This guide presents a selection of the most useful reference tools for the study of the art and architecture of the Islamic world. Entries include Harvard library call numbers and links to online resources; many are annotated. For specialized reference and research assistance, please contact the subject specialists in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies in the Harvard libraries.

Research Assistance in Middle Eastern/Islamic Subjects

Aga Khan Program – Documentation Center (Fine Arts Library)

tel. 617-496-9570

  • Amanda Hannoosh Steinberg (Bibliographer in Islamic Art & Architecture (interim); Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art & Architecture)

Aga Khan Program – Documentation Center (MIT)

tel. 617-253-2955

  • Michael Toler (Interim Program Head, AKPIA Documentation Center, MIT)

Harvard Art Museums – Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art

tel. 617-496-9268

  • Mary McWilliams (Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art)
  • Rachel Parikh (Calderwood Curatorial Fellow in South Asian Art)

Middle Eastern Division (Widener Library)

tel. 617-495-2437, 495-4310

Islamic Legal Studies Program (Harvard Law School Library)

tel. 617-384-8495

Judaica Division (Widener Library)

tel. 617-495-2985, 495-3335

Archive of World Music (Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library)

tel. 617-998-5308

Andover-Harvard Theological Library (Harvard Divinity School)

tel. 617-496-2485