Byzantine Studies Conference Archives

30th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference Program

The Thirtieth annual Byzantine Studies Conference will be held

Friday, October 29- Sunday, October 31, 2004
The Walters Art Museum and Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Thursday, October 28: The Walters Art Museum

6:00-8:00 PM Registration Reception (Centre Street Lobby, The Walters Art Museum)

Friday, October 29: The Walters Art Museum

7:45-8:30 Registration and coffee (Centre Street Lobby and Sculpture Court)

8:30-9:00 Welcome (Auditorium, Centre Street Building)

9:05-11:00 Session I: Icons (Auditorium, Centre Street Building)

Chair: Annemarie Weyl Carr, Southern Methodist University

Charles Barber, University of Notre Dame
Living Painting, or the Limits of Painting? Glancing at Icons with Michael Psellos

Edmund Ryder, New York University
Reception and Re-interpretation: Portative Mosaic Icons in Western Europe

Gary Vikan, The Walters Art Museum
Byzantine and Russian Icon Painting circa 1400: A Case Study in the Walters Art Museum

Elena Boeck, DePaul University
The Emergence of a New Icon Type: The Compendium Icon of the Virgin in Early Modern Russia

Session II: Heresies and Controversies (Parlor, 5 West Mt. Vernon Place)

Chair: Tia Kolbaba, Rutgers University

Patrick Gray, York University, Toronto
Eutyches and Christology: The Fight to Own Cyril

George Bevan, University of Toronto
Eutyches and the Ecclesiastical Policy of Theodosius II

Dana-Iuliana Viezure, University of Toronto
The ÎUnus de Trinitateâ Controversy: a Historical Reconsideration of its Origins

Young Kim, University of Michigan
The Heresiarch as Unholy Man: The ÎPanarionâ of Epiphanius of Cyprus as Collective Biography

11:00-11:15 Coffee (Sculpture Court, Charles Street Building)

11:15-12:30 Session III: Word and Image (Auditorium, Centre Street Building)

Chair: Ida Sinkevic, Lafayette College

Alice Christ, University of Kentucky
Christâs Magic Wand

Gretchen Kreahling McKay, McDaniel College
Images as Exegesis: The Ancient of Days and the Gospel of John

Kathleen Maxwell, Santa Clara University
Paris, Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Codex Grec 54 and Princeton, University Library, Codex Garrett 3: A Copy/Model Relationship for Their Greek Gospel Texts?

Session IV: Warfare (Parlor, 5 West Mt. Vernon Place)

Chair: John Birkenmeier, Independent Scholar

Scott Moore, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The Development of the Byzantine Dromon

Paul Stephenson, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Dumbarton Oaks
The Sacralization of Warfare in Late Tenth-Century Byzantium: Some Comments on Neglected Texts

John Duffy, Harvard University
Nothing to Do with History? Proclus the Philosopher and a Weapon of Mass Destruction

12:30-2:00 Lunch (Area Restaurants, Mt. Vernon Cultural District)

2:00-3:45 Session V: Rural Life (Parlor, 5 West Mt. Vernon Place)

Chair: Leonora Neville, Catholic University of America

Rangar Cline, Pennsylvania State University
Christian Authority and Angel Veneration: the Synod of Laodicaea and the Prohibition of Extra-Ecclesiastical Angel Invocation

Kostis Kourelis, Clemson University
Fabrics and Rubble Walls: The Archaeology of Danielisâ Gifts

Linda Honey, University of Calgary
Thekla: Christian Exemplar or Feminist Prototype?

Sharon Gerstel, University of Maryland, College Park
Rural Nuns in Late Byzantium

Session VI: Early Christian and Early Byzantine Wall and Vault Mosaics (Auditorium, Centre Street Building)

Chair: Stephen Zwirn, Dumbarton Oaks

Gillian Mackie, University of Victoria
Meaningful Transitions: the Iconographic Adornment of Entry and Exit Portals

Anne Terry, Independent Scholar
Mosaic Artistry in Sixth-Century Parentium

Warren Woodfin, University of Pennsylvania
Textiles and Costume in the Apse Mosaics of the Basilica Eufrasiana at Poreč

Eunice Dauterman Maguire and Henry Maguire, Johns Hopkins University
The Costume of John the Baptist in the Mosaics at Poreč

3:45-4:00 Coffee (Sculpture Court, Charles Street Building)

4:00-5:15 Session VII: Perceptions of Byzantium, Within and Without (Auditorium, Centre Street Building)

Chair: Ellen Schwartz, Eastern Michigan University

Lynn Jones, Independent Scholar
Radegund of Poitiers and Relics of the True Cross

Denis Sullivan, University of Maryland, College Park
Siege Warfare, Nikephoros II Phokas and the Acquisition of Relics

Thomas Dale, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Origins, Functions and Meaning of the ÎPulpitsâ of San Marco in Venice

Session VIII: Landscape I (Parlor, 5 West Mt. Vernon Place)

Chair: Cécile Morrisson, CNRS-Coll?ge de France and Dumbarton Oaks

Vessela Anguelova, Pennsylvania State University
Landscape and Eremitic Life in the Dormition of St. Ephrem the Syrian from the Narthex of St. Nicholas Anapausas, Meteora

Svetlana Popović, Prince George's Community College
Monastery and Healing Waters: St. Nicholas Monastery (1330s) at Banja

Elisaveta Todorova, University of Cincinnati
Trade and Mapping of the Byzantine Coasts between the Thirteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

5:20-6:20 Plenary Session, Endangered Arts: What Can the BSC Do? (Auditorium, Centre Street Building)

Organizer: Kathleen Maxwell, Santa Clara University

Chair: Alice-Mary , Dumbarton Oaks

Andrew Herscher,
Violence Taking Place."

Fr. Irinej Dobrijevic,
A Transfigured Ethos: Art and Architecture in Kosovo and Metohija

Robert Ousterhout,
Getting Involved with a Monument

6:30-8:00 Reception (3rd Floor Galleries and Library, Centre Street Building)

Saturday, October 30: Hodson Hall, The Johns Hopkins University

7:30-8:00 Buses Depart from Peabody Court Hotel for the Johns Hopkins University

8:30-10:45 Session IX, Monasticism (Hodson 110)

Chair: Asin Kirin, University of Georgia

Monica Hirschbichler, University of Maryland, College Park
Contemplating Death: The Murals of the Canon for the Dying in the Pyrgos of St. George at Chilandar Monastery

Stephanie Payne, University of Texas
The Freer ÎHeavenly Ladderâ Folia: A Visual How-To Guide for Monks

Nikolas Bakirtzis, Princeton University
The Buttressed Tower at Hagios Vasileios near Thessaloniki

Debra Foran, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto
The Monastic Communities of Mount Nebo

Session X: Late Antiquity (Hodson 210)

Chair: David Olster, University of Kentucky

Ralph Mathison, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The Theory and Practice of Citizenship in the Later Roman Empire

Irfan Shah”d, Georgetown University and Dumbarton Oaks
Constantine and Christianity Revisited: The Persian Dimension

Delphine Renaut, Ecole Normale SupŽrieure, Paris
Performing Late Antique Ekphrasis: the Example of the School of Gaza

Caroline Downing, State University of New York College, Potsdam
Decorative Program of the Early Basilica at Stobi, Macedonia

10:45-11:00 Coffee (Hodson Hall Lobby, The Johns Hopkins University)

11:00-12:45 Session XI: Landscape II (Hodson 110)

Chair: Martha Vinson, Indiana University

Elizabeth Fisher, George Washington University
Hagiography in a Landscape: Psellos and Symeon the Metaphrast

GŸnder Varinlioğlu, University of Pennsylvania
The Rural Landscape and Built Environment at the End of Antiquity: Limestone Villages of Southeastern Isauria

William Caraher, Independent Scholar
A Hagiographic Landscape of the Peloponnesus: the Case of St. Theodore of Kythera

Michael Milojevic, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Looking Around Athos: A Documentary QTVR Spherical Panorama Project at Hilandar Monastery\

Session XII: Representing Byzantium (Hodson 210)

Chair: Sarolta Takacs, Rutgers University

Gerasimos Pagoulatos, Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens
The New Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens, Greece: A Modern Approach to an Old Museum

Boris Todorov, University of California, Los Angelos
Choosing From Among Oneâs Ancestors: Christian Rulers of Bulgaria and Their Pagan Predecessors

Dimitrios Krallis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Encomium or Praxis? The Search for Michael Atteleiatesâ Historical Methodology

Ljubomir Milanović, Rutgers University
Reconsidering the Significance of the Esphigmenou Chrysobull

12:45-2:30 Business Lunch (The Great Hall, The Johns Hopkins University)

2:40-4:15 Session XIII: The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae: Digital Research

Tools and the Study of Byzantium (Location TBD)

Introduction by session organizer: Maria Pantelia
The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae: An Overview

Panel Speakers: John Duffy, Alice-Mary Talbot, Gregory Smith, Denis Sullivan

Session XIV: Egypt and Ethiopia (Hodson 210)

Chair: Derek Krueger, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Marilyn Heldman, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Shepherds with Gifts of Sheep in Ethiopian Miniatures of the Nativity

Elizabeth Bolman, Temple University
Late Antique Wall Paintings in the Red Monastery (Deir Anba Bishoi), Sohag, Egypt

Glenn Peers, University of Texas, Austin
The al-Muallaqa Lintel in its Eighth-Century Context

Session XV: The Verbal and the Visual (Hodson 110)

Chair: Robert Nelson, University of Chicago

Christina Maranci, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Movement and Sound: Architecture and Epigraphy in Armenia

Georgi Parpulov, The J. Paul Getty Museum
The Scribes and Painters of Eight Byzantine Psalters

Amy Papalexandrou, University of Texas
Early Christian Burial Practices on Cyprus: New Evidence from Polis

4:15-4:30 Coffee (Hodson Hall Lobby, The Johns Hopkins University)

4:30-6:30 Session XVI: Meaning and Architecture (Hodson 110)

Chair: Paul Halsell, University of Florida

Walter Hanak, Shepherd University
The History and Architecture of the Church of Saint Theodosia.

Marios Phillipides, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Santa Theodosia or Gul Camii? The Controversy Surrounding a Famous Structure

Ann-Marie Yasin, Northwestern University
Martyrâs Tomb Monumentalized? Questioning Interpretative Models at Salona

Session XVII: Byzantium and the West (Hodson 210)

Chair: Rebecca Corrie, Bates College

Deanna Forsman, North Hennepin Community College
An Early Volte-Face of the Papacy? The Role of the Merovingians in the Three Chapters Dispute

Pierre MacKay, University of Washington
St. Mary of the Dominicans: The Monastery Church of the Fratres Praedicatores in Negropont

Diana Wright, New School University
Was William of Moerbeke an Angevin Agent?

6:30-6:45 Buses Depart from Johns Hopkins University for the Peabody Court Hotel

8:00-10:00 Banquet (Sculpture Court, The Walters Art Museum)

Sunday, October 31: Hodson Hall, The Johns Hopkins University

7:30-8:00 Buses Depart from Peabody Court Hotel for the Johns Hopkins University

8:30-10:30 Plenary Session: ãByzantium: Faith and Power Revisitedä (Hodson 210)

Chair: Nancy Ševčenko, Independent Scholar

Helen Evans, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Byzantium: Faith and Power: Conception, Implementation and Critical Response

Sarah Brooks, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Public Face of Byzantium: Faith and Power

Anne Derbes, Hood College, and Amy Neff, University of Tennessee
Byzantine Questions: Italianists Look at Byzantium

John Lowden, Courtauld Institute of Art
Questioning the Idea of "Late Byzantineä Manuscript Illumination

Anthony Cutler, Pennsylvania State University
Looking at Late Byzantium: The View from the 12th and 21st Centuries

Respondent: Robert Nelson, University of Chicago

10:30-10:45 Coffee (Hodson Hall Lobby, The Johns Hopkins University)

10:45-12:30 Session XVIII: Love, Eroticism and Friendship (Hodson 210)

Chair: Patrick Viscuso, Independent Scholar

Cristina Stancioiu Toma, University of Maryland, College Park
Rhodian Portrait Ceramics: Objects of Trade and Gift Exchange

Stratis Papaioannou, Catholic University of America
The Love-Letters of Byzantium: Friendship in Byzantine Epistolography Between the Tenth and Twelfth Centuries

Mati Meyer, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
The Female Nude in Byzantine Art

Dayna Kalleres, Stanford University
Sexual Seduction and Gender Ambiguity÷Pelagia as Holy Woman Prior to Pelagius

Session XIX: Byzantine Architecture (Hodson 110)

Chair: Linda Safran, University of Toronto

Lioba Theis, Der Universitþt Bonn
Where was the Church of Hagios Mokios? Remarks on Some Accidental Findings in Istanbul

Franz Bauer, DAI, Istanbul, and Holger Klein, The Cleveland Museum of Art
New Work at the Church of Hagia Sophia in Vize (Biziye)

Jelena Trkulja, Princeton University
Rose Window: A Feature of Byzantine Architecture?

Marina Mihaljevic, Princeton University
Some Notes on Middle Byzantine Churches of Atrophied Greek-Cross Plan

12:30-12:45 Buses Depart from Johns Hopkins University for the Peabody Court Hotel

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