Phone

(609) 258–0352

Office

371 McCormick Hall

Email

cebarber@princeton.edu

Charles Barber

Acting Director, Program in Hellenic Studies; Professor of Art and Archaeology

Phone

(609) 258–0352

Office

371 McCormick Hall

Email

cebarber@princeton.edu

Professor Barber is Acting Director of the Program in Hellenic Studies for Fall 2016. His area of specialization is the history of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine art, with a particular focus on the history and theory of the icon. He has also worked extensively on Byzantine aesthetics and intellectual history and with Byzantine manuscripts. He has written and edited a number of books. These include two studies of the contested status of the icon in Byzantium: Figure and Likeness: On the Limits of Representation in Byzantine Iconoclasm (2002) and Contesting the Logic of Painting: Art and Understanding in Eleventh-Century Byzantium (2007). Current and future research will lead to books that examine the status of the icon in the 14th and 16th centuries.

See full bio on the Art and Archaeology website.