King's College Seminars

King's College London: Centre for Hellenic Studies

The Late Antique and Byzantine Studies seminar convenes during term time every other Tuesday at 17.30 in different venues on the Strand campus (for details see the information provided for each session). Its aim is to facilitate the dissemination of the results of current or recent research by scholars active in both the UK and abroad to as wide an audience as possible, and to encourage debate and discussion. All sessions are open to the public, as well as to students and staff.

Semester 1

Convened by Dr Tassos Papacostas

 

Tuesday 3 October, 17.30
What is Later Byzantium? Towards a new periodisation of Byzantine cultural history (1081 – ca. 1330s)
Old Committee room (K2.30)
A seminar with Foteini Spingou (Oxford).

 

Tuesday 17 October, 17.30
Historical symbolism of the Great Palace of Constantinople
Old Committee room (K2.30)
A seminar with Michael Featherstone (Paris / Fribourg / Cambridge).

 

Tuesday 7 November, 17.30
The craft of noble metals: production of silverware and golden jewellery in Crete (14th-17th centuries)
Small Committee room (K0.31)
A seminar with Maria Constantoudaki-Kitromilidou (Athens).

 

Tuesday 21 November, 17.30
‘Not the last frontier’: the Byzantine insular system between Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages
Old Committee room (K2.30)
A seminar with Luca Zavagno (Ankara).

 

Tuesday 5 December, 17.30
Associative Iconography in Byzantine Art: two for the space of one?
Small Committee room (K0.31)
A seminar with Angeliki Lymberopoulou (Milton Keynes).

 

Semester 2

Convened by Petros Bouras-Vallianatos

 

Tuesday 23 January, 17.30
City and Army in the East Roman Balkans (4th to 6th c.)
Council Room (K2.29)
A seminar with Efthymios Rizos (Oxford).

 

Tuesday 6 February,17.30
Nazareth as a Byzantine Pilgrimage Centre 
Small Committee room (K0.31)
A seminar with Ken Dark (Reading).

 

Tuesday 27 February, 17.30
Natural Beauty – Ideals and Realities of Beauty in Late Byzantium
Small Committee room (K0.31)
A seminar with Kirsty Stewart (Oxford).

 

Tuesday 13 March – 17.30
Plato and Hipparchus have read the Bible: Early Christian Appropriations of Ancient Greek Cosmology
Council Room (K2.29)
A seminar with Efthymios Nicolaidis (Athens). 

 

Tuesday 27 March, 17.30
Death of a Patriarch: The Murder of the John VII of Jerusalem (†966) and the Question of the ‘Christian minority’ of tenth-century Palestine
Council Room (K2.29)
A seminar with Daniel Reynolds (Birmingham).