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Lead Academic Organiser: Professor Scott Redford
Nasser D Khalili Professor of Islamic Art and Archaeology, SOAS University of London
Specialist in art, archaeology and architecture of Anatolia, the eastern Mediterranean, and SW Asia from the 11th to 14th centuries with a special interest in landscape, urbanism and ceramics.

Previously Lead Academic Organiser for the Getty Foundation-funded project 'Art of the Crusades: A Re-Evaluation' (2014-2016) 


Professor Maria Georgopoulou

Director of the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Has taught art history at Yale University (1992-2004) where she also founded the Programme for Hellenic Studies. She has edited numerous books and articles, and has curated several exhibitions. Her scholarly work explores the artistic and cultural interactions of the Mediterranean peoples in the Middle Ages within their economic and social context with a special interest in Venice and the architecture and urbanism of Venetian Crete in the later Middle Ages.



Dr Michael Paraskos (Programme Officer)

Lecturer in Art History, Imperial College London

Previously taught art history at the University of Leeds, the University of Hull and Cyprus College of Art, as well as publishing numerous books and journal articles on art and culture, has reviewed exhibitions for radio and television. Previously Programme Officer for the Getty Foundation-funded project 'Art of the Crusades: A Re-Evaluation' (2014-2016) 



Professor Robert Ousterhout

Professor Emeritus of History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

Author most recently of Visualizing Community: Art, Material Culture, and Settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia, Dumbarton Oaks Studies 46 (Washington, DC, 2017); and Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands, (Oxford University Press, 2019). His fieldwork has concentrated on Byzantine architecture, monumental art, and urbanism in Constantinople, Thrace, Cappadocia and Jerusalem.


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Medieval Eastern Mediterranean Cities as Places of Artistic Interchange