On Wednesday 29 June, Professor Margaret Mullett Director of the Institute of Byzantine Studies will speak about Byzantine culture and secular literature, and on Wednesday, 6 July, Dr Robert Jordan, will give an introduction into Byzantine monasticism and religious literature.
"People might not readily associate Belfast with a flourishing interest in modern Greek and Byzantine culture, but Queen's University has an international and long track record of successful studies in this field," said Professor Margaret Mullett, who has been instrumental in the development of Byzantine Studies at the University over the last 30 years and who secured the Fassianos exhibition for Belfast.
In addition to the current Greek Summer School
taking place, Queen's
has also in recent months hosted a major international celebration of Byzantine and Greek culture in April when the Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies was held in Belfast for the first time, hosts the regular Byzantium in Belfast Seminar Series and boasts a beautiful and unique mural in its courtyard, on the theme of 'The Feast of Wisdom', executed as part of a second-year module in Byzantine Patronage.
Commenting on the Greek Summer School and Fassianos exhibition, Professor Mullett said: "I am delighted to welcome so many students to our Summer School and look forward to seeing the Fassianos exhibition in Belfast.
These demonstrate the commitment to Hellenic Studies of the Institute of Byzantine Studies
, and the role it plays in fostering closer relationships between Greece and Britain.
In addition, we strive to create further opportunities for our students and researchers to bring together their academic findings with examples of creative achievement, and to do soon an international stage."
For further information, contact: Professor Margaret Mullett, Institute of Byzantine Studies, 028 9097 3817
The Charter was welcomed by Gender Initiative Director Professor Margaret Mullett, who attended today's launch.
said: "We are delighted that Queen's
, which has already committed itself to the advancement of all its women through the Gender Initiative, has joined the other founder members of the Charter in pledging itself to correcting gender imbalance at management level, and in science, engineering and technology.
For further information contact: Professor Margaret Mullett, Tel 028 9097 3712 or 028 9097 3238 or Anne Langford, Tel 028 9097 5310