All events will be held on the Lower-Level of the

History of Art and Architecture Building on the campus of Harvard University

485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday, April 29, 2023

9:30am: Coffee

9:45am: Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:00–11:15am: Session I: Art, Learning, and the “Classical”

Chair: Jeffrey F. Hamburger (Kuno Francke Professor of German Art & Culture, Harvard University)

Diliana Angelova (Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley), “Peeping Tom and Other Classicisms in the Paris Psalter (Paris, Bibliothéque Nationale, MS gr. 139)”

Merih Danalı (Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University), “Byzantine Author Portraits and Historical Imagination”

Alicia Walker (Professor, Bryn Mawr College), “Projecta as Pepaideumenē

11:15–11:45am: Coffee Break

11:45am­–1:00pm: Session II: Much in Little

 Chair: Nancy P. Ševčenko (Independent scholar)

Katherine M. Taronas (Byzantine Studies Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections), “Blue Aphrodite: Thoughts on Byzantine, Egyptian, and Greek Color Perception”

Nicolette S. Trahoulia (Professor, Deree – The American University of Greece), “Self-Representation in Late Antique Ivories”  

Ivan Drpić (Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania), “The Emmanuel’s Gaze”

1:00–3:00pm: Lunch Break

3:00–4:15pm: Session III: Sacred Images

Chair: Annemarie Weyl Carr (Professor Emerita, Southern Methodist University)

Courtney Tomaselli (Instructor, Loyola University Chicago), “‘The Virgin Mary in the Psalter Vat. gr. 1927”

Bissera V. Pentcheva (Professor, Stanford University), “Empathy through the Feet”

4:15–4:45pm: Coffee Break

4:45–6:00pm: Session IV: Visions of the Past

Chair: John Duffy (Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine Philology and Literature, Emeritus, Harvard University)

Frances St. Amant (PhD candidate, Harvard University), “Making Impressions: Modes of Concealing and Revealing the Face in Two Roman ‘Death Masks’”

Kelsey Eldridge (Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Puget Sound), “On the Origins of the Omphalion at Hagia Sophia”

Janet T. Marquardt (Distinguished Professor Emerita, Eastern Illinois University), “The Influence of Zodiaque Books on Regional European Cultural Heritage”

6:00-7:00pm: Reception