Nasser Rabbat, Aga Khan Professor of the History of Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, will give the inaugural talk of the 2007-08 Department of Art History lecture series, from 5:30-6:45 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, in 006 Willard Hall Education Building.
Rabbat’s lecture, “The Quixotic Quest: A Brief Historiography of Islamic Architecture,” will address architectural studies and architectural history in the age of globalization and internationalism. “Rabbat is one of the world’s most renowned scholars of Islamic architecture, and our department is very pleased and honored to have him as our first lecturer for the 2007-07 lecture series,” Vimalin Rujivacharakul, assistant professor of art history, said.
The talk also will examine the developing body of scholarly research on Islamic architecture and urban history.
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