Evan Freeman

Assistant Professor, Humanities
Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC Chair in Hellenic Studies


 AQ 6189




Research interests

  • Byzantine and medieval art
  • Architecture
  • Ritual
  • Materiality
  • Cross-Cultural Exchange
  • Icons and their modern receptions
  • Digital and public humanities


  • PhD, History of Art, Yale University
  • MPhil, History of Art, Yale University
  • MA, History of Art, Yale University
  • ThM, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • BA, Art, Biblical and Theological Studies, Gordon College


Evan Freeman studies art and ritual of the Byzantine Empire and cross-cultural interactions in the wider medieval world. He completed his PhD in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University and has held an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Smarthistory, the Center for Public Art History, and an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Regensburg in Germany. Before joining the Department of Global Humanities at Simon Fraser University, he taught at Queens College, City University of New York, and Portland State University. He has produced videos, essays, an edited volume, and other open educational resources for Smarthistory, Khan Academy, and other digital and public humanities projects. His research focuses on Byzantine ritual objects, mobility, monumental church art, and materiality.