Sunday Evening Lecture
Robert G. Ousterhout (Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania): “The Architecture of the Caucasus in the Global Middle Ages.”
Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM
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Meeting ID: 981 6956 3507
The stunning architecture of the medieval Caucasus is normally discussed in isolation, often limited by current national boundaries between eastern Turkey, Georgia, and Armenia. This talk attempts to view the architectural developments of the region more broadly, looking at critical moments in its history and how the monuments might be situated within a global perspective for the Middle Ages.
Robert G. Ousterhout is Professor Emeritus in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author most recently of Visualizing Community: Art, Material Culture, and Settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia, Dumbarton Oaks Studies 46 (Washington, DC, 2017); and Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands, (Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture: Oxford University Press, 2019), as well as co-editor of Piroska and the Pantokrator, with M. Sághy (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2019); and The Holy Apostles: A Lost Monument, a Forgotten Project, and the Presentness of the Past, with M. Mullett, Dumbarton Oaks Symposia and Colloquia (Washington, DC, 2020). His fieldwork has concentrated on Byzantine architecture, monumental art, and urbanism in Constantinople, Thrace, Cappadocia, and Jerusalem. Since 2011 he has co-directed the “Cappadocia in Context” graduate seminar, an international summer field school for Koç University. He was awarded the 2021 Haskins Medal by the Medieval Academy of America for Eastern Medieval Architecture.