Art History Associate Professor Lynn Jones has been awarded a Fellowship at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute, a Council of American Overseas Research Center, for the Spring semester of 2014. She will focus on documenting workshop practices in Byzantine Cypriot churches. Her research in Cyprus will inform her next book, Cappadocia and Monumental Painting in Eleventh-Century Byzantium—the Rock-cut Church of Meryem Ana (Ashgate, forthcoming 2015).
In early November, Dr. Jones presented a paper, “The Prophet Joshua and Nikephoras II Phokas,” at the annual Byzantine Studies Conference at Yale University. The paper, which will be a chapter in her forthcoming book, focusses on the possible connection between representations of Joshua and the emperor Nikephoros Phokas. The subject reflects three summers of field work in Cappadocia, funded by FSU’s Council on Research and Creativity.
Dr. Jones also edited and contributed a chapter to Byzantine Images and Their Afterlives: Essays in Honor of Annemarie Weyl Carr, which is in press and will be available from Ashgate in March, 2014.