Monday, December 3, 2018

Teaching Assistant Professor Heather Grossman presented at The Middle Ages in the Modern World Biannual Conference in Rome, Italy on November 23, 2018. Her talk, “Medieval Monuments and Modern Nations in the Mediterranean,” examined the use of medieval and early modern Mediterranean architecture and its forms in nineteenth-century Ottoman Turkey, juxtaposed with current building projects of the current Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Part of a larger book project, she is exploring the reception of historical architecture in past and present nation-builidng and nationalism in the Mediterranean. The interdisciplinary conference, which saw papers from over 120 international scholars, was organized by John Cabot University and the École Française de Rome.