Varela, Alexandre

University of Fribourg

Research Topic: The Mor Hadbshabo Church and its secondary chapels in Gülgöze

After an MA in medieval Art History, Dr. Varela obtained a PhD in the same field about the religious art and architecture of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the Tur Abdin (south-eastern Anatolia). He will be at ANAMED in order to continue his research on this topic focusing his investigation on a single village: Gülgöze. The objectives of this work are the description and complete study of the different churches in Gülgöze and the comparison between the material, epigraphic, and literary sources which can be found on this village and its artistic heritage.