Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Dreams, Memory and Imagination in Byzantium
Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 19th Conference, 24-26 February 2017, to be held at the Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
A reminder that registration is open and closes January 30; abstracts and programme are published.
Full details on the conference web site at http://www.aabs.org.au/conferences/19th/
In the last two decades, the role of dreams, memory and the imagination in the ancient world and its cultural productions have come to receive increased attention, along with the importance of emotions in the Greco-Roman and medieval worlds. This conference will focus on the ways that the Byzantine imagination shaped its dreams and memories from the fourth to fifteenth centuries and the many ways in which these were recorded in the Byzantine world, in its historiography, literature, religion, art and architecture.
Guest speaker: Professor Derek Krueger, Greensboro University, North Carolina
Convenor: Dr Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University