IXème édition (7-8 octobre 2016)

IXème édition des Rencontres internationales des doctorants en études byzantines

7-8 octobre 2016

Institut national d’Histoire de l’Art
Maison de la Recherche, Université Paris Sorbonne



Vendredi 7 octobre

9h Accueil

Session 1 : Droit, histoire sociale et polique à l’époque médio-byzantine

9h30 Chrysavgi Athanasiou (Université Paris-Sorbonne), Les innovations et les nouveautés juridiques de Léon VI le Sage dans la collection des 113 novelles

10h Jacques Beauseroy (Université Paris-Sorbonne), L’usage des sources juridiques pour l’histoire sociale de Byzance : l’exemple de la Peira (début du XIe siècle)

10h30 Numa Buchs (Université Paris-Sorbonne), La bataille de Kapétrou : un « Mantzikert » avant l’heure ?

11h-11h30 Pause café

Session 2 : Aristocratie, structures et représentations

11h30 Márton Rózsa (Eötvös Loránd University, Buda-pest) Sealed Image: Five Metrical Seals of the Byzantine Second-Tier Elite in the 12th century

12h Benoît Cantet (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Se peindre et se faire voir : étude préliminaire à l’autoreprésentation aristocratique à Byzance

12h30 Anna Adashinskaya (Central European University, Budapest), Between Memory and Inheritance: Appearance of Children in Votive Compositions and Social Changes in Balkan Late-Medieval Societies

13h Pause déjeuner
Après-midi : visite au musée de Cluny


Samedi 8 octobre

9h30 Accueil

Session 3 : Echanges culturels

10h Valentina De Pasca (Università degli Studi di Milano), A New Context and a New Function for a Carved Ivory Pyx

10h30 Silvia Leggio (Sapienza University of Rome), The Genoese in Constantinople: Some Carved Marble Slabs from the Walls of Galata

11h-11h30 Pause café en salle Aby Warburg

11h30 Maria Alessia Rossi (The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London), Competing Identities? Byzantine and Serbian Artistic Production in the 14th Century

12h Sima Meziridou (University of Heidelberg), The Byzan-tine View on the Upcoming Ottoman Threat: the Case of Trebizond

12h30-14h Pause déjeuner

Session 4 : Espace religieux, espace urbain

14h Lucia Orlandi (Université Paris-Sorbonne, Univer-sité de Bologne), Le baptême et les baptistères dans l’Empire romain d’Orient. Aspects culturels et sociaux (IVe-VIIe siècles)

14h30 Aurélie Terrier (Université Lyon 2, Unige Genève), A la recherche de l’Akerentia byzantine

15h-15h30 – Pause Café

Session 5 : Spiritualité, pouvoir et mysticisme

15h30 Adrian Pirtea (Freie Universität Berlin), The Doctrine of Spiritual Senses in Eastern Syriac Christianity: Its Foundations in Late Antique Alexandria and Its Influence on Byzantine Mysticism

16h Stefanos Dimitriadis (WWU Münster), Factors of Imperial Decision-Making Before the Fourth Crusade : the Role of the Supernatural

16h30 Rafca Nasr (Université de Poitiers, Université Libanaise), Le décor peint des églises du Liban. Les images de théophanies presbytérales à la lumière de la liturgie

17h Santiago Francisco Peña (Université Paris-Sorbonne, Universidad de Buenos Aires), Michel Psellos et la France des humanistes. Pierre de Ronsard et les démons byzantins

Livret des IXèmes Rencontres

Comité d’organisation
Jacques Beauseroy
Benoit Cantet
Elisa Galardi
Aikaterini Peppa
Jack Roskilly
Milan Vukašinović
Lilyana Yordanova



Call for Papers – OUBS Graduate Conference February 22-23 2019, University of Oxford

Call for Papers – OUBS Graduate Conference February 22-23 2019, University of Oxford

« Contested Heritage: adaptation, restoration and innovation in the Late Antique and Byzantine world », Oxford University Byzantine Society, 22-23 February 2019, History Faculty, Oxford.


Byzantines considered themselves the legitimate heirs of the ancient world, a title they passionately defended against emerging empires east and west that also claimed hereditary rights to the Graeco-Roman past. From the fostering of cultural, scientific, and literary revivals and the commissioning of projects that used a well-established artistic and architectural vocabulary to the collection, conservation and display of consecrated ancient artefacts, anachronism was a powerful political and cultural tool, frequently used to build analogies with either past prosperity or a divine eternity. In addition, the use of deliberate archaism in literary forms and language served as both a demonstration of classical learning and elite status. Especially in Constantinople, ceremonial practices not only invited the participants to experience past events as if they were present, but also processed through consecrated landmarks from different historical periods – merging perception of space and time in a single, collective experience. Nevertheless, literary sources, such as the Parastaseis Syntomoi Chronikai, reveal that Byzantines sometimes had only a limited understanding of their own history and urban heritage. They compensate with interpretations, based on oral tradition and observation that often endowed ancient architectural remains and statues with a contemporary relevance. Subsequently this interpretation of the past was actively reshaped to fit contemporary worldviews. Lastly, extensive reuse of ancient material dominates our perception of Byzantium. Innovative aspects of its cultural output therefore often lie unnoticed and are deserving of greater scholarly attention.

Including contributions on political, social, literary, architectural and artistic history, and covering geographical areas throughout the central and eastern Mediterranean and beyond, this conference aims to provide a kaleidoscopic view of how cultural heritage was constructed, perceived and maintained in Late Antiquity and Byzantium. To that end, we encourage submissions from all graduate students and young researchers, encompassing, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Literary works: stylistic imitation, adaptation and innovation in form and function of narrative sources and other literary production, as well as incorporation of older texts, historiographical traditions and archaiologia.
  • Manuscripts: scribal habits, palimpsests, marginal comments, illustrations and other decorative elements.
  • Architecture and urbanism: repurposing, adaptation and restoration of buildings and sites, architectural innovation and symbolism, monumentality, genius loci, use of spolia.
  • Religious objects: translation of relics, liturgical equipment, and vestments.
  • Ceremonial practice: religious processions, triumphs, adventus.
  • New aesthetics, especially in the reuse of old material.
  • Sculpture: interpretation and repurposing of ancient statues.
  • Epigraphy: textual content, form and style, use and location.
  • Mosaics: departures from classical and late antique mosaics, reuse of materials and reinterpretation of existing compositions.
  • Numismatics: reuse, adaption, or creation of imagery or types.
  • Comparative perspectives of the above elsewhere, in opposition or concordance with practices in Byzantium.
  • The past as a framework for political, legal and economic discourse.
  • Contemporary reaction to innovation, both overt and when disguised as restoration.

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words, along with a short academic biography in the third person, to the Oxford University Byzantine Society at byzantine.society@gmail.com by Friday, 23rd November 2018.

Papers should be 20 minutes in length and may be delivered in English or French.

As with previous conferences, there will be a publication of selected papers, chosen and reviewed by specialists from the University of Oxford in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies. Speakers wishing to have their papers considered for publication should try to be as close to the theme as possible in their abstract and paper. Nevertheless, all submissions are warmly invited.

Cycle de conférences de Günder VARINLIOǦLU – The Archaeology of Late Antique and Medieval Cilicia: Landscape, Architecture, and Connectivity

Cycle de conférences de Günder VARINLIOǦLU – « The Archaeology of Late Antique and Medieval Cilicia: Landscape, Architecture, and Connectivity »

Invitée par Catherine Saliou et Ioanna Rapti de l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Günder VARINLIOǦLU, directrice d’étude à Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University à Istanbul, donnera un cycle de conférence sur le thème « The Archaeology of Late Antique and Medieval Cilicia: Landscape, Architecture, and Connectivity »:

  • Jeudi 24 mai 2018 de 14h à 16h, en Sorbonne, salle D52 – « Moving into and across Cilicia: pilgrims, traders, and armies »
  • Mercredi 30 mai 2018 de 14h à 16h, en Sorbonne, salle D59 – « Building with limestone: the architectural landscapes of rural Cilicia »
  • Mercredi 6 juin 2018 de 14h à 16h, en Sorbonne, salle D59 – « Urban space and architecture in late antique and medieval Cilicia »
  • Jeudi 7 juin 2018 de 14h à 16h, en Sorbonne, salle D52 – « The islandscapes of the Taşucu Gulf: Boğsak Archaeological Survey (BOGA) from 2010 to present »

Pour consulter l’affiche, cliquez ici.

Conférences IMAGO-EIKΩN « Histoires chrétiennes en images » – le 31 mai et le 21 juin 2018

Conférences IMAGO-EIKΩN « Histoires chrétiennes en images » – le 31 mai et le 21 juin 2018


Dans le cadre du programme de recherche  Imago-Eikon. Regards croisés sur l’image chrétienne médiévale entre Orient et Occident, vous êtes cordialement convié-e-s à deux demi-journées de conférences et débats autour du thème :  Histoires chrétiennes en images : espace, temps et structure de la narration.

Les  jeudis 31 mai et 21 juin 2018, de 14h à 18h.

Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris,   salle Vasari (entrée libre)

Organisation scientifique :

Sulamith Brodbeck, Anne-Orange Poilpré, Isabelle Marchesin et Ioanna Rapti.

 Jeudi 31 mai 2018

« Les temporalités de l’image : mobilité de la narration, fixité de l’image »

– Francesca Dell’ Acqua (Università di Salerno), Telling the Incarnation during Byzantine Iconoclasm
– Pierre-Yves le Pogam (Musée du Louvre), Le langage des retables à la fin du Moyen Âge : séquençage et mise en page
– Liz James (University of Sussex), Narrative and the Wall Mosaic: Telling a Story or Filling the Wall?
Répondant : Jean-Marie Guillouët (Université de Nantes)

•  Jeudi 21 juin 2018

« Les temporalités de l’image : construction et déploiement du récit dans l’espace »

– Ivan Foletti (Université de Brno), Quand l’histoire devient prétexte : les cycles narratifs de Rome au Ve siècle
– Sébastien Douchet (Université Aix-Marseille), Narratologies du texte et de l’image : faire le récit de la création du monde
– Mary Cunningham (University of Nottingham), The Portrayal of Joachim and Anna in Byzantine Texts and Images: An Intersection of Historical and Liturgical Time
Répondant : Jannic Durand (Musée du Louvre)

Programme ici.