This lecture highlighted the numerous measures undertaken by the Soviet government to co-opt Islamic architectural heritage in Caucasus and Central Asia into the communist ideological project. It discussed the institutional framework of heritage politics in southern republics of the Soviet Union, the criteria for preservation and demolition, and the methodology of restoration developed in the USSR for Islamic architecture.
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Time: 6pm Light Refreshments; 6:30pm Talk
Where: Conference Hall, Main Bldg, American Islamic College