Due to new MIT policies on travel, we regret to inform you that the events associated with the 2020 W. Bernard Herman Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Art History have been cancelled.
The Department of Art History apologizes for any inconvenience. We hope for your understanding and we are looking to reschedule Dr. Rabbat's visit in the 2020-21 academic year.
The Department of Art History is pleased to announce that the 2020 W. Bernard Herman Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Art History, Dr. Nasser Rabbat, will be giving a special seminar as part of FAH421H1-S: Studies in Medieval Cities (History of Islamic Cairo).
Nasser Rabbat is the Aga Khan Professor and the Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT. An architect and a historian, his scholarly interests include the history and historiography of Islamic architecture, art, and cultures, urban history, and post-colonial criticism. He teaches lecture courses on various facets of Islamic architecture and seminars on the history of Islamic urbanism and contemporary cities, orientalism, historiography, and the issue of meaning in architecture. In his research and teaching he presents architecture in ways that illuminate its interaction with culture and society and stress the role of human agency in shaping that interplay.
Please note that this is a free event but seating is limited. Those interested in attending are asked to contact Professor Heba Mostafa. Students currently enrolled in in FAH421H1-S: Studies in Medieval Cities (History of Islamic Cairo) will receive priority seating.