Conference: Encounters East/West: Byzantium – Ottoman Empire (Munich, 29 Jun 18)

Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München, June 29, 2018

Workshop Encounters East/West: Byzantium – Ottoman Empire


13.00 Chair: Franz A. Bauer, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
Ivan Valchev, Universität Sofia: Roman Religious Artifacts After Antiquity (Examples from modern Bulgaria)

Georgi Sengalevich, Universität Sofia: Signs and Symbols of the Elite on Luxury Objects of the Late Byzantine World

Ella Beaucamp, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München: From Romania to Rialto and Back. Venetian Objects in Byzantine Collections (13th/14th c.)

14.30 Coffeebreak

15.00 Chair: Andrea Lermer, München
Mariya Kiprovska, Universität Sofia: Conspicuous Display: Visual Representation and  Political Legitimacy in the Early Modern Ottoman Realm

Emine Küçükbay, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg: Hilye-i Şerīf: A verbal portrait of the Prophet Muhammad from the 17th century Ottoman Empire and conceivable adaptation features of Byzantine art

Maximilian Hartmuth, Universität Wien: Consolidating Rule, Fine-tuning Its Instruments: Monumental Architectural Projects in the Ottoman Balkans Between the Conquests of Thessaloniki (1430) and Bosnia (1463)

16.30 Coffeebreak

17.00  Chair: Maria Baramova, Universität Sofia
Annette Kranen, Freie Universität Berlin: History and Territory. Drawings from a French Reconnaissance Mission to the Ottoman Coasts, 1685-1687

Kirila Atanasova, Universität Sofia: The “Forbidden” Luxury and the “Desired” Piety: Coffee and Royal Female Architectural Patronage in Istanbul’s 17th-century neighborhood of Eminönü

Robert Born, Universität Leipzig: Minarets and Fountains. Reflections on the Reception of Ottoman Architectural Forms in Eastern and Western Europe


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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