In conjunction with her participation in the “Writing Empire: Rome and Byzantium” Colloquium, Prof. Margaret Mullett will offer a seminar for graduate students. Seating is limited and available to Notre Dame students BY RESERVATION ONLY.
Topic: A discussion of the Life of Cyril Phileotes and passages where empire and holy man are envisaged as complementary and their alliance necessary for the health of the empire (texts will be provided at the seminar).
Prof. Margaret Mullett, OBE, Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, is working on performance, dream, court culture and ceremony, muses, and monasteries. She is the editor of Dumbarton Oaks Papers. She has written on literacy, patronage, genre, gender, and friendship in Byzantine society and has edited a book on the classical tradition, Alexios I Komnenos (with Dion Smythe); and two on eleventh- and twelfth-century monasticism, The Theotokos Evergetis and Eleventh-century Monasticism, and Work and Worship at the Theotokos Evergetis (with Anthony Kirby). Her Theophylact of Ochrid: Reading the Letters of a Byzantine Archbishop appeared in 1997 in the Birmingham Byzantine series published by Variorum.
If you are interested in attending the seminar, contact Roberta Baranowski NO EARLIER THAN September 18.