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Ravenna – its significance in European Culture

June 8, 2013
Institute for Historical Research

Chancellors Hall
Senate House, University of London
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom


  • British Academy
  • Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London
  • Institute of Historical Research


Manjeet K Sambi
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The aim of this workshop is to analyze the role of Ravenna as a meeting point of eastern influence from the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and local, western political pressures. It also plans to identify the specificity of a well-defined set of artefacts, in terms of innovative re-uses of the past, and responses to and exploitation of dramatic changes in the political and social landscape between the sixth century and the tenth. With Ravenna’s varied monuments as a focus, disciplinary methodologies will be brought into dialogue by a wide range of experts to consider the problems, as well as the benefits, of juxtaposing artefactual and textual evidence, for instance in the vexed question of the city’s major palace, and to investigate strategies of distinction deployed by local secular and ecclesiastical elites and more distant powers based north of the Alps.

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June 8, 2013, 9:00am BST

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