Course Leaders

An International Course on
Arts and Architecture in Ancient Athens and Greece

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Period: Sunday 28 May 2017 - Saturday 10 June 2017
Language: English Duration: 2 weeks

Course Leaders:

  • Dr Stephen Andrew Arbury, Professor of Art History, Radford University, USA (Profile)
  • Dr Nicholas N. Patricios, Professor & Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA. (Profile)

Dr Steve Arbury is a Professor of Art History and Director of the Art Museum at Radford University in southwest Virginia. After serving asChair of the Art Department from 2003-2011, he reassumed the directorship of the Radford University Art Museum. Dr. Arbury completed his B.A. degree atAlbion College, which included a year of study abroad in Spain where he developed his interest in art history. He then went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University. Previous places of employment include Rutgers University, the Ponce de Leon Foundation in Madrid, Spain, and Roanoke College. Dr. Arbury was a founding editor of the Rutgers Art Review, a scholarly journal of art history. He has published articles on various art historical topics and image cataloguingas well as an art appreciation textbook, and he has organized sessions and presented scholarly papers at numerous professional conferences. Dr. Arbury has been the recipient of various awards and fellowships including Phi Beta Kappa, the Mary Bartlett Cowdrey Fellowship, the Louis Bevier Graduate Fellowship, and a Fulbright Scholarship, which took him back to Spain to research his doctoral dissertation on Spanish catafalques. He is a member of many professional organizations, including the College Art Association (CAA), the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA), and of course ATINER. Dr. Arbury’s other interests include travel and volunteering forEarthwatch projects in various countries.

Dr Patricios is Professor and Dean Emeritus in the School of Architecture at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. He has published three books in the area of architectural history: The Sacred Architecture of Byzantium: Art, Liturgy and Symbolism in Early Christian Churches; Kefallinia and Ithaki: A Historical and Architectural Odyssey; and Building Marvelous Miami, and he has over fifty published academic articles and conference papers in international and national journals. Courses he has taught include those on ancient architecture and the history of cities. He is the recipient of a number of research grants and his research activities include service as a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome and a Fulbright Fellowship to Greece. He is an elected member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. With academic and professional qualifications as well as certifications in both architecture and urban planning he has completed numerous projects from the designs for a house on a Greek island to plans for town centers in England, Florida, and South Africa. He has been chairman or a member of many conference organizing committees and is currently responsible for the annual architecture and the annual urban planning conference programs offered by the Athens Institute for Education and Research. He is the Institute’s Vice President for Strategic Planning and Analysis and the editor of the Institute’s Athens Journal of Architecture.