10-17 SEPTEMBER 2020






Day 1:

Thursday, September 10th, 2020


18.30 Opening Session

Emil Constantinescu, President of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization, President of Romania (1996-2000)

The message of H.H. Teodosie, Archbishop of Tomis

Professor Bogdan Murgescu, Vice-Rector of the University of Bucharest

Associate Professor Habil. Mădălina Vârtejanu-Joubert (INALCO Paris), Scientific Director of the Third Edition of the Annual School of Byzantine and post-Byzantine Studies 2020

Professor Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences)


Day 2:

Friday, September 11th, 2020


10.30-12.00 Associate Professor Ion Croitoru (Valahia University of Târgoviște), Greek-language Typographic Activity in Târgoviște at the Beginning of the 18th Century („Activitatea tipografică din Târgoviște în limba greacă, la începutul secolului al XVIII-lea”) (in Romanian)

12.00-12.30 Q&A session

12.30-13.00 Break

13.00-14.00 Dr Andreea Ștefan (National History Museum of Romania), Brief Excursus into the Collections of the National History Museum of Romania from the Late Roman Empire to the Phanariotes and Beyond – virtual guided tour (in English)


Day 3:

Saturday, September 12th, 2020


10.30-11.30 Professor Athanassios Semoglou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), The Iconographic Program of the Apse of Bălinești and the Impact of the Constantinopolitan Art in Moldavia (in English)

11.30-12.00 Q&A session


Day 4:

Monday, September 14th, 2020


10.30-11.30 Dr Grigori Simeonov (University of Vienna), Harbours on the Western Black Sea Coast from the 4th to the 13th century. Politics, Economy, and Environment in South-Eastern Europe in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (in English)

11.30-12.00 Q&A session

12.00-13.00 Break

13.00-14.00 Lecturer Gina Scarlat (Dunărea de Jos University, Galați), The Activity of Sevastos Kiminitis in the Romanian Principalities (“L’activité de Sevastos Kiminitis dans les Pays Roumains”) (in French)

14.30-16.30 Professor Stratis Papaioannou (University of Crete), Byzantine Literature, Language and Book Culture – Question and Answer Seminar (in English)

16.30-17.00 Dragoș Mîrșanu (Department for the Study of Patristics, Metropolitan of Moldavia and Bucovina), Publishing Books on Christianity in Byzantium: A Romanian Editor’s Perspective (in English)


Day 5:

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020


10.30-11.30 Dr. habil. Mihai-D. Grigore (University of Mainz), Doxology and Rule. Neagoe Basarab in Dialogue with Erasmus, Luther and Machiavelli (1513-1523) (in English)

11.30-12.00 Q&A session

12.00-12.30 Break

12.30-13.30 PhD c. Ionuț Badea (University of Bucharest), Monetary Iconography Talks about the Byzantine Empire History (5th-12th centuries) (in English)

13.30-14.00 Q&A session

14.00-15.00 Dr Andra Jugănaru (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), A Network Analysis of the Cappadocian Fathers’ Letter Collections (in English)

15.00-15.30 Q&A session

15.30-16.00 Dr Andrei Prohin (Institute of History, Chișinău, Republic of Moldavia), Signs of the End of the World through History. A Reading of the Chronicle of Symeon the Logothete in a Slavic Manuscript from Moldavia (1637) (in English)

16.00-16.30 Q&A session

16.30 - 17.00 Break

17.00 - 17.30 Antonio Pio Di Cosmo (Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome), The funeral of Basileus in the tenth century. The theology of power and material culture of royalty (in English)


Day 6:

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020


14.00-15.00 Dr Adrian Dumitru (University of Bucharest), The Wonders of a Wandering Book: The Chronicle of Eusebius of Caesarea and its Importance for the Study of the Chronology of Antiquity (in English)

15.00-15.30 Q&A session

15.30-16.30 Lecturer Manuela Dobre (University of Bucharest), The Image of Romanians in Byzantine Sources of the 15th century (in English)

16.30-17.00 Q&A session

17.00-17.30 Break

17.30-18.30 PhD c. Octavian Negoiță (University of Bucharest), The Articulation of Anti-Islamic Discourse as reflected in Early Modern Greek Polemical Literature (16th-18th centuries) (in English)

18.30-19.00 Q&A session

19.00-20.00 Professor Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences), Daily Life, Religion and Manuscript Studies: Researching Byzantine Prayer Books (Euchologia) (in English)

20.00-20.30 Q&A session


Day 7:

Thursday, September 17th, 2020


10.30-11.30 Associate Professor Habil. Mădălina Vârtejanu Joubert (INALCO, Paris), The Talmud in a Byzantine Context (“Le Talmud en contexte byzantin”) (in French)

11.30-12.00 Q&A session

12.00-13.00 Break

13.00-14.00 Professor Zachary Chitwood (University of Mainz), The Eye of the Oikoumene: Mount Athos as the Centre of Byzantine World (in English)

14.00-14.30 Q&A session

14.30-15.30 Professor Alexandros Alexakis (University of Ioannina), Byzantine Hagiography Looking North (in English)

15.30-16.00 Q&A session

16.00-16.30 Closing remarks

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