Conference: Experiencing Death in Byzantium (Newcastle, 29 May 2015)

This single day conference will consider the extent to which we can approach the individual experiences surrounding death in Byzantium and the relevance they have for our knowledge of Byzantine self-understanding. How can we approach experiences that played tangible social roles and yet were so irreducible to literal language and meaning that they remained couchedContinue reading “Conference: Experiencing Death in Byzantium (Newcastle, 29 May 2015)”

Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at NYC Byzantine Studies conference

As part of its ongoing commitment to Byzantine studies, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 41st Annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be held in New York City, October 22–25, 2015. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies. SessionContinue reading “Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at NYC Byzantine Studies conference”

Call for papers: Graduate Student Conference on Byzantine Studies (Brookline, MA, 18 April 2015)

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture and the Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Chair of Byzantine Studies at Hellenic College invite proposals for the 2015 Graduate Student Conference on Byzantine Studies, which will be held at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA on April 18, 2015. Brookline is located just outsideContinue reading “Call for papers: Graduate Student Conference on Byzantine Studies (Brookline, MA, 18 April 2015)”

Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture Grants (deadline 15 Feb 2015)

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 grant competition. Our grants reflect the Mary Jaharis Center’s commitment to fostering the field of Byzantine studies through the support of graduate students and early career researchers and faculty. Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Development Grants target graduate students who have completedContinue reading “Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture Grants (deadline 15 Feb 2015)”

Funding: Sophia Research Studentship in Byzantine Studies

Deadline: 1 April 2015 Thanks to the generosity of the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, the Hellenic Foundation, and an anonymous donor, the Centre for Hellenic Studies is pleased to announce a studentship in the field of Byzantine Studies, tenable in any department of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at King’s College London for upContinue reading “Funding: Sophia Research Studentship in Byzantine Studies”

New Journal: Convivium. Exchanges and Interactions in the Arts of Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and Mediterranean

New Journal: Convivium. Exchanges and Interactions in the Arts of Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and Mediterranean (Seminarium Kondakovianum Series Nova) Deadline for Article Submission: March and November each year Convivium restarts and continues the glorious Seminarium Kondakovianum, the journal of the institute founded in memory of Nikodim Kondakov in 1927, which represented the desire to maintain andContinue reading “New Journal: Convivium. Exchanges and Interactions in the Arts of Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and Mediterranean”

Call for Papers: Epigrams on Art in Byzantium (Kalamazoo 2015)

Call for Papers: Epigrams on Art in Byzantium 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, 14-17 May 2015 Deadline: 15 September 2014 Organizer and presider: Dr. Ivan Drpić, University of Washington, Seattle Sponsor: Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture Papers are invited for Epigrams on Art in Byzantium, a Mary Jaharis CenterContinue reading “Call for Papers: Epigrams on Art in Byzantium (Kalamazoo 2015)”

Lectures: Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar, Oxford

Trinity Term 2014, Thursdays 11-12:30 St John’s College, New Seminar Room 1 May   Prof. Wolfgang Hahn (University of Vienna; OCBR Visiting Professor), Some remarks on the Byzantine issues of the Roman mint during the 8th century 8 May   Prof. Andrew Wilson (All Souls), The nymphs and palms of late Roman Aphrodisias 15 MayContinue reading “Lectures: Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar, Oxford”

Lecture: Deserts, Rivers and Mountains: Nature and Divinity in Byzantine Pilgrimage Art, Brookline, MA

Dr. Anastasia Drandaki (Benaki Museum) considers the role of natural landscape in Byzantine pilgrimage art. A pilgrimage was born of the believer’s longing to be in a locus sanctus (holy place), to see and touch and imitate holy persons, treading in their very footsteps.  Pilgrims themselves express this in their journals, describing step by stepContinue reading “Lecture: Deserts, Rivers and Mountains: Nature and Divinity in Byzantine Pilgrimage Art, Brookline, MA”

Publication News: New Light on Old Glass: Recent Research on Byzantine Glass and Mosaics

This new publication brings together a range of leading scholars from around the world to discuss the most recent research in the field of Byzantine glass and mosaics in an interdisciplinary context – ranging from art history to physics and Byzantine studies. New Light on Old Glass explores how mosaics are perhaps the most outstanding examplesContinue reading “Publication News: New Light on Old Glass: Recent Research on Byzantine Glass and Mosaics”