Workshop: Inheriting Byzantium: Religion, Art and Literature in Pre-Modern Eastern Europe, University of Cologne,18 June 2018

Alter Senatssaal, Hauptgebäude der Universität zu Köln (University of Cologne, main building); Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Köln, Germany

11.00 Introduction / Welcome

11.10 Panel I

Charles Barber (Princeton University)

Theophanes of Nicaea on the icon of the Transfiguration

Ágnes Kriza (University of Cologne)

The “eleventh-century watershed” in Byzantine art and the beginnings of apse decoration in medieval Rus’

Elena Boeck (DePaul University, Chicago)

From Pillar of Empire to Ghost Rider in the Sky: Russian responses to Justinian’s Bronze Horseman between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

12.40 Lunch Break

14.10 Panel II

Brian Boeck (DePaul University, Chicago)

Crisis of Confidence: Explaining why Ivan the Terrible’s enormous Illuminated Chronicle Compilation was never finished

Ovidiu Olar (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

The Missing Link: Seventeenth-century Moldavian and Wallachian manuscripts between Slavia Orthodoxa and the Greek-speaking Christianity

Aleksandr Lavrov (Université Paris-Sorbonne)

Die Gläubigen der Bistümer Vologda und Velikij Ustjug und der plötzliche Tod (vnezapnaja smert’) im siebzehnten und achtzehnten Jahrhundert

15.40 Coffee Break

16.00 Panel III

Cornelia Soldat (University of Cologne)

Type and Prototype – or: how to become the Chosen People

Justin Willson (Princeton University)

Seeing Nimbi in the fourteenth century in Byzantium

Christoph Witzenrath (University of Bonn)
Sari Saltuk and St. Nicholas between the Ottomans and Muscovy

Nataliia Sinkevych (University of Tübingen)

The cult of saints in early modern Ukrainian society

Conveners: Ágnes Kriza & Cornelia Soldat


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Anastasija Ropa holds a doctoral degree from Bangor University (North Wales), for a study in medieval and modern Arthurian literature. She has published a number of articles on medieval and modern Arthurian literature, focusing on its historical and artistic aspects. She is currently employed as guest lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education. Anastasija’s most recent research explores medieval equestrianism in English and French literary art and literature, and she is also engaged as part-time volunteer horse-trainer. In a nutshell: Lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Sport Education Graduate of the School of English, University of Wales, Bangor. Graduate of the University of Latvia Passionate about history, particularly the Middle Ages A horse-lover and horse-owner

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