Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and the Department of Culture of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will hold a virtual presentation, lecture, and music tribute, Commemorating the Fall of Constantinople.
Lecture by Harvard University Professor Ioli Kalavrezou: ‘Hagia Sophia: Eternal Symbol of Holy Wisdom, a “Monument of Un-ageing Intellect”’
Music Tribute curated and presented by Nektarios S. Antoniou, DMA, Ph.D (abd), Artistic Director & Senior Advisor for Culture, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America; Featuring the Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir, Schola Cantorum, Protopsaltis Georgios Theodoridis of St. Sophia Cathedral, Washington, D.C. and other special guests.
Dr. Ioli Kalavrezou since 1989 is the Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine art history at the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, having taught earlier at UCLA and at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. She has served as Chair of the department for six years and is also Senior Fellow and Senior Research Associate at Dumbarton Oaks and Trustee at the Cyprus Research Institute.
A senior fellow of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Center and a member of the Dumbarton Oaks editorial board, Ioli Kalavrezou is a specialist in the history of Byzantine images, with a particular interest in icon production and the intersection of religious imagery and court politics. She is the author of Byzantine Icons in Steatite (Vienna Academy of Sciences, 1985) and editor of Byzantine Women and their World (Yale University Press, 2003), and currently is completing a monograph on the tenth-century Paris Psalter (Paris, B.N. ms gr. 139).
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