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In the Shadow of Father and Son

John II Komnenos and his Reign

January 12, 2013
11.00–18.00
Registration is free, but booking is required.

King’s College London, Council Room, Strand Campus, King's College London


A one-day workshop on the Byzantine emperor John II Komnenos (reigned 1118–1143), organised by the Centre for Hellenic Studies. Programme: John II Komnenos before the year 1118 (Vlada Stankovic), Literary trends on Constantinopilan courts (Elizabeth Jeffreys), Putting a good word in for John: the Pantokrator Hospital and its function (Dionysios Stathakopoulos), The ideology behind John II’s foreign policy (Angeliki Papageorgiou), Encounters of John II with foreign rulers (Martin Vucetic), Narratives of John II’s wars (Ionnis Stouraitis), Architecture and patronage in the age of John II (Robert Ousterhout), Coinage, numismatic circulation and monetary policy (Pagona Papadopoulou), A question of hues: The mosaic panel of John II and Piroska-Eirine (Alex Rodrigues Suarez)


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