Registration and hotel information available after December 16, 2013
Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture, Hellenic College Holy Cross, and Dr. James C. Skedros, Interim Dean and Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies and Professor of Early Christianity, Hellenic College Holy Cross
Lecture by Eurydice Georganteli, Harvard University
Reception to follow
The Archbishop Iakovos Library, Reading Room
Hellenic College Holy Cross
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445
For those traveling by T, shuttles will run between the Brookline Village T stop and HCHC. HCHC vans will leave the Brookline Village T stop at 3:15 and 3:40. Shuttles will run between campus and the Brookline Village T stop following the reception.
Please contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.
When St Paul and his companions Silas, Timothy and Luke, disembarked at the busy port of Neapolis the year was 49 or 50 AD, and the area had been a Roman province since 167 BC and the consolidation of Roman power in the Antigonid kingdom of Macedonia. St Paul’s crossing from Asia to Europe and his travels across Roman Greece changed forever the local society, culture and the urban landscape in which that society lived and died. This lecture explores the changing face of St Paul’s Balkan stops from the fourth through the seventh century, a period of profound political, administrative, economic and religious changes. The rise of Philippi and Amphipolis as major pilgrimage destinations, Thessaloniki’s urban continuity and architectural splendor, and the dwindling fortunes of the old and established cities of Athens and Corinth, are some of the subjects which will be discussed in the light of written sources, topographical analysis and the latest archaeological discoveries.
Eurydice Georganteli was born in Greece and educated at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the UK. She has worked for the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the British Museum before her appointment in 2000 as the Keeper of Coins and Lecturer in Numismatics at the University of Birmingham, UK. Currently on research leave (2013–2016) at Harvard University as Marie Curie International Fellow in Byzantine Archaeology, Eurydice is writing a book on the medieval Via Egnatia, one of Europe’s oldest cultural routes. A prize-winning teacher and writer, Eurydice has lectured and has held research fellowships and visiting positions in Europe and the United States. She is Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, member of national and international Numismatic and Byzantine Studies committees, and a regular contributor to television and radio programs on archaeology and monetary history.
Support comes from the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture and the Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Chair of Byzantine Studies
Founded in 2010 through a generous gift from the Jaharis Family Foundation, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of knowledge about the rich heritage of Byzantine art and culture. The Mary Jaharis Center's location on the Hellenic College Holy Cross campus provides a unique opportunity to foster Byzantine studies within an Orthodox Christian community. The Center sponsors a wide range of public programming, including lectures, conferences, and concerts, aimed at a broad audience, supports the study of Byzantium through grants and other resources, and maintains a vibrant Internet and social media presence.