New Publication & Call for Manuscripts: Eastern European Visual Culture and Byzantium (13th – 17th C.), edited by Maria Alessia Rossi & Alice Isabella Sullivan

This series explores the art, architecture, and visual culture of regions of the Balkan Peninsula, the Carpathian Mountains, as well as early-modern Russia and Ruthenia between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries. Through historically grounded examinations of the visual and cultural productions of these Eastern European territories, this series highlights the prismatic relationships between local traditions, the Byzantine heritage, and cultural forms adopted from other models. The local artistic productions ought to be considered individually and as part of larger networks, thus revealing the shared heritage of these regions and their indebtedness to artistic models adopted from elsewhere, and especially from Byzantium. In stressing the local specificity and the interconnectedness of these Eastern European geographical areas, this series aims to challenge established perceptions of what constitutes ideological and historical facets of the past, as well as scholarly notions of what can be identified as Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and early modern history, art, and culture.


The series editors are interested in contributions that address how cross-cultural exchange operated across Eastern European regions that developed at the intersection of different traditions, among them Latin, Greek, Slavic, and Islamic; issues of visual eclecticism in the art, architecture, and visual culture; as well as the role of patronage, workshop practices, and the movements of people and objects in the transfer and adaptation of artistic ideas, techniques, and styles.


We invite proposals for monographs, edited volumes, conference proceedings, and translations in English. All suitable submissions will undergo a double blind peer review process.


Should you like to submit a book proposal, please complete the Book Proposal Form and send it by email to the series co-editors.


This book series is part of the North of Byzantium initiative: www.northofbyzantium.org

Series Co-editors:

  • Maria Alessia Rossi (Princeton University), marossi@princeton.edu
  • Alice Isabella Sullivan (University of Michigan), aisulli@umich.edu

Editorial Board:

  • Vlad Bedros, George Oprescu Institute for Art History, Romanian Academy  
  • Elena Boeck, DePaul University
  • Jelena Bogdanović, Iowa State University 
  • Ivan Drpić, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dragoş Gh. Năstăsoiu, National Research University “Higher School of Economics,” Moscow
  • Nicole Paxton Sullo, Yale University
  • Christian Raffensperger, Wittenberg University
  • Robert Romanchuk, Florida State University
  • Henry Schilb, Princeton University
  • Justin Willson, Princeton University

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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