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Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series: Nicola Camerlenghi on Architectural History as Told by Transformations
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 11:30am
Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series: Nicola Camerlenghi on Architectural History as Told by Transformations

Shattuck Hall Annex, 1914 SW Park Ave

Nick Camerlenghi is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Oregon. He specializes in the study of early Christian and medieval art and architecture with particular focus on the city of Rome. His larger interests extend to the interplay between nature and architecture and the history of gastronomy. Prior to receiving his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2007, he earned a Master of Architectural Studies from MIT and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale. His dissertation on the architectural renovations to the Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura in Rome is now being revised for book-length publication. In addition to this important study of one of Rome’s most significant buildings, Prof. Camerlenghi has turned his attention to broader questions that address scholarly approaches to buildings with long and complex histories, and to the development of domes across the medieval Mediterranean. His courses span from early medieval to Renaissance architecture.

This talk will focus on Hagia Sophia. The event is free and open to the public.

The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.

www.mesc.pdx.edu | middleeaststudiescenter@pdx.edu | 503-725-4074