Online Event

VII Seminar of Armenian and Eastern Christian Art

This seminar, organized by Aldo Ferrari and Stefano Riccioni, in collaboration with Marco Ruffilli and Beatrice Spampinato, is part of a project that intends to draw attention to the rich artistic production of Armenia and the Eastern Christian lands, inviting international scholars to discuss future research perspectives in Armenian and Sub Caucasian architecture, art history and cultural heritage.

The seminar will take place in a series of online conferences. It is the result of a collaboration between the Università di Ca' Foscari's Departments of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage and Asian and North African Studies, under the patronage of the Centre for the Study and Documentation of Armenian Culture (CSDCA); the Mekhitarist Armenian Congregation; the Italian Association for the Study of Central Asia and the Caucasus (ASIAC); and it is joined this year by the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut.

To participate in the Seminar, please register by writing to



9th February, 3:45-5:15 pm
Matteo Compareti, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an
Elementi decorativi di origine iranica nel Caucaso tardo-antico: Armenia, Iberia e Albània

16th February, 3:45-5:15 pm
Patrick Donabédian, Université Aix-Marseille
The Khachkar (medieval cross stone), a mirror of Armenian spirituality

23rd February, 3:45-5:15 pm
Irene Giviashvili, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
Ishkhani Cathedral: Stages of Construction

2nd March, 3:45-5:15 pm
Elnaz Yousefisalekdeh, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”
Analisi architettonica delle chiese armene e delle moschee del periodo safavide a Isfahan

9th March, 3:45-5:15 pm
Pier Giorgio Borbone, Università di Pisa
Pietre tombali nestoriane in Asia centrale

16th March, 3:45-5:15 pm
Arsen Harutyunyan, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, Erevan
Epigraphs and Cultural Heritage of Tatev Monastery

23rd March, 3:45-5:15 pm
Antonio Rigo, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia
Ritratti di imperatori e icone di vescovi nel Trecento bizantino

30th March, 3:45-5:15 pm
Alessandra Gilibert, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia
Riuso dei vishapakar in epoca medievale

6th April, 3:45-5:15 pm
Rachele Zanone, Università Roma Tre
Le storie dei Vangeli apocrifi nelle miniature dei manoscritti armeni del Vaspurakan (secc. XIII-XV)

13th April, 3:45-5:15 pm
Luca Olivieri, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia
Le ‘croci di San Tommaso’ e l’archeologia paleocristiana nell’India meridionale

20th April, 3:45-5:15 pm
Michele Bacci, University of Fribourg
Gli Armeni e la Basilica di Betlemme

27th April, 3:45-5:15 pm
Erik Thunø, Rutgers University, New Brunswick (New Jersey)
The Life-giving Pillar from Mtskheta. New Evidence

4th May, 3:45-5:15 pm
Christina Maranci, Tufts University, Medford (Massachusetts)
Armenian Architecture of the Bagratid Kingdom

11th May, 3:45-5:15 pm
Marco Ruffilli, Université de Genève
Il dibattito sulle immagini sacre in Armenia: il trattato di Vrt`aneøs K`ert`oł

09 February 2021, 3:45pm

Online Seminar
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