Piroska and the Pantokrator: Dynastic Memory, Healing and Salvation in Komnenian Constantinople

June 3, 2015 - 10:00 - 19:00
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
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Piroska and the Pantokrator: Dynastic  Memory, Healing and Salvation  in Komnenian Constantinople

the Medieval Studies Department at Central European University,the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at CEU,
the Hungarian National Museum,
the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and
the Lendület Research Group at the University of Debrecen
with the support of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities and
the City Council of Belváros-Lipótváros (Budapest Fifth District)


9:30 Welcome and introduction

Miklós Soltész, Secretary of State, Ministry of Human Capacities

His Eminence Arsenios Kardamakis, Metropolitan of Austria and Exarch of Hungary

His Excellency Dimitri Yannakakis, Ambassador of the Republic of Greece

Daniel Ziemann, head, Medieval Studies Department, Central European University, Budapest

Marianne Sághy, Medieval Studies Department, Central European University, 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 bz the Hungarian National Museum

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