Sacred Installations: The Material Conditions of Relic Collections in Early Christian Churches

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
When: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Doheny Memorial Library,
Room 241

A conversation with Ann Marie Yasin.

Ann Marie Yasin

Ann Marie Yasin

Ann Marie Yasin is associate professor of classics and art history at USC.  Her research interests include monuments and commemoration; social lives of ancient objects and buildings; material culture of ancient religion; and the history of collecting and displaying Roman and early Christian antiquities.  Her book, Saints and Church Spaces in the Late Antique Mediterranean: Architecture, Cult and Community, examines how the increasing popularity of saint veneration affected the architectural space and social function of early Christian churches.