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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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Conquest Legitimised: The Making of a Byzantine Emperor in Crusader Constantinople 1204-1261

On 13th April 1204 Constantinople fell to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade. Five men had tried to rule over Constantinople over the previous twelve months; two were dead and three had fled. As the senior crusaders entered the city, its … 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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“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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