Anthi Andronikou

Anthi Andronikou

Miss, Dr

  • KY16 9AJ

    United Kingdom

Personal profile


Anthi Andronikou has been British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at St Andrews and Mary Seeger O'Boyle Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton, where she worked on the artistic multiverse of the eastern Mediterranean in the thirteenth century. Anthi has a BA (Art and Archaeology) and an MPhil (Byzantine Art) from Athens, as well as an MLitt (Late Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art) from St Andrews, where she also completed her PhD in 2015. She has been an awardee of the British School at Rome and Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard, and participated in the early-career research programme "Art of the Crusades: A Re-Evaluation" led by the SOAS Institute and the Getty Foundation. Her research has appeared, among others, in the Art Bulletin and Artibus et Historiae, while her monograph is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.




Research overview

Anthi specializes in medieval and early modern art from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective, with a focus on the visual culture of southern Italy, the Holy Land and Cyprus. Her research interests include Crusader art and material culture in the eastern Mediterranean, the Italian trecento, Byzantine and post-Byzantine art, Bolognese manuscripts, transcultural approaches to Christian and Islamic visual cultures, and cultural theory. She also investigates fourteenth-century Venetian art and its reverberations in the visual language of Lusignan and Venetian Cyprus (1192-1571). Her monograph Italy, Cyprus, and Artistic Exchange in the Medieval Mediterranean (Cambridge University Press, May 2022) explores crosscurrents in the visual culture of Italy and Cyprus in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Beyond medieval and early modern art, Anthi has written on modern and contemporary painting and sculpture. Her co-edited volume with Emeritus Professor Peter Humfrey, The Pittas Collection: Mythological Paintings and Sculptures has been published by Mandragora (Florence 2019).

Anthi currently works on her second monograph, The Medieval Art of Translation: Visual Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean, c.1200-1300, which brings together a range of artistic media (painting, minor arts and sculpture) to probe transcultural and transconfessional visual idioms in what are nowadays Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, southern Italy, southern Turkey and Syria, by drawing on theories of cultural translation. Recently, she has completed a long article on the form, usage, and reception of pseudo-Arabic in southern Italy. 

In June 2021, she organised the two-day interdisciplinary workshop “Pluriversality at Play: Art and Material Culture in the Thirteenth-Century Mediterranean," which was funded by the British Academy. Twelve scholars from Europe and the USA participated with papers on Jewish, Islamic, Byzantine, and Western visual cultures. 

At St Andrews, she has given undergraduate lectures and tutorials on Byzantine art and architecture, the art of the Crusades in the Middle East, and Baroque and Rococo art. She has also taught on the nude body in Byzantine art in the context of the postgraduate module "Representation and the Body."

Profile Keywords

Early Italian Painting; Byzantine Art; Medieval Mediterranean; Art and Material Culture of the Crusades in the Latin East; Post-Byzantine Art; Mendicant Orders; Pseudo-Arabic in Christian contexts


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