The achievements, influence, art, institutions and philosophy of Byzantium were presented and analyzed in the 1st Kallinikeion Conference of Byzantinists held at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY).
The conference was organized by the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College on the occasion of the recent donation by the Kallinikeion Foundation for the founding of a Byzantine Studies Department.
Archbishop Demetrios of America addressed the conference, which was attended by distinguished professors from American universities and heads of Byzantine departments at museums and cultural institutions.
Professor Angela Constantinides Hero, who taught in Queens College from 1978 until 1992, was the honored guest in recognition of her substantial contribution to Byzantine Studies.
Also participating in the conference were Helen C. Evans, Curator of Early Christian and Byzantine Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Alice-Mary Talbot, Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks.
Source: Athens News Agency