The monk Theophanes presents his book to the Virgin Hodegetria.
Byzantine Gospel Book, Constantinople, 2nd quarter of the 12th century; an inscription identifies the scribe and illuminator with the donor.
Felton Bequest 1960 710-2; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
AABS President's Report July 2012
Just published: Byzantina Australiensia Vol. 18 Constantine Porphyrogennetos: The Book of Ceremonies, translated by Ann Moffatt and Maxeme Tall, (2 vols.) Canberra 2012.
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Formed in 1978, the Australian Association for Byzantine Studies is a non-profit organisation that aims to foster links between scholars, students and laypersons within Australia and New Zealand who are interested in Byzantium and related fields.
The Australian Association is a member of the Association Internationale des Etudes Byzantines. It also has close working links with Byzantine groups in a number of countries. The Association supports:
- A biennial conference, which offers the opportunity for members to present papers or to hear discussions of interest from scholars within Australia, as well as from overseas. Participation comes from a wide range of disciplines and covers a broad time span, so that papers, even when devoted to a particular theme, are always diverse.
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