Study day: A Study Day on Medieval Greek Liturgy and Liturgical Art (British Museum, 31st October 2014)

Fresco of Basil the Great in the cathedral of Ohrid.

Fresco of Basil the Great in the cathedral of Ohrid.

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 930am until 445pm

Where:  Sackler Room B, British Museum

Programme:  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.  Reservations can be made on the following link: http://www.byzantium.ac.uk/events/spbs-study-day.html

Any questions can be directed to: Elizabeth.Buchanan@chch.ox.ac.uk

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