The NYU Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Institute of Fine Arts invite you to a lecture by Renata Holod entitled A Tumulus in the Pontic Steppe: Reconstructing Ritual, Community and Polity in the early Thirteenth Century CE.
Thursday, November 6, 6:00 PM
The Institute of Fine Arts Lecture Hall
1 East 78th Street
This lecture is part of the series, Points of Contact.
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 bounda
ries of the canon. Points of Contact introduces some of the exciting new scholarship generated by these developments.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
For more about this series, visit the event page.
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