Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture

2017 Mar 31

Cultural Heritage Across the Christian East

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street

A symposium exploring the challenges of preserving the cultural heritage of the Christian East, with presentations by Michael Danti (American Schools of Oriental Research), Laurent Dissard (University College London), Karel Innemée (University of Amsterdam), and Anton Pritula (Hill Museum and Manuscript Library). Sponsored by the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture and Tufts University.

2017 Apr 07

East of Byzantium Workshop

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street

Mark Dickens (University of Alberta), East Syriac Christianity in the Mongol Empire. Please RSVP here.

2016 Nov 18

East of Byzantium Workshop

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street

Giovanni Ruffini (Fairfield University), Which Nubia and Which Byzantium? Please RSVP here.

2016 Oct 21

East of Byzantium Workshop

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street

Aaron Butts (Catholic University of America), Anti-Jewish Polemic Among Syrian Christians During the First Centuries of Islam. Please RSVP here.

2016 Nov 11

Boston Byzantine Music Festival

(All day)

Location: 

First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden Street

A two-day celebration of Christian and Jewish sacred music, featuring lectures, workshops, and performances by Cappella Clausura, the Holy Cross St. Romanos the Melodist Byzantine Choir, and Kol Arev. Presented by the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture and the New York Life Center for the Study of Hellenism in Pontus and Asian Minor. For tickets and a complete schedule, visit the festival website.

2016 Apr 14

East of Byzantium: Workshop

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street

Studying East of Byzantium, a workshop led by Anthony Eastmond (Courtauld Institute, University of London) meant to introduce students to the study of the Christian East. Papers are pre-circulated, and registration is required; to sign up, and for more information, please visit http://eastofbyzantium.org/events/.

2016 Apr 13

East of Byzantium: Lecture

6:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street

Anthony Eastmond (Courtauld Institute, University of London), East of Byzantium: Shifting Identities and New Approaches. With response by Anthony Kaldellis (Ohio State University). This is the inaugural event in a new partnership between the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, that explores the cultures of the eastern frontier of the Byzantine empire in the late antique and medieval periods.

2016 May 04

Medieval Studies-Jaharis Center Lecture in Byzantine Studies

6:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club

Cecily Hilsdale (McGill University), Worldliness in Byzantium and Beyond: Manuscript Materiality and Byzantine Materialism. Co-sponsored by the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross. Reception to follow.

2015 Nov 13

The Boston Byzantine Music Festival

(All day)

Location: 

Hellenic College Holy Cross

Free lectures and workshop, as well as concerts highlighting the influence of Byzantine music on modern and contemporary music in the East and West. Sponsored by the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture and the New York Life Center for the Study of Hellenism in Pontus and Asia Minor. For ticketing information and complete program, visit the festival website.

2015 Nov 17

Medieval Studies-Jaharis Center Lecture in Byzantine Studies

6:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club

Derek Krueger (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Lamenting Eden: Placing Adam, Eve, and Humanity in Byzantine Hymns. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture.

2015 Apr 16

Trading Places: Byzantium and the Mediterranean World in the Late Middle Ages

(All day)

Location: 

Sackler Museum Auditorium, Harvard Art Museums, and First Church Cambridge

A two-day symposium. Keynote address by David Abulafia (Cambridge University) on Thursday, 6:00 pm, Sackler Auditorium, with panels at Sackler Auditorium on Friday morning and afternoon. Followed by a handling session on medieval coins at the Harvard Art Museums, and a closing reception and concert at First Church Cambridge featuring Natasha Roule, the Hellenic College Byzantine Choir, and Sephardic music ensemble… Read more about Trading Places: Byzantium and the Mediterranean World in the Late Middle Ages