Tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Fordham Faculty Member George Demacopoulos
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | Lunch: Noon ǀ Tour: 2 p.m.
Metropolitan Museum of Art ǀ 1000 Fifth Ave. | New York City
Join George Demacopoulos, Ph.D., for a special look at the Byzantine, Greek, and Roman art of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with a special focus on how the collection sheds light on the early Church.
Tour: 2 p.m.
Cost: $60 includes lunch (location TBD) and tour
George Demacopoulos, Ph.D., specializes in the History of Christianity for Late Antiquity, the Early Medieval West, and Byzantium.
Over the past few years, Demacopoulos' research has been focused in three distinct realms: (1) the intersection, cross-fertilization, and conflict between Eastern and Western Christians; (2) the expressions of authority within various Christian communities, particularly those related to monasticism and the papacy; and (3) the attempt to apply the resources of critical theory to the analysis of the Eastern Christian experience.
His future research projects include a biography of Pope Gregory I, a study of war and violence in the Greek patristic tradition, and a reappraisal of the Eastern Christian experience (from the Crusades to the present) through postcolonial analysis.
Along with Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., Demacopoulos serves as co-founding director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University, the only center of its kind at a North American university. Some of the center's initiatives include an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor, the Patterson Triennial Conference (which is dedicated to Orthodox/Catholic relations), the annual Orthodoxy in America Lecture, and a new series with Fordham University Press, Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought.
For more information, contact Jake Braithwaite at 212-636-7501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.