Calendar

02/11/2017

Ideas, Persons, and Transfers: Russian-Turkish Interaction Between 1917 - 2017

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

31/10/2017

Romani Studies at SRII

Seminar @ SRII

24/10/2017

Turkiye´de Kapital Cevirilerinin Macerasi

Occasional Lecture @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

18/10/2017

Battleship Potemkin in History and in the Movie

Autumn Lecture @ Cezayir Salonu

20/04/2017

Exile, Political and Economic Migration in the Ottoman Empire

Conference @ CEZAYIR Toplanti Salonu

07/02/2017

Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII

29/11/2016

Transformations of public space

Seminar @ SRII

23/11/2016

Ethnographic research on historical knowledge in Kyrgyzstan

Jarring Lecture @ Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm

08/11/2016

A City Altered by the Population Exchange

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

07/11/2016

A Study on Existential Meaning- Making Coping with Cancer

Discussion Seminar @ SRII

03/11/2016

Today Talks: Borders, Nations, Citizens

Seminar @ SRII

01/11/2016

Ottoman Monuments in Kavala

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

25/10/2016

Images of the Past - Kavala & Its Region

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

25/10/2016

An Overview of the History of Kavala (end of the 14th c - 1912)

Conference @ Cezayir Toplanti Salonu

24/10/2016

Old Oaks in Turkey – an unknown treasure

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

13/10/2016

Syrien i Sverige

Conference @ Etnografiska muséet

13/10/2016

Today Talks: Nomads & Wanderers

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

29/09/2016

Today Talks: Crossing Borders

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

20/05/2016

Beyond Rome

Conference @ Stockholm

17/03/2016

Today Talks: Memory of Things

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

15/03/2016

How Can Religion Contribute to Peace in Cyprus?

Spring Lecture @ SRII

11/02/2016

Today Talks: Fact & Fiction

Seminar @ SRII

02/02/2016

Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII

03/12/2015

SRII Seminar - Internet Suzerainty

Seminar @ SRII

05/11/2015

Symbolic Aspects of Architecture

Conference @ SRII

27/10/2015

Cultural Heritage in Times of Armed Conflicts

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

15/10/2015

Today Talks - Ideas on the Roads

Seminar @ SRII

13/10/2015

Turkey and Azerbaijan: One Religion - Two States?

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

06/10/2015

Backwards into the Future: Erdogan´s New Turkey

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

14/09/2015

Assessing Urban Expansion of Istanbul 2000-2013

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

04/06/2015

SRII Seminar - Den Levande Kakelplattan

Seminar @ SRII

21/05/2015

Today Talks - Personal Space & Invasion of Privacy

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

19/05/2015

The Revival of Pagan Cult Sites in Late Antiquity

Spring Lecture @ SRII

28/04/2015

IDP Business Meeting

Workshop @ SRII

14/04/2015

Istanbul ´s Urban Heritage: Protection and Threats

Spring Lecture @ SRII

03/03/2015

Swedish-Turkish Relations Today

Spring Lecture @ SRII

12/02/2015

Today Talks -Modern Day Traditions

Seminar @ SRII

05/02/2015

Today Talks - Technology and Education

Seminar @ SRII

03/02/2015

Welcome Reception

Seminar @ SRII

29/01/2015

Today Talks - Faith and Tolerance

Seminar @ SRII

12/01/2015

Labraunda Day

Conference @ SRII

08/01/2015

Today Talks - Gendered VS Queered Design

Seminar @ SRII

12/12/2014

Rhetoric and Politics

Occasional Lecture @ SRII

11/12/2014

Today Talks - LGBT; Why? When? Where?

Seminar @ SRII

13/11/2014

Today Talks - Istanbul, city of migrants

Seminar @ SRII

14/10/2014

The 2014 Jarring Lecture

Jarring Lecture @ SRII

11/10/2014

SILK ROAD SYMPOSIUM

Conference @ SRII

23/09/2014

In Science (Alone) We Trust?

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

19/06/2014

New Religiosities and Science

Workshop @ Workshop @ Orient-Institut Istanbul

14/06/2014

Summer school 2014

Master's Course @ SRII

23/05/2014

Klassisk arabiska: Modersmål eller orakelmål?

Discussion Seminar @ SRII

20/05/2014

Nationhood and Citizenship in Turkish Friday Sermons

Spring Lecture @ SRII

10/05/2014

Edebiyat Atölyesi

Workshop @ SRII

09/05/2014

Polygonal columns in ancient Greek architecture

Discussion Seminar @ SRII

15/04/2014

International Relations in Historical Perspective

Spring Lecture @ SRII

10/04/2014

Today Talks - Türkiye´de Kadin Üzerine:

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

08/04/2014

Literary History

Spring Lecture @ SRII

07/03/2014

Gendered Violence as Legal Constructions:

Seminar @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

06/03/2014

Today Talks - Today´s Public Space

Seminar @ SRII

22/02/2014

Alevi Identity Revisited

Spring Lecture @ Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

10/02/2014

Research Seminar

Seminar @ Istanbul Institute

16/01/2014

Imperial rulership and universal hierarchies in Early Byzantine art

Occasional Lecture @ British Institute of Archaelogy at Ankara

15/01/2014

The Central Asian Migrant Experience in Turkey and Russia

Workshop @ Department of Sociology, Bogaziçi University

19/12/2013

Türk Edebiyati Üzerine Bir Sohbet

Seminar @ srii

10/12/2013

Mobility,Acculturation and Identity Formation

Autumn Lecture @ SRII

06/12/2013

Critical Area/Regional Studies

Workshop @ Malmö University

04/12/2013

Labraunda Day

Workshop @ Swedish research institite in Istanbul

03/12/2013

Images of Power and Violence

Workshop @ SRII

04/11/2013

Post-Soviet Central Asia in a New Eurasia Discourse

Occasional Lecture @ Gediz University,Izmir

25/10/2013

Litterär Salong - Drabbad av Rumi

Seminar @ SRII

17/10/2013

Vad händer egentligen i Turkiet?

Seminar @ SFII - Stockholm

01/10/2013

The SRII Eastern Turkey Seminar 2013

Seminar @ South-eastern Turkey

14/06/2013

Maktsymboler

Workshop @ SRII

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Byzantine Cappadocia

Head of project: Dr. Anne Karahan
anne.karahan@gmail.com

The image of God in Byzantine Cappadocia: an investigation of its relation to divine and human in fourth-century Cappadocian thinking.

The project is an interdisciplinary exploration of how Byzantine mural paintings in a number of churches at Göreme, Cappadocia, from the iconoclastic 8th-/9th-centuries to the 13th-century Latin Empire, depicted both that “God is” (not what God is) and that “God acts”. By means of a unique and new method Byzantine aesthetics will be mapped out on basis of dogmatic models of explanation of God´s transcendence (divinity, immateriality, invisibility), and God´s immanence (humanity, materiality, visibility) in texts by the 4th-century Cappadocian Fathers.

The project is supported by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation).

Final Report from the project submitted in November 2012

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Selected List of Publications

 Books: authored

  • Byzantine Holy Images – Transcendence and Immanence. The Theological Background of the Iconography and Aesthetics of the Chora Church (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 176). Peeters Publishers: Leuven-Paris-Walpole, MA, 2010, pp. 355.
  • Byzantine Holy Images and the Issue of Transcendence and Immanence. The Theological Background of the Late Byzantine Palaiologan Iconography and Aesthetics of the Chora Church, Istanbul. Tryckt på Intellecta DocuSys: Stockholm, 2005 (doctoral diss, pp. 297; pl-s. 54)

Books: introduction

  • Introduction to Johannes Damaskenos. Tre försvarstal mot dem som förkastar de heliga bilderna (John Damascene. Contra imaginum calumniatores orationes tres/Three Treatises Against those who Repudiate the Icons), Swedish translation from Greek by Olof Andrén. Artos & Norma bokförlag: Skellefteå, 2008, 7-41.

Essays in edited volumes: forthcoming

  • “Patristicism and Byzantine meta-images molding belief in the Divine from written to painted theology”. In: Eds. B. Bitton-Ashkelony, T. De Bruyn, and C. Harrison, Patristic Studies in the Twenty-First Century. Proceedings of an international conference to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the International Association of Patristic Studies. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 551-576.
  • “The Impact of Cappadocian Theology on Byzantine Aesthetics: Gregory Nazianzen on the Unity and Singularity of Christ”. In: Ed. N. Dumitrascu, The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians. London: Palgrave Mcmillan.
  • “Johannes Damaskenos – De heliga bildernas förkämpe”. In: red. S. J. Kristiansen och P. Solberg, Kirkefedernes teologiske språk. Novus forlag: Oslo.
  • “En betraktelse av östkristen treenighetstro och motivet filoxenia i den bysantinska klippkyrkan Çarıklı i Kappadokien”. In: red. G. Innerdal och K-W. Sæther, Festskrift – Svein Rise (red. J-O. Ulstein, Kyrkjefag profil). Trondheim: Akademika forlag.
  • “Image and meta-image: Byzantine aesthetics and Orthodox faith”. In: Ed. C. Olovsdotter, Symbolism and Abstraction in Late Antique and Early Byzantine Art (c. 300-700).

Essays in edited volumes:

  • “Bysantinsk estetik. Ett socioteologiskt kulturarv”. In: red. E. Karlsmo, J. Lindblad och H. Widmark, De kyrkliga kulturarven. Aktuell forskning och pedagogisk utveckling, Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Arcus Sacri, nr. 1: Uppsala, 2014, 185-194.
  • “Byzantine Iconoclasm: Ideology and Quest for Power”. In: Eds. K. Kolrud and M. Prusac, Iconoclasm from Antiquity to Modernity. Ashgate Publishing Ltd: Surrey, England, 2014, 75-94.
  • “Skönhet, tillbedjan, och bildning i bysantinskt trosperspektiv”. In: red. S. Rise og K-W. Saether, Skjønnhet og tilbedelse. Akademika forlag: Trondheim, 2013, 77-98.
  • “A lost medieval apse decoration and fragments of mural painting in San Lorenzo in Lucina”. In: Ed. O. Brandt, San Lorenzo in Lucina. The transformations of a Roman quarter, Acta Instituti Romani Regni Sueciae 4°, 61: Stockholm, 2012, 179-196.
  • “Bildning och uppfostran: Interaktion mellan ord och bild i bysantinsk bildvärld”. In: red. S. Rise, Danningsperspektiver. Teologiske og filosofiske syn på danning i antikken og i moderne tid. Tapir Akademisk Forlag: Trondheim, 2010, 91-109.
  • “Bokmåleri under den osmanska perioden”, Exkursion till Turkiet 1996. Tryckt av Konstvetenskapliga institutionen, Stockholms universitet i samarbete med Svenska forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul, 1997: 99-125. 

Essays in edited volumes: popular

  • “Munnen – den immateriella tankens budbärare eller förförare,”. In: red. A. Lundin, Projektansvarig B. Klinge, och Projektledare M. Larsen Dennis, Mun. Förlagshuset Gothia: Stockholm, 2001, 68-70. 

Journal papers: forthcoming

  • “Byzantine Visual Culture. Conditions of “Right” Belief and some Platonic Outlooks”, Numen, International Review for the History of Religions (special issue on (neo)Platonism and Religion). Brill Publishers.

Journal papers: academic

  • “The Image of God in Byzantine Cappadocia and the Issue of Supreme Transcendence”, Studia Patristica LIX (2013): 97-111.
  • “Beauty in the Eyes of God. Byzantine Aesthetics and Basil of Caesarea”, Byzantion.Revue Internationale des Études Byzantines 82 (2012): 165-212.
  • “The Issue of περιχώρησις in Byzantine Holy Images”, Studia Patristica XLIV-XLIX (2010): 27-34.
  • “Transition and Mediation of Ideas between Syria and Byzantium. John Damascene’s Polemics against the Iconoclasts and his Epistemic Impact on Byzantine Aesthetics”, Kölner Mediaevistentagung 14. bis 17. September 2010 (“Knotenpunkt Byzanz. Wissenformen und kulturelle Wechselbeziehungen”). Thomas-Institut der Universität zu Köln: 2010, 51-54.
  • “Balans i briljans: bilden av Guds kosmos i Bysans heliga bilder”, Bysantinska Sällskapet Bulletin 26 (2008): 33-52.
  • “Bysans heliga bilder: en patristikens semiotik?”, Laere og liv. Et tidsskrift for kirkelig fornyelse 1 (2008): 18-25.
  • “Den heliga modern och Gudsriket: Chorakyrkan i Istanbul”, Dragomanen 3 (1999): 48-59.
  • “The Paleologan iconography of the Chora Church and its relation to Greek Antiquity”, Konsthistorisk Tidskrift/Journal of Art History 66 (1997), Issue 2 & 3: 89-95.

Journal papers: popular

  • “Erythmos – en idé kopplad till ethos”, Medusa 3 (2007): 24-33.
  • “Tankens genesis och hypotesens anastasis. Några tankar mot bakgrund av den bysantinska forskarkursen i Turkiet, oktober 1995”, Eidos 10 (1995): 12-17.

Reports: academic

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