Online Lecture Series: Yale Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture, 2020-2021

This lecture series is organized by Robert S. Nelson, Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art, and Vasileios Marinis, Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture at the ISM and YDS. Support is provided by the Department of Classics and the Department of the History of Art. 

Zoom lectures begin at 12 noon Eastern Time
[Registration and viewing link coming soon]

11 September 2020
Visual Epitome in Late Antique Art
Jaś Elsner, University of Oxford
Respondent: Maria Doerfler, Yale

9 October 2020
Visual Mastery of the Hippodrome?: Rethinking the Imperial Image in Byzantium
Paroma Chatterjee, University of Michigan
Respondent: Jacqueline Jung, Yale

13 November 2020
Everlasting Monument [արձան մշտնջենաւոր]: Ani Cathedral and its Contexts
Christina Maranci, Tufts University
Respondent: Vasileios Marinis, Yale

11 December 2020
What do Mosaics Want? Or, Wall Mosaics and the Space between Viewer and Viewed
Liz James, University of Sussex
Respondent: Robert S. Nelson, Yale

8 January 2021
The Nativity Church in Bethlehem in the Light of Recent Restorations
Michele Bacci, University of Fribourg
Respondent: Ariel Fine, Yale 

12 February 2021
From Domestic to Divine: The Mosaics of Late Antique Syria
Sean Leatherbury, University College, Dublin
Respondent: Örgü Dalgıç, Yale

12 March 2021
Africa in Late Antiquity: Faith, Politics, and Commerce between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea
Andrea Achi, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Respondent: Felicity Harley, Yale

9 April 2021
Auro, argento, aere perennius: Byzantine Art in and through Coins 4th–15th Centuries  
Cécile Morrisson, CNRS and Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
Respondent: Benjamin Dieter R. Hellings, Yale

More information can be found here.


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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