Mosaic, Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem. Photo: Liz James
The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce the next lecture in its 2022–2023 lecture series.
The ‘theology of icons’ is well-discussed in Byzantine Studies: the role that religious images played in Byzantine life; the relationships between the icon, the worshipper and the divine; debates about the representation of the divine. How do these ideas play out with mosaics however, which are not easy to understand as live lines of communication with the divine in the same way that icons (when understood as panel paintings) are? How can we think about mosaics as icons, or is this the wrong question?
Liz James is a Professor of Art History at the University of Sussex
Advance registration required at https://maryjahariscenter.org/events/responding-icons-and-miraculous-images
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Harvard University Standing Committee on Medieval Studies. Contact Brandie Ratliff (email@example.com), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.
2 thoughts on “Online Lecture: Responding Icons and Miraculous Images? Is There a Theology for Mosaics? by Liz James, 9 February 2023, 12:00pm EST”
Hello, will the on-line lecture for the ‘Miraculous Images’ on Thursday 9th Feb, be recorded for viewing at a later time please. I’ve registered but am unable to watch it it at that time.
Can I get a copy of the lecture?
It says EST Eastern Standard Time?
what time in England or is this a mistake?