Performance in Late Antiquity and Byzantium

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The international conference aims to bring together scholars from various fields related to performance in Late Antiquity and Byzantium. Performance and performativity represent an aspect of pre-modern Greek literature and culture that has not yet received sufficient attention. We are looking at performativity in its broadest sense across genres in an attempt to trace its function in various contexts. Our interdisciplinary approach is informed by the methodological lens of performance studies.

We hope that the conference will contribute to the growing field of performance studies and their application in the fields of Late Antiquity and Byzantium with new material and perspectives and that it will offer scholars working on performance and performativity the possibility for a lively dialogue on aspects related to this exciting topic.

The conference comes as a conclusion to the research project hosted by the Institute for Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation and we are particularly grateful to the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University (Washington, D.C.), the Institute of Classical Studies and Liberal Arts of the American College of Greece and the Global Knowledge Academics for their support and participation in this endeavor. We are also indebted to the Center for Hellenic Studies-Harvard, Greece for its support.
Period21 Apr 2021
Event typeConference
LocationAthens, GreeceShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational