Making Old Churches New in Sixth-Century Byzantium: Rhetorics of Ruin and Renewal.
Associate Professor of Classics and Art History, University of Southern California
Ann Marie Yasin specializes in Roman and late antique art and material culture; she holds a joint appointment in the departments of Classics and Art History. Professor Yasin's research examines the long histories and impact of Roman and late antique buildings and objects in the lives of the people who interacted with them. Much of her work focuses on the social and political dimensions of sacred architecture and art, including her first book, Saints and Church Spaces in the Late Antique Mediterranean: Architecture, Cult, and Community (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and more recent studies on memory and sacred landscapes, materiality and perception of devotional graffiti, and the collection, handling and display of relics.
Co-sponsored with Professor Tassos Anastassiadis (Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies.