ORGANIZERS

SERCAN YANDIM AYDIN


Biography
Sercan YANDIM AYDIN, studied Business Administration at METU (Middle East Technical University), in Ankara and received a BS degree in Management. She continued with a master’s degree in Archaeology and History of Art at Bilkent University, with an MA degree. Ms Yandim set forth her graduate studies in Germany, in Marburg an der Lahn at Philipps University received grants from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and in 2005 she completed her PhD in Kunstgeschichte under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ingo Herklotz (Art History) and Prof. Dr. Guntram Koch (Christian Archaeology). Since 2005 she is a faculty member at Hacettepe University, department of History of Art, Ankara. Her publications include topics from the Late Antique and Early Christian to the Byzantine periods. Also she conducted numerous researches in archaeological museums in Turkey with an attempt to study and publish Christian art produced in the Ottoman period as well. An extended revised version of her PhD thesis is published in 2008. “Die Ikonen aus den Museen in Antalya und Tokat in der Türkei: Ikonographische, stilistische und kunstsoziologische Untersuchung”.(Verlag Dr. Müller, Saarbrücken, 2008). Organized an International Art Historical Colloquium in 2010 and published its proceedings in, “Angels, Saints and Prophets in Christian and Islamic art, Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları, Istanbul, 2010. She also acted as team member in two archaeological surveys in and around Konya (2013-15). Her recent publications are Late Antique Anatolia and Its Ascetics: Sannabadae Monastery and Bishop Amphilochius of Iconium, in: Crossroads: Konya plain from Prehistory to the Byzantine period. Ed. by Çiğdem Maner. (Ege Yayınları, İstanbul, 2019) 179-193; Marginalizing Traditional Religious Groups, Cults and Beliefs in the Early Patristic Period: Asceticism in Phrygia and Lykaonia, in Identity and the Other in Byzantium. Ed. by K. Durak and I. Jevtic. Papers from the fourth International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium. (GABAM, İstanbul, 2019) 189-205.



LUCA ZAVAGNO


Biography
Luca Zavagno graduated from the University of Venice (2002); he obtained his Ph.D. (2007) at the University of Birmingham with a dissertation on the society, economics and politics of Byzantine cities in the early middle ages. He is Assistant Professor of Byzantine Studies in the Department of History at Bilkent University where is currently working on his third monograph entitled Beyond the Periphery. The Byzantine Insular World between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (c.a. 600–c.a. 900) (ARC-Medieval Press). Dr. Zavagno is the author of many articles on the early Medieval and Byzantine Mediterranean, as well as two monographs: Cities in Transition: Urbanism in Byzantium Between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (British Archaeological Reports- International Series, 2009) and Cyprus between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. An Island in Transition (Routledge, 2017). He co-authored (with Özlem Caykent) the edited volumes Islands of Eastern Mediterranean. A History of Cross Cultural Encounters (I.B. Tauris, 2014) and People and Goods on the Move. Merchants, Networks and Communication Routes in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean (IMK, 2016). He was also twice awarded the Dumbarton Oaks Summer Fellowship (2011 and 2016) as well as the prestigious Stanley Seeger Fellowship of the Hellenic Studies Center at Princeton University (2012). He is also the co-organizer of the Conference of the Mediterranean Worlds ( http://www.mediterraneanknowledge.org/conference/ ), Associate Scholar of the Mediterranean Seminar ( http://www.mediterraneanseminar.org/) member of the Princeton University FLAME-Framing the early Medieval Coinage project ( http://coinage.princeton.edu/ ) and former Visiting professor in Byzantine Art History at the University of Venice.