Study Day: Medieval Greek Liturgy and Liturgical Art: an exploration of the interaction between art and experience in religious life (London, 31 October 2014)

The Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies and the British Museum present:
A Study Day on Medieval Greek Liturgy and Liturgical Art: an exploration of the interaction between art and experience in religious life
When: Friday, October 31, 2014 from 9.30am until 4.45pm
Where: Sackler Room B, British Museum

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Programme (still subject to final confirmation)

There are six presentations of thirty minutes, each followed by a ten minute questions period, plus an introduction and a handling session of related objects by Museum Curator Chris Entwistle.

The presenters are:

Professor Liz James (University of Sussex): Introduction and Conclusion

Dr. Nadine Schibille (University of Sussex): Liturgy in Space

Dr. Mary Cunningham (University of Nottingham): Liturgical celebration of Mary, the Mother of God, in the Middle Byzantine period: the interaction between Church hymnography and devotional art

Arik Avdokhin (PhD Candidate, King’s College London): Public Involvement in Early Byzantine (Para)Liturgical Practices: Participation in Hymns and Prayers in Churches and Elsewhere

Dr. Heather Hunter-Crawley (University of Bristol): Mirroring Heaven – The Experience of Eucharistic Silverware in Early Byzantium

Dr. Cecily Hennessy (Christie’s Education): Monumental decoration in relation to the liturgy

Professor Robin Cormack (University of Cambridge): The 14th century icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy and the broader question of how to discover the use of icons in the liturgy

Fees and Reservations: Reservations are essential because there is limited space. The fee is £15 for SPBS members and £20 for all others.

For further information on the programme, and for making a reservation, please see: http://www.byzantium.ac.uk/events/spbs-study-day.html

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