Dialogue in Homilies and Hymns on the Annunciation: The Dynamics of a Divine Encounter

Mosaic Icon of the Annunciation, ca. 1320, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (7231-1860). Image: Victoria and Albert Museum (https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O93208/the-annunciation-mosaic-unknown/).

Date: Mar 1, 2023 Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM Location: Zoom

Mary B. Cunningham, University of Nottingham, examines free will, gender, and Marian devotion in Byzantine homilies and hymns on the Annunciation.

About the Speaker

Mary Cunningham, University of Nottingham

Dr Mary Cunningham is Honorary Associate Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Nottingham. She has published books and articles on the Virgin Mary in Byzantium, homiletics, and hymnography. Dr Cunningham’s latest monograph is The Virgin Mary in Byzantium, c. 400-1000. Hymns, Homilies, and Hagiography (Cambridge University Press, 2021). She is currently working on a translation and commentary of two ninth-century Lives, one of which concerns the Virgin Mary.