chronicle that sheds light on the architectural program of Shah ʿAbbas I, in...

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The British Academy welcomes new Fellow Gülru Necipoğlu

August 13, 2020

The British Academy has elected Professor Gülru Necipoğlu as a Corresponding Fellow at the Annual General Meeting on July 23, 2020. She is one of 86 new Fellows welcomed this year.

As a Corresponding Fellow, Professor Necipoğlu is affiliated with the disciplinary section History of Art and Music. Sections meet twice a year and discuss a range of matters about the Academy and the disciplines; they also conduct electoral business. The British...

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2020 Feb 24

Lecture, "Architecture in Dialogue: The Aga Khan Award in its Fourteenth Cycle" - MIT Architecture

6:00pm

Location: 

3-133
Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, will be delivering a lectured folleowed by a panel with Aga Khan Professors Gülru Necipoğlu, Nasser Rabbat and James Wescoat.More information can be found at the MIT Architecture events page. Read more about Lecture, "Architecture in Dialogue: The Aga Khan Award in its Fourteenth Cycle" - MIT Architecture
2018 Dec 21

The Historiography of Early Modern Islamic Empires

2:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Social Science Building Annexe, Room #6 Delhi University

Participants:

Professor Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, History Department, Harvard University

Professor Gülru Necipoğlu, Aga Khan Professor and Director Aga Khan Programme for Islamic Architecture, Harvard University

Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Distinguished Professor and Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Social Sciences, UCLA

There has been considerable historiographical interest in rethinking the ‘Early Modern’ outside developmental paradigms of the industrialised world. The IESHR and the Centre for Advanced...

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2018 Dec 20

Twelfth IESHR Lecture by Gülru Necipoğlu

7:00pm

Location: 

Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Dehli 110 003

Cosmopolitan Aesthetics of Empire: Arts, Politics, and Commerce in the Construction of Sultan Süleyman's Magnificence’

A perspective of Sultan Süleyman’s (r. 1520-1566) empire, viewed from the lens of visual material presents a rather different picture from that of official Ottoman written sources, enabling readings that are not explicitly stated in texts. The lecture explores this proposition by focusing on the less familiar first half of the sultan’s reign, when expansion into Central Europe and Italy constituted the main priority. During this period,...

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2018 Apr 17

Transregional Connections: Architectural Monuments and the Construction of Early Modern Islamic Empires

4:00pm

Location: 

HSSB 6020 (IHC McCune Conference Room, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Presented by The Center for Middle East Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara
 

R. Stephen Humphreys Distinguished Visiting Scholar
 

Gülru Necipoğlu
Aga Khan Professor and Director of the Aga Khan Program for...

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