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Conference: Authority in Byzantium15 Jan 2009-17 Jan 2009, 14:30-18:00, Strand Campus
Event series: Byzantium 330-1453
Department: Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies
Location: Strand Campus
Location map: Strand: location
15-17 January 2009.
Organised with the support of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London, and the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise (LCACE).
This conference is stimulated by two events. One is the retirement of Judith Herrin as Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at King’s. The other is the presence at the Royal Academy of the first major international exhibition in London on Byzantium. Both events encourage us to reflect on the astonishing progress in Byzantine Studies in recent decades, which has enabled us to ask new questions, and review old assumptions. In this spirit, we wish to explore the conventional but resilient view of Byzantium as a society constrained by authority which was rarely questioned.
We propose to investigate both the ways in which authority was presented, but also how it was modified through a process of interpretation and remodelling; in this investigation, we will be calling upon insights from Byzantine scholars, and also scholars of the western middle ages.
Tickets can be booked online at https://www.kcl.ac.uk/byzanConference/
Further information: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/bmgs/authority.html
Contact name: Dr Charlotte Roueche
Tel: 020 7848 2537
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