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Second webinar in History: Constantinople – Hagia Sophia

November 19, 2020

Second webinar in History: Constantinople – Hagia Sophia with guest speakers Professors of Byzantine History, Evangelos Chrysos and Anthony Kaldellis.

In the context of the webinar series organized by the Program of the Postgraduate Studies in Modern and Contemporary History of the Department of History, Politics and International Studies of Neapolis University in Cyprus, the second webinar on Constantinople and Hagia Sophia was held on Friday, November 13, 2020.

The keynote speakers were Evangelos Chrysos, Professor emeritus of Byzantine History of the University of Athens, former Secretary of the Central Committee of the International Association of Byzantine Studies and Anthony Kaldellis, Professor of Byzantine Civilization and Chair of the Department of Classics, Ohio State University.

There were brief interventions by Panayiotis Antonopoulos, Professor of Byzantine History and of the Peoples of Western Europe (4th–15th century), University of Ioannina and Dimitrios Triantafyllopoulos, former Professor of Byzantine Archaeology of the University of Cyprus and former Dean of the School of Philosophy of the same University.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics from the Neapolis University in Cyprus and from other universities in Cyprus and Greece, guide-tours and teachers from public and private schools, listened to the speakers who presented unknown historiographical facts about the construction of Hagia Sophia from Byzantine and western sources. The symbolism of the monument in the Byzantine and post-byzantine Art as well as in modern Greek consciousness, was also highlighted. The speakers responded to numerous queries from the audience

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