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If you could meet and interview one person from Byzantine history, who would it be and why?, Part 2 with Paroma Chatterjee and Merle Eisenberg

We know so much about the Byzantines, and yet really so little. If we had the chance to meet and debrief one person from that world, who would it be? Who might answer the burning questions that we have? Who would alert us to questions that we aren’t asking because we are used to the limitations of our sources? How would we choose our questions? Our choices are, yet again, strikingly different.

Joining the conversation is:

Paroma Chatterjee – Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, who focuses on artistic encounters in the medieval Mediterranean, medieval image theories, ekphrasis, relics and icons, and Byzantine sculpture. Click here to view her university webpage.


Merle Eisenberg – a postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, University of Maryland, who researches the Justinianic Plague and Climate Change. Click here to view his page or follow Merle on Twitter @MerleEisenberg

See also Part 1 featuring Fotini Kondyli and Alexander Sarantis

Byzantium & Friends is hosted by Anthony Kaldellis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at The Ohio State University. You can follow him on his personal website.

You can listen to more episodes of Byzantium & Friends through Podbean.

Top Image: Coin of Emperor Zeno – Los Angeles County Museum of Art


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