Expert on Russian Architecture to Lecture May 1

April 24, 1997

Dr. William Craft Brumfield, professor of Slavic studies at Tulane University, will lecture on the iconography of medieval Russian architecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in Kaiser Auditorium in the Hankamer School of Business on the Baylor University campus. The lecture is sponsored by Baylor's Slavic and Eastern European Studies Program.

"Dr. Brumfield is a world-renowned specialist on Russian architecture," said Dr. Michael Long, assistant professor of Russia and director of the Slavic and Eastern European Studies Program. "He has written several books on the subject and is an experienced photographer. His books contain his own photographs."

Medieval Russian architecture is considered traditional Russian church architecture that dates up to the 17th century. Brumfield will discuss the symbolism of medieval Russian architectural features as it pertains to the faith, culture and history of the country. The lecture will be accompanied by slides of the churches.

Brumfield has devoted the last few years to documenting the restoration of churches that had been seized by the state but now have been returned to the church. He has made several trips to Russia to observe the restoration attempts.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Long at 755-3711.

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