In an effort to keep moving forward, within the new parameters of COVID-19, the Byzantine Studies Program at Dumbarton Oaks has devised virtual encounters with scholars that will inform, entertain, and challenge the Byzantine scholarly community and colleagues in the Arts and the Humanities more broadly.
We are 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 on their work. We have asked our participants to choose any reading they wish, older or more recent, as well as invite an advanced graduate student or recent postdoc for a lively and productive dialogue. The discussions are meant to be informal but informative, stressing the value of the readings, but also highlighting differences brought about by time or varying angles in the diverse fields of study.
Podcast Musical Theme
Concerto in E Flat "Dumbarton Oaks" by Igor Stravinsky, recorded by the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, Kenneth Slowik, conductor.
Floor Mosaic, Early Byzantine, Fourth - Fifth Century (Dumbarton Oaks Collection, BZ.1938.72)