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Miracles and Magic in Byzantium: A Mini-Conference

Robert Sutherland Hall (School of Policy Studies)

A mini-conference featuring the students of HIST 880 and guest speakers in Sutherland Hall, Room 554. 



2:30-2:35 Welcome and Introduction
2:35-2:50 Edward Chaykowski, “The Enchanted World of Kyivan Rus': Miracles of Nature from the Caves Monastery.”
2:50-3:05 Nikitas Vekris, "Mad Monks: The Promotion of Saint Cults in Early Byzantine Hagiography."

3:05-3:15 Questions
3:15-3:30 Katrina Johnston, "Exploring Medical Accuracy in Byzantine Healing Miracles."
3:30-3:45 Jean-Richard Nononsi, “Pluralism in Byzantine Medical History”

3:45- 3:55 Break
3:55-4:10 Samantha Bryan, “Heretical Sciences: The Practice of Astrology in Byzantium and the Church's Opposition.”
4:10-4:25 Zach Sykes, “Magic and Miracles in the Imperial Context”

4:25-4:35 Questions
4:35-4:55 Katrina Rosie: “Reading Hair Rites in their Ritual Context(s)”
4:55-5:15 Richard Greenfield: “MS Bononiensis 3632 and the context of Byzantine ‘magic’”

5:15-5:30 Questions and conclusions

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