Tag Archives: Judith Herrin

Event June 14 2012: Creating a New Imperial Capital – The Case of Ravenna

Creating a New Imperial Capital – The Case of Ravenna An illustrated lecture by Judith Herrin, Emeritus Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, King’s College London. Followed by an informal reception at the Great Hall, Hellenic Centre. Thursday 14 … Continue reading

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Byzantine studies: Intrigue within, perils without

To the modern mind, the world of Byzantium is by turns fascinating, disturbing and puzzling. The eastern Roman empire and the culture it spawned were a powerful presence in global history for more than a thousand years, roughly from the … Continue reading

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“Serdica is my Rome” – International congress on Byzantine heritage in Bulgaria a great success

These words belonged to Emperor Constantine the Great who had a Roman palace in the center of Sofia, called Serdica back then, and ruled his domains from there.  From Press TV That’s why, in an intense competition with other metropolises, … Continue reading

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Exploring the Late Byzantine rural landscape: setting the record straight

At a seminar held on 2 February 2010 (yep, I am way behind in my reports!) at Kings’ College London, Dr Fotini Kondyli (Birmingham University) discussed with us her current studies into the situation and development of the rural landscape … Continue reading

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myByzantine Blog One Year On

I could not let the first anniversary of myByzantine blog pass without some comment. What started as an attempt to discover whether there was much interest in the subject of Byzantium beyond academia, has developed into something important to me, … Continue reading

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Centre for Hellenic Studies King’s College London: a new future?

It would be nice to think that all those who joined the petition to save the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at King’s College London were able to sway the mind of College Principal Rick Trainor. Whatever the … Continue reading

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Save the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at KCL King’s College London

I have heard that due to the pressure on public finances in the UK and the subsequent effect upon higher education funding, it has been suggested that the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at King’s College London may be … 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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Nineteenth Annual Runciman Lecture – 4 Feb 2010

The nineteenth annual Runciman Lecture will be held this coming Thursday 4 February 2010 at 18.00 in the Great Hall, Strand Campus, Kings’ College, London. Professor Robert Hillenbrand (Edinburgh) will present: Byzantine Architecture reconfigured in early Islamic Syria. The lecture … Continue reading

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Byzantine Seminars for all at King’s College London

For those of you who live and work in London and have an interest in Byzantium, you would certainly like the seminars run by the Department of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at King’ College. The Spring Term programme is … Continue reading

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The Byzantine Treasury of the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena

Stephania Gerevini  is taking a PhD covering the transportability of Byzantine art to 14C Italian city states at the Courtauld Institute of Art. I was able to hear her present on her work so far at King’s College, London on … Continue reading

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