Category Archives: Podcasts

A Sinai Illuminated Manuscript of the Heavenly Ladder: Spiritual Ascents through Art

Father Justin, Librarian of the Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai, discusses how the illuminated manuscript of The Ladder of Divine Ascent provides insights into the spirituality of Sinai and the theology of art in the Orthodox Church. Supported by The … Continue reading

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Icons and Iconoclasm: Religious Imagery in Christianity, Judaism and Islam

Another audio recording from events running along with the Byzantium 330-1453 exhibition Listen here. You will have to download but it is only 30 Mb. In contrast to the polytheistic religions and their exuberant depictions of their many gods, Christianity, Judaism … Continue reading

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12 Byzantine Rulers Podcast by Lars Brownworth

I am sure many of you will already be familiar with this popular podcast from Lars Brownworth, first published in 2005 and taking nearly three years to complete (Lars is not noted for his speed of production!), these 12 episodes … Continue reading

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Byzantium: Looking at a Mirage

We look back to the hugely successful 2008/09 exhibition that took place at London’s Royal Academy. Listen to this superb introduction delivered by curator Robin Cormack by clicking here. You will have to download but it is only 25 Mb. Related … Continue reading

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“We are all children of Byzantium”

During that time we also had numerous parallel events running – lectures, musical performances and seminars. It was a real Byzantine feast! One of the highlights was the 18th Annual Runciman Lecture given by Professor Judith Herrin, late of Kings College London, and author of many successful books on Byzantium including the wonderful “Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire”. Continue reading

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