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Three Grad Students Represent FSU at Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

Published December 8, 2014

Art History PhD students Brad Hostetler, Sarah Simmons, and Christopher Timm were invited to participate in the 40th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, hosted in November this year by Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.  Of the 71 peer-reviewed papers presented at this prestigious international conference, only 16 were by graduate students.  FSU was the only institution with three student papers accepted.

In the session “Byzantine Art,” Brad presented “Epigrams and the Presentation of Relics in the Middle Byzantine Period” and Chris presented ““Divinely-Mandated Regime Change: Elijah and ‘Macedonian’ Dynastic Ideology in the Paris Gregory.”  Sarah presented “Jaroslav I’s Political Ideology in the Northern Chapels of Saint Sophia, Kiev” in the session “Audience and Intent: Patrons and Innovation in Church Fresco Iconography,” which she co-organized with students from the Courtauld and the University of Birmingham, UK.

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