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Christina Maranci: “An Eternal Monument: Studying the Cathedral of Ani”

September 25, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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This talk presents the state of research on 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.

This talk is part of the New Books Series sponsored by the Center for the Humanities.


About the Speaker:

Christina Maranci, Tufts University

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.


September 25, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Zoom event