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Virtual Course: Orthodox Iconography

presented by Professor Raoul Smith

Wednesday, September 22, 9:30-11:30
Wednesday, September 29, 9:30-11:30
Wednesday, October 6, 9:30-11:30
Wednesday, October 13, 9:30, 11:30

Each class will have a short, 10-minute break and include time for Q+A. Classes will be recorded for registered students.
Members $100, Nonmember $125
Registration required by Monday, September 13. The Zoom link and any additional information will be sent out one week prior to the start of the course.

This four-part course will explore the making and spiritual underpinnings of icons, as well as the historical root of the icon. In addition to examining the most common types of Russian icons, the course will also offer a comparative look at icons from around the world and include an introduction to the Old Church Slavonic language. To view the full syllabus, click below.

Professor Raoul Smith, tenured professor of Linguistics and of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University, is a Research Fellow at the Museum of Russian Icons, as well as the founder of the Center of Icon Studies and founder and first editor of the Journal of Icon Studies. Professor Smith organized and chaired the Museum’s first conference Icons and Iconology in 2015 in conjunction with the Center for Iconographic Studies at the University of Rijeka, Croatia. He has traveled extensively in Russia and the Balkans researching icons.

SYLLABUS