The Institute of Fine Arts at NYU | The Institute of Fine Arts Lecture Hall
College for Women Class of 1963 Professor in the Humanities, History of Art Department; Curator, Near East Section, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
A Tumulus in the Pontic Steppe: Reconstructing Ritual, Community and Polity in the early Thirteenth Century CE
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 PM
The Institute of Fine Arts Lecture Hall
1 East 78th Street
New York City
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About the series:
Over the past decades, the study of Islamic material culture has been marked by increased scholarly attention to transcultural dimensions of art, architecture and archaeology. This interest coincides with an interest in histories of mobility generated by contemporary discourses of the global. It has taken a variety of forms, from attention to the modalities and effects of circulation - the result of diplomatic exchange and gifting, long-distance trade, or looting and reuse, for example - to research on media and regions that lie on the margins of the Islamic world, or outside the traditional boundaries of the canon. Points of Contact introduces some of the exciting new scholarship generated by these developments.
This series is supported by The Gulnar K. Bosch Lecture Fund, and co-sponsored by NYU's Hagop Kevorkian Center.