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Lecture - The Princess and the Scroll
The Autumn Lecture of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies
Professor Leslie Brubaker (University of Birmingham)
The Princess and the Scroll
6.00pm, Thursday, 8 November 2012
Research Forum South Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
Professor Leslie Brubaker will be giving the first public lecture on a hitherto unknown and unpublished thirteenth-century illustrated Byzantine prayer scroll.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).
The event will be followed by a reception in Seminar room 1.
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).
Organised by Dr Tim Greenwood (School of History University of St Andrews) and Dr Antony Eastmond (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
Open to all, free admission