Position title: Ph.D. Candidate
B.A. San Diego State University, 2010
M.A. University of California, Riverside, 2015
My interests range from early-Christian to early-Modern art of the Eastern Mediterranean. I explore the histories, theories, and material culture of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and cultural exchange between the Latin West, Byzantium, and the Islamic States. My 2015 publication focused on the Painter’s Manual of Dionysius of Fourna with regard to his use of foreign models and problems of their interpretation. My recent topics of research include Athonite print-culture, iconology, and new interpretations of early-Christian iconography. I concentrate on Slavic and Balkan artistic development under Byzantine and Ottoman rule where I investigate issues of cultural hybridity, diaspora, and identity.
Thomas E. A. Dale