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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 late 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 and Christie’s Education London. 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.


A drinks reception will follow the talk



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Monday 03 June 2024