Crossing Frontiers is a travelling research seminar programme for Early Career Researchers interested in the medieval art and culture of the eastern frontier between Christianity and Islam, covering Anatolia, the Caucasus and the western Iranian world. The seminars travelled initially to eastern Turkey (July, 2016), Armenia (September, 2016) and Georgia (September, 2017) with the aim of investigating questions of cross-cultural exchange and international artistic production. This project is supported by the Getty Foundation as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative, and it aims to give emerging scholars the opportunity to visit and discuss a range of important monuments alongside a group of more senior advisors and mentors. The final research trip to Jerusalem will run in December 2018.
A large component of the project is the interactive research tool and image repository that has been created by the project team. You can access more information on the project and images of the sites visited here.