The 2013 Slade Lectures at the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge will be given by the Slade Visiting Professor, Dr Gülru Necipoğlu. Dr Necipoğlu is Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art and Director of the Aga Khan Program of Islamic Architecture at Harvard University. The prestigious Slade Professorship was founded in 1869 as a result of the bequest of the art collector Felix Slade and allows a leading international scholar to deliver an important series of lectures and classes in Cambridge each year. Professor Necipoğlu’s series is entitled ‘Architecture of Empire: The Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals in a Comparative Perspective‘, and the eight lectures will take place on Mondays and Thursdays between February 18th and March 11th, 2013 in the Mill Lane Lecture Rooms at 5.00 pm. They are free and open to all.