Constantine Christofides, “The Great Medieval Pilgrimage”

14 Jan
Date and Time  Thursday, January 17th, 2008 – 6:00 PM
Location  Henry Art Gallery Auditorium
Constantine Christofides (Professor Emeritus, Art) has spent much of his professional life documenting the pilgrimage roads through France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The lecture will include an overview of his research over the past thirty years, the new discoveries as a result of the restoration of monuments in post WWII France (in Normandy, Provence, etc.), as well as the re-thinking of certain iconographic problems in French Romanesque art.Upon his retirement from the University of Washington, Christofides was named distinguished professor of Humanities at the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France (1997). He has regularly returned to Seattle to teach at the UW, most recently for Hellenic Studies (2003), to which he is again contributing a course in 2008. Professor Christofides is also offering the survey of Medieval and Renaissance art in Winter Quarter 2008.Sponsored by the School of Art, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the University of Washington Press, Art History, History, French and Italian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese Studies, and the Henry Art Gallery.

Free and open to the public.

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One Response to “Constantine Christofides, “The Great Medieval Pilgrimage””

  1. Valerie Brewster Willis January 15, 2008 at 9:57 pm #

    Please, if this lecture is published, would somebody let me know how to obtain a copy? Would love to hop on a plane to attend but am too far away to make it in time. VBW

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