Medieval Voices

Global Middle Ages

The Global Middle Ages

Students in the course will explore arts and architecture, religious and commercial activity, science and educational institutions, stories and myths in various urban centres such as Cairo, Samarkand, Songo Mnara, Kaifeng, Constantinople, and Paris. Come to learn about the medieval globe from the scholar and expert instructor Dr. Angela Andersen, who has published widely on Byzantine, Islamic, and Buddhist architecture, religious practice, and textual accounts in the Near and Middle East and Central Asia. She is also Project Manager of the Epidemic Urbanism Initiative, a collaborative of people from over 80 countries (architects, scholars, healthcare professionals) researching the relationship between architecture, cities, and epidemics. And she is the guest editor of the current issue of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture.

 Instructor: Dr. Angela Anderson from Art History and Visual Studies