Tag Archives: Istanbul

Byzantium, alt-right and hooliganism

As our readers will know, the Nordic Byzantine Network is not only preoccupied with the study of Byzantium as such, but also with the metahistory of its past and contemporary use. Such was, for instance, the topic of a two-day … Continue reading

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Om Istanbuls bysantinska monument

På vår gamla hemsida fördes vid något tillfälle frågan på tal om huruvida freskerna i Chorakyrkan (Kariye Camii) i Istanbul lider under tilltagande fuktskador. Fotografier som tagits under tre besök, 2004, 2007 och 2011 visade att den blå färgen alltmer bleknat bakom vad … Continue reading

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Reading and Pleasure in Istanbul

The Summer school “Reading Pleasure – Pleasure Reading: Medieval Approaches to Reading” took place at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, 23-28 May, and was organized by Christian Høgel and Ingela Nilsson. This was a professionally rewarding experience for all … 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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Där världar möts

Att de danska och finska instituten tvingats stänga sina omsorgsfullt och mödosamt uppbyggda forskningsanläggningar i Damaskus kan förefalla som en ytterst beklaglig men i sammanhanget mera marginell konsekvens av den tragedi som för närvarande utspelar sig i Syrien och hela Mellanöstern. Desto mera anmärkningsvärt är … Continue reading

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The Burnt Column, Constantinople

The Burnt Column, Constantinople Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.00053. Photographer: J. Pascal Sébah (Turkish, active 1860-1880) A decaying column held together by bands of iron. That might be the first impression of J. … Continue reading

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The Straits: Inquiries into a Crossroad

Som ett led i nätverkets nystart arrangerar Nordiska Bysantinska Nätverket, med generöst stöd av Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, ett seminarium vid det Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul : The Straits: Inquiries into a Crossroad. Få platser har kommit att representera en symbolisk kulturgräns mellan … Continue reading

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