Chôra and the Creation of Sacred Space in Byzantine Architecture

North dome, c. 1316–1321, inner narthex, Chora church, Constantinople (Istanbul). Photo: Jelena Bogdanović 

Date: Mar 30, 2023 Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM Location: Zoom Address: ,

Jelena Bogdanović, Vanderbilt University, explores the creation of sacred space and religious architecture in the late antique and Byzantine Mediterranean.

About the Speaker

Jelena Bogdanović, Vanderbilt University

Jelena Bogdanović (Ph.D. Princeton University) is an Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Classical and Mediterranean Studies at Vanderbilt University. She studies cross-cultural and religious themes in the architecture of the Balkans and Mediterranean. Her authored and edited books include The Framing of Sacred Space: The Canopy and the Byzantine Church (Oxford University Press, 2017), Type and Archetype in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture (Brill, 2023, with Ida Sinkević, Marina Mihaljević, and Čedomila Marinković), Icons of Space: Advances in Hierotopy (Routledge, 2021), Perceptions of the Body and Sacred Space in Late Antiquity and Byzantium (Routledge, 2018, 2020), Space of the Icon: Iconography and Hierotopy (Theoria, 2019, with Michele Bacci and Vladimir Sedov), Political Landscapes of Capital Cities (University Press of Colorado, 2016, with Jessica Christie and Eulogio Guzmán), and On the Very Edge: Modernism and Modernity in the Arts and Architecture of Interwar Serbia (1918–1941) (Leuven University Press, 2014, with Lilien Robinson and Igor Marjanović). She is a member of the research team for the Study Studenica project, which is digitizing the Studenica church to study its design principles.