Emotions through Time: from Antiquity to Byzantium

International Conference

27-29 September 2017 – Nicosia (Cyprus), A.G. Leventis Gallery


The conference has brought together the people who have contributed to the ETT project so far – warm thanks to all the participants, and stay tuned for the forthcoming publication!























See below for a description of the event:


The full conference programme is now available.


Emotions through Time: From Antiquity to Byzantium (ETT) is a Leverhulme Trust-funded international and interdisciplinary research network which examines the interactions between ancient and Byzantine emotion. Our aim is to explore the transformation and assimilation of ancient affectivity in Byzantium and the creation of new emotional paradigms and vocabulary.


This three-day conference, generously supported not only by the Leverhulme Trust, but also by the Leventis Foundation and the University of Cyprus, follows three work-in-progress workshops held at Edinburgh, Geneva and Vienna, in which the ETT network members and guests have discussed their research. The conference will present and disseminate the final outcome of the workshops to a wide audience, opening new opportunities for research in the history of ancient and Byzantine emotions.



List of confirmed speakers:

Floris Bernard (CEU), Douglas Cairns (Edinburgh), Andrea Capra (Milan), Stavroula Constantinou (Cyprus), Galina Fingarova (Vienna), Niels Gaul (Edinburgh), Martin Hinterberger (Cyprus), David Konstan (NYU), Inna Kupreeva (Edinburgh), Byron MacDougall (Vienna), Vicky Manolopoulou (Newcastle), Divna Manolova (Katowice), Margaret Mullett (Belfast/Uppsala), Yannis Papadogiannakis (KCL), Aglae Pizzone (SDU), Viktoria Räuchle (Vienna), Jan Stenger (Glasgow), Sarah Teetor (Vienna), Lioba Theis (Vienna), Petra von Gemünden (Augsburg), Sophia Xenophontos (Glasgow).


Please note:

  • The daily and full-conference registration options include the conference package, a lunch and two coffee breaks on each day, held at the Leventis Gallery.
  • Dinners will be held at a nearby typical taverna.
  • Accommodation is not included in the registration, but we can suggest conveniently located and priced hotels in Nicosia.
  • On 30 September we will organise a guided, full-day excursion of archaeological and historical sites in and nearby Nicosia.


Please feel free to get in touch for any information:

Contact: emotions@ed.ac.uk (Dr Matteo Zaccarini)