Ways of Seeing: UBC's Green College and SFU's Hellenic Centre launch new lecture series on Byzantine art and material culture

October 13, 2022

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.

Series Conveners: Dimitris Krallis, Humanities, and Centre for Hellenic Studies, SFU; and Georgios Makris, Art History, Visual Art and Theory, UBC.

Event Dates: Oct 24Nov 15Jan 26Feb 28Apr 27


Lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.

Time and location

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

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