April 28 & May 19 | Friends of the Saints events

Please join the Friends of the Saints in the History Lounge (Room 5114) of the CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Ave.) for the following two papers and our customary pot-luck refreshments:

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017, 7:00 PM:

Dr. Dina Boero, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hellenic Studies, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University

Connected Cults: Symeon the Elder and Symeon the Younger in Late Antiquity

This presentation explores connections between Antonius’ Life of Symeon the Stylite the Elder (d. 459 CE) and the anonymous Life of Symeon the Stylite the Younger (d. 592). By examining these two cults from the perspective of collaboration rather than competition, this paper illuminates the multifaceted symbolic world of devotion to saints. It also offers insight how cult-keepers looked beyond localized traditions to construct a trans-regional pilgrimage experience for clientele.

FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017, 7:00 PM:

Dr. Brad Hostetler, Jane and Morgan Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Provisional Title: Middle Byzantine Reliquaries



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