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Dr Angeliki Lymberopoulou

Angeliki Lymberopoulou - photo

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Professional biography

BA, Diploma, MA, Art History (Courtauld Institute of Art), Ph.D, Byzantine Art (University of Birmingham)

Angeliki Lymberopoulou joined The Open University in April 2004 from the National Gallery in London, where she worked across the collections as a Dossiers Assistant. She has also taught Modern Greek language and culture at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and Byzantine art and architecture at the University of Birmingham. She is the Chair of the Publication Committee of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (SPBS).

Research interests

Her research focuses on all aspects of artistic production on Venetian Crete (1211-1669) within the social context of cross-cultural interaction between the Byzantine East and the (mainly Italian) West. While Byzantine art is  associated predominantly with imperial and aristocratic commissions, Angeliki's research provides a 'voice' for the lower working classes, their representation in the Medieval and Renaissance markets, their religious concerns regarding the afterlife, and the engagement of their senses with the visuality of their commissions. She also examines late - Palaiologan - Byzantine art (1261-1453) produced in the major centres at Constantinople, Thessaloniki and Mystras during the last phase of the empire, and the Byzantine heritage of the Renaissance. 

Teaching interests

Angeliki was Director of Teaching (2012-2016) and Qualification Lead (2016-2020) for the department of Art History.

Teaching contributions in art history modules (both in production and presentation) include: The Art History Residential School (AXR272); Art and Visual Culture (A226); Renaissance Art Reconsidered (AA315); and The MA in Art History (A843 & A844).

She also taught the following modules in presentation: The Arts Past and Present (AA100); Art and its Histories (A216); Understanding Global Heritage (AD281); Art, Society and Religion in Siena, Florence and Padua 1280-1400 (A354); and Display and Devotion. Religious Painting in Italy 1300-1500 (A424).

External collaborations

External Examiner of the MA in Byzantine Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Co-authoring with Dr Miljana Matić, curator of icons in the Serbian Orthodox Church Museum in Belgrade, a catalogue of the museum's Greek icons.

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Byzantine Research GroupGroupFaculty of Arts