Evanthia Baboula

Evanthia Baboula
Assistant Professor & Associate Dean
Art History & Visual Studies
Office: Fine Arts 116

Ptychion (BA Athens) (Archaeology and Art History), MPhil, DPhil (Oxford, 2003) (Archaeology)

Area of expertise

Material & Visual Cultures of the Mediterranean

Areas of Research

  • Literary and visual sources of Late Byzantine period
  • Cross-cultural interactions in the east Mediterranean
  • Encounter of east and west in Crusader period
  • The post-Byzantine art and architecture of Greece (focus on the Ottoman period)
  • Ancient and medieval funerary practices; production/circulation of metals

Brief biography

Eva Baboula is an assistant professor at the Department of Art History & Visual Studies, University of Victoria. She studied archaeology and art history at the University of Athens and later received her M.Phil. and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford for research on the provenance, use and exchange of metals in the Late Bronze Age of Crete and Cyprus. Her interests have more recently turned to historical periods. She teaches mainly on the arts of the East Mediterranean from the Late Antique to the Late Medieval periods. Eva researches cross-cultural connections focusing on the relationship of image and word in the medieval Mediterranean, focusing on the Crusader and Late Byzantine periods (12th-15th centuries), and the architecture and topography of southern Greece in the Ottoman period (15th-19th centuries).

Recent publications include Art and Material Culture in the Byzantine and Islamic Worlds: Studies in Honour of Erica Cruikshank Dodd, edited with Lesley Jessop (published by Brill, 2021); and Made for the Eye of One Who Sees: Canadian Contributions to the Study of Islamic Art and Archaeology, edited with Marcus Milwright (2022) by McGill-Queen’s University Press and the Royal Ontario Museum.

Eva’s administrative portfolio is student-focused and includes academic success and supports, recruitment and retention initiatives, curriculum development, interdisciplinary programs, Indigenous and international partnerships, and quite a bit more.

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