Tag Archives: reception

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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Ny serie om vikingaflicka i Miklagård

Läsare av Dagens ETC har sedan i somras kunnat följa den äventyrliga vikingaflickan Siris resa till Miklagård i form av Patric Nyströms och Per Demervalls nya seriealbum Siri och vikingarna, utgivet av Rabén & Sjögren (2016). I följetongsformatet publiceras en … Continue reading

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Kurs vid Newmaninstitutet i Uppsala

Newmaninstitutet i Uppsala ger kursen Ortodoxa ikoner i modern litteratur (7,5 hp) senare delen av höstterminen 2016 (7/11 2016 – 13/1 2017). Den går på halvdistans med undervisning i Uppsala två heldagar, 23/11 och 14/12. Den planeras också gå lokalt i Uppsala … Continue reading

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Christmas reading – new book by network member!

If you haven’t decided what to read over the holidays, the Nordic network can warmly recommend a new book. Olof Heilo has written a highly interesting and important monograph on Byzantium as a key to understanding the rise of islam, Eastern … Continue reading

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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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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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Transformation and adaptation – the reception of Byzantium between the 16th and 21st centuries, University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland), 5-6 September 2014

Reception has in the last decade or so established itself as an indispensible part of Classical Studies, with a series of important publications and even a journal (Classical Receptions Journal, http://crj.oxfordjournals.org/). Students and scholars of the classical tradition now investigate … 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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