Heaven and Earth: Greece’s Byzantium
May 1-3, 2014
Getty Villa in Malibu & UCLA in the Byzantine-Latino Quarter, Los Angeles
This symposium will bring together an internationally renowned group of scholars who will lecture at the Getty Villa, UCLA, and the Huffington Center at St. Sophia Cathedral. Focusing on Byzantine remains in Greece, this symposium foregrounds the important role of this region throughout late antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern period. Sessions will focus on Byzantium’s roots in antiquity, issues of daily life, interactions with the Islamic world and with Italy, the meaning of icons, monumental art in Mystras and its periphery, and recent archaeological finds in Greece. The symposium will conclude with a film and discussion about traditional village life in Greece.
Speakers include Robert S. Nelson, Henry Maguire, Jas’ Elsner, Anthony Kaldellis, Elizabeth Marlowe, Ioli Kalavrezou, Maria Parani, Demetra Bakirtzi, Father Maximos Constas, Annemarie Weyl Carr, Alicia Walker, Maria Georgopoulou, Anastasia Drandaki, Michalis Kappas, Sean Roberts, Patricia Fortini Brown, Eugenia Gerousi, Sharon Gerstel and Barbara Drucker.
Registration information will appear shortly on the Getty website. For questions about hotels and logistics, email Sharon Gerstel (firstname.lastname@example.org)