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The Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA) is dedicated to the facilitation and promotion of scholarship examining the historical and contemporary relationship between Christianity and the visual arts. ASCHA is dedicated to examining problems that confront the field by identifying scholarly needs and fostering opportunities for the presentation and publication of new scholarship in a safe and respectful environment. ASCHA is a forum for the advancement of research, dialogue, and collaboration in the area of Christianity and the visual arts.






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This symposium examined the assertion that Medieval and Byzantine art functioned not as a mere supplement to or reduction of advanced theological concepts, but as theology in its own right. This symposium featured papers of new scholarship that explore how developing Eucharistic doctrine was translated—and transformed—visually.


Download a review of the ASCHA symposium here.


Download symposium schedule here.

Download symposium paper abstracts and presenter biographies here.



Above: Melismos. 14th Century. Saint Andrew's monastery in Matka, Macedonia