CFP: Renovatio in the East Roman & Byzantine World, 395-1453 (Leeds 2015)

Call for Papers Renovatio in the East Roman & Byzantine World, 395-1453 Proposed Sponsored Sessions at the Leeds International Medieval Congress, 6-9 July 2015 Deadline: 20 September 2014 A blurred program of reform presented as renewal, renovatio was an extremely important concept for the Classical Roman Empire, and remained so for the entire history ofContinue reading “CFP: Renovatio in the East Roman & Byzantine World, 395-1453 (Leeds 2015)”

Call for papers: Miracles and Wonders in Antiquity and Byzantium

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Miracles and Wonders in Antiquity and Byzantium University of Cyprus, 16-18 October 2014 Tales of miracle and wonder decorate both ancient and Byzantine literature and seem to have had a great impact upon ancient and Byzantine thought. A strong interest in the wondrous is already apparent in the works of Homer and Hesiod. However, a moreContinue reading “Call for papers: Miracles and Wonders in Antiquity and Byzantium”

Current Exhibition: Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

Washington, National Gallery, West Building Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections October 6 2013- March 2 2014 In 330 Emperor Constantine the Great moved the capital of the Roman Empire from Italy some thousand miles to the east, near the site of the ancient Greek city of Byzantium on the Bosphorus StraitContinue reading “Current Exhibition: Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections”

Kings Launch “Sharing Ancient Wisdoms” Project

Kings College London have launched their Sharing Ancient Wisdoms project, which is publishing several texts of interest to Medievalists/Byzantinists. For more details see: http://www.ancientwisdoms.ac.uk     Included in the collection: – Gnomological Material in Arabic and in Arabic-Spanish transmission Texts established by Ines Dallaji, Lorenz Nigst, Christoph Storz, Elvira Wakelnig – Arabic Philosophical Compendia and Excerpts ofContinue reading “Kings Launch “Sharing Ancient Wisdoms” Project”