Interdisciplinary Workshop in Textile Studies: Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Productions (Online)

Nikolaos Vryzidis Discussion

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Interdisciplinary Workshop in Textile Studies: Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Productions, 20 and 21 March 2021

Convenors: Paschalis Androudis (Assistant Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Art, Department of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Elena Papastavrou (Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Zakynthos). 

PROGRAM (Eastern European Standard Time)

Saturday 20-3-2021

Introduction 16.00-16.20 Paschalis Androudis, Elena Papastavrou

Α. Medieval Perspectives on the Material Culture of Religiosity (Chair: Pagona Papadopoulou, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Art)

16.20-16.40 Arielle Winnik (Bryn Mawr College): “Wrapping the Body in the Psalms: Inscribed Textiles in Coptic Christian Burials.”

16.40-17.00 Marielle Martiniani-Reber (Musée d’art et d’histoire, Geneva): “La chasuble de saint Ebbon de Sens, un vêtement liturgique, relique et reliquaire”

17:00-17:20 Pause

17.20-17.40 Nikos Toutos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): “Sponsors and Dedicators of Palaiologan Embroidered Epitaphioi.”

17.40-18.00 Ηenry Schilb (Index of Christian Art, Princeton University): “Anomalies or Evidence? Variants in Categories of Iconography on Epitaphioi of the Fourteenth through the Sixteenth Centuries.”

18.00-18.40 Discussion-Pause

Β. Dress, Textiles and Textility in Later Byzantium (Chair: Melina Paisidou, Associate Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Art)

18.40-19.00 Georgios Makris (University of British Columbia): “Threading and Adorning the Aristocracy: Representations of Dress and Accessories in the Late Medieval Southern Balkans.”

19.00-19.20 Paschalis Androudis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): “The Role of Textiles in the Transmission of Motifs and Patterns in Palaeologan Art (13th-15th c.).” 

19.20-19-40 Nikolaos Vryzidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): “From Constantinople to Konstantiniyye: Late Byzantine and Ottoman Textile Cultures in Comparative Perspective.”

19.40-20.00 Discussion

Sunday, 21-3-2021

Α. Balkan Perspectives (Chair: Natalia Poulou-Papademetriou, Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Art)

16.00-16.20 Alice Isabella Sullivan (University of Michigan): “The Romanian Embroidery Tradition and Byzantium (15th and 16th c.).”

16.20-16.40 Nikos Mertzimekis (Ephorate of Antiquities of Chalcidice and Mount Athos): “Double-Sided and Signed Labarum from Zografou Monastery, Mount Athos (16th c.).”

16.40-17.00 Tatjana Vuleta (Independent Scholar, Vienna): “On the Back of a Turtle: The Elibelinde Motif on Embroidery and Kilims in Late Medieval and Post-Byzantine Serbia.”

17.00-17.40 Discussion-Pause

B. Technical Art Historical Perspectives (Chair: Anastasios Tantsis, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Art)

17.40-18.00 Sumru Berger Krody (Textile Museum, George Washington University): “Woven Comfort. Early Medieval Wool Textiles in Compound Weave.”

18.00-18.20 Elena Papastavrou (Ephorate of Antiquities of Zakynthos) & Daphne Filiou (Byzantine and Christian Museum): “Between Byzantium and Italy: Ecclesiastical Embroidery on the Ionian Islands (17th-18th c.).”

18.20-19.00 Fani Kalokairinou (Folklore Museum of Larissa): “Block-Printed Textiles of Tyrnavos: From the Dying Workshops to the Folklore Museum of Larissa.”

19.00-19.20 Anna Karatzani (University of West Attica): “Evolution of Metal Threads and their Use in Post-Byzantine Ecclesial Fabrics.” 

19.20-19.40 Discussion

End of Conference

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