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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Dr. Marilyn Jenkins-Madina donates collection to the Aga Khan Documentation Center

  Marilyn Jenkins-Madina, Ph.D., Curator Emerita, Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has donated her research collection to AKDC@MIT.  Her gift includes ca. 4,250 35mm slides, along with some born digital images, from important sites and collections throughout the Middle East and North Africa including, but not limited to: Algeria, Egypt, […]

Exhibition: José Luis Argüello, AKPIA Posters (2001-2016)

A retrospective of Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT posters designed by José Luis Argüello is on display now in Rotch Library at MIT. Sponsored by AKPIA MIT and AKDC@MIT, with introduction by Professor Nasser Rabbat, this exhibition illustrates José Luis Argüello’s thoughtful and extraordinary posters “that not only visually document the activities […]

Virtual Exhibition: Tangier Then and Now

The exhibition Tangier Then and Now is now available on Archnet.  The collection, an expanded version of the exhibit International Tangier on display in Rotch Library through December 27th, contains selected, edited photographs from the collection of glass negatives of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies, paired with photographs from 1976-1977, and labels […]

AKDC@MIT hosts Middle East Librarians Association annual meeting

The Middle East Librarians Association (MELA)  Annual Meeting will be held at MIT on 15-16 November 2016; MELA’s vendor fair will take place on 17 November at Boston Marriott Copley Place.  Sponsored by the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, the theme of this year’s meeting is Partnerships: Enhancing Opportunities. The program can be viewed […]

AKDC@MIT Program Head at the Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations

Sharon C. Smith, Ph.D., spoke at the Media in Muslim Contexts: Inventing and Reinventing Identities conference sponsored by the Aga Khan University (International), in the United Kingdom, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, 3-4 November 2016. There, she presented her paper “The Past Demands an Answer: What Becomes of History in the Digital Era?” […]

AKDC@MIT announces holiday hours

Generosity is the disposition of the dwellers of Paradise.   The Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT will close for the  Thanksgiving (USA) holiday beginning Monday, 21 November.  We will reopen on Monday, 28 November.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.