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Five FSU Art Historians Present Research at 49th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference in Vancouver

Published December 30, 2023

Four FSU doctoral students and Professor Lynn Jones presented papers at the 49th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference in Vancouver Canada in October.

Serena D’Alessandro presented “Received materiality and the Kyrenia Girdle: The Weight of Adornment Under the Reign of Maurice Tiberius.” Doctoral candidates Sonia Dixon and Caitlin Mims presented “Constantine’s Chi-Rho: Visual Expression of Power in the Imperial Roman Tradition,” and “What’s in a Name: An Unlabeled Iconography on a Group of Middle Byzantine Amulets,” respectively.  Candidate Sarah Mathiesen‘s paper, “The Koimesis in a Cappadocian Rock-Cut Church,” was accepted for inclusion in the Dumbarton Oaks Sponsored Graduate Session.

The students’ advisor, Dr. Lynn Jones, presented “Reassessing the iconographies of Constantine and Helena,” and completed her three-year service as President of the governing Byzantine Studies Association of America.