Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Olin Library, Room 107
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

In a Chats in the Stacks book talk, Benjamin Anderson will discuss his new book Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art (Yale University Press; Feb. 28, 2017), about how the images of the cosmos shaped a sense of community in Byzantine, Frankish, and early Islamic realms.

As these empires diverged from their Greco-Roman roots between 700 and 1000 A.D. and established distinctive medieval artistic traditions, cosmic imagery created a web of visual continuity.

Benjamin Anderson is assistant professor in the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

This event is sponsored by Olin Library. Light refreshments served.

Event Type

Author Appearance, Lecture, Presentation


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Contact Name

Lynn Bertoia

Contact Phone

(607) 255-4144


Benjamin Anderson

Speaker Affiliation

History of Art and Visual Studies

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Free and open to all


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