Each year, the Institute of Sacred Music offers a series of Zoom lectures focusing on late antique and Byzantine art and architecture. In the 2023-24 academic year, seven lectures will cover a range of subjects from the glass mosaics of Byzantium, to women’s health, riverscapes, and eleventh century miniatures.
The Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture lecture series at Yale is offered in collaboration with the Yale departments of Classics and the History of Art and is organized by Robert S. Nelson, the Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art at Yale, and Vasileios Marinis, professor of Christian Art and Architecture at the ISM and Yale Divinity School.
Zoom lectures begin at 12 noon eastern time. Registration is required. You can register at any time to join a lecture. Your registration is valid for the whole series and you can attend as many as you like. You will automatically receive reminders for the lectures.
“Fiery Light” of Majesty: Glass Mosaic and the Aesthetic of Silk in Byzantium
Henry Maguire, Johns Hopkins University
Respondent: Gudrun Buehl, Independent Scholar
Christ Against the Idols: Gospel Iconography and Idolatry in Byzantine Art
Giovanni Gasbarri, researcher, Sapienza University of Rome
Respondent: Paroma Chatterjee, professor and chair of the department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Riverscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean: Lifelines of Byzantium
Alkiviadis Ginalis, German Archaeological Institute, Istanbul
Respondent: Luca Zavagno, Bilkent University
How to legitimize a capital: Troy – Rome – Constantinople
Albrecht Berger, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Respondent: Paul Magdalino, University of St Andrews
Images as Witnesses to Oral-Performative Traditions: The Case of the Synagogue at Dura Europos (mid-3rd cent.)
Respondent: Steven Fine, Yeshiva University
Revelation through Concealment: Seeing the Eucharist with Eyes of Faith
Warren Woodfin, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
Respondent: Nina Glibetić, University of Notre Dame
At Home with Hestia: Women, Wealth, and the Late Antique Household
Elizabeth Williams, Dumbarton Oaks
Respondent: Jennifer L. Ball, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
Image: Solidus of Emperor Herakleios, Constantinople, 7th century, Yale University Art Gallery