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Upcoming event: Piroska and the Pantokrator: The Politics of Dynastic Memory, Healing and Salvation in Komnenian Constantinople

Date: June 3, 2015 – 10:0019:00
Building: Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: Auditorium
Event type: Workshop
Event audience: Open to the Public
CEU organizer: Marianne Sághy
External organizers: Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, Humanities Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences , Budapest, Lendület Research Group at the University of Debrecen
CEU contact person: Marianne Sághy

With the support of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources and with the high patronage of Cardinal Peter Erdo

9:30 Welcome and introduction by Daniel Ziemann and Marianne Sághy (CEU, Budapest)

Session I – Chair: Pál Fodor (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)
9:45-10:15 Attila Bárány (University of Debrecen) Diplomatic Relations between Hungary and Byzantium in the Eleventh-Twelfth Centuries

10:15 – 10:45 Roman Shlyakhtin (CEU, Budapest) Empress Eirene in the Poems of Nicholas Kallikles

10:45-11:15 Coffee Break

Session II – Chair: Gábor Klaniczay (CEU, Budapest)
11:15-12:15 Michael Jeffreys (Oxford University) The Family Poet of Piroska-Eirene’s Children: Manganeios Prodromos and the Hungarians

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Session III – Chair: Volker Menze (CEU, Budapest)
14:00-14:30 Maximilian Lau (Oxford University) Piroska-Eirene, an Empress from the West
14:30-15:00 Roberta Franchi (Pisa/Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest) Imperial Women under the Komneni
15:00-15:30 Sandro Nikolaishvili (CEU, Budapest) Female Power between the Byzantine and Islamic Worlds:  The Example  of Queen Tamar

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

Session IV – Chair: Niels Gaul (CEU, Budapest)
16:00-16:30 Elif Demirtiken (CEU, Budapest) The Politics of (Female) Monastic Foundations in Komnenian Constantinople
16:30-17:00 Marianne Sághy (CEU, Budapest) Healing and Salvation: the Christ Pantokrator Hospital
17:00-17:30 Etele Kiss (Hungarian National Museum, Budapest) Piroska-Eirene and the Holy Theotokos

17:30-18:00 Coffee Break

Session V – Chair: Daniel Ziemann (CEU, Budapest)
18:00-19:00 keynote lecture
Robert Ousterhout (University of Pennsylvania) Piroska and the Pantokrator 

Champagne Reception offered by the Hungarian National Museum

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