Past Events

STUDYING EAST OF BYZANTIUM II

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 10:00 AM–12:00 PM | Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

EAST SYRIAC CHRISTIANITY IN THE MONGOL EMPIRE
Mark Dickens, University of Alberta

A workshop for students focusing on East Syriac Christianity in the Mongol Empire. Seating is limited. Registration is required. A short group of pre-assigned readings will be circulated at least one week prior to the workshop. Participants are expected to complete the readings before the workshop.
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Friday, March 31, 2017 | 9:30 AM–5:00 PM | Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

CULTURAL HERITAGE ACROSS THE CHRISTIAN EAST

A symposium exploring the challenges of preserving the cultural heritage of the Christian East.
SPEAKERS: Allison E. Cuneo, American Schools of Oriental Research; Laurent Dissard, University College London; Karel C. Innemée, University of Amsterdam; Anton Pritula, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and The State Hermitage Museum

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STUDYING EAST OF BYZANTIUM II

Friday, November 18, 2016 | 10:00 AM–12:00 PM | Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

WHICH NUBIA AND WHICH BYZANTIUM?
Giovanni R. Ruffini, Fairfield University

A workshop for students on medieval Nubia and its place in Byzantine society and the larger Mediterranean world. Seating is limited. Registration is required. A short group of pre-assigned readings will be circulated at least one week prior to the workshop. Participants are expected to complete the readings before the workshop.
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STUDYING EAST OF BYZANTIUM II

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 10:00 AM–12:00 PM | Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

ANTI-JEWISH POLEMIC AMONG SYRIAC CHRISTIANS DURING THE FIRST CENTURIES OF ISLAM
Aaron Michael Butts, The Catholic University of America

A workshop for students exploring anti-Jewish polemical texts written by Syriac-speaking Christians during the early centuries of Islam. Seating is limited. Registration is required. A short group of pre-assigned readings will be circulated at least one week prior to the workshop. Participants are expected to complete the readings before the workshop.
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Alaeddin Mosque

STUDYING EAST OF BYZANTIUM II

Friday, September 30, 2016 | 10:00 AM–12:00 PM | Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

THE LATE MEDIEVAL ANATOLIAN CITY: URBAN SELF-GOVERNANCE AND THE QUESTION OF DEMOCRACY
Rachel Goshgarian, Lafayette College

A workshop for students considering the development of the city in late medieval Anatolia. Seating is limited. Registration is required. A short group of pre-assigned readings will be circulated at least one week prior to the workshop. Participants are expected to complete the readings before the workshop.
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Makaravank for web

INAUGURAL WORKSHOP

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 10:00 am–12:00 pm | Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

STUDYING EAST OF BYZANTIUM
Antony Eastmond, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Workshop leader

A workshop for students designed to introduce the study of the Christian East. Seating is limited. Registration is required.
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Wall painting, church of the Holy Mother of God, Akhtala, Republic of Armenia, early 13th century. Photo: Anthony Eastmond

INAUGURAL LECTURE

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 6:15 pm | Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

EAST OF BYZANTIUM: SHIFTING IDENTITIES AND NEW APPROACHES
Antony Eastmond, The Courtauld Institute of Art
Anthony Kaldellis, The Ohio State University, Respondent

Antony Eastmond traces developments in the study of lands east of Byzantium over the past thirty years.
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