Seminar Series: Byzantium at Ankara

Hacettepe University and Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

We are happy to announce that the Spring Semester of the Byzantium at Ankara Seminar Series 2019-20 will open with a seminar by Prof. Sema Dogan (Hacettepe University) entitled A Pilgrimage Site In Lycia: Saint Nicholas Church And Monastery In Myra. Prof. Dogan’ seminar will be held at Bilkent University (A building -A-130) on Thursday 27 February at 14.30.

Byzantium at Ankara Seminar Series Spring 2019-20 will then continue with three further seminars by Alexander Beihammer (Notre Dame University) on 11 March 2020, Tolga Uyar (Nevsehir University) on 11 April, and Nathan Liedholm (Bilkent University) on 24 April.

The Series will then end with the I Byzantine May Fest @Ankara which will be held on 7-8 May at Hacettepe University and Bilkent University and will see the participation of scholars and grad students from both Turkish and International institutions. Confirmed participants include: Nevra Necipoğlu (Boğazici University), Cenk Güray (Hacettepe University), Alessandra Ricci (Koç University), Ivana Jevtic (Koç University), Sercan Yandim Aydin (Hacettepe University), Luca Zavagno (Bilkent University), Sacit Pekak (Hacettepe University), Stefano Boatto (University of Bergamo) and Athanasia Stavrou (Boğazici University).

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Seminar Series: KCL CHS Late Antique & Byzantine Seminar Series

Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London, Strand Campus, London, October 2019-March 2020

22 October 2019, 18:00 to 20:00
Dimitris Kountouras (Athens) – Music and poetry of the Troubadours at the Latin Kingdom of Thessalonica after 1204

12 November 2019, 18:00 to 20:00
Panayiotis Panayides (Oxford) – The life histories of statues in the public baths of Salamis, Cyprus

26 November 2019, 18:00 to 20:00
Corisande Fenwick (UCL) – Building God’s Empire: Archaeology, religion and the Byzantine conquest of Africa

21 January 2020, 17:30 to 19:00
Elisabeth R. O’Connell (British Museum) – ‘For the great agape now practiced towards the poor who come to the holy monastery …’: (P.KRU 106): Care for the poor in Late Antique Egypt

11 February 2020, 17:30 to 19:00
Dionysios Stathakopoulos (KCL) – How to get (and stay) rich in the late Byzantine world

3 March 2020, 17:30 to 19:00
Marija Vukovojac (SPBS) – Stefan Nemanja, holy ruler or ruthless warrior?

17 March 2020, 17:30 to 19:00
Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (Edinburgh) – Diagnosing and Treating Disease in Byzantine Hospitals

Seminar Series: Byzantium at Ankara

Ankara, Turkey, 2019-2020

The Byzantine Seminar Series “Byzantium at Ankara” is an event organized and hosted in collaboration by the Department of History at Bilkent University and the Department of History of Art at Hacettepe University which will be held over the entire 2019/2020 Academic Year as organized by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sercan Yandim and Asst. Prof. Dr. Luca Zavagno (Bilkent University).

The object of the series of talks is to implement the interest and knowledge of the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire by bringing together local and visiting scholars in order to cover different aspects of the history, archaeology, and art history of the Byzantine Empire. Further it aims to sensitize and stimulate young scholars, graduate students and academicians to help generating awareness about innovative interdisciplinary approaches to Byzantine studies.

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