IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 511: Emotions in Byzantine Culture, I

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Open University of Israel, Raanana
Organisers:Stavroula Constantinou, Department of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, University of Cyprus, Nicosia
Mati Meyer, Department of Literature, Language & Arts, Open University of Israel, Raanana
Moderator/Chair:Mati Meyer, Department of Literature, Language & Arts, Open University of Israel, Raanana
Paper 511-aPerformative Manuscripts: Byzantine Illuminations and the Holy Space of Emotions
(Language: English)
Valentina Cantone, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali: Archeologia, Storia dell'Arte, del Cinema e della Musica, Università di Padova
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies, Religious Life
Paper 511-bEmperors and Patriarchs in Early Byzantium: Emotional Response Patterns
(Language: English)
Andriani Georgiou, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

In the framework of these two sessions, scholars from various disciplines, such as philology, history, art history, and archeology, will examine the social and cultural dimensions of emotions in Byzantium, both from a religious and a profane perspective. In so doing, they will contribute to and enlarge the current state of research on Byzantine emotions which is mainly limited to the sad feelings that are associated with grief. On the one hand, the sessions’ speakers will offer fresh approaches to the emotion of sadness, and on the other, they will explore for the first time emotions, such as love, pity, anger, and terror.