IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 612: 'Ravenna, better loved than all': Honouring Thomas S. Brown, II

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

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:Nicholas Matheou, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Respondent:Thomas Brown, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Paper 612-aThe Exarchate, the Empire, and the Elites: Some Comparative Remarks
(Language: English)
John Haldon, Department of History, Princeton University
Index terms: Administration, Byzantine Studies, Epigraphy, Military History
Paper 612-bExarchs and Others: Secular Patrons of Churches in the 6th-8th Centuries
(Language: English)
Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis, Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Byzantine Studies, Lay Piety, 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.