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Anne McClanan
Anne McClanan

Professor, Art History
Medieval and Byzantine periods
Art Building 310B
(503) 725-3338

Professor McClanan teaches western medieval and Byzantine art history as well as within the digital humanities. She brings the first-hand study of artworks to her teaching whenever possible, and mentors her students in original research showcased in an ongoing web-based database of Medieval objects in Portland collections and a 2015 exhibit. She has published a book analyzing images of early Byzantine empresses, edited an anthology on Iconoclasm (published as well in Chinese translation) and another anthology on the material culture of sex, procreation and marriage in the premodern era. Her current research investigates a cycle of mosaics from the Byzantine imperial palace and the representation of griffins for which she has received support from Dumbarton Oaks and the Institute for Advanced Study. She studied at Harvard (PhD, 1998), the Johns Hopkins and Columbia Universities and has excavated Roman and medieval sites in Turkey, Jordan and Israel.

Prof. McClanan chairs PSU's Academic Computing Council (ACITAC), Co-Chairs the Medieval Academy's K-12 Outreach Committee (focusing on digital initiatives), and you can explore her work in online pedagogy and the digital humanities here.

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