11:30 AM in room 5105
Please join us at our next Works-in-Progress meeting, where we will discuss Jennifer Ball’s work.
We will discuss a chapter in progress from Jennifer Ball’s project on representations of Byzantine monks of the 9th-15th centuries. This chapter takes up monastic self-representation as it relates to their own agenda of issues surrounding monastic authority, prayer, and how best to live a monastic life. Images of The Heavenly Ladder of John Klimakos, it is argued, were used to instruct the monks, but also to offer polemical ideas on monastic issues of the day.