Vasileios Marinis (Yale University), Death and the Fate of the Soul in Byzantium: Theologies, Liturgies, Images. Co-sponsored by the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture of Hellenic College Holy Cross.
CGIS South (1730 Cambridge Street) and the Barker Center (12 Quincy Street)
A two-day symposium exploring the long, rich, and complex history of Christian beliefs, institutions, and communities in Africa between Late Antiquity and the seventeenth century CE, bringing together an international group of researchers in medieval studies, African studies, Byzantine studies, archeology, book history, and the history of religion.
Keynote address on Thursday, 2 November (5:00 pm) in CGIS S020 by Stephen Davis, Professor of Religious Studies and History at Yale University and director of the Yale Monastic Archeology Project. Reception to follow. On Friday, 3...
Blurred Boundaries: Defining "The West" in Medieval Studies: a panel discussion exploring the variety and complexity of "western-ness" in medieval European, Middle Eastern, and Eurasian societies, and how notions of "west" and "east" were assumed, maintained, and transgressed across the medieval world. Chaired by Stephen Mitchell (Harvard University), with presentations by... Read more about Mahindra Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar
A roundtable discussion marking the publication of Donald Ostrowski and Christian Raffensperger's Portraits of Medieval Eastern Europe (Routledge, 2017) and Christian Raffensperger's Kingdom of Rus' (Arc-Humanities, 2017), with presentations by Florin Curta (University of Florida), Inés Garcia de la Puente (Boston University), Donald Ostrowski (Harvard University), and Christian Raffensperger (Wittenberg University). Co-sponsored by the Early Slavic Studies Seminar of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room), 12 Quincy Street
A two-day symposium exploring the process by which scholars came to see "Byzantium" as distinct from its Roman predecessor and medieval contemporaries, the scholarly practices and contemporary concerns that shaped how early modern scholars studied the "Byzantine" past, and how the historical context of Byzantium’s emergence continues to shape the discipline of Byzantine studies today.
Keynote address on Thursday, 26 October (5:00 pm) by Anthony Grafton (Princeton University), followed by a public reception. Sessions all day Friday, featuring presentations by Shane Bobrycki (...