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Mural of hands
Hope in Uncertain Times
Theodore Christou
My research concerns the history of education with a particular emphasis on curriculum crises. More recently, I have been examining how schools evolved throughout the Byzantine, or Late Roman, period. I have travelled to archives in Istanbul, Mount Athos, Rome, Venice, and the Vatican to retrieve primary sources too long-forgotten or remote to be common in western historical narratives. In the midst of medieval archives and ancient art, I stumbled upon this contemporary work of art. Raising my eyes to see it in the midst of one of Athens’ most economically depressed squares, I found the transcendent.
Location of photograph:
Omonoia, Athens, Greece
Affiliation:
Faculty, Faculty of Education (Cross-Affiliated, History)
Submission Year:
2017-18