The Autumn Lecture of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

The Princess and the Scroll

Thursday, 8 November 2012
18.00, Research Forum South Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Byzantine princess and St John ChrysostomByzantine princess and St John Chrysostom, 13th c; detail of an unpublished prayer scroll (private collection)

Speaker(s): Professor Leslie Brubaker (University of Birmingham)
Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission
Organised by: Tim Greenwood (School of History University of St Andrews) and Dr Antony Eastmond (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

Professor Leslie Brubaker will be giving the first public lecture on a hitherto unknown and unpublished thirteenth-century illustrated Byzantine prayer scroll.

Leslie Brubaker is Professor of Byzantine Art History and Director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham. Her publications include Inventing Byzantine Iconoclasm (2012), The cult of the Mother of God (with M. Cunningham, 2011), Byzantium in the iconoclast era, 2 vols (2011 and 2001, with J.F. Haldon), Gender in the Early Medieval World (2004, with J.H.M. Smith), and Vision and Meaning in Byzantium (1999).

Liverpool University Press are happy to sponsor a reception, immediately after the Autumn Lecture, publicising the launch of the first volume in their new series, Translated Texts for Byzantinists. Professor Elizabeth Jeffreys will be signing copies of her new publication, Four Byzantine Novels (Liverpool, 2012).

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