The Graduate Student Lecture Series committee in Art History at the University of Delaware welcomes Dr. Christina Maranci, Department Chair & Arthur Dadian and Ara Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art and Architecture at Tufts University. Her lecture, “Adventures in Armenian Art,” will take place at 5:30 pm in Memorial Hall, 127.
Christina Maranci is the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art and Architectural History at Tufts University and is also Chair of the Department. She has held visiting positions in Armenian art at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of three books and over sixty articles and essays on medieval Armenian art and architecture; including most recently The Art of Armenia: An Introduction with Oxford University Press. Her most recently published monograph on the seventh-century architecture of Armenia won the Sona Aronian Prize for best Armenian studies monograph from the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and also the Karen Gould Prize for Art History from the Medieval Academy of America. Maranci has engaged with the cultural heritage of Armenians for over a decade, working on historically Armenian churches and monasteries in what is now Eastern Turkey. Her campaign for the Cathedral of Mren, near Ani in present-day Eastern Turkey, resulted in its inclusion on the World Monuments Watch List for 2015-17.