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Ways of Seeing: UBC's Green College and SFU's Hellenic Centre launch new lecture series on Byzantine art and material culture
What can we learn from the study of a distant premodern culture today? Where does the Roman polity that we call Byzantium stand within the wider medieval world, and how does its place in our imagination shape the way we study Byzantine monuments, objects and sites? This thematic lecture series provides a venue for presenting cutting-edge and innovative research by scholars of Byzantine art, archaeology and material culture. In particular, it seeks to contribute to wider discussions across UBC, SFU, the wider academic community and the wider public about the cultural heritage and the underrepresented cultures of the medieval world before the age of European colonialism. Given the recent turn towards the Global Middle Ages in medieval studies, we have invited scholars who examine Byzantium and its material culture in an international context and acknowledge the necessity of placing the Byzantine in dialogue with other premodern societies in and beyond the Mediterranean.
Together, UBC's Green College and SFU's SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies will co-host a new lecture series which brings together exciting and important voices in the field of Byzantine studies to showcase the rich variety of disciplinary approaches in the field and to engage critically with a diverse range of topics.
- October 24, 2022: Andrea Achi (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
- November 16, 2022: Evan Freeman (University of Regensburg)
- January 26, 2023: Liz James (University of Sussex)
- February 28, 2023: Holger A. Klein (Columbia University)
- April 27, 2023: Fotini Kondyli (University of Virginia)
Lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.
Time and location
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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