Translating Byzantium and Byzantium Translating

1st International Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Graduate Conference, Vienna, June 2-3, 2023

Day 1:

08:30–09:15 ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION | Central European University

09:15-09:30 WELCOME | Aleksandar Anđelović, Cosimo Paravano, and Lewis Read | University of Vienna

09:30–11:00 FIRST SESSION: TRANSLATION TECHNIQUES IN ARMENIAN | Chair: Tara Andrews | University of Vienna

09:30–10:00 Anush Apresyan | Mesrop Mashtots Research Institute of Ancient Manuscript
The Spiritual-Cultural Significance of the Translation: Nemesius of Emesa’s Treatise on Human Nature

10:00–10:30 Rok Kuntner | Würzburg University
Translation Technique in the Armenian Version of the Alexander Romance

10:30–11:00 Piruza Hayrapetyan | Central European University
The Armenian Version of the Apocalypse of the Theotokos: A Closer Witness to the Greek Original?

11:00–11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30–12:30 SECOND SESSION: SYRIAC AND GREEK TEXTS FROM THE 6TH CENTURY | Chair: Volker Menze | Central European University

11:30–12:00 Carlo Emilio Biuzzi | Institut de Recherche et Histoire des Textes (IRHT-CNRS)
Monks and Physicians: A Preliminary Study of the Amida Community of Constantinople in the 6th century AD

12:00–12:30 Laura Mariotti | KU Leuven
Cyril of Scythopolis Facing John Rufus: Disclosing a Local Debate and Competing Narratives of Holiness within Palestinian Monasticism

12:30-13.30 LUNCH

13:30–15:00 THIRD SESSION: SYRIAC GLIMPSES FROM LATE ANTIQUITY | Chair: Grigory Kessel | Austrian Academy of Sciences

13:30–14:00 Alex Lopez | Catholic University of America
Barbaric but Erudite: Syriac Language in Early Byzantine Texts

14:00–14:30 Giovanni Gomiero | Ghent University
The Greek-Egyptian “Reading Revolution” Within East Syrian Monasticism Between the 6th and the 7th Century: The Longue Durée of an Intellectual Reform as Told by Thomas of Marga.

14:30–15:00 Giovanni DiRusso, Julia Hintlian| Harvard University
“Its Own Nature, Knowledge, and Form:” Paronomasia in the Syriac Translation of Evagrius of Pontus’s Great Letter

15:00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK

15:30–16:30 FOURTH SESSION: GREEK STORYTELLING BETWEEN EAST AND WEST / Chair: Krystina Kubina | Austrian Academy of Sciences

15:30–16:00 Romina Luzi| École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Palaiologan Romances: Between Continuity and Disruption

16:00–16:30 Alessandra Guido | La Sapienza University of Rome
From Indian mitra to Byzantine φιλία: Reshaping the Categories of Friendship in the Eleventh-century Byzantine Rewriting of Kalila wa-Dimna

16:30-17.00 BREAK

17:00-18.00 KEYNOTE LECTURE: BYZANTIUM AND TRANSLATION: SOME REFLECTIONS / Claudia Rapp | University of Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences

18:00-20.00 BUFFET DINNER


DAY 2:

08:30–09:15 ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION | Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Vienna

09:15-09:30 WELCOME | Andrei Dumitrescu, Dunja Milenković, Osman Yüksel Özdemir (Central European University)

09:30–11:00 FIRST SESSION: BYZANTIUM AND THE WEST | Chair: György Geréby | Central European University

09:30–10:00 Angelos Zaloumis| University of Patras and EPHE-PSL
Certain Latin Excerpts used Against Filioque by Gennadios Scholarios and John Eugenicus During and After The Council Of Ferrara - Firenze

10:00–10:30 Olga Vlachou | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
John Parastron: The Bilingual Franciscan Saint of Constantinople

10:30–11:00 Ilinca-Simona Ionescu | University of Bucharest
A Homo Christianus and His Demons: The Reception of Michael Psellos by Sixteenth-century Spanish Humanists

11:00–11:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:30–13:00 SECOND SESSION: GREEK TO GREEK | Chair: Christophe Erismann | University of Vienna

11:30–12:00 Andreas Prasinos|National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Metaphrasis as a New Literary Genre of Translation in Byzantine Scholarly Literature

12:00–12:30 Anastasia Theologou | Central European University
The Transformation of the Concept of Sympatheia from Antiquity to Byzantium: Plato, Plotinus, Psellos

12:30–13:00 Ricarda Schier | Ghent University
Theatre and θέατρον

13:00-14:00 LUNCH

14:00–15:00 THIRD SESSION: BYZANTINE IMAGES IN WESTERN TRANSLATIONS | Chair: István Perczel | Central European University

14:00–14:30 Germano Germanò | Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Naples
The Dancer and the Siren: New Evidence About Byzantine Visual Culture in the Sculpture of Apulia

14:30–15:00 Elena De Zordi| Ca' Foscari University of Venice
The Translation of the Byzantine Last Judgement in 12th century Scandinavia Between Gotland and Iceland

15:00-15.30 COFFEE BREAK


17:00-19.00 WINE RECEPTION 



  • June 2nd 2023: Central European University, Quellenstrasse 51, 1100 Vienna
  • June 3rd 2023: Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies University of Vienna, Postgasse 9, 1010 Vienna 





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