VISITING POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS


2012-13
2011-12
2010-11

2009-10
2008-09
2007-08


2006-07
2005-06
2004-05

2003-04
2002-03
2001-02

1998-99
1997-98
1996-97

1995-96
1994-95
1993-94

 

Articles by the visting fellows for AKPIA@MIT web publication

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2014-15

Farhan Karim
The University of Kansas
In MIT residence 3/15- 05/15
Topic:
The broken wings of postcolonial self:
Muslim nationalism and the Western Architects in Pakistan, 1947-71

Dana Sajdi
Boston College
In MIT residence 9/14- 06/15
Topic:
Visualizing Damascus:
Arabic Textual Representations from the 12th to the 20th Centuries

Anas Soufan
University of Geneva
Maison des Artistes de Paris
In MIT residence 1/15-6/15
Topic:
The appropriation of Syrian urban space by an Islamic art in the era of modernity: Case of Damascus 1839-1963

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2013-14

Zeynep Kezer
Newcastle University  School of Architecture Planning and Landscape
In MIT residence 9/13- 05/14
Topic:
The Limits of State: Borders, Belonging and Geography in Early Republican Elazi

Antonio Rotolo
University of Granada
In MIT residence 9/13- 03/14
Topic:
Collective Fortified Granaries and Strategies for Preserving Means of Subsistence in the Islamic Social Formation. From a Sicilian Case Study to a Global Approach

Sumayah Al-Solaiman
University of Dammam
In MIT residence 11/13-11/14
Topic:
Architectural precedents and the exploitation of terminology in the contemporary architectural design of Saudi Arabia

Elodie Vigouroux
French Institute of the Near East (IFPO) Beirut
In MIT residence 10/13- 03/14
Topic:
The Economic Topography of Damascus in the Middle Ages

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2012-13

Suna Cagaptay
Bahcesehir University, Turkey
In MIT residence 9/12- 05/13
Topic:
States Fall, Buildings Stand: Reading Buildings for a Mixed Cultural Past in Medieval and Early Modern Anatolia (1240-1460)

Beniamino Polimeni
Universita Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
In MIT residence 1/13- 04/13
Topic:
The Ibadi Regions of the Mediterranean Maghreb: A Study on Settlements and Architectural Forms

Cinzia Tavernari
University of Urbino
In MIT residence 10/12- 03/13
Topic:
Architecture and archaeology of travel in Islamic countries (12th -16th century)

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2011-12 (back to top)

Luis Jose García Pulido
Spanish Research Group HUM-104: Laboratory of City Archaeology and Architecture
In MIT residence 11/11- 02/12
Topic:
Adaptation Of Architecture Of Al-Andalus to the Climatic Change Produced from the "Medieval Warm Period" (10th To 14th Centuries) to the "Little Ice Age" (15th - 19th Centuries)
Article

Riyaz Latif
Ph.D from University of Minnesota
In MIT residence 9/11-5/12
Topic:
Anchoring the Fez Medina: Architectural Markers and European Interactions

Samir Mahmoud
Jesus College PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Divinity
In MIT residence 2/12-4/12
Topic:
‘The Abstract’ and ‘The Geometric’ as a Visual System of Knowledge:
The ‘Islamic’ Art of the Alhambra (Granada) & the Ince Minare Medresse (Konya)

Ipek Tureli
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley
In MIT residence 9/11-12/11
Topic:
Istanbul, Open City: Exhibiting Anxieties of Urban Modernity

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2010-11 (back to top)

Benjamin Michaudel
Institut Français du Proche-Orient, Syria
In MIT residence 01/11 -05/11
Topic:
The Golden Age of Medieval Military Architecture
under
the Ayyubids and the Mamluks (12th – 15th c.)

Laura Parodi
University College Dublin
In MIT residence 02/11 -05/11
Topic:
The Chaharbagh Reconsidered: A Comparative Inquiry
on Late Timurid, Early Safavid and Early Mughal Sources

Saleema Waraich
Smith College
In MIT residence 09/10 -02/11
Topic:
Contesting Muslim Spaces:
Power, Place, and Representation in South Asia

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2009-10 (back to top)

Nicolas Prouteau
University of Nantes
In MIT residence 02-10 - 06/10
Topic:
The Building of Urban Walls in Islamic Cities (XIIth-XIIIth c.)

Mrinalini Rajagopalan
New York University
In MIT residence 01-10 - 04/10
Topic:
Islamic Monuments in Post-Colonial India

Martina Rugiadi
Gerda Henkel Stiftung (Düsseldorf)
In MIT residence 09-09 - 11/09
Topic:
The Significance Of Ghaznavid Marble Architectural Decoration (11th-13th Centurires)
Article

Imran Bin Tajudeen
National University of Singapore
In MIT residence 11/09 - 03/10
Topic:
A Typological and Stylistic Study of Tamil, Hadhrami and Chinese
Peranakan Mosques in Western Nusantara, c.1550-1850

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2008-09 (back to top)

Ahmed Zaib Khan Mahsud
Katholic University, Leuven
In MIT residence 09/08 - 05/09
Topic:
Making of Islamabad 1959-63

Adriana de Miranda
University of Bergamo
In MIT residence 09/08 - 11/08
Topic:
Renovation of Syrian Water Wheels in the Orontes Valley

Sarah Moser
University of Singapore
In MIT residence 11/08 - 05/09
Topic:
Emerging Middle Eastern Influences in Indonesian and Malaysian Seats of Political Power

Abdul Rehman (Affiliation)
Lahore University of Engineering and Technology
In MIT residence 07/08 - 09/08
Topic:
Islamic Garden Heritage of Pakistan

Salim Tamari
Birzeit University
In MIT residence 01/09 - 05/09
Topic:
Jerusalem: Late Ottoman & Colonial Modernity

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2007-08 (back to top)

Hanaa Mohamed Adly Hassan
Helwan University, Egypt
In MIT residence 10/07 - 12/07
Topic:
Human Figures in Metalwork in Iran and Central Asia (11-13th C)
Article

Stefan Heidemann
Friederich Schiller Universität, Jena, Germany
In MIT residence 09/07 - 02/08
Topic:
Transformation of Middle Eastern Cities (11-12th C)
Article

Nadeem Omar Tarar
National College of Art, Lahore
In MIT residence 12/07 - 05/08
Topic:
De-Scribing Miniature Pianting in Illuminated Manuscripts: The Transformation of a Genre
(Published by Third Text)

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2006-07 (back to top)

Nadia M. Alhasani
American University of Sharjah, UAE
In MIT residence 9/06 - 05/07
Topic:
Case Studies on the Making of Cultural Identity in the Contemporary Architecture of the Arabian Gulf

Ralph Bodenstein
German Orient Institute, Damascus, Syria
In MIT residence 03/06 - 06/07
Topic:
Dwelling at Distance: Rise and Social Implications of "Garden Suburb" Residential Patterns in Beirut, 1800-1900

Sibel Zandi-Sayek
College of William and Mary
In MIT residence 09/06 - 06/07
Topic:
Competing Modernities: Urban Transformations of a Late Ottoman City 1830s-1890s

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2005-06 (back to top)

Paolo Girardelli
Bogazici University, Istanbul
In MIT residence 04/06 - 07/06
Topic:
The Architecture of the Eastern Question: Diplomacy and Urban Space in 19th Century Istanbul

Mahmoud Hawari
Oriental Institute Oxford, England
In MIT residence 10/05 - 04/06
Topic:
Citadel of Jerusalem:
A comprehensive Architectural and Archeological Study

Marcus Millwright
University of Victoria
In MIT residence 04/06 - 05/06
Topic:
The Archeology of the Islamic World: An Introduction
Article

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2004-05 (back to top)

Giulia Annalinda Neglia
Politecnico di Bari, Italy
In MIT residence 9/04 - 11/04
Topic:
Tartus: Local dialectical process of transformation of the building fabric of a Crusader Castle during the Ayyubid and Mamluk Periods
Article

Yosef Jabareen
Ben Gurion University & Technion-Israel Institue of Technology
In MIT residence 9/04 - 05/05
Topic:
"Space of Trust": A New Socio-Cultural Approach for Understanding the Traditional Islamic Built Environment

Munir Jiwa
Eugene Lang College
In MIT residence 9/04 - 01/05
Topic:
Contemporary Muslim Artists in NY

Abier Shamma
Independent researcher
In MIT residence 01/05 - 05/05
Topic:
Epigraphy on the Dome of the Rock

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2003-04 (back to top)

Vlad Atanasiu
Ecole Practique des Hautes Etudes Sciences Historiques et Philologiques, Paris France
In MIT residence 10/03 - 7/04
Topic:
How Art Pleases: A Study of Regularity and Tension as Aesthetic Attributes in Arabic Calligraphy and Beyond
Article

Hussein Keshani
University of Victoria, Canada
In MIT residence 01/04 - 04/04
Topic:
Gender and Architecture in 18th and 19th Century North India
Article

Setrag Manoukian
Università di Milano-Bicocca
In MIT residence 01/04 - 03/04
Topic:
Urban Space and the Production of the Past in Contemporary Shiraz
Article

Cristina Pallini
Milan Polytechnic, Italy
In MIT residence 10/03 - 07/04
Topic:
The Continuing Presence, influencing later Expressions of Tradition Architecture in the Modernization (1850-1920) of Eastern Mediterranean Ports: Alexandria, Izmir, Istanbul and Salonika
Article

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2002-03 (back to top)

Samer Akkach
University of Adelaide, Australia
In MIT residence 09/02 - 11/02
Topic:
The Poetics of Concealment:
Al-Nabulusiís Encounter with the Dome of the Rock
Article

Kimiyo Yamashita
Kokushikan University & Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
In MIT residence 03/02 - 09/02
Topic:
Ottoman Water Systems in Istanbul

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2001-02 (back to top)

Bulent Tanju
Yildiz University, Istanbul, Turkey
In MIT residence 01/02 - 05-02
Topic:
Turkish Modernity

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1998-99 (back to top)

Mustafa Pultar
Bilkent University, Turkey _________________________________________________________

1997-98 (back to top)

Francoise Choay
Sorbonne

Valerie Gonzalez-Hanany
Univ. of Marseille-Luminy
Topic:
Aesthetics and Artistic Creation in Islam:
The Example of the Alhambra Palaces in Granada

Shakeel Hossain

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1996-97 (back to top)

Khalil Pirani
American Institute of Architects, GGA AssociaTes
Topic:
Mosque Architecture in North America

Shakeel Hossain

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1995-96 (back to top)

Khalil Pirani
American Institute of Architects, GGA Associaes

Shakeel Hossain

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1994-95 (back to top)

Maurice Munir Cerasi
Faculty of Architecture of Genoa
3 Month Spring Appointment
Topic:
Research on language, culture, and typological concepts in the genesis of housing types in the Ottoman regions with comparison to western Slav, Syrian and Caucasian neighbors

Charles Hafez Chehab
University of New York, College at Brockport
Visiting scholar with the Program since 1991 and completed his term in December 1994. During his final semester, he completed an article on the "Lion of Baibars" at `Akkar al `Atiqa (North Lebanon).

Shakeel Hossain

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1993-94 (back to top)

Z. A. Desai
Archicrafts, Ahmedabad, India
Topic:
The Traditional Houseform of Bohras in Gujarat: Architectural Response to Cultural Ethos

Abd Al-Razzaq Moaz
Ministry of Culture, Syria

Shakeel Hossain

Amir Pasic
Yildiz University, Istanbul