The 33rd Symposium of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art and Archaeology begins tomorrow. The symposium is organized by the Christian Archaeological Society in Athens, and will last until Sunday May 19th, 2013.

The main theme of the 33rd Symposium is “The Byzantine Monastery; Organization and Function”. Six announcements will cover this theme.

Friday’s morning session is dedicated to the architecture of all periods. The last announcement will be about an Ottoman sanctuary. The first afternoon session will cover archival surveys on topography, archaeology and epigraphy. The second session will focus on monumental painting, icons and miniature painting of the Byzantine period, the years of the Frankish rule and the Venetian rule.

Saturday’s sessions are dedicated to a special subject, while Sunday’s announcements will focus on monumental painting, icons and the minor arts after the Fall of Constantinople.

Morning sessions begin at 9.20 a.m. on Friday, at 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, and at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday. Afternoon sessions begin at 5.30 p.m.

The members of the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the 33rd Symposium are: Professor Sophia Kalopissi-Verti (Chair), Professor Maria Panagiotidis (Secretary General), Dr. Demetrios Athanasoulis, and Professor Stavros Mamaloukos (members of the Governing Board).

For further information

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