SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS EXPERTS
Allan Langdale is an art and architectural historian, film maker, 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. Allan 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 UC Santa Cruz and film studies at UC Santa Barbara. He lectures often in Italy, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Black Sea. Allan is currently working on a book on Palermo, Sicily called Palermo: Travels in the White City.