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Motsägelsefull historiesyn

I anslutning till den nya filmen om Konstantin den store och Katarina av Alexandria (se förra inlägget) drar sig NBN till minnes den kolumn i Sveriges största dagstidning hösten 2011 där den bysantinska kristendomen utpekades som roten till allt ont. Enligt kolumnisten … Continue reading

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Cinema: Decline of an Empire (2014)

Finding a film about ancient Rome is never hard. Finding a film about anything Byzantine is quite the opposite. Consequently, when one does unearth a film about something byzantine with it feels necessary to watch it. On principle alone if … Continue reading

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Två föredrag på Medelhavsmuséet i Stockholm

Den 27 januari kl 18:00 talar Ingela Nilsson på temat Buddha i Bysans: Legenden om Barlaam och Joasaf. Denna bysantinska hagiografi – i vilken berättelsen om Buddha för första gången återges för kristna läsare – har översatts av Barbro Styrenius och kommer att … Continue reading

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New postdoctoral research project in Oslo

Thomas Arentzen has attained funding from the Research Council of Norway for a postdoctoral research project at the University of Oslo. The project Bodies in Motion: Religion and Corporeality in Late Antiquity will explore late ancient and early Byzantine texts. … Continue reading

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At the Crossroad

A few hours before the SRII seminar “The Straits: Inquiries into a Crossroad” was set to begin, the three NBN members responsible for its planning and execution sat down at a café on Tünel square and pondered the outcome. Would … Continue reading

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