Online Lecture, Visions of Heaven and Hell: Byzantine Apocalyptic in the Seventh Century and Beyond, by Bronwen Neil (Macquarie University), November 4th 2020, 10:00–11:30 am (UK)

Bronwen Neil is is Professor of Ancient History at Macquarie University and member of the Macquarie University Ancient Cultures Research Centre. The Byzantine Worlds Seminar provides a venue for exploring the material and intellectual entanglements between the medieval worlds of the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. It is supported by the CentreContinue reading “Online Lecture, Visions of Heaven and Hell: Byzantine Apocalyptic in the Seventh Century and Beyond, by Bronwen Neil (Macquarie University), November 4th 2020, 10:00–11:30 am (UK)”

Online Lecture: Rethinking Byzantine Masculinities: Gender, Sexuality, Emotions, Devotion

Derek Krueger, Mark Masterson, Claudia Rapp, Shaun Tougher (30 October 2020 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Time) Rethinking Byzantine Masculinities: Gender, Sexuality, Emotions, Devotion, Derek Krueger, Mark Masterson, Claudia Rapp, Shaun Tougher For the past five decades, Byzantinists have explored gender and sexuality. More recent work has turned to gendered emotions and religious devotion. While much of this researchContinue reading “Online Lecture: Rethinking Byzantine Masculinities: Gender, Sexuality, Emotions, Devotion”

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

New Publication: Venetian and Ottoman Heritage in the Aegean: The Bailo House in Chalcis, Greece, edited by Nikos Kontogiannis & Stefania Skartsis

This book tells the astonishing story of a secular building and its inhabitants over six centuries and four successive civilizations. The Bailo House was constructed as a public loggia in the 14th century by Venetian officials in their Aegean colony of Negroponte on the Byzantine island of Euripos. Italian designs were followed and copied in the style of the lagoon’s palaces, digging the foundations through the earlier Byzantine layers.

CONFERENCE: Pantokrator 900: Cultural Memories of a Byzantine Complex (August 7-10 2018), ANAMED Istanbul

CONFERENCE: Pantokrator 900: Cultural Memories of a Byzantine Complex, 7-10 August 2018, ANAMED Istanbul The Christ Pantokrator Complex (Zeyrek Camii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) that included the mausoleum of the imperial dynasty, a monastery, a hospital, an orphanage, a home of the elderly and a poorhouse was founded in 1118 by Empress Piroska-Eirene and EmperorContinue reading “CONFERENCE: Pantokrator 900: Cultural Memories of a Byzantine Complex (August 7-10 2018), ANAMED Istanbul”

CFP: ‘Hurt and healing: people, texts, and material culture in the Eastern Mediterranean’ – 19th Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies (University of Birmingham) (deadline 21st April 2018)

Hurt and Healing: people, texts, and material culture in the Eastern Mediterranean’. The 19th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium 2nd June 2018 The Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 19th Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. The concepts of hurt,Continue reading “CFP: ‘Hurt and healing: people, texts, and material culture in the Eastern Mediterranean’ – 19th Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies (University of Birmingham) (deadline 21st April 2018)”

Call for Papers Journal of Icon Studies Deadline 01/06/2018

The Journal of Icon Studies is now accepting submissions for its second issue, scheduled for online publication in December 2018. We welcome contributions from scholars working across a wide disciplinary range, including art history, literature and film, religious studies, gender and cultural studies, history and anthropology, conservation and museum studies. The Journal of Icon StudiesContinue reading “Call for Papers Journal of Icon Studies Deadline 01/06/2018”

CONF: Il Pallio di San Lorenzo (Florence, 1-2 Feb 18)

Florence, Opificio delle Pietre Dure / Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, February 1 – 02, 2018 Il Pallio di San Lorenzo: Dopo il restauro e prima del suo ritorno a Genova Workshop This workshop focuses on the so-called ‘Pallio di San Lorenzo’, a thirteenth-century Byzantine textile given to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Genoa withinContinue reading “CONF: Il Pallio di San Lorenzo (Florence, 1-2 Feb 18)”

The Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminars (Oxford, 18 Jan-8 Mar 18)

Oxford, January 18 – March 8, 2018 Deadline: Mar 8, 2018 The Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar Hilary Term 2018, weeks 1–8 Thursdays 11–12:30 Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Oxford First Floor Seminar Room