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Annabel J. Wharton, William B. Hamilton Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Art & Art History

Annabel J. Wharton
Contact Info:
Office Location:  114 South Buchanan Blvd
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • ARTHIST 490S.01, SPECIAL TOPICS Synopsis
    Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 07:00 PM-09:30 PM
  • HCVIS 581S.01, HIST & CULT VIZ PROSEMINAR 2 Synopsis
    Smith Wrhs A233, W 01:45 PM-04:15 PM
    (also cross-listed as ARTHIST 581S.01, CMAC 581S.01, ISS 581S.01, VMS 581S.01)

Ph.D.University of London (United Kingdom)1975
M.A.The University of Chicago1969
B.S.University of Wisconsin - Madison1966

Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture
Architectural History
Medieval Architecture
Modern Architecture
Religious Visual Culture
New Technologies for Visualizing Historical Materials
Research Interests:

Annabel Wharton edits the Journal of Medieval and Modern Studies and acts as the department's Director of Graduate Studies. She is presently working on a book tentatively entitled Selling Jerusalem: Marketing the Holy City in the West from the 4th to the 21st Century.


Byzantium • Jerusalem • Art History • Medieval

Current Ph.D. Students  

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Wharton, AJ, Selling Jerusalem: Relics, Replicas, Themeparks (2006), University of Chicago Press
  2. Wharton, AJ, Building the Cold War: Hilton International Hotels and Modern Architecture (2001), Chicago: University of Chicago Press (selected as one of the best books of 2001 by the Economist.)
  3. Wharton, AJ, Refiguring the Post Classical City: Dura Europos, Jerash, Jerusalem and Ravenna (1995), New York: Cambridge University Press
  4. Wharton, AJ, Art of Empire: Painting and Architecture of the Byzantine Periphery. A Comparative Study of Four Provinces (1988), University Park, Pa & London: Pennsylvania State University Press
  5. Wharton, AJ, Tokali Kilise. Tenth Century Metropolitan Art in Byzantine Cappadocia, Dumbarton Oaks Studies XXII (1986), Washinton, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees of Harvard University
  6. Kazhdan, AP; Wharton AJ,, Change in Byzantine Culture in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries (1985), Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press (Reprinted in paperback, 1990.)