Armenian Byzantium: Identity and Influence in the Byzantine Empire c.867-1100
March 3 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 pm
LECTURE 3: AN INTRODUCTION TO ARMENIAN HISTORY, CULTURE & HERITAGE series (6 half day course)
Armenian Byzantium: Identity and Influence in the Byzantine Empire c.867-1100 | FACEBOOK EVENT
SYNOPSIS: The role of the Armenians in the Byzantine Empire is large ignored and at best misunderstood. This session will analyse to what extent the Armenians contributed to the Medieval Empire centred on Constantinople, the metropolis of Christendom. We will explore the various roles the Armenians held in the Empire as soldiers, priests, administrators, governors, mercenaries – even Emperors and Patriarchs! The aim of the session is to demonstrate the essential Armenian contribution to Byzantium, and how some of Byzantium’s most heroic figures arose from the result of Armenian migration and assimilation
SPEAKER BACKGROUND: Toby Bromige is completing his PhD, entitled, ‘Stranger’s in a Foreign Land: Armenians assimilation and alienation in the Byzantine Empire, c.867-1100’, under the supervision of Professor Jonathan Harries at Royal Holloway, University of London. Toby has taught at RHUL and Queen Mary, University of London on subjects ranging from Republican Rome through to the journeys of Ibn Battuta in the early fourteenth century. Toby has previously held talks at the GB-Russia Society and the Armenian Institute on the themes of Byzantium and its neighbours. He is currently focusing on the influence of the Muslim world on Armenian settlements in eastern Anatolia, and Armenian separatist existing in the political vacuum after the infamous Battle of Manzikert in 1071.
BACKGROUND: The CAIA is organising another course to meet the demand from the community, thanks to a small grant from ‘Ealing Adult Education Department’. The course is also open and suitable to anyone with an interest in history, culture, and heritage.
The course offers:
– A better understanding of Armenian history, culture and heritage
– An opportunity for families to learn together about their past
– Improve prospects into further learning
– A chance to ask questions & interact with others in a friendly & welcoming environment
This course is designed by way of introduction to increase knowledge of Armenian history, culture, identity & dispersion and to enable adults/young people to understand better about where, why and how Armenians have arrived in UK and the challenges facing them.
DETAILS: To attend, please send us an email in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org) booking your place. Full registration on the day with your passport number. You can print out and bring the filled in registration form with you as well – download it here: http://bit.do/armenian
This is a free course in English open for anyone. However, you must register and complete a feedback evaluation form at the end of each session.
Places are limited.