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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Full House for AKDC presentation at HIAA biannual symposium

AKDC@MIT is delighted to have had the opportunity to present on its collections and new research tools to a packed room at the 2018 biennial symposium of the Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA). The session took place at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 27, the final day of the symposium at Yale University. Matt Saba, Visual Resources Librarian, gave a brief overview of the history of the center and its image collection, the Aga Khan Visual Archive. He then surveyed several of the center’s new collections since 2012, divided into three categories. For Scholars’ Collections he highlighted the Tabbaa […]

Interim Program Head and Visual Resources Librarian to present at HIAA Symposium

The Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT (AKDC@MIT) is excited to offer an information session on its collections at the 2018 Biennial Symposium of the Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA), taking place at Yale University on October 25 – 27, 2018. Matt Saba, Visual Resources Librarian at AKDC@MIT, will offer an overview of the center’s collections, highlighting new acquisitions since 2012. Noteworthy examples are the archives of Iraqi architects Mohamed Makiya, Hisham Munir, and Rifat Chadirji, whose works represent a pivotal moment in the history of modern architecture, and the archive of French architect Michel Écochard, who worked on […]

Urban October on Archnet

Each October UN-Habitat and organizations around the world focus on the theme of urban sustainability. Urban October begins with World Habitat Day on 1 October and ends with World Cities Day on 31 October.  This year Archnet joins in the effort by bringing attention to materials relating to urban development and efforts to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” throughout the history of Muslim societies. Follow us on social media and look for the hashtag #UrbanOctober.

Temporary Employment Opportunity

The Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT), is seeking an employee to assist the with processing content for Archnet, an open access, scholarly resource focused on architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation issues, with a particular focus on the the Muslim world. Archnet provides ready access to unique visual and textual material to facilitate teaching, scholarship, and professional work of high quality Duties:  The successful applicant with assist in various projects under the supervision of AKDC Interim Program Head and Archnet Content Manager Michael Toler, including: Work with the Archnet Content Manager and Visual Resources Librarian […]