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Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar Series

Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar Series

Autumn 2022

Organisers: Sean Leatherbury & Lynda Mulvin

In-person & Online Series

To attend: register on Zoom here

Picture of flyer for LAB Seminar 

Finbarr Barry Flood (New York University)

From Solomon’s Library to the Louvre: Genealogies of an Islamic Magic-Medicinal Bowl

Monday, 26 September @ 3:00pm  |  Venue: Chester Beatty, Dublin Castle, D02 AD92

Mattia Guidetti (Università di Bologna)

The fate of churches in the aftermath of the Islamic conquest of Syria

Wednesday, 16 November @ 4:00pm  |  Online via Zoom


Anna McSweeney (Trinity College Dublin)

"Marvellous building arising from wisdom." Ceilings from the Alhambra Palace, Granada

Tuesday, 6 December @ 4:00pm  |  Venue: Newman House, St. Stephen’s Green, D02 CC99  |  Online option via Zoom

  • 24 May 2022: Fabian Stroth (Freiburg), Slouching towards Byzantium: What do we really know about the Church of St. Polyeuktos in Constantinople?
  • 3 May 2022: Ivana Jevtić (Koç Üniversitesi, Istanbul, South annex of the Kalenderhane mosque (the Church of the Virgin Kyriotissa) in Istanbul and its frescoes
  • 19 April 2022: Shannon Steiner (Binghamton), Clever with their hands: Artistic virtuosity as an instrument of Byzantine imperial power
  • 5 April 2022: Paweł Nowakowski (Warsaw), Parallel universes or shared environment? Testing different scenarios for the co-existence of Greek and Syriac epigraphies in early Byzantium
  • 1 March 2022: Vera-Simone Schulz (KHI Florence), Architecture, objects, and ornamentation: Transmaterial dynamics between the Middle East, East Africa and the Mediterranean
  • 8 February 2022: Mohan Deng (Dublin), Who can lead the Church? The crowd and episcopal leadership in Theodoret’s Ecclesiastical History
  • 30 November 2021: Rebecca Usherwood (Trinity College Dublin), Did Christians erase the names of their persecutors? The case of North Africa
  • 9 November 2021: Nigel Westbrook (University of Western Australia), The city within the city: The Great Palace within the context of Byzantine Constantinople
  • 26 October 2021: Alice Isabella Sullivan (Tufts University), Cladding the sacred in Byzantium and beyond
  • 5 October 2021:  Mikael Muehlbauer (Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies), An Ethiopian “Constantine” in the 12th century: The architecture of the early Zagwe dynasty and monumental ruins

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