SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS EXPERTS
Allan Langdale is an art and architectural historian, filmmaker, photographer, and travel writer who received his Ph.D. in art history from UC Santa Barbara. Allan has taught courses in Italian Renaissance art, Venetian art, Byzantine art, and is an expert on the art and architecture of the island of Cyprus. He has written the definitive guidebook to the little known region of north or "Turkish Cyprus," In a Contested Realm (2012) and also made a documentary film on the architecture and history of the medieval Cypriot city of Famagusta, The Stones of Famagusta: the Story of a Forgotten City (2008). Allan teaches art history at UC Santa Cruz and film studies at UC Santa Barbara. He lectures often in Italy, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Black Sea. Allan has recently published his travel book called Palermo: Travels in the City of Happiness (2015).
WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY
I did not want to miss a word he uttered!”
It was good to have a knowledgeable expert on tap for our questions at virtually any reasonable hour. Allan seemed always to be there when you wanted to follow up on a matter of archaeological interest. Besides, he was a fun companion for our little group!”