WOMEN IN THE ARTS OF BYZANTIUM, a talk by Dr Andrea Mattiello

The Charles de Chassiron Lecture 2024

Women in the Byzantine Empire are seldom addressed in relation to art, yet manuscripts, paintings, jewels, architecture and fashion are imbued with their agency. This lecture presents an art-historical survey reinstating women into the history of the long Middle Ages across the Adriatic and the eastern Mediterranean.

Dr Andrea Mattiello holds a PhD from the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies University of Birmingham, and another PhD from the School for Advanced Studies in Venice. He has published and lectured on Medieval, Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture, queer art in Antiquity, female agency in Byzantium and Greek-Italian exchanges in fifteenth-century Humanism. He has held a number of prestigious research fellowships and has lectured at Università IUAV of Venice, the University of Birmingham, Università di Salerno, Christie’s Education London and University of Oxford. He co-edited the volume Late Byzantium Reconsidered and is currently working on a monograph on the queens at the late Palaiologan Byzantine court in Mystras. He is currently a research fellow at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in Milan.


A drinks reception will follow the talk



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Monday 15 July 2024

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