Byzantium & Friends
5. Western fantasies about Byzantium, with Elena Boeck

5. Western fantasies about Byzantium, with Elena Boeck

October 3, 2019

A conversation about western fantasies, orientalism, and the making of Byzantium, with Elena Boeck (DePaul University), based on her two articles: 'Fantasy, Supremacy, Domes, and Dames: Charlemagne goes to Constantinople (in the volume Byzantium in Dialogue with the Mediterranean: History and Heritage, 2019, 142-161), and 'Archaeology of Decadence: Uncovering Byzantium in Victorien Sardou's Theodora (in the volume Byzantium/Modernism: The Byzantine as Method in Modernity, 2015, 102-132).

4. The New Environmental History, with Tina Sessa

4. The New Environmental History, with Tina Sessa

September 22, 2019

A conversation about the new environmental history of late antiquity with Kristina Sessa (The Ohio State University), based on her article 'The New Environmental Fall of Rome: A Methodological Consideration,' Journal of Late Antiquity 12.1 (2019) 211-255.

3. The Colonial Fourth Crusade, with George Demacopoulos

3. The Colonial Fourth Crusade, with George Demacopoulos

September 21, 2019

A conversation about the Fourth Crusade and colonial / postcolonial theory with George Demacopoulos (Fordham University), based on his book Colonizing Christianity: Greek and Latin Religious Identity in the Era of the Fourth Crusade (Fordham University Press 2019).

2. Imagining the Moment of Death, with Ellen Muehlberger

2. Imagining the Moment of Death, with Ellen Muehlberger

September 21, 2019

A conversation about death and the imagination with Ellen Muehlberger (University of Michigan), based on her book Moment of Reckoning: Imagined Death and its Consequences in Late Antique Christianity (Oxford University Press 2019).

1. Byzantine Gender, with Leonora Neville

1. Byzantine Gender, with Leonora Neville

September 21, 2019

A conversation about Byzantine gender with Leonora Neville (University of Wisconsin), based on her book Byzantine Gender (ARC Humanities Press 2019).