The Art Department is excited to be hosting keynote speaker Heather Badamo on Friday, April 7, 2017 as part of the Art History Symposium.

Heather Badamo is a professor at UCSB and specializes in the air of Byzantium and the East Christian world. Her research focuses on the intersections of Christian and Islamic visual culture, in particular the circulations of objects across the frontier zones of the eastern Mediterranean, with the related dissemination and transformation of artistic forms, ideas, and beliefs. Primary academic interests include theories of cultural exchange, philosophies of religious violence, art in war, and visual strategies for communal self-fashioning. Other interest are medieval images theory and the urban development of Cairo.

Join us in Argyros Forum, 209 A, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. for her talk!

This is open to the public and free.

For more information, please contact (714) 997-6729.