Speaking From the Margins. DBBE Online Lectures, Spring 2022 Series

Posted on 02/02/2022

We are delighted to announce that the Speaking from the Margins lecture series is about to enter into its third season! The new Spring 2022 series will include five online lectures, and you are all warmly invited to attend.

As you may know, the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams project, hosted at Ghent University (www.dbbe.ugent.be), organises regular online lectures on the topic of book epigrams. These lectures intend to deepen our knowledge of a variety of book epigrams and to broaden our horizon about their contexts of use and production.

As we continue to learn through this series, book epigrams are testimonies to a long and often eventful history of reading, writing and interpretation in Byzantine culture. At the same time, they are fascinating (but sometimes overlooked) works of poetic art. Their study allows us to understand the transmission of texts and the book culture of Byzantium, in exchange with neighboring cultures.

The lectures will take place at 4pm (CET) and will be accessible to everyone via Zoom. The recordings of all the previous online lectures are available on the DBBE YouTube channel.

More information and links to the individual lectures can be found here.

Please feel free to spread the word and mark these dates in your calendar!

  • Thursday 17 February 2022
    Brad Hostetler, Ekphrasis and Epigrams on Byzantine Art
  • Thursday 17 March 2022
    Nina Sietis, Reading ‘la plume à la main’: Case Studies of Secondary Metrical Paratexts
  • Thursday 21 April 2022
    Luise Marion Frenkel, The Diaphanous Reputation of Late Antique Patristic Authors on the Byzantine Folio
  • Tuesday 17 May 2022
    Manolis Patedakis, Some Aspects of Theodore Prodromos’ Poetry in the Tetrasticha on Chapters From the Old and New Testament
  • Tuesday 14 June 2022
    Aglae Pizzone, Patrons and Heroes in the Book Epigrams of the Voss. Gr. Q1