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Program, 2006 Winter Symposium

Old Testament in Byzantium

Symposiarchs: Paul Magdalino and Robert Nelson.

Venue: The Meyer Auditorium, the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Dates: December 1–3, 2006

Friday, December 1

Morning session

  • 9:15 am
  • Edward Keenan, Julian Raby and Alice-Mary Talbot
  • Welcoming Remarks
  • 9:30 am
  • Paul Magdalino, University of St. Andrews and Koç University
  • Introduction
  • 10:00 am
  • Claudia Rapp, University of California at Los Angeles
  • "Old Testament Models for Imperial Virtues and Vices"
  • 10:45 am
  • Break
  • 11:00 am
  • Ioli Kalavrezou, Harvard University
  • "Prefiguring the Present, Refiguring the Past.
    Moses and David as Paradigms in the Art of the Macedonian Period."
  • 11:45 am
  • Discussion

12:15 pm Lunch

Afternoon session

  • 1:15 pm
  • Sysse Engberg, University of Copenhagen
  • The Prophetologion"
  • 2:00 pm
  • John Lowden, Courtauld Institute of Art
  • "Octateuch Illustration: Paradigm or Paradox?"
  • 2:45 pm
  • Discussion
  • 3:00 pm
  • Break
  • 3:30 pm
  • Georgi Parpulov, Walters Art Museum
  • "The Psalms and Personal Piety in Byzantium"
  • 4:15 pm
  • Derek Krueger, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • "The Old Testament and Monasticism"
  • 5:00 pm
  • Discussion

Saturday, December 2

Morning session

  • 9:15 am
  • Alexander Alexakis, University of Ioannina
  • "The Old Testament in Byzantine Hagiography"
  • 10:00 am
  • Elizabeth Jeffreys, University of Oxford
  • "Old Testament 'History' and the Byzantine Chronicle"
  • 10:45 am
  • Discussion
  • 11:00 am
  • Break
  • 11:30 am
  • Charlotte Roueché, Kings College London
  • "The Bible in the Byzantine Admonitory Tradition"
  • 12:15 pm
  • Discussion

12:30 pm Lunch

Afternoon session

  • 1:30 pm
  • Robert Ousterhout, University of Illinois
  • "New Temples and New Solomons: The Old Testament in Byzantine Architecture"
  • 2:15 pm
  • Anthony Cutler, Pennsylvania State University
  • "Protoplasts, Patriarchs and Prophets: The Old Testament in Ivory"
  • 3:00 pm
  • Discussion
  • 3:15 pm
  • Break
  • 3:45 pm
  • Ioanna Rapti, Paris
  • Picturing the Law: The world-view of the Old Testament miniatures in the Lectionary of the Armenian prince Het'um II 1286 AD
  • 4:30 pm
  • Ivan Biliarsky, Sofia
  • "Old Testament Models and the State in Early Medieval Bulgaria"
  • 5:15 pm
  • Discussion

7:00 pm Speakers' Dinner at Dumbarton Oaks Refectory

Sunday, December 3

Morning session

  • 10:00 am
  • Nicholas de Lange, Cambridge University
  • "The Greek Bible of the Byzantine Jews"
  • 10:45 am
  • Jane McAuliffe, Georgetown University
  • "Connecting Moses and Muhammad"
  • 11:30 am
  • Discussion
  • 12:00
  • Robert Nelson, Yale University
  • Concluding Remarks

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