Gülru Necipoğlu named Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art

Islamic Studies Today 1993

Gülru Necipoğlu Named Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art

An alumna of Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture, Gülru Necipoğlu has taught at Harvard since 1987 and was named the Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art and Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University in 1993. Professor Necipoğlu’s scholarship focuses on questions of aesthetic cosmopolitanism, transregional connectivities between early modern Islamicate empires, and cross-cultural artistic exchanges with Byzantium and Renaissance Europe. Professor Necipoğlu is the editor of Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World. She recently edited Treasures of Knowledge: An Inventory of the Ottoman Palace Library (1502/3-1503/4) (2019) with coeditors Cemal Kafadar and Cornell H. Fleischer; The Arts of Ornamental Geometry: A Persian Compendium on Similar and Complementary Interlocking Figures (2017); and A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture (2017) with coeditor F. Barry Flood. Professor Necipoğlu is an elected member of the British Academy, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Archittettura Andrea Palladio in Vicenza, Italy. 

Gulru Necipoglu
Gülru Necipoğlu