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AIC Lecture: Monuments of Islamic Architecture under Communist Regime: Appropriation, De-Contextualization, Restoration

American Islamic College

Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

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Lecture: Monuments of Islamic Architecture under Communist Regime: Appropriation, De-Contextualization, Restoration

 

Speaker: Dr. Igor Demchenko

 

The lecture will highlight the measures undertaken by the Soviet government to co-opt Islamic architectural heritage in Caucasus and Central Asia into the communist ideological project. It will discuss the institutional framework of heritage politics in southern republics of the Soviet Union, the criteria for preservation and demolition, an

 

Date: Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Time: 6pm Light Refreshments; 6:30pm Talk
Where: Conference Hall, Main Bldg, American Islamic College

 

BIO: Dr. Igor Demchenko is a part-time professor of architectural history at Illinois Institute of Technology. He received a doctoral degree in architectural history from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015. His doctoral dissertation explored the politics of heritage preservation and the restoration of medieval Islamic monuments in Soviet Central Asia. His research was supported by Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – MPI, Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship, Canadian Center for Architecture, Aga Khan Program for Islamic architecture, and Dumbarton Oaks Research Library. He presented at numerous conferences in the US, Europe and the Middle East, published several articles, and is currently working on turning his dissertation manuscript into a monograph. His publications and presentations explore the questions of non-Western architectural expertise and the problems of historic preservations in Islamic world.

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American Islamic College
640 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613

Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)


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American Islamic College

 

AIC is currently an independent and urban-based institution in Chicago that serves a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and socio-economically diverse student population. The College was established in 1981 as a private, not-for-profit, four-year institution offering programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies.

In March 1982, the college purchased its present landmark building on Lake Shore Drive, previously the Immaculata Sisters High School, designed in 1922 by Barry Byrne, who had been trained in the studio of Frank Lloyd Wright. It is the first of Byrne’s designs in Chicago. Anticipating the construction of Lake Shore Drive, the building was built facing south. The building features slate roofing, classical windows, fine molding, marble flooring, and stunning stained glass. It was inducted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

AIC began its first academic semester in September 1983 as the first Islamic institution of higher education in the United States and may have been an idea ahead of its time, as ultimately efforts to offer degree programs were suspended in the 1990s. In 2010 American Islamic College reopened under a new administration and is rapidly moving forward, having recently received Degree Granting Authority for both a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree in Islamic Studies. In addition, AIC offers a variety of non-degree classes that include: Islamic art (Arabic calligraphy and Ebru), music, and Arabic and Turkish languages. Numerous positive developments continue to enhance the campus. AIC has completely renovated its facility, including the auditorium, classrooms, offices, dormitory, and parking.

In Fall 2014 AIC welcomed its second cohort of BA and MA students after achieving both Operating & Degree Granting Authority from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. On December 1, 2014, AIC received Degree Granting Authority for its Master of Divinity in Islamic Studies (Islamic chaplaincy, Spirtual Formation, Muslim Leadership). The College is therefore now authorized to confer BA, MA, MDIS degrees.

 

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