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Allan Langdale

Lecturer, History of Art and Visual Culture
Early Modern Italian art and the art and architecture of Cyprus
Selected Publications: 


The Hippodrome of Constantinople / Istanbul: An Illustrated Handbook of its History, 2019.

Palermo: Travels in the City of Happiness. Art, History & Architecture in Sicily's Ancient Capital, 2015.

A Survey of the Archaeology and Historical Architecture of Northern Cyprus, Glasgow: Kennedy & Boyd, 2012.

Hugo Münsterberg's Photoplay and Other Writings on Film, edited, with an introduction by Allan Langdale, New York: Routledge, 2002.

Selected Articles 

“History and Hybridity in the Trapeza Church near Famagusta, Cyprus,” Journal of the Cyprus Historical Society (2014), 37-70.

“Pillars and Punishment: Spolia and Venetian Authority in Famagusta,” in Lusignan to Venetian Cyprus. The Harbour of All this Sea and Realm, N. Coureas, T. Kiss, & M.
Walsh eds. Central European University Press, Budapest, Medievalia Series, 2014, 159-167.

“Vividness”, entry in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory, Edward Branigan and Warren Buckland eds. Routledge, 2013.

“The Marginal Sculptures of the Cathedral of St Nicholas, Famagusta” in Medieval Famagusta, Michael Walsh and Peter Edbury eds. Ashgate, London, 2012.

“At the Edge of Empire: Venetian Architecture in Famagusta, Cyprus” Viator: Medieval & Renaissance Studies 41, n. 1 (2010), 155-198.

“The Architecture and Mosaics of the Basilica of Agias Trias in the Karpas Peninsula, Cyprus” Journal of Cyprus Studies 15, n. 37 (2009), 1-18.

“Linguistic Theories and Intellectual History in Michael Baxandall’s Giotto and the OratorsJournal of Art Historiography 1 (2009), 1-14.

“Interviews with Michael Baxandall” Journal of Art Historiography 1 (2009), 1-31.

“The Architecture, Conservation History and Future of the Armenian Church in Famagusta” Chronos 19 (2009), 7-29.

“A Report on Three Newly Accessible Churches in the Syrian Quarter of Famagusta” Journal of Cyprus Studies 13, n. 33 (2007), 105-123. 

“Aspects of the Critical Reception and Intellectual History of Baxandall's Concept of the Period Eye,” Art History 21, n. 4 (Dec. 1998), 479-497. 

Film Production
Co-producer, writer, co-director, host of The Stones of Famagusta: the Story of a Forgotten City, an award-winning 70-minute documentary on the history and architecture of Famagusta, Cyprus.  

Website and Travel Blog:  Allan's Art and Architecture Worlds

Education and Training: 
Ph.D. in Art History, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1996
M. A. in Art History, University of British Columbia, 1989
Bachelor of Education, Simon Fraser University, 1986
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Simon Fraser University, 1980