[MGSA-L] Trading Places: Byzantium and the Mediterranean World in the Later Middle Ages, April 16 & 17, 2015
Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture
mjcbac at hchc.edu
Tue Apr 7 05:01:49 PDT 2015
Please post the following information about an upcoming symposium to the
Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture
Hellenic College Holy Cross
50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
E-mail: mjcbac at hchc.edu
Tel: + 617 850 1242
Trading Places: Byzantium and the Mediterranean World in the Later Middle
Ages, Harvard University and First Church in Cambridge, April 16 & 17, 2015
The Mediterranean basin has long been a zone of cultural, economic, and
artistic encounter and exchange. This was particularly true in the Middle
Ages (c. 500-1500 CE), as the three great religious traditions of Late
Antiquity (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) battled, bartered with, and
borrowed from one another in a variety of political and cultural contexts.
Focusing on the centuries from 1200 to 1500, Trading Places: Byzantium and
the Mediterranean World in the Later Middle Ages will explore the
Mediterranean world as a “trading place” between Byzantine, Islamic,
Jewish, and Western societies.
The symposium includes a keynote lecture by David Abulafia (Cambridge
University), three multidisciplinary panels addressing the economic,
artistic, and material contours of medieval cultural exchange,
presentations on recent work in the digital humanities, a medieval coins
and seals workshop, and a concert celebrating the rich musical heritage of
the medieval Mediterranean world, with performances by Holy Cross St.
Romanos the Melodist Byzantine Choir, Natasha Roule, and Voice of the
All events are free and open to the public.
Please visit the conference website (http://tradingplacesconference.org/)
for a full description of events and to RSVP.
Space for the workshops is limited. To reserve a place, please contact Dana
Ciccotello (dana_ciccotello at harvard.edu) by April 10.
Eurydice Georganteli, Department of History of Art and Architecture,
Harvard University; Brandie Ratliff, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art
and Culture, Hellenic College Holy Cross; Nicholas Watson, Department of
English and Committee on Medieval Studies, Harvard University; Sean
Gilsdorf, Committee on Medieval Studies, Harvard University
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection; European Commission,
Research & Innovation, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions; Harvard Art Museums;
Harvard University Department of History of Art + Architecture; Harvard
University Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities; Harvard University
Standing Committee on Medieval Studies; Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine
Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross
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