Online Lecture: ‘Hybrid’, ‘transcultural’, ‘eclectic’? Some thoughts on conceptualising the art of the Latin East, Dr Michalis Olympios, April 5th 2021,19:30 (EET)

55th Public Lecture Series | Spring Semester 2021 | ARU 1991-2021: Celebrating 30 Years of Archaeological Research

The Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus invites you to an online ZOOM public lecture on Monday, April 5th 2021, at 19:30 (EET) by Dr Michalis Olympios Associate Professor, History of Western Art


Modern historiography on the art of the late medieval and early modern Eastern Mediterranean has repeatedly bemoaned the nationalist and colonialist bias with which nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century scholarship approached the visual culture of the multicultural and multiconfessional societies of the Levantine Crusader states, Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus, Frankish Greece, Venetian Crete and other polities of the Latin East. Beginning in the latter half of the previous century, critical theorists and social scientists have provided art historians with a series of novel conceptual models, which have allowed the field to move beyond its erstwhile preoccupation with ‘purity’ of style and form – and, by extension, of race and ethnicity – towards a more fragmented, pluralistic and comprehensive view of artistic production in this culturally diverse region. Though the dust has far from settled on these developments, the present talk will attempt to take stock of recent advances and offer some thoughts on the ongoing quest to develop an apposite analytical framework for the study of the art of the Latin East.

All Monday lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is required for access to the Zoom lecture.

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Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

2 thoughts on “Online Lecture: ‘Hybrid’, ‘transcultural’, ‘eclectic’? Some thoughts on conceptualising the art of the Latin East, Dr Michalis Olympios, April 5th 2021,19:30 (EET)

  1. Can you please provide me Dr. Michalis Olympios’ email address? I’m researching some information about Bl. John of Montfort.

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