Leslie Brubaker (Birmingham University): 'The Theory and Practice of Iconoclasm: Lessons from Byzantium'
Leslie Brubaker is Professor Emerita of Byzantine Art History at Birmingham University and Director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies. Her research explores the relationship between text and image, manuscripts, gender, the cult of the Virgin, and ‘iconoclasm’. On the latter topic, she has published numerous articles and four books, with Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era: A History winning the 2011 PROSE award for best publication in the Humanities and also in History. She was also part of the AHRC-funded Iconoclasms Network, which, among other outputs, led to the exhibition 'Art under Attack' at Tate Britain (2013-2014).
This lecture forms the Keynote address for the international conference The Politics of Iconoclasm in the Middle Ages, organised by the German Historical Institute London & The Warburg Institute (1 - 2 September 2022)
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image: Chludov Psalter detail, 9th Century Byzantine