"Post-Byzantine" Art: Orthodox Christian Art in a "Non-Byzantine" World?

May 15-16, 2013 at Central European University in Budapest

Workshop Program


Wednesday, 15 May (Nádor 13, Room 001)

9:30-9:45 Welcoming remarks: Niels Gaul (Central European University) 

9:45-10:00 Opening speech: HE Dimitris Yannakakis, Ambassador of Greece to Hungary  

10:00  Keynote Lecture

Slobodan Ćurčić (Professor of Art and Archaeology, Emeritus, Princeton University)

‘Post-Byzantine’ Art. What is it? Whose is it

11:00-11:30 Coffee break


Session 1

11:30 Eleni Deliyanni-Doris (University of Athens)

Accumulating Knowledge and Pictorial Understanding: Doctoral Researches and their Contribution to the Post-Byzantine wall painting in mainland Greece

12:00 Olga Gratziou (University of Crete)

Beyond the Borders of an Awkward Definition

12:30 Emily L. Spratt (Princeton University)

Defying Borders, not Definition: ‘Post-Byzantine’ Art and the Resiliency of the Networked Community

13:00-14:30 Lunch break


14:30 Alexei Lidov (Lomonosov Moscow State University)

Pattern Books versus Spatial Visions. Russian Iconicity after the Fall of Constantinople

15:00 Zaza Skhirtladze (Tbilisi State University)

Unbroken Paths of Communication: Patterns of Patronage in Sixteenth-century Georgian Art

15:30 Edda Vardanyan (Matenadaran, Yerevan)

Textes et Images de la Version Arménienne du Roman d’Alexandre: Expression de l’Idéologie du Pouvoir

16:00-16:30 Coffee break


16:30 Emmanuel Moutafov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

Post-Bulgarian Art!? Why not?

17:00 Dragoş-Gheorghe Năstăsoiu (Central European University)

‘East Meets West’: the Iconography of Orthodox Mural Painting in Transylvania during the Fifteenth Century








Thursday, 16 May (Nádor 13, Room 001)


Session 2

9:30 Răzvan Theodorescu (Romanian Academy)

The Moldavian Mural Painting in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth centuries

10:00 Jelena Erdeljan (University of Belgrade)

The Contribution of Serbian Women from the Branković Dynasty to Orthodox Christian Culture in Post-Byzantine Times: Angelina Branković, Milica Despina Basarab and Jelena Ekaterina Rareş

10:30 Anna Christidou (Central European University)

Reflections on a ‘Post-Byzantine’ Microcosm: Orthodox Communities and Socio-Cultural Behaviours in Ottoman Albania

11:00 Eleni Dimitriadou (British Museum)

The British Museum Icon Collection in Context: The Challenge of an Online Catalogue

11:30-12:00 Coffee break


12:00 Round Table Discussion and Concluding Remarks 


Followed by: 

17:30 CEMS Colloquium

Sophia Kalopissi-Verti (University of Athens)

Byzantine Monumental Art as Historical Evidence: the testimony of church inscriptions, donor portraits and iconography