Tuesday, February 25, 2014

University of Athens Professor to Speak at Ball State University

Geography of Art:  Ancient Art Expert to Visit Ball State University

Internationally noted iconographer, Dr. George Kordis, Assistant Professor in Iconography Theory and Practice at the National and Kapodistrian in the School of Theology at the University of Athens, will present a lecture on ancient art at the Ball State University Student Center Ballroom.  Icons and Iconography: An Ancient Art Form in the Modern World will be Monday, March 3 at 7:30 pm. 

Dr. Kordis will discuss the technique of icon painting and the study of iconography.  Kordis and his team are visiting Indiana to add to the iconography programs of St. George Antiochan Orthodox Church in Fishers and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Carmel.

The Byzantine Empire map and image above (click to enlarge) are from the atlas, Great Empires: An Illustrated Atlas, published by National Geographic and available from the Ball State University Libraries’ Atlas Collection in Bracken Library.  The Atlas Collection also includes other cartographic resources about art, including Atlas of World Art published in 2004, Atlas of Western Art History by John Steer, and Atlas of the Early Christian World.

The event is free and open to the public.  The Ball State University Orthodox Christian Fellowship is sponsoring the event.  For more information, please contact Zachery Hayden, student leader or Dr. Martha Payne, advisor.

For more information about the Atlas Collection, please contact the GIS Research and Map Collection at 765-285-1097.

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