Friday, Sep 25, 2020 1:30p -
ONLINE - Center for the Humanities at Tufts
48 Professors Row
Medford, MA 02155
History, Lectures & Conferences, University, Virtual & Streaming
This talk presents the state of research on Christina Maranci’s forthcoming book about the late tenth-and early eleventh-century Cathedral of Ani. It will present new finds from her fieldwork and from the “desk study” necessitated by the lockdown. Indeed, it will show what can be achieved during confinement with the right tools, patience, and curiosity.
With its soaring spaces, pointed arches, and delicate exterior arcades, Ani Cathedral is probably the most famous of Armenian medieval monuments. It is situated in modern Eastern Turkey (formerly Armenian Shirak province), and served as the centerpiece for the Armenian royal Bagratid dynasty. The need for its close study is heightened by its location within the Turkish Republic and the political events of recent days.
Christina Maranci is the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara T. Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art and Architecture and Chair of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at Tufts University.
This talk is virtual and hosted by the Center for the Humanities at Tufts. It will be followed by a Q&A. Register for a Zoom link here: https://tufts.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpf-2rrDguG9dHxpZ4X7lsqanKu6bHgRE6