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Eleventh Annual Winter Workshop in Medieval and Early Modern Slavic Studies

Byzantine, Kievan, Comparative; Muscovite and Early Modern Studies

Friday, February 16, 2007
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Royce Hall 306
Los Angeles, CA 90095

I.                    Byzantine, Kievan, Comparative: 


Session 1: 9:00-10:15

Gail Lenhoff, UCLA Welcoming Remarks

Heidi Sherman U. Wisconsin Green Bay  “Staking the Novgorodian Frontier: Ladoga’s Twelfth-Century Churches as Landscape Markers”

Olenka Pevny U Richmond  “Breaking the Barriers of Princely Patronage: The Fresco Cycle of St. Cyril of Alexandria and Byzantine Religiosity in Medieval Kyiv

David Prestel Michigan State U. “How Sacred the Cross: Could Oaths Be Broken in Kievan Rus?"


Session 2: 10:30-12: 30

Don Ostrowski, Harvard  “Redating the Life of Aleksandr Nevskii”

Julia Verkholantsev, U. Penn “"Latin Cyrillic Prayers and the Kleparz
Glagolite Monks"

Boris Todorov, UCLA "Bulgarian Saints in the Roman Space according to the 
Fourteenth-Century Prolog(s)"

Robert Romanchuk, Florida State U.  "The uses of study in elite Orthodox convents (Byzantium and Serbia, 14th-15th centuries)"


Lunch Break 12:30-2:00


II.                 Muscovite and Early Modern: 


Session 1: 2:00-3:15

David Miller, Roosevelt U. “Monks of Elite Origin at the Major Monasteries.  Did Trinity Have More of Them and, If So, Why?”

David Goldfrank, Georgetown U. "Followers of Nil Sorskii Among the Elders of the Iosifo-Volokolamskii Monastery in the XVI Century”

Janet Martin, U. Miami "Military Service as a Condition of Pomest'e Landholding”


Session 2:  3:30-4:45

Ann M. Kleimola, U. Nebraska "The Emergence of a North Russian Artistic
Center:  the Antonievo-Siiskii Monastery"

Daniel Kaiser, Grinnell  “The Testament of a Seventeenth-Century Peasant from the Russian North”

Georg Michels, UC Riverside "The Transformation of Russian Church Power under Patriarch Filaret (1619-33)."




Gail Lenhoff

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures

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