Research | Queen’s University Canada

Hope in Uncertain Times

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.
Submission Year: 
Photographer's affiliation: 
Academic areas: 
Arts and Science
Art of Research categories: 
Out in the field
Mural of hands
Faculty / Researcher
Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of History
Faculty of Education
Mobilizing Creativity and Enabling Cultures
Location of photograph: 
Omonoia, Athens, Greece
Photographer's name: 
Theodore Christou
Display Photographers Affiltion + Faculty or Department: 
Faculty, Faculty of Education (Cross-Affiliated, History)