Hymns of the First Christian Millennium - Doctrinal, Devotional and Musical Patterns, Annual Byzantine Colloquium, Institute of Classical Studies, London, June 9–10, 2014
This year's Annual Byzantine Colloquium will focus on Hymns of the First Christian Millennium - Doctrinal, Devotional and Musical Patterns. Organized by King's College London, the Colloquium is supported and funded by the Institute of Classical Studies.
This two-day event aims to explore the fascinating, though under-studied, field of Christian hymnody of the first millennium. The twelve papers address wide-ranging aspects of Christian hymns and chant: from pagan and pre-Nicene origins on to the middle Byzantine chant, from Syriac hymnody to Coptic to Greek and Latin hymnic writings. Theological implications, musical developments and translation issues will be discussed.
The attendance is free, however, registration is essential.