Session Title

Sanctity and Hagiography in the Byzantine World: Papers in Honor of Alice-Mary Talbot

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Organizer Name

Jake Ransohoff; Nathanael Aschenbrenner

Organizer Affiliation

Harvard Univ.; Harvard Univ.

Presider Name

Jake Ransohoff

Paper Title 1

Greek Saints in Norman Italy: Writing Byzantine Hagiography in a Post-Byzantine World

Presenter 1 Name

James Morton

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong

Paper Title 2

The Life of Basil the Younger and Storytelling in the Constantinopolitan Household

Presenter 2 Name

Stamatina McGrath

Presenter 2 Affiliation

George Mason Univ.

Paper Title 3

"A Good Place for Hesychia": Space and Hesychasm in Late Byzantine Hagiography

Presenter 3 Name

Mihail Mitrea

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Newcastle Univ.

Start Date

10-5-2019 3:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 213

Description

Alice-Mary Talbot’s distinguished academic career and her storied generosity have made her a mentor to generations of Byzantine and medieval scholars. This panel honors Dr. Talbot in bringing together papers that reflect the variety of her scholarly interests: the intersection of hagiography and social history, attention to the aesthetics of the miraculous, and sensitivity to individual religious experience within institutional settings. Speakers will be Stamatina McGrath (speaking on the Vita of St. Basil the Younger), James Morton (speaking on monasticism in Southern Italy), and Mihail Mitrea (“A Good Place for Hesychia: Space and Hesychasm in Late Byzantine Hagiography”). Nicole Eddy

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May 10th, 3:30 PM

Sanctity and Hagiography in the Byzantine World: Papers in Honor of Alice-Mary Talbot

Bernhard 213

Alice-Mary Talbot’s distinguished academic career and her storied generosity have made her a mentor to generations of Byzantine and medieval scholars. This panel honors Dr. Talbot in bringing together papers that reflect the variety of her scholarly interests: the intersection of hagiography and social history, attention to the aesthetics of the miraculous, and sensitivity to individual religious experience within institutional settings. Speakers will be Stamatina McGrath (speaking on the Vita of St. Basil the Younger), James Morton (speaking on monasticism in Southern Italy), and Mihail Mitrea (“A Good Place for Hesychia: Space and Hesychasm in Late Byzantine Hagiography”). Nicole Eddy