IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 512: 'Through the wide bridges': Honouring Thomas S. Brown, I

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for Renaissance & Medieval Studies, University of Edinburgh
Organisers:Thomas J. MacMaster, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Nicholas Matheou, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Thomas J. MacMaster, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Paper 512-aThe Armenians in Reconquered East Roman Italy: Prolegomena to a Comparative Study
(Language: English)
Nicholas Matheou, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Index terms: Demography, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 512-bRenovatio, Continuity, Innovation: Ravenna's Role in Legitimation and Collective Memory, 8th-9th Centuries
(Language: English)
Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, Department of History, Queensborough Community College, City University of New York
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Religious Life
Abstract

As one of the leading scholars of Byzantine Italy, Tom Brown has contributed a great deal to understanding of the Exarchate of Ravenna and its role in the early medieval world. At the same time, he has also had a significant role in raising awareness of the period and its broader connections as an author, editor, academic, and founder of Early Medieval Europe. In these two sessions, the work and contributions of Tom Brown will be highlighted with papers from both colleagues and those he has helped to inspire on topics related to his work.