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Scholarly Activities in Byzantine Studies


Awards for Students

Advanced undergraduate and graduate students may apply for Bliss Symposium Awards to support attendance at the annual Byzantine Studies symposium.

Upcoming Events

Greek Summer School

July 1–26, 2024 | Alexandros Alexakis (University of Ioannina) and Stratis Papaioannou (University of Crete)

Byzantine Studies Colloquium

November 15, 2024 | Georgios Makris and Maroula Perisanidi, Colloquiarchs

Byzantine Studies Symposium

April 25–26, 2025 | Byzantine Studies symposium exploring issues such as identity, authority, ethnicity, race, belonging, and memory among medieval Christian communities in Africa.,

Past Events

2020s

2024

The Byzantine Portrait: Personhood and Representation

April 19–20, 2024 | Byzantine Studies Symposium; Benjamin Anderson and Ivan Drpić, Symposiarchs

Trade, Treasures, Turmoil, and the End of Late Antiquity

 February 24, 2024 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Day

India on the Red Sea: The Early Byzantine Awareness of East Africa and South Arabia

February 15, 2024 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture

2023

The Ethical Museum: Reflections on Cultural Mission and Civic Responsibility in a Changing Landscape

November 9, 2023 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture

Armenian Scholars in Byzantium and Byzantine Scholarship in Armenian

November 3, 2023 | Byzantine Study Colloquium; Emilio Bonfiglio, Colloquiarch

2023 Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Coptic and Syriac Summer School

July 10–August 4, 2023 | Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML)

Coins and Seals Summer Program

June 5–16, 2023 | Princeton University Library, Dumbarton Oaks, and Library of Congress

Ancient Histories and History Writing in New Rome: Traditions, Innovations, and Uses

May 5-6, 2023 | Byzantine Studies Symposium; Leonora Neville and Jeffrey Beneker, Symposiarchs

Friend, Foe, or Something in Between

March 4, 2023 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Day

2022

Special Series: From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine: Virtual Conversations on History, Art, and Cultural Heritage
April through December, 2022 | A Lecture Series co-organized by Dumbarton Oaks in collaboration with North of Byzantium and Connected Central European Worlds, 1500–1700

Taste, Social Class, and Oriental Carpet Design in the Eighteenth-Century Cossack Hetmanate

December 15, 2022 | From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Halyna Kohut

Anna Yaroslavna, Queen of France, in History and in Ukrainian Imagination

December 1, 2022 | From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Talia Zajac

Historical Memory

November 16, 2022 | From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine | Byzantine Studies Roundtable, Svitlana Olianina, Danylo Sudyn, and Alexandra Vukovich

Dynastic Jewels: A Late Antique Rhetoric of Treasure and Adornment

November 10, 2022 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Cecily J. Hilsdale

The Hypapante between East and West: Liturgical themes and iconography of the Gospel event and feast of the Presentation of Christ Child in the Temple

October 28, 2022 | Byzantine Study Colloquium; Mary B. Cunningham, Francesca Dell’Acqua, and Fr. Damaskinos Olkinuora, Colloquiarchs

Changing Climates, Changing Histories: Perspectives from the Humanities

October 21–22, 2022 | A symposium organized by the Directors’ Office and the programs of Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian Studies.

The Sovereign's Image and its Site-Specificity in Kyivan Rus'

October 13, 2022 | From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Nazar Kozak

Displaced Cultural Heritage

September 29, 2022 | From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine | Byzantine Studies Roundtable; Anna E. Kijas, Waldemar Deluga, and Elizabeth Bolman

The Image of the Mother of God on Byzantine Lead Seals: Ubiquitous Presence/ Rare Selection

September 23, 2022 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, John Cotsonis (His Grace Bishop Joachim of Amissos)

Reading the Image of Prince Volodymyr Sviatoslavych in Seventeenth-Century Kyiv

September 8, 2022 | From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Maria Grazia Bartolini

2022 Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Syriac and Armenian Summer School

July 11–August 5, 2022 | Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML)

Byzantine Greek Summer School

July 5–29, 2022 | Alexandros Alexakis, University of Ioannina, and Stratis Papaioannou, University of Crete

Endangered Monuments: A lecture on the endangered cultural monuments of Kyivan Rus

July 28, 2022 | From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Alina Kondratiuk  and Özlem Eren, respondent Robert G. Ousterhout

Mazepa's Women Before and After Poltava

July 07, 2022 | From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Dr. Liudmyla Sharipova

Medieval Origins and Modern Constructs, Rus –Ukraine –Russia

June 16, 2022 | From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Dr. Christian Raffensperger

The Cathedral of St. Sophia, Kyiv  

June 8, 2022 | From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine | A round table discussion with Thomas Dale, Ioli Kalavrezou, and Sofia Korol'

The Holy Rus’: Concept and Religious Art with Political Connotations

May 19, 2022 | From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Dr. Mariana Levytska

Byzantine Missions: Meaning, Nature, and Extent

April 29–30, 2022 | Byzantine Studies Symposium

Lacunae of Art History and Kyiv’s Visual Culture

April 22, 2022 | From Kyivan Rus’ to Modern Ukraine | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Olenka Z Pevny

The Gold of Banjska

March 24, 2022 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Ivan Drpić

From Individual Stories to Imperial Policy: Seals and the Reign of Basil II

March 17, 2022 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Jonathan Shea

From Syria to Xi'an: Syriac along the Silk Road

February 26, 2022 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Day

2021

Worth Their Weight in Gold: The Significance of Lead Seals to Byzantine Studies

October 28, 2021 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Alicia Walker

Seals and Society in the Medieval World

October 29, 2021 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak, Eric McGeer, and Jonathan Shea, Colloquiarchs

Slaying the Dragon: Byzantine Survivals in the Greek War for Independence

October 2, 2021 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Nikos Panou; Cosponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, University of California, Los Angeles

2021 Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Syriac and Armenian Summer School

July 12–August 6, 2021 | Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, directed by Salam Rassi, Alberto Rigolio, Jesse Siragan Arlen, and Abraham Terian

2021 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

June 28–July 23, 2021 | Alan Stahl and Jonathan Shea

On Being Conquered in Byzantium

April 16–17, 2021 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Adam J. Goldwyn, Symposiarch

The Concept and Experience of Holy Wisdom in Hagia Sophia

April 1, 2021 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Bissera Pentcheva

Whose Byzantium? Identity, Ownership, and Legacy

February 27, 2021 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Day

2020

“The chatter, dialogue, and squabble of the Byzantine corridors of power”: Writing History in the Aftermath of Mantzikert (1071)

November 18, 2020 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Eric McGeer

People and Power in Byzantium

November 5–6, 2020 | Byzantine Studies Virtual Colloquium, Claudia Rapp, Colloquiarch

Rethinking Byzantine Masculinities: Gender, Sexuality, Emotions, Devotion

October 30, 2020 | Byzantine Studies Webinar, Claudia Rapp and Derek Krueger, Organizers

Hagia Sophia: The History of the Building and the Building in History

September 1, 2020 | Byzantine Studies Webinar

2020 Byzantine Greek Summer School

June 29–July 25, 2020 | Alexandros Alexakis, University of Ioannina, and Stratis Papaioannou, University of Crete

Byzantine Missions: Meaning, Nature, and Extent

CANCELLED | April 24–25, 2020 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Sergey Ivanov and Andrea Sterk, Symposiarchs

Virtue and Politics: A Byzantine Debate

CANCELLED | March 26, 2020 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Dimiter Angelov

2010s

2019

In Honor of Cécile Morrisson: Byzantine History through Coins and Seals

December 4, 2019

The Insular Worlds of Byzantium

November 15, 2019 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium

Spheres of Influence: Byzantine Art in the Global Middle Ages

November 14, 2019 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Helen C. Evans

2019 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

July 1–26, 2019 | Alan Stahl and Jonathan Shea

2019 Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Coptic and Syriac Summer School

July 7–August 2, 2019 | Robert Kitchen, Sergey Minov, Alin Suciu, and Victor Ghica

Processions: Urban Ritual in Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

April 12–13, 2019 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Leslie Brubaker and Nancy Ševčenko, Symposiarchs  

Resourcing Archives: New Research on Old Data—Reception and Formation in Late Antique Syria-Palestine

March 29, 2019 | Byzantine Studies Workshop, Konstantina Karterouli, Gideon Avni, and Alan Walmsley, Organizers  

Gift-Giving and Donation in the Medieval World

February 9, 2019 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Day

From the Fall of Rome to Byzantium: New Light from DNA, Ice Cores, and Harvard’s Science of the Human Past

May 1, 2019 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Michael McCormick, Harvard University

Mary, a Multivalent Figure and the Mother of All

January 24, 2019 | Juggling the Middle Ages and Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Ioli Kalavrezou, Harvard University

2018

The Virgin and the Juggler: Mary East and West

November 8, 2018 | Juggling the Middle Ages and Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Annemarie Weyl Carr, Southern Methodist University

2018 Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Syriac Summer School

July 2–August 3, 2018 | Alberto Rigolio, Princeton University, and Jeffrey Wickes, Saint Louis University

2018 Byzantine Greek Summer School

July 2–27, 2018 | Alice-Mary Talbot, Dumbarton Oaks, and Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University

The Diagram Paradigm: Byzantium, the Islamic World, and the Latin West

April 20–21, 2018 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Jeffrey F. Hamburger, David Roxburgh, and Linda Safran, Symposiarchs

The Outsider in Byzantium

February 17, 2018 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Day

2017

The Byzantine Neighborhood: Urban Space and Political Action

November 17, 2017 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Benjamin Anderson and Fotini Kondyli, Colloquiarchs

Byzantium, the Arabs, and the Rise of Islam: Colloquium in Memory of Irfan Shahîd (1926–2016)

October 13, 2017 | Georgetown University and Dumbarton Oaks, Emma Gannagé, Colloquiarch

2017 Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Syriac and Armenian Summer Schools

July 10–August 12, 2017 | Kristian Heal, Brigham Young University, Sergio LaPorta, Fresno State University, Michael Pifer, University of Michigan, and Salam Rassi, American University of Beirut; Dumbarton Oaks and the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

2017 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

July 3–28, 2017 | Eurydice Georganteli and Jonathan Shea

Rethinking Empire

April 21–22, 2017 | Byzantine Studies Symposium

At the Center of Empire

February 25, 2017 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Fellows’ Day

2016

Monumental Painting in Byzantium and Beyond: New Perspectives

November 4, 2016 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Ivan Drpić and Tolga Uyar, Colloquiarchs

An Uneasy Relation: Byzantium and the Nomads

October 13, 2016 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Florin Curta, University of Florida

2016 Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Syriac Summer School

July 10–August 6, 2016 | Scott Johnson, University of Oklahoma, and Adam McCollum, University of Vienna; Dumbarton Oaks and the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

2016 Byzantine Greek Summer School

July 5–29, 2016 | Alexander Alexakis, University of Ioannina, and Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University

Worlds of Byzantium

April 22–23, 2016 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Elizabeth S. Bolman, Scott F. Johnson, and Jack Tannous, Symposiarchs

Graduate Student Workshop in Medieval Studies

March 2016

From Olympus to the Streets of Constantinople: The Byzantine Retirement of the Ancient Gods

March 3, 2016 | Public Lecture, Anthony Kaldellis. National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall

Discovering Byzantine Lives: Evidence in Texts, Images, and Material Culture

February 20, 2016 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Fellows’ Day

The Afterlives of Alexander in the Byzantine World

February 11, 2016 | Panel Discussion, Ioli Kalavrezou, Dimitris Kastritsis, and Jonathan Shea; Michael Mass moderating. National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall

2015

Climate, Ecology, and Mobility in the History of the Eurasian Steppe Nomads

December 9, 2015 | Inter-Program Lecture, Nicola Di Cosmo, Institute for Advanced Study

Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Humanities

November 13, 2015 | Byzantine Studies 75th Anniversary Discussion

Saint Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai and Its Hidden Manuscript Treasures

October 1, 2015 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Claudia Rapp, University of Vienna

2015 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

July 6–31, 2015 | Eric McGeer and Vasiliki Penna

The Holy Apostles

April 24–26, 2015 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Margaret Mullett and Robert Ousterhout, Symposiarchs

Byzantium’s Eastern Frontier

February 28, 2015 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Fellows' Day, Scott Johnson and Jonathan Shea, Organizers

2014

Managing Emotion: Passions, Emotions, Affects, and Imaginings in Byzantium

December 12-13, 2014 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium

Ancients and Moderns: Reconsidering Style in the Visual Arts of Late Antiquity

September 25, 2014, at 6:15 p.m. | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Sarah E. Bassett, University of Indiana, Bloomington

2014 Byzantine Greek Summer School

July 7–August 1, 2014 | Alice-Mary Talbot, Dumbarton Oaks, and Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University

Knowing Bodies, Passionate Souls: Sense Perceptions in Byzantium

April 25–27, 2014 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Susan Ashbrook Harvey and Margaret Mullett, Symposiarchs

Center and Periphery: Byzantine Capitals outside Byzantium

March 29, 2014 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Fellows' Day, Scott Johnson and Jonathan Shea, Organizers

Witnessing Byzantium: The Greek Perspective

January 16, 2014 | Public Lecture, Sharon E. J. Gerstel, West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art

2013

Visualizing Community: City and Village in Byzantine Greece

November 15–16, 2013 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Robert Ousterhout and Margaret Mullett, Colloquiarchs

2013 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

July 8–August 2, 2013 | Cécile Morrisson and Eric McGeer

New Testament in Byzantium

April 26–28, 2013 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Robert S. Nelson and Derek Krueger, Symposiarchs

“Render unto Caesar”: Coins and Seals in Byzantium

April 13, 2013 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Fellows' Day, Scott Johnson and Jonathan Shea, Organizers

Byzantine Survey Archaeology: Reflections and Approaches

March 29-30, 2013 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Sharon Gerstel and John Haldon, Colloquiarchs

2012

Imperial Radiance: Solar Imagery and Cosmic Order

November 15, 2012 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Ioli Kalavrezou

The (Mis)interpretation of Byzantine Dream Narratives

November 8–10, 2012 | Byzantine Studies Workshop

Conceiving Byzantium: Behind the Scenes at 'Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition'

September 20, 2012 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Helen C. Evans

2012 Byzantine Greek Summer School

June 4–29, 2012 | Alice-Mary Talbot, Dumbarton Oaks, and Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University

Rome Re-Imagined: Byzantine and Early Islamic Africa, ca. 500–800

April 27–29, 2012 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Susan T. Stevens and Jonathan P. Conant, Symposiarchs

Monks, Monasteries, and Monasticism in the Eastern Mediterranean

April 6, 2012 | Byzantine Studies Fellows' Workshop

Pagans, Christians, and Muslims: Mediterranean Transitions

March 31, 2012 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Fellows' Day, Örgü Dalgiç, Scott Johnson, Jonathan Shea, and Jack Tannous, Organizers

The Social Network in Byzantium and its Neighbors

March 16–17, 2012 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Margaret Mullett and Adam Schor, Colloquiarchs

Conversations on Byzantine Archaeology in North America: The Role of the American Overseas Research Centers

January 13–14, 2012

2011

Dialogues in Byzantium: The Long History of a Literary Form

November 10, 2011 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Averil Cameron

A Prince and his Monastery: Isaac Comnenus and the Church of the Virgin Kosmosoteira in Thrace

September 29, 2011 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Nancy Ševčenko

International Standards for Iconography

July 811, 2011 | Byzantine Studies Workshop

2011 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

July 5–29, 2011 | Cécile Morrisson, Eric McGeer, and Vivien Prigent

Saints and Sacred Matter: The Cult of Relics in Byzantium and Beyond

April 29–May 1, 2011 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Cynthia Hahn and Holger Klein, Symposiarchs

After Evagrius: The Controversial Legacy of Evagrius of Pontus

April 15–16, 2011 | Byzantine Studies Round Table, Robin Darling Young and Joel Kalvesmaki, Organizers

Cyprus from Byzantium to the Renaissance

April 1, 2011 | Study Day, Annemarie Weyl Carr, Chair, with the Embassy of the Republic of Cypus

Dumbarton Oaks and the Byzantine Churches of Cyprus

March 31, 2011 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Annemarie Weyl Carr

Cross Talk

March 26, 2011 | Byzantine Studies Teaching Fellows' Day, Örgü Dalgiç and Jack Tannous, Organizers

The Byzantine Self

March 18-19, 2011 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Maria Mavroudi and Stratis Papaioannou, Colloquiarchs

The Many Worlds of Ihor Ševčenko

February 26, 2011 | Byzantine Studies Workshop

Looking into Carolingian Monastic Libraries: Reichenau and St. Gall

February 17, 2011 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Patrick Geary

2010

Cataloguing and Publishing Byzantine Seals in a Digital Age

December 7–9, 2010 | Byzantine Studies Workshop, Margaret Mullett, Gudrun Bühl, Eric McGeer, and Jonathan Shea, Organizers

Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives in a Digital Age

December 2–3, 2010 | Byzantine Studies Workshop, Margaret Mullett and Gunder Varinlioğlu, Organizers

Rhetoric, Ambition, and the Function of the Capella Palatina in Palermo

November 18, 2010 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Beat Brenk

The Songbook of William Villehardouin, Prince of Frankish Greece

November 4, 2010 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, John Haines

Dante and the Greeks

October 1–3, 2010 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Jan Ziolkowski, Organizer

Byzantine Theatron

July 29, 2010

2010 Byzantine Greek Summer School

June 7–July 2, 2010 | Alice-Mary Talbot, Dumbarton Oaks, and Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University/Dumbarton Oaks

Warfare in the Byzantine World

April 30–May 2, 2010 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, John Haldon, Symposiarch

Antioch-on-the-Orontes

April 15, 2010 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Gunnar Brands

Conversations on Byzantine Archaeology in North America

April 9–10, 2010 | John Haldon, Michael McCormick and Margaret Mullett, Organizers

Theology and Social Criticism: Salvian of Marseilles and the End of the Roman Empire in the West

April 1, 2010 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Peter Brown

The Boundaries of Byzantine Friendship

March 5–6, 2010, Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Margaret Mullett and Stratis Papaioannou, Colloquiarchs

Reading and Writing the Qur'an with Riccoldo da Monte di Croce

March 3, 2010 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Thomas Burman

2000s

2009

Light, Surface, Spirit: Phenomenology and Aesthetics in Byzantine Art

November 12–13, 2009 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Ioli Kalavrezou and Bissera Pentcheva, Colloquiarchs

Iconoclasms: Practices of the Past, Interpretations of the Present

September 25–26, 2009 | Byzantine Studies Round Table, Leslie Brubaker and Richard Clay, Organizers

Nectar and Illusion: Nature and Rhetoric in Byzantium

September 23, 2009 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Henry Maguire

2009 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

August 7–31, 2009 | Cécile Morrisson and John Nesbitt

The Art of Stratification: Levels of Discourse in Byzantine Literature

May 14, 2009 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Panagiotis Roilos

Morea: The Land and Its People in the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade

May 1–3, 2009 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Sharon Gerstel, Symposiarch

Climate Change and the Fall of the Roman Empire

April 25, 2009 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Michael McCormick

Climate Change under the Late Roman Empire

April 24–25, 2009 | Byzantine Studies Workshop

The Art of Monasticism: Aesthetic Manifestations of the Angelic Life in Late Antique Upper Egypt

April 23, 2009 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Elizabeth Bolman

How Cunning was El Cid? Arabo-Andalusian hiyal in Medieval Castilian Literature

April 2, 2009 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Luis Girón Negrón

Splashing out of the Bath: The Digital Archimedes Palimpsest

January 29, 2009 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, William Noel

2008

Mont Saint-Michel or Toledo: Greek or Arabic Sources for Medieval European Culture?

October 23, 2008 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Charles Burnett

2008 Byzantine Greek Summer School

June 2–27, 2008 | Alice-Mary Talbot, Dumbarton Oaks, and Stratis Papaioannou, Brown University/Dumbarton Oaks

Trade and Markets in Byzantium

May 2–4, 2008 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Cécile Morrisson, Symposiarch

Excavating Shipwrecks in Constantinople’s Theodosian Harbor

January 17, 2008 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Cemal Pulak

2007

Byzantine Science

December 12, 2007 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Maria Mavroudi

Islam and the Heritage of Late Antiquity

November 14, 2007 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Hugh Kennedy

Byzantine Literature: New Voices and Current Approaches

November 9–10, 2007 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, John Duffy and Stratis Papaioannou, Organizers

From Enrico to Andrea Dandolo: Imitation, Appropriation and Meaning at San Marco in Venice

April 28, 2007 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Henry Maguire and Robert Nelson, Colloquiarchs

Wood, Bone, Iron and Stone: Multidisciplinary Investigations of Daily Life at Late Byzantine Cherson (Crimea)

March 14, 2007 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Adam Rabinowitz

2006

Old Testament in Byzantium

December 1–3, 2006 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Paul Magdalino and Robert Nelson, Symposiarchs

The Virgin's Church at Asinou, Cyprus: A Small Paradise in Time

November 7, 2006 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Annemarie Weyl Carr

Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium

April 28–30, 2006 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Arietta Papaconstantinou and Alice-Mary Talbot, Symposiarchs

The Secret of Liquid Fire—An Early Medieval Terror Weapon

February 16, 2006 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, John Haldon

2005

Romanos the Melode

November 12, 2005 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium

Confessions of a Troglodyte: A Byzantine Settlement in Cappadocia

September 29, 2005 | Byzantine Studies Public Lecture, Robert Ousterhout

Urban and Rural Settlement in Anatolia and the Levant, 500-1000 AD: New Evidence from Archaeology

April 22–24, 2005 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Clive Foss and Johannes Koder, Symposiarchs

Ernst Kitzinger Memorial

March 4–5, 2005 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Henry Maguire and Alice-Mary Talbot, Colloquiarchs

2004

2004 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

July 6–29, 2004 | Cécile Morrisson and John Nesbitt

Egypt and the Byzantine World, 450–700

April 30–May 2, 2004 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Roger Bagnall, Symposiarch

2003

Occult Sciences

November 7-8, 2003 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium

2003 Byzantine Greek Summer School

June 2–27, 2003 | Alexander Alexakis, Richard Stockton College, and Alice-Mary Talbot, Dumbarton Oaks

The Sacred Screen: Origins, Development, and Diffusion

May 9–11, 2003 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Sharon Gerstel and George Majeska, Symposiarchs

Gardens of the Roman Empire

February 14–15, 2003 | Joint Byzantine Studies and Garden and Landscape Studies Colloquium

2002

Byzantine Glass

November 16, 2002 | Byzantine Studies Workshop, Alice-Mary Talbot and David Whitehouse, Organizers

2002 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

July 1–26, 2002 | Cécile Morrisson and John Nesbitt

Realities in the Arts of the Medieval Mediterranean, 800–1500

April 26–28, 2002 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Anthony Cutler and Angeliki Laiou, Symposiarchs

2001

2001 Byzantine Greek Summer School

June 4–29, 2001 | Alice-Mary Talbot, George T. Dennis, and Alexander Alexakis

Late Byzantine Thessalonike

May 4–6, 2001 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Jean-Michel Spieser, Symposiarch

Focus on Byzantine Textiles and Costume: A Workshop on Current Research

Byzantine Studies Workshop, Alice-Mary Talbot, Organizer

2000

2000 Byzantine Greek Summer School

June 5–29, 2000 | Alice-Mary Talbot, George T. Dennis, and Alexander Alexakis

Pilgrimage in the Byzantine Empire, 7th–15th c.

May 5–7, 2000 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Alice-Mary Talbot, Symposiarch

New Insights into Byzantine Monasticism: The Evidence of the Byzantine Monastic Foundation Documents

March 3–4, 2000 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Alice-Mary Talbot, Colloquiarch

1990s

Byzantine Eschatology: Views on Death and the Last Things (8th to 15th Centuries)

April 30–May 2, 1999 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, George Dennis and Ioli Kalavrezou, Symposiarchs

Byzantium in the Medieval World: Monetary Transactions and Exchange

1999 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Alice-Mary Talbot and Cécile Morrisson, Colloquiarchs 

Constantinople: The Fabric of the City

May 1–3, 1998 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Henry Maguire and Robert Ousterhout, Symposiarchs

Computerized Access to Byzantine Saints' Lives: Roundtable on the Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database Project

March 1998 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Alice-Mary Talbot, Colloquiarch 

The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World

May 2–4, 1997 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Angeliki Laiou and Roy Mottahedeh, Symposiarchs

Byzantine Garden Culture

November 2–3, 1996 | Byzantine and Garden and Landscape Studies Colloquium, Henry Maguire and Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, Colloquiarchs

The Balkans and Cyprus in the Light of Recent Surveys and Digs: New Results for Settlement Patterns and Economy in the Byzantine Period (Fourth through Fifteenth Centuries)

Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Angeliki Laiou and Jean-Pierre Sodini, Colloquiarchs

History of Byzantine Literature

Byzantine Studies Roundtable, Alexander Kazhdan and Lee Sherry, Organizers 

Aesthetics and Presentation in Byzantine Literature, Art, and Music

May 3–5, 1996 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, John Duffy, Symposiarch

Women's Space in Byzantium and the Medieval West

March 2–3, 1996 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Henry Maguire, Colloquiarch 

Palestine and Transjordan before Islam

April 28–30, 1995 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Jean-Pierre Sodini, Symposiarch

Materials Analysis of Byzantine Pottery

April 1–2, 1995 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Henry Maguire, Colloquiarch 

Byzantine Court Culture from 829 to 1204

April 22–24, 1994 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Henry Maguire, Symposiarch

Internal Diaspora of the Byzantine Empire

October 1993 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Hélène Ahrweiler and Angeliki Laiou, Colloquiarchs

Byzantine Epigrams Devoted to Works of Art

June 14–July 9, 1993 | Byzantine Studies Seminar 

Byzantium and the Italians, 13th–15th Centuries

April 30–May 2, 1993 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, John Barker and Angeliki E. Laiou, Symposiarchs

Magic and Visual Culture in Byzantium

Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Henry Maguire and Stanley Tambiah, Colloquiarchs

Law and Society in Byzantium, 9th–12th Centuries

May 1–3, 1992 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Dieter Simon, Symposiarch

Gardens and Garden Culture in Byzantium

Autumn 1991 | Byzantine Studies Round Table, Henry Maguire, Organizer

Sexual Relations in Marriage and outside Marriage in Ancient and Medieval Societies: The Issue of Consent

Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Angeliki Laiou, Colloquiarch 

Byzantine Civilization in the Light of Contemporary Scholarship

May 3–5, 1991 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Speros Vryonis, Jr., Symposiarch

The Familiar Stranger: Byzantium in Modern Greece

May 24-6, 1991 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Margaret Alexiou, Colloquiarch

The Holy Image

April 27–29, 1990 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Hans Belting and Herbert Kessler, Symposiarchs

1980s

The Byzantine Family and Household

May 5–7, 1989 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Angeliki Laiou, Symposiarch 

Byzantium and the Caucasus: Confrontation and Interaction between the Empire, Armenia, and Iberia

April 29–May 1, 1988 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Nina G. Garsoïan and Robert W. Thomson, Symposiarchs

Byzantium and Armenia: Reciprocal Influences

November 14, 1987 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium

Mount Athos

May 1–3, 1987 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Nicolas Oikonomides, Symposiarch

Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth-Century Byzantium

May 16–18, 1986 | Byzantine Studies Symposium

Mysticism and Philosophy

November 10-12, 1985 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Isadore Twersky and Robert Thomson, Colloquiarchs

Byzantium and the Barbarians in Late Antiquity

May 3–5, 1985 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Evangelos Chrysos, Symposiarch

Law and Society: Adaptations and Influences of Roman Law in Byzantium and the Medieval West

February 8-9, 1985 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Robert Benson and Angeliki Laiou, Colloquiarchs

Byzantine Art and Literature around the Year 800

April 27–29, 1984 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, David H. Wright, Symposiarch

Philosophy and Mysticism to the Sixteenth Century

November 13-15, 1983 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Giles Constable, Colloquiarch

Byzantine Medicine

April 29–May 1, 1983 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, John Scarborough, Symposiarch

Imperial Symbolism East and West

November 5-7, 1982, Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Robert Benson and Florentine Mütherich, Colloquiarchs 

Continuity and Change in Late Byzantine and Early Ottoman Society

May 14–16, 1982 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Anthony Bryer and Heath Lowry, Symposiarchs

Medieval Bulgaria between East and West (Seventh through Eleventh Century)

November 5–7, 1981 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium 

Art in Norman Sicily

May 1–3, 1981 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Ernst Kitzinger, Symposiarch

Syria and Armenia in the Formative Period

May 9–11, 1980 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Nina G. Garsoïan, Thomas F. Matthews, and Robert W. Thomson, Symposiarchs

1970s

Byzantine Liturgy

May 10–12, 1979 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, John Meyendorff, Symposiarch 

Venetian Mosaics and Their Byzantine Sources

May 11–13, 1978 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Otto Demus, Symposiarch

The Transmission and Reception of Knowledge

May 5–7, 1977 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, John Murdoch, Colloquiarch 

Urban Societies in the Mediterranean World

April 30–May 2, 1976 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, David Herlihy, Symposiarch

Mediterranean Cities

November 18, January 20, February 19, March 9, April 6, April 27, May 11 | Byzantine Studies Seminar, Professor Krekić, Organizer

Monte Cassino

May 1–3, 1975 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Herbert Bloch, Symposiarch

Liturgy and Art

October 31, November 13, January 7, January 17, March 18, April 10 | Byzantine Studies Seminar

Greek Palaeography

June 25-August 2, 1974 | Byzantine Studies Seminar, Linos Politis, Organizer

The Decline of Byzantine Civilization in Asia Minor, Eleventh-Fifteenth Century

May 2–4, 1974 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Speros Vryonis, Jr., Symposiarch

Art, Letters, and Society in Byzantine Provinces

May 3–5, 1973 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Ihor Ševčenko, Symposiarch

Letters of Ignatius the Deacon

Byzantine Studies Seminar, Cyril Mango, Organizer

Readings in Byzantine Greek

Byzantine Studies Seminar, Mrs. Neil Levine, Organizer 

Current Work in Medieval and Byzantine Studies

May 4–5, 1972 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Ernst Kitzinger, William Loerke, Cyril Mango, and Ihor Ševčenko, Symposiarchs 

Byzantine Books and Bookmen

April 29–May 1, 1971 | Byzantine Studies Colloquium, Cyril Mango and Ihor Ševčenko, Colloquiarchs

Byzantium and Sasanian Iran

April 30–May 2, 1970 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Ihor Ševčenko, Symposiarch

1960s

Byzantine Society

May 1–3, 1969 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Peter Charanis, Symposiarch 

After the Fall of Constantinople

May 2–4, 1968 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Kenneth M. Setton, Symposiarch 

Justinian and Eastern Christendom

May 4–6, 1967 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, John Meyendorff, Symposiarch 

The Age of Constantine: Tradition and Innovation

May 5–7, 1966 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Alfred R. Bellinger and Richard Krautheimer, Symposiarchs 

The Byzantine Contribution to Western Art of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

April 29–May 1, 1965 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Ernst Kitzinger and Kurt Weitzmann, Symposiarchs 

The Byzantine Mission to the Slavs: St. Cyril and St. Methodius

May 7–9, 1964 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Francis Dvornik and Roman Jakobson, Symposiarchs 

The Relations between Byzantium and the Arabs

May 2–4, 1963 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Hamilton A. R. Gibb, Symposiarch

The Hellenistic Origins of Byzantine Civilization

May 3–5, 1962 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Romilly J. H. Jenkins, Symposiarch

The History of Byzantine Science

May 4–6, 1961 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Milton V. Anastos, Symposiarch

The Mosaics and Frescoes of the Kariye Djami, Their Cultural and Artistic Background

May 5–7, 1960 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Paul A. Underwood, Symposiarch

1950s

Antioch-on-the-Orontes in the Byzantine Period

April 30–May 2, 1959 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Glanville Downey, Symposiarch

Studies in Byzantine Art

May 1–3, 1958 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Sirarpie Der Nersessian, Symposiarch

Byzantium in the Seventh Century

May 2–4, 1957 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Ernst Kitzinger, Symposiarch 

The Cappadocian Fathers

May 3–4, 1956 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Werner Wilhelm Jaeger, Symposiarch 

Palestine in the Byzantine Period

April 21–23, 1955 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Carl H. Kraeling, Symposiarch 

Byzantine Liturgy and Music

April 29–30, 1954 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, A. M. Friend, Jr., Symposiarch 

The Cultural Era of Constantine Porphyrogenitus

April 30–May 2, 1953 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Kurt Weitzmann, Symposiarch 

Byzantium and the Slavs

April 24–26, 1952 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Reverend Francis Dvornik, Symposiarch 

Iconoclasm

April 26–28, 1951 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, A. M. Friend, Jr., Symposiarch

The Emperor and the Palace

April 27–29, 1950 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, André Grabar, Symposiarch

1940s

The Relations between Byzantium and Its Neighbors

April 28–30, 1949 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Robert P. Blake, Symposiarch

The Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople

April 22–24, 1948 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, S. Der Nersessian, Symposiarch

Byzantine Art and Scholarship

April 25–26, 1947 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Concluding Sessions of the Bicentennial Conferences of Princeton University 

Hagia Sophia

May 2–4, 1946 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, A. A. Vasiliev, Symposiarch

The Decorations in the Synagogues of Dura-Europos

April 26–28, 1945 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Albert Mathias Friend, Jr., Symposiarch

Portraits and Biographies in Byzantine Manuscripts

April 27–29, 1944 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, Albert Mathias Friend, Jr., Symposiarch

Byzantine and Mediaeval Art and Literature

April 29–May 1, 1943 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, George La Piana, Symposiarch

Byzantine Seminary

October 9–11, 1941 | Byzantine Studies Symposium, E. K. Rand, Symposiarch