“The wood-carved iconostasis of Post-Byzantine times (16th – 19th c.)”
EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF PARTICIPATIONS
The Museum of Byzantine Culture, trying to deepen into and expand the themes of its permanent exhibition, organizes temporary exhibitions with special interest for both the specialists and the public, related to its exhibits, the expressions of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine civilization in general and their impact on contemporary artistic creation. Such an exhibition is also the temporary exhibition “TEMPLON. Holy figures, invisible gates of faith, 20th and 21st centuries”, inaugurated by His Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, on 27 October 2017.
In the context of this exhibition, the Museum of Byzantine Culture decided, among others, to organize a Scientific Conference on “The wood-carved iconostasis of Post-Byzantine times (16th - 19th c.)”.
The increasingly frequent interest, with particular emphasis since 2000, of scholars of various specialties in the wood-carved iconostasis of Post-Byzantine times and the growing number of doctoral theses with a similar subject make such a scientific conference particularly interesting.
The topics, which interest and are proposed for research, are the form - architecture, typology, decoration, technique, semiotics, function, aesthetics, issues of terminology that concern the wood-carved iconostasis of Post-Byzantine times.
It is advisable to avoid thematic issues, which are exclusively related to the study of icons (stylistic and iconographical analysis etc.), attached to the iconostasis, and are not related to aspects of its function and architecture.
The Scientific Conference will take place in Thessaloniki, at the Museum of Byzantine Culture. Its opening is scheduled for 29 November 2018 and its duration will be determined according to the number of participants.
Due to the increased interest, we extend the deadline for the submission of participations until 30 June. Those interested are kindly requested to complete the attached form, with a summary of up to 300 words, to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scientific Committee:
Nikolaos Nikonanos, Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, President Emeritus of the Friends’ Association of the Museum of Byzantine Culture
Melachrini Paisidou, Associate Professor, Department of History – Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dr. Stavroula Sdrolia, Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Larissa
Dr. Agathoniki Tsilipakou, Director of Museum of Byzantine Culture
The Organizing Committee:
Dr. Evangelia Angelkou, Head of the Department of Icons, Mural paintings, Mosaics, Copies, Manuscripts, Anthivola, Paper icons, Designs, Incunabula and Collections of Museum of Byzantine Culture
Dr. Anastasios Antonaras, Head of the Department of Exhibitions, Communication and Education of Museum of Byzantine Culture
Georgia Papazotou, Head of the Department of Sculpture, Wood sculpture, Ceramics, Minor objects, Coins and Textiles of Museum of Byzantine Culture
Dr. Anastasios Sinakos, Archaeologist of Museum of Byzantine Culture, Department of Exhibitions, Communication and Education