Byzantium and Islam: Art, Poetry, and Sound at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean Sean
From October 29 – November 20, 2013, the Program in Classical and Medieval Studies and the Department of Religious Studies at Bates College presented a three-part series on “Byzantium and Islam: Art, Poetry, and Sound at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean Sea.”
October 29, 2013: “Venice, Byzantium, and Islam: Trade and the Arts in the Medieval Mediterranean” presented by Professor Maria Georgopoulou from the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, The Gennadeion.
November 14, 2013: “Sicily: A Mediterranean Island at the Crossroads of Byzantium and Islam” presented by Professor Russell J. Hopley from Bowdoin College.
“Byzantium in Ottoman Clothing: Greeks of Istanbul and the Music of Rembetiko” presented by Professor Ali Humayum Akhtar from Bates College. To view more about Professor Akhtar and his presentation, Bates College lectures to explore intersections of religion, trade, culture in Mediterranean, from the Bates News.
This lecture series was made possible with the generous support of the Maliotis Charitable Foundation in conjunction with the support of several divisions, departments, and programs at Bates College.