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Upcoming Event: Architectural Exchanges in South Asia

February 27th, 2014

Humanities News

Soli Sorabjee Lecture in South Asian Studies and 

The Richard Saivetz ’69 Annual Memorial Architectural Symposium


Friday, April 4, 2014


Presentation Room
Admissions Building
Brandeis University

Speakers: Prof. Tamara I. Sears, Prof. Alka Patel,
Prof. Sussan Babaie, Prof. Elizabeth Dean Hermann

Chair: Prof. Talinn Grigor, Department of Fine Arts, Brandeis University


Prof. Tamara I. Sears, The Jeffrey Loria Center for the History of Art, Yale University

Title: Wandering the Wilderness Between Temple and Town: Architecture and Landscape in Medieval Madhya Pradesh

Prof. Alka Patel, Department of Art History, University of California, Irvine

Title: An Empire between India and Iran: the Ghurids of Afghanistan, 1150-1215

Prof. Sussan Babaie, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Title: Architecture and the Mobility of Taste: Nadir Shah’s Spoils from Delhi

Prof. Elizabeth Dean Hermann, Division of Architecture and Design, Rhode Island School of Design

Title: Constructing Identity in the Post-Colonial Era: The South Asian Dimension in 20th-Century Sri Lankan Architecture
This event is sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program and the Department of Fine Arts. A reception will follow the symposium.
This event is free and open to the public, and the space is wheelchair-accessible.
For more information contact Prof. Talinn Grigor,

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