For our December podcast, we were joined by Professor Dionysios Stathakopoulos (University of Cyprus) and Dr. Alex M Feldman (University of Birmingham), for a discussion of Marcel Mauss's The Gift, which was originally published in 1925 with the title Essai sur le don. Forme et raison de l'échange dans les sociétés archaïques ("An essay on the gift: the form and reason of exchange in archaic societies").
For our October podcast, we were joined by Professor Sharon Gerstel (University of California, Los Angeles) and Franka Horvat (PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles), for a discussion of Vasilika: a village in modern Greece by Ernestine Friedl, published in 1963 in New York by Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Episode 3: Treasures in Heaven: Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts with Prof. Christina Maranci and Erin Piñon
For our September podcast, we were joined by Professor Christina Maranci (Tufts University) and Erin Piñon (Doctoral Candidate, Princeton University), for a discussion of Treasures in Heaven: Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts, ed. Thomas Mathews and Roger Wieck, published in 1994 by New York and Princeton.
Episode 2: Renaissance Self-fashioning: From More to Shakespeare with Prof. Niels Gaul and Dr. Divna Manolova
For our August podcast, we were joined by Professor Niels Gaul (University of Edinburgh) and Dr. Divna Manolova (Centre for Medieval Literature, University of York and University of Southern Denmark) for a discussion of Stephen Greenblatt’s Renaissance Self-fashioning: From More to Shakespeare, focusing on the Introduction and on Chapter 3, entitled “Power, Sexuality and Inwardness in Wyatt’s Poetry."
For our July podcast, we were joined by Professor Anthony Kaldellis (Ohio State University) and Jake Ransohoff (ABD, Harvard University), for a discussion of "The Roman Mind and the Power of Fiction" by John S. Richardson.
In an effort to keep moving forward, within the new parameters of COVID-19, the Byzantine Studies Program at Dumbarton Oaks is delighted to release a limited summer podcast series, during which a senior scholar will be discussing with a younger scholar of their choice, an article or a book chapter from a field other than Byzantine Studies that has had an impact of their work. We hope you will join us!