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Imagining the Afterlife in Byzantium

Where
The Oak Room, Fellowship House
When
March 28, 2020
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
CANCELLED | The 2020 Teaching Day combines papers from leading scholars, gallery tours, and object-handling sessions to explore how the Byzantines presented and constructed a view of the afterlife in art and the written word.

Out of an abundance of caution in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Dumbarton Oaks will cancel all public events through the end of May.

The 2020 Teaching Day, “Imagining the Afterlife in Byzantium,” will focus on the ways in which the Byzantines presented and constructed a view of the afterlife in art and the written word. The speakers will consider how written historical sources, poetry, icons, and other media were used to imagine angels and demons, and life, or torment, everlasting. Participants will also experience Byzantine material culture linked to the afterlife through tours of our museum galleries and object-handling sessions.

Teaching Day represents a unique opportunity to experience the work of a research institution like Dumbarton Oaks. Participants will hear papers from leading scholars and go behind the scenes at the Dumbarton Oaks Museum with a chance to handle parts of the collection and speak with the curator of our current exhibition.

Teaching Day is by invitation only.

 

Speakers

Dr. Arianna Gullo, University of Glasgow

Professor Anthony Kaldellis, The Ohio State University

Ms. Sarah Porter, Harvard University

Last Judgment (detail), 12th/13th century, Santa Maria Assunta, Torcello (image: http://rijksmuseumamsterdam.blogspot.com/2011/12/cathedral-of-santa-maria-assunta.html)