Breton Langendorfer

Visiting Lecturer
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Breton Langendorfer is a scholar of the pre-Islamic Middle East, specializing in the art and visual culture of ancient Iraq, Iran, and Central Asia. He received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019, writing a dissertation which explored the connections between the depiction of city sieges in the Assyrian palace reliefs and mythic conceptualizations of cosmic entropy and dissolution in Mesopotamia. His current research projects focus on the Bronze Age cultures of the Iranian plateau, and the use of ornamental repetition and replication in Achaemenid art. Before arriving at Brown he taught at the University of New Hampshire and Colby-Sawyer College