Universität Erfurt

Prof. Dr. Konstantin Akinsha: Fellow

Universität Erfurt

Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien

Postfach 900 221

99105 Erfurt


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The proposed project dedicated to the Italian ecclesiastic architecture in the British Mandate for Palestine/the state of Israel investigates charged relations between international politics, ideology of mapping/reclaiming the holy sites,  architecture and interpretation of sacred. The projected is focused on activity of such architects who worked for La Custodia di Terra Santa as Antonio Barluzzi (1884 – 1960) and Govanni Muzzio.

The project will address the following topics:

  1. The Age of Empires: Cathedral as a Fortress and the Marker - Drafting the National Borders in the Holy Land
  2. Filling the Void - Italian Architecture in the Interbellum Palestine  
  3. Who Owns the Tomb of Jesus? 1930s Plans of Reconstruction of the Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.
  4. Saints among the Enemies: Architectural Projects of La Custodia di Terra Santa during the First Decades of the State of Israel.




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