Lilit Sadoyan Presented Paper at the Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Annual Conference

Lilit Sadoyan, second-year Ph.D. student, was invited to present at the 47th Annual Conference of the Association of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies at the Maritime Museum in San Diego, CA, March 17-20, 2016. Her paper, “Materials and Experience: The Chapel at Queluz Palace”, uncovers the interior decoration and display of art within the palace chapel, touching upon multi-sensory elements, and exploring the ways in which materials framed religious experience during the early years of the newly renovated splendid sacred space. Central to the daily routine of the court, the palace chapel was one of the initial parts of the building to be constructed, and one of its most crucial components.