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I graduate students forum, 26-27 June 2020


Friday 26 June


h. 17.30- Welcome Speech


h. 17.40-18.20

Key Note Address: Nevra Necipoglu (Boğazici University)

Followed by a Q&A session

h. 18.30-19.30

I Panel “Archaeology of the Byzantine World”

Respondent: Fotini Kondyli (University of Virginia)


Setting Ships Afire: Timber Politics of Byzantium

“Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the country, sea-shores, and mountains”: for an environmental history of Byzantine Anatolia

Seclusion on the Thracian Mountains: Kuzulu Rock-cut Hermitage near Kırklareli

Saturday 27 June


h. 17.30 –18.30

II Panel “Byzantine Greece and Constantinople: Then and Now ”

Respondent: Nikos Kontogiannis (Koç University)


“The Sea Is Beautiful in The Eyes of God Because It Surrounds the Islands”: Christianizing the Seascape of Cyprus, Balearics, Chios and Naxos in the Early Byzantine Era

Two Symbolic Images in the Catholicon of Panagia Peribleptos Monastery, Mystras: Heavenly Liturgy and Christ “Anapeson”

The Revival of the Hellenic Identity in Late Byzantine Period and Its Reflections in the Byzantine Religious Iconography.

Discourse on Greed in the Patriarchal Register: An Analysis of Disputes over Credit Transactions in 14th -Century Constantinople

h. 18.40 –19.40

III Panel “Stories of Byzantium”

Respondent: Nevra Necipoğlu (Boğaziçi University)


“And to Every Beast of the Earth and to Every Bird of the Heaven and to Everything

That Creeps on the Earth’: Worms and Insects in the path to Byzantine sanctity.”

An island on the border: "Aegina" under the Catalan family of Fadrique (1318-1380)

Syriac Iconography of Forty Martyrs  of Sebaste with the story of Mor Behnam and Sarah

h. 19.50 –20.50

IV Panel “The Arts of Byzantium”

Respondent: Sercan Yandim (Hacettepe University)


Paving Ideas, Laying Down Relations in Anatolia: Abstract Personifications in Early Byzantine Mosaic Floors

Reinventing the Byzantine Image: The Reception of Byzantine Art in the Late Ottoman Popular Publications

Material Culture in Byzantine Archaeology at the End of the 19th Century: The Imperial Russian Archaeological Society Excavations at Ani

Concluding Remarks: Ivana Jevtic (Koç University), Sercan Yandım (Hacettepe University), Luca Zavagno (Bilkent University)

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