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Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar Series

Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar Series

Spring 2023

Organisers: Sean Leatherbury

In-person & Online Series

Picture of flyer for LAB Seminar 

Armin Bergmeier (Leipzig) 

The Churches of Mani, Reuse, and the Byzantine Chancel Screen

Tuesday, 2 May @ 4:00pm  |  Online


Amanda Kelly (UCD) 

The Icon Kisses Back: 14th-century donor images in the chapel of Profitis Ilias in Skaloti (Sfakia, Crete)

Tuesday, 23 May @ 4:00pm  |  Venue: J004, Newman Building, UCD, Belfield D4  |  Online option

  • 6 Dec 2022: Anna McSweeney (Trinity College Dublin), "Marvellous building arising from wisdom." Ceilings from the Alhambra Palace, Granada
  • 16 Nov 2022: Mattia Guidetti (Università di Bologna), The fate of churches in the aftermath of the Islamic conquest of Syria
  • 26 Sep 2022: Finbarr Barry Flood (New York University), From Solomon’s Library to the Louvre: Genealogies of an Islamic Magic-Medicinal Bowl
  • 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 Apr 2022: Shannon Steiner (Binghamton), Clever with their hands: Artistic virtuosity as an instrument of Byzantine imperial power
  • 5 Apr 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 Mar 2022: Vera-Simone Schulz (KHI Florence), Architecture, objects, and ornamentation: Transmaterial dynamics between the Middle East, East Africa and the Mediterranean
  • 8 Feb 2022: Mohan Deng (Dublin), Who can lead the Church? The crowd and episcopal leadership in Theodoret’s Ecclesiastical History
  • 30 Nov 2021: Rebecca Usherwood (Trinity College Dublin), Did Christians erase the names of their persecutors? The case of North Africa
  • 9 Nov 2021: Nigel Westbrook (University of Western Australia), The city within the city: The Great Palace within the context of Byzantine Constantinople
  • 26 Oct 2021: Alice Isabella Sullivan (Tufts University), Cladding the sacred in Byzantium and beyond
  • 5 Oct 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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