Vasileios Marinis

Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture

Email:vasileios.marinis@yale.edu
Phone:(203) 432 9752
Denomination: Greek Orthodox

Professor Marinis’s research focuses on the art and architecture of early Christianity and the Middle Ages. He has a particular interest in the ritual, liturgical arts, and material culture of these periods. He has published on a variety of topics ranging from early Christian tunics decorated with New Testament scenes to medieval tombs and Byzantine transvestite nuns. He is currently preparing a monograph on the interchange of architecture and ritual in the medieval churches of Constantinople. Professor Marinis has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including the Aidan Kavanagh Prize for Outstanding Scholarship at Yale, a Junior Fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., the S.C. and P.C. Coleman Senior Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a membership at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Before coming to Yale he was the first holder of the Kallinikeion Chair of Byzantine Art at Queens College, CUNY.


Education

B.A., University of Athens
D.E.A. Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
M.A.R. Yale University
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Books

Byzantium: Essays in Honor of Angela Constantinides Hero [= Journal of Modern Hellenism 27-28 (2009-2010)], editor


Courses

REL846/HSAR584: Early Christian Art and Architecture
REL948/HSAR583A: Art, Architecture, and Ritual in Early Christianity and the Middle Ages
REL945: From House Churches to Gothic Cathedrals: Christian Art and Architecture From the Third Century to the End of Gothic
REL947: Christian Art and Architecture from the Renaissance to the Present