"Sanctified Sandals: Relics of the Prophet in an Era of Technological Reproduction"

Monday, February 3

Time: 6 pm

Location: 612 Schermerhorn Hall

Inaugurated in 2004, the Bettman Lectures are an annual program of monthly lectures in art history sponsored by Columbia University's Department of Art History and Archaeology.  Endowed with a bequest from Linda Bettman, a former graduate student of the department, the lectures are named in her honor.

Finbarr Barry Flood is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He is the author of Objects of Translation: Material Culture and Medieval 'Hindu-Muslim' Encounter (2009) and The Great Mosque of Damascus: Studies on the Makings of an Umayyad Visual Culture (2000). He has been a Carnegie Foundation Scholar (2007-2008), a Getty Scholar (2007), a Residential Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (2006), an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (2000-2001), a Research Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution (2001-2002) and was the recipient of NYU's Golden Dozen Award for Outstanding Teaching (2006).


  This event is organized by the Department of Art History and Archaeology.