Oxford Listings at the International Byzantine Studies Congress, Belgrade

 

Dear all,

In light of the forthcoming International Congress, I have put together a (hopefully comprehensive) list of the times of all sessions in which Oxford scholars are involved (speaking or chairing). Unfortunately, the programme does not always supply the institutions of Free Communications speakers, so apologies in advance for any omissions.

Best wishes

Mirela

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MONDAY 22 August
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TUESDAY 23 August
11:00 Round Table:  The Episcopal Palace in Early Byzantium: Historical Development, Architectural Typologies, Domestic Spaces

 

Convener: Isabella Baldini

 

Heleni Saradi,

The Episcopal Palaces: Worldly Splendor in the Style of the Ruling Class Versus Monastic Virtues

 

Natalia Poulou,

Everyday Life and Production in Early Byzantine Episcopeia from the Aegean and the Mainland, Greece: The Material Culture Evidence

 

Alessandro Taddei,

The Episkopeion of Constantinople in the Early Byzantine Period

 

Philipp Niewöhner,

The Bishop’s Palace of Miletus in Caria (Turkey)

 

Efthymios Rizos,

An Archiepiscopal City: Justiniana Prima as the Seat of the Primate of Dacia

 

Pascale Chevalier,

Les espaces domestiques et économies de la résidence épiscopale protobyzantine de Byllis (Albanie)

 

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11:00   Round Table: Les relations diplomatiques byzantines (ive-xve siècles): permanence et/ou changements

 

Conveners: Elisabeth Malamut, Nicolas Drocourt

 

Jean-Pierre Arrignon,

La diplomatie byzantine à l’origine de la Kievskaja Rus

 

Alexander Beihammer,

Innovative Features and New Strategies in Byzantine-Seljuk Diplomacy

 

Azat Bozoyan,

L’Arménie cilicienne dans la documentation diplomatique byzantine du douzième au quatorzième siècle

 

Christian Gastgeber,

Language Change in West Directed Correspondence of the Constantinopolitan Chancelleries during the Palaiologan Period

 

Nike Koutrakou,

Summit Diplomacy with a Female Face: Women as Diplomatic Actors in Late Byzantium

 

Ekaterina Nechaeva,

Freedom of Conscience by Treaty: The Return of the Seven Philosophers and the Protection Clause (Agathias 2.31)

 

Nebojša Porčić,

Permanence and Change in Serbian Medieval Diplomacy

 

Jonathan Shepard,

The Emperor’s Long Reach: Imperial Alertness to ‘Barbarian’ Resources and Force Majeure, from the Fifth to the Fifteenth Centuries

 

Jakub Sypiański,

Une mention de l’ambassade « assyrienne » de Photius dans un manuscrit arabe?

 

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15:30 Thematic Session of Free Communications: New Feasts, New Sermons: The Cult of Mary on the Eve of Iconoclasm, in Byzantium and Beyond

 

Conveners: Beatrice Daskas, Francesca Dell’Acqua

 

Ernesto Sergio Mainoldi,

The Introduction of Marian Feasts in Byzantium

 

Mary B. Cunningham,

From Palestine to Constantinople: Seventh- and Eighth-Century Greek Homilies on the Dormition

 

Maria Lidova,

The Chalkoprateia Image of the Annunciation and Material Evidence for a Lost Iconography

 

Beatrice Daskas,

The Akathist Hymn in the Early Medieval West

 

Diego Maria Ianiro,

“Credere virginem in corde per fidem.” Images of Mary in the Libri Carolini

 

Natalia Teteriatnikov,

On the Iconography of the Hypapante in Byzantine Art

 

Francesca Dell’Acqua,

On the Iconography of the Hypapante in Western Art (And the Earliest Latin Homilies on the Feast)

 

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15:30 Special Session 2: Instrumenta Studorium II: The Future of Editing Byzantine Texts

 

Chairs: Andreas Rhoby, Alexander Riehle

 

Alessandra Bucossi,

Addenda et corrigenda ad libitum

 

Christian Gastgeber,

Byzantine Philology. Joining New Standards and Daring Innovative Approaches, or What?

 

Antonia Giannouli,

Title to be announced

 

Martin Hinterberger,

John Davis, Editing the Metaphrasis of Niketas Choniates’ Χρονικὴ Διήγησις

 

Michael Jeffreys,

Correct Editions, Standard Editions, Well-Punctuated Editions: The Myth of Editorial Uniformity

 

Raimondo Tocci,

Title to be announced

 

Staffan Wahlgren,

The Mid-Byzantine Chronicles

 

Nikolaos Zagklas,

Editing Byzantine Poetry: Neglected Works, Overlooked Editorial Aspects and Future Challenges

 

 

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18:30 Special Session 3: Digital Humanities and Byzantine Studies

 

Chair: Staffan Wahlgren

 

Mihailo St. Popović,

Bringing Byzantine Studies to the Public: Web-Based Visualizations for the Dissemination of Scholarly Content

 

Claudia Sode,

A Digital Corpus of Byzantine Seals, or How to Improve the Presentation and Analysis of the Sigillographic Material?

 

Efthymios Rizos,

The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity: A New Online Searchable Corpus

 

Charlotte Roueché,

Linking Byzantium

 

Johannes Preiser-Kapeller,

Entangling Byzantium. Networks of Individuals, Objects, Places and Narratives

 

Tara L. Andrews,

The Digital Edition as a Tool for Historians: The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa

 

Christian Gastgeber,

New Approaches in Text Edition, Text Interpretation

 

Albrecht Berger,

The Perils of Electronical Information

 

 

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21:00: Oxford Drinks Event

Location TBC,

 

I will send out an email once I am in Belgrade.

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY 24 August

 

11:00 Thematic Free Communications: Byzantine Literary Models and Patterns of Reception: Translation and Transformation in the Slavonic and Middle Eastern Traditions

 

Conveners: Anissava Miltenova, Vassya Velinova

 

Anissava Miltenova,

Divergenced Myth and Transformed Genre

 

Ilse De Vos,

Bridging the Gap: How to Edit the Slavonic Quaestiones ad Antiochum ducem?

 

Lara Sels,

The Quaestiones ad Antiochum ducem in Greek and Slavonic

 

Ida Toth,

The Book of Syntipas the Philosopher: Questions and Answers on Kingship, Morality, and Fate

 

Olga Grinchenko,

Literary Patterns in the Slavonic Anthologies Excerpting the Quaestiones ad Antiochum ducem

 

Yavor Miltenov,

The Making of the Chrysorrhoas Collection

 

Dieter Stern,

Double Translations of Byzantine Hagiographic Texts – Reflections on the Slavonic Translations of the Life of St. Eupraxia of Thebes

 

Diana Atanassova-Pencheva,

Multiple Translations and Their Context: Praxis de stratilatis in the Medieval South Slavic Tradition

 

Ivan Iliev,

The Old Church Slavonic Translation of Hippolytus of Rome’s Commentaries on the Book of Prophet Daniel

 

Ljubica Jovanović,

Byzantine Historiography in Slavonic Disguise

 

 

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11:00 Thematic Free Communication Sessions: The Early Byzantine Empire ‒ Part 2

 

Chairs: Katerina Nikolaou, Eirini Chrestou

 

Adrian Szopa,

The Barbarians in Service of the Late Roman Empire in the East

 

Aleksandr Aibabin,

Fortresses of Gothia in the Crimea in the Eighth and Ninth Centuries

 

Eirini Chrestou – Katerina Nikolaou,

Popular Resistance to Authority: From the Circus Factions to the Citizens

 

Hugh Jeffery,

Angel Cult and the Transformation of the Temple of Aphrodite at Aphrodisias

 

Andrzej Kompa,

The Constantinopolitan Authors, the Constantinopolitan Point of View? – Groups and Individuals as Seen by the Authors Active in the Early Byzantine Capital

 

Qiang Li,

Review on the Research about the Age of Justinian in China

 

Vadim Serov,

On the Modern Research Methods of Early Byzantium: New Prospects for Old Theme (The Imperial Finances from the Late 6th to the Middle of the 7th Centuries)

 

 

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15:30 Round Table: The Agency of Inscriptions in Byzantium, in the West and in the Slavonic World

 

Convener: Andreas Rhoby

 

Ida Toth – Efthymios Rizos,

Consecrated to God, Written for the Salvation of His People: The Agency of Normative Epigraphy Across Space and Time

 

Salvatore Cosentino,

Epigraphy and Society in Byzantine Sardinia (7th– 10th Century)

 

Vincent Debiais,

In Kendall’s Footsteps: Verse Inscriptions and Romanesque Doors

 

Ivan Drpić,

Jefimija the Nun: A Reappraisal

 

Sophia Kalopissi-Verti,

Language and Identity in Medieval Greece: The Epigraphic Evidence

 

Georgios Pallis,

Legible and Illegible Inscriptions in the Middle Byzantine Churches of Greece

 

Emmanuel Moutafov,

Translating Encrypted Messages: Greek and Slavonic Tetragrams as a Mixture of Languages or as a Universal Code

 

Maria Xenaki,

Graffiti in Medieval Times: A Case Study from Byzantine Cappadocia

 

Andrey Vinogradov,

Inscriptions of the North Caucasus: Greek Literacy on the Periphery of Oikoumene

 

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18:30 Thematic Free Communications: Literature and Politics

 

Chairs: Sysse G. Engberg, Ida Toth

 

Georgios Kalafikis,

Orationes parallelae: The Laudations of Q. Aurelius Symmachus and Themistius to the Brother-Emperors Valentinian I and Valens; Propagating Common Principles for Governing and Defending Both “partes imperii” ca. 365-370 A.D.

 

Mattia C. Chiriatti,

Gregory of Nyssa’s Funeral λόγοι as an Early Model of Byzantine Rhetoric and Imperial Propaganda

 

Ryan W. Strickler,

Wolves and Centaurs in Byzantium: Dehumanizing the Enemy in the Seventh-Century Byzantine Literature

 

Oscar Prieto Dominguez,

Writing during the Iconoclasm: Literature as a Political Weapon

 

Sysse G. Engberg,

The Political Use of the Old Testament in Byzantium

 

Dimitrios Georgakopoulos,

Spaneas at the Court of the Lusignan  

 

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THURSDAY 25 August

 

11:00 Round Table: Icons of Space, Icons in Space. Iconography or Hierotopy?

 

Convener: Alexei Lidov

 

Alexei Lidov,

Hierotopy and Iconicity. Spatial Icons versus Iconographic Devices

 

Michele Bacci,

Sacred Spaces vs Holy Sites: On the Limits and Advantages of a Hierotopic Approach

 

Nicoletta Isar,

The Iconicity and Tropes of Spatiality: When Architecture/ Iconography Dissolves into Transparency

 

Jelena Bogdanović,

The Iconicity of Byzantine Architecture: Iconography or Hierotopy?

 

Maria Cristina Carile,

The Great Palace as an “Icon of Space”? On the Iconicity of the Spatial Representation of Power in Byzantium

 

Fr. Maximos Constas,

Rapture, Ecstasy, and the Construction of Sacred Space: Hierotopy in the Life of Symeon the New Theologian

 

Andreas Rhoby,

Speaking Icons: The Mediation of Inscriptions in Byzantine Sacred Space

 

Annemarie Weyl Carr,

Reference, Presence, Place: Seeing Toponymic Icons Hierotopically

 

Maria Lidova,

The Adoration of the Magi: From Iconic Space to Icon in Space

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11:00 Thematic Sessions of Free Communications: Venetian Historiography (and Byzantine Studies)

 

Conveners: Andrea Nanetti, Șerban V. Marin

 

Andrea Nanetti,

Engineering Venetian Historiography: A Case Study towards an Algebra of Highly-Crossed-Linked Events and Transformation Processes

 

Șerban V. Marin,

Propagandistic Usefulness or Means to Reconstruct the Past? Few Aspects on the Importance of the Venetian Chronicles

 

Roberto Pesce,

The First Venetians: The Chosen People

 

Andrea Beretta,

The Life of Attila in the Venetian Chronicles

 

Daniele Dibello,

The Art of Mystifying: The Venetian Chronicles and Events that Never Happened

 

Elena Ene Draghici-Vasilescu,

The Church of San Marco in the Eleventh Century

 

Chiara Frison,

The Account of Byzantium and Its Fall in the Cronicha of Giorgio Dolfin

 

Katerina B. Korrè,

Stradioti Mercenaries of Venice and the Virtual Library of Venetian Chronicles: A Case-Study

 

John R. Melville-Jones,

The Battle of Gallipoli 1416: A Case of Irrational Exuberance

 

Dmitry Vozchikov,

Laonikos Chalkokondyles and the Late Byzantine Feedback of the Venetian Myth
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11:00 Thematic Sessions of Free Communications: The Age of the Komnenoi

Chairs: Paul Magdalino, Leonora Neville

 

Ayana Saeki-Katakura,

The Porphyra in the Alexias

 

João Vicente de Medeiros Publio Dias,

The Insubordination of Gregorios Taronites: A Precedent for the Future Fragmentation of the Byzantine Empire?

 

Toni Filiposki,

The Dispute between Theophylact, the Archbishop of Ohrid, and the Paroikos Lazar: An Example of “State Interventionism” during Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos’ Reign (1081‒1118)

 

Maximilian Lau,

Emperor John II Komnenos and the Imperial Crisis of 1126

 

Jack Roskilly,

Reconstituer le réseau d’un évêque : Michel Chôniatès, métropolite d’Athènes (1182-1205). Sources et problèmes

 

Angelina Volkoff,

The Figure of Alexios III Angelos Komnenos in History and Historiography. A Reassessment

 

Stefan Lazić,

On Dating the Last Norman Invasion of the Byzantine Empire

 

Leonie Exarchos,

Tuae provideas civitati: Identifications and Identities of Latins in the Twelfth-Century Byzantium

 

 

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15:30 Round Table: Byzantine World Chronicle as Open Text

 

Conveners: Zoltán Farkas, László Horváth

 

Elizabeth Jeffreys,

Plus ça change …

 

Juan Signes Codoñer,

Movable History: The Author of Theophanes Continuatus I-IV and the Reuse of Ancient History for the Iconoclast Period

 

Sergei Mariev,

Defining Byzantine Chronicles: A Challenge for Historians of Byzantine Literature

 

Tamás Mészáros,

Studying the Byzantine Chronicles: Some Preliminary Remarks

 

Christian Gastgeber,

Open Text Problems of a Chronicle

 

Erika Juhász,

An Intriguing Passage in Chronicon Paschale

 

Iván Tóth,

Plutarch’s Vita Alexandri as ‘Open Text’ in Zonaras’ Epitome Historiarum – Some Minor Observations on Zonaras’ Source Handling

 

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18:30 Thematic Free Communications: Literature in the Age of Komnenoi

 

Chairs: Elizabeth Jeffreys, Nikolaos Zagklas

 

Varvara Zharkaya,

Lexical Innovations and Literary Networks in the 12th Century Byzantium

 

Luisa Andriollo,

Le roy est mort, vive le roy: Imperial Succession and Imperial Legitimacy in Kallikles’ Funerary Poems for Alexios I and John II Komnenoi

 

Dmitri Chernoglazov,

Whether Theodoros Prodromos Invented the Russel Paradox?

 

Katarzyna Warcaba,

A Transtextual Analysis of the ‘Katomyomachia’

 

Ranko Kozić,

Il concetto pittorico e il drammatico nel romanzo del Macrembolita

 

Dušan Popović,

Drosilla and Charicles: An Instance of the Ambivalent Conception of Literary Emulation in Middle Byzantine Context

 

Alexey Kryukov,

Byzantine Homilies of the Comnenian Time: Atticism and Asianism

 

 

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18:30 Thematic Free Communications Session: Theatre and Liturgy: Performance and Ritual in Christian Worship Part 2

 

Conveners: Andrew Walker White, Niki Tsironis

 

Ouresis Todorovich,

Analogies between the Transition from the Ancient Performative Image to the Byzantine Liturgical Image and Evolving Contemporary Concepts of Digital Imagery

 

Jaakko Olkinuora,

Re-Defining the Liturgical Functions of Canon Poetry

 

Przemysłav Marciniak,

Hypokrisis and Mimesis – Byzantine Concepts of Theatrical and Non-Theatrical Imitation

 

Ida Toth,

Reading Performance: The Late Byzantine Rhetorical Theatron, Reconsidered

 

Margaret Mullett,

Contexts for the Christos Paschon

 

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FRIDAY 27 August

 

11:00 Thematic Free Communications: Byzantine and Medieval West Literature

 

Chairs: Michael Jeffreys, Peter Toth

 

Aleksandra Smirnov Brkić,

Greek Tradition on Pannonian Martyrs

 

Daria Penskaya,

“Navigatio Sancti Brendani” and “Narratio Agapii”: Possible Interconnections

 

Anastasia Sirotenko,

The Restoration of the Holy Cross by Heraclius in the Eastern and Western Medieval Traditions

 

Isabela Stoian,

The Veiled Influence of Byzantium on Alcuin of York Byzantium at the Frankish Court

 

Angela Prinzi,

Rapporti tra l’innologia greca di Bartolomeo di Grottaferrata per i santi Savino e Vitale e la relativa agiografia latina

 

Ioannis Kioridis,

Η σύζυγος προσεύχεται για τον σύζυγο: δύο περιπτώσεις εκτενούς προσευχής στο βυζαντινό έπος του Διγενή Ακρίτη (χφ. Εσκοριάλ) και στο καστιλιανό Τραγούδι του Ελ Σιντ

 

Tikhon Pino,

Late Medieval Spiritualities: Gregory Palamas and Francis of Assisi

 

Aleksandr V. Vitol,

Отражение в романе «Тирант Белый» падения Византии

 

 

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15:30 Thematic Free Communications: Rhetoric and History – Rhetirc in History. Creating Discourses in Byzantium – Part 2

 

Conveners: Stratis Papaioannou, Anthony Kaldellis

 

Larisa Vilimonović,

The Importance of Being Doukas – Creation of an Alternative Imperial Discourse in the 12th Century Byzantium

 

Tomasz Labuk,

Niketas Choniates and the “Silence of History”: Historical Discourse on the Fringe

 

Milan Vukašinović,

Whose Ideology? Whose Rhetoric?

 

Matthew Kinloch,

Narratives, Significance, and Nodal-Points: The Many Battles of Pelagonia (1259)

 

Bojana Pavlović,

Rhetoric in History: Nikephoros Gregoras and His Portrayal of Andronikos II Palaiologos

 

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15:30 Thematic Free Communications: Political Ideology and Heresies

 

Chairs: Demetrios Kyritses, Jonel Hedjan

 

Boris Milosavljević,

The Byzantine Empire in the Typology of States (Typical Medieval State, Byzantine Republic, Modern Absolute Monarchy)

 

Demetrios Kyritses,

The Palace and the City as Political Stage: The Theatrics of Public Deliberation in Byzantium

 

Ioannis Smarnakis,

Plethon’s Reformatory Proposals of the Despotate of Morea. A Paradigm of Early Modern Political Thought?

 

Stefan Staretu,

Two Models of Byzantine Monarchy

 

Carl Stephen Dixon,

Innovation, Intrigue, and Intertextuality: The Paulicians and Byzantine Heresiology

 

Nicholas Matheou,

Heresy and Society in East Roman Caucasia, c. 1000-1071: Re-Imagining ‘Paulicianism’ and the ‘T‘ondrakian Movement’

 

Mirela Ivanova,

Bogomils and Moral Instruction: Rethinking Kozmas’ Discourse against Heretics

 

 

Maja Angelovska-Panova,

Heresy and Social Structure: The Case of Bogomil Communities

 

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

MSt Late Antique and Byzantine Studies,
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

 

 

 

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