Dreams, Memory and Imagination in Byzantium

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19th Conference, 24-26 February 2017, held at the Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

Convened by Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides, Bronwen Neil and Ken Parry.

In the last two decades, the role of dreams, memory and the imagination in the ancient world and its cultural productions have come to receive increased attention, along with the importance of emotions in the Greco-Roman and medieval worlds. This conference focused on the ways that the Byzantine imagination shaped its dreams and memories from the fourth to fifteenth centuries and the many ways in which these were recorded in the Byzantine world, in its historiography, literature, religion, art and architecture.

Professor Derek Krueger of Greensboro University, North Carolina, will be our guest speaker at this international conference.

The Biennial General Meeting of the Association was held at 4:00 on Saturday 25 February.