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MIA Talks: A Survey of Islamic Art and Architecture

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

MIA Talks

UPDATE: Tonight’s lecture on Islamic Architecture in the Ottoman and Safavid period is cancelled due to the current weather forecast. Next week’s lecture will be the last in the current series. Dr Remah Gharib will continue the series in the Spring with lectures on Urbanism. We will be announcing these dates in January 2019.  

These lectures will give an excellent and detailed introduction to over 1400 years of Islamic architecture, and art, focusing on different dynastic periods each week and will discuss the formation and then crystallisation of an Islamic architectural style, the architectural maturity and flourishing of rival dynasties, and finally the diversity of architecture in the modern period across the globe.

The lectures will be delivered by Dr Tarek Swelim, Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at CIS/HBKU, who has published widely on the topic and has previously lectured at MIA on the Ibn Tulun Mosque.

All lectures will start at 5 pm and will be delivered in English. 

Islamic Art and Architecture during the Umayyad period (1 October)
Islamic Art and Architecture during the Abbasid period (22 October)
Islamic Art and Architecture during the Mamluk and Ilkhanid periods (29 October)
Islamic Art and Architecture during the Ottoman and Safavid periods (5 November)
Islamic Art and Architecture during the Modern period (12 November)

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