Past Event

Bettman Lecture Series: Jas Elsner, "Green Curtains and Picture Covers: Towards an Archaeology of Pictorial Closet"

October 1, 2012
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
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612 Schermerhorn

Professor Jas' Elsner has held the Humphrey Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University since 1999. He has also been a regular Visiting Professor of the History of Art at the University of Chicago since 2003. His research focuses on the art of the Roman world, broadly conceived to include late antiquity as well as the early middle ages, Byzantium and the pre-Christian Classical world. Professor Elsner's research engages with the topic of reception in various contexts, from ancient ritual and pilgrimage to literary description and modern collecting and historiography.