ISM Director Martin Jean and Professor Markus Rathey, author of Bach’s Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama Liturgy, discuss Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and more.

Professor Markus Rathey is a specialist in the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, 17th and 18th century music, and the relationship between music, religion, and politics during the Enlightenment. Rathey studied musicology, Protestant theology, and German in Bethel and Münster. He taught at the University of Mainz and the University of Leipzig and was a research fellow at the Bach-Archiv, Leipzig, before joining the Yale faculty in 2003.

The Symbol of the Cross and Christian Identity | Felicity Harley and Martin Jean

Professor Felicity Harley is a specialist in early Christian and medieval art. Her work centers on the origins and development of Christian iconography within the visual culture of Roman late antiquity, and extends to the ‘survival’ of the Classical tradition from late antiquity through to the Italian Renaissance. Before coming to Yale, Felicity was the Gerry Higgins Lecturer in Medieval Art History at the University of Melbourne where she taught across the fields of Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Renaissance art history, as well as art theory and historiography.

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