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December 3, 2013
Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline, MA
The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Culture and Arts presents "Changing Landscapes," a lecture by Eurydice Georganteli of Harvard University. The lecture will explore the areas where St. Paul stopped in his crossing from Asia to Europe, examining the significant developments that occured in these areas from the fourth through the seventh century, a period of profound political, administrative, economic and religious changes. 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. In 2013, she took up residence at Harvard University as Marie Curie International Fellow in Byzantine Archaeology. He lecture will be held at Hellenic College Holy Cross, from 4:00-5:30pm. For more information, please contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture.
December 3, 2013
Fordham University, Bronx, NY
Sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, "Syria in the Crosshairs" will be a panel discussion featuring Michael Wahid Hanna, Nadieszda Kizenko, Joseph Massad, and Christopher Awad. The panel will discuss the current crisis in Syria, the legacy of Western colonialism in the region, and the way the crisis is being presented in the Russian media. Moderated by Dr. George Demacopoulos (co-director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center), this panel discussion will take place at Fordham University at 6:30pm in the McNally Amphitheatre at Fordham Law School. For more information and to register, see here or contact Noah Minnick at (212) 636-6553 or email@example.com.
December 6, 2013
Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY
On Friday, December 6, 2013, the Sixth Annual Sophia Institute Conference will take place on the campus of Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027). The day long gathering, titled “Monasticism, Asceticism and Holiness in the Eastern Orthodox World,” will focus on the serious ways the Eastern Orthodox Church, over past centuries, and in recent times, has understood the monastic life, ascetical praxis and spirituality. Registration for the conference will begin at 8:00am. For more information, see here or contact Professor John McGuckin.
January 28, 2014
Fordham University, Bronx, NY
The 2014 Orthodoxy in America Lecture, hosted at Fordham University, will feature His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durres, and all of Albania. At the event, His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios will be awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters, honoris causa, and he will present the keynote address. The Orthodoxy in America Lecture Series was created nearly a decade ago to explore the Orthodox tradition as it intersects with the American religious experience. The lecture series is sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University and supported by the Office of Mission and Ministry. More information about the lecture series can be found here.
February 27 - March 1, 2014
Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline MA
The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is hosting the annual Byzantine Studies Conference at Hellenic College/Holy Cross. The conference provides a forum for discussion and reflection on current research in Byzantine history and culture. Past conferences have included sessions on topics ranging from power in Byzantium, Islam and Byzantium, images of women in Byzantium, and Byzantine architecture. Paper proposals for the 2014 conference will be accepted through November 15, 2013. Registration for the conference opens on December 1 and closes on January 27, 2014. For more information, see the official website for the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture.
September 17-20, 2014
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy
The 13th International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa will be focused on In Canticum canticorum. This exegetical work belongs to the final part of Gregory's life and can be considered an example of his mature thought and brillant preaching. The colloquium on this work will consist of lectures, workshops, and short papers. While the lectures and workshops will be delivered by invited scholars only, the short papers may be proposed to the organizers by any scholar who would like to submit a paper for potential inclusion in the colloquium. All papers approaching Gregory’s In Canticum from different points of view are welcome, especially those from theological, philosophical, philological or historical perspectives. Each paper should run approximately fifteen minutes and may be submitted by the deadline of May 30, 2014 (English language papers are accepted). All submissions should be sent by email to both Professor Giulio Maspero and Professor Miguel Brugarolas. For more information, see here.
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