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Jul 30 2020 | The New York Times | Posted In: Faculty
Art History
A team based at Stanford University used virtual acoustics to bring Istanbul to California and reconstruct the sonic world of Byzantine cathedral music.   By Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim   Turquoise carpets covered the marble floor, with its geometric designs. White drapes concealed the mosaic of...
Jul 28 2020 | Asia House | Posted In: Faculty
Art History
The Hagia Sophia has featured in thousands of books and treatises throughout the centuries, many of which have praised the awe-inspiring spaces of this architectural feat. Yet recently, the building has made headlines for very different reasons, as politics and heritage become entangled. In this...
Jul 24 2020
Dear Students in the Art and Art History Department, I am writing as chair to announce some important changes to the curriculum and general culture of the department. These changes are the result of intensive discussions among the faculty this summer, which were, in turn, prompted by several...
Jul 23 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Awards, Students
Art History, Documentary Film and Video
Twenty-one people with Stanford affiliations are among this year’s recipients of grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The awardees include several members of the Class of 2020, as well as other recent Stanford alums, according to an announcement by the Bechtel International Center.  
Jul 17 2020 | Ekathimerini | Posted In: Faculty
Art History
Bissera Pentcheva, a professor of classics at Stanford University, is an internationally renowned scholar on Hagia Sophia. Her book “Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space and Spirit in Byzantium” received the 2018 Award in Historical Studies from the American Academy of Religion.    Pentcheva spoke to...