Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar Series

Spring 2022

Organisers: Sean Leatherbury & Lynda Mulvin

Online Series: Tuesdays

To attend: register on Zoom here

Picture of flyer for LAB Seminar 


8 February at 2:00pm
Mohan Deng (Dublin), Who can lead the Church? The crowd and episcopal leadership in Theodoret’s Ecclesiastical History

22 February at 4:00pm
Fabian Stroth (Freiburg), Slouching towards Byzantium: What do we really know about the Church of St. Polyeuktos in Constantinople?

1 March, at 4:00pm
Vera-Simone Schulz (KHI Florence), Architecture, objects, and ornamentation: Transmaterial dynamics between the Middle East, East Africa and the Mediterranean

5 April at 4:00pm
Paweł Nowakowski (Warsaw), Parallel universes or shared environment? Testing different scenarios for the co-existence of Greek and Syriac epigraphies in early Byzantium

19 April at 4:00pm
Shannon Steiner (Binghamton), Clever with their hands: Artistic virtuosity as an instrument of Byzantine imperial power

3 May at 2:00pm
Ivana Jevtić (Koç Üniversitesi, Istanbul, South annex of the Kalenderhane mosque (the Church of the Virgin Kyriotissa) in Istanbul and its frescoes


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