An Introduction to Byzantine Art (Part 3) This three-part talk series will delve into the turbulent history of Byzantium and the impact that such turbulence had on the art produced during this time. When Emperor Constantine the Great founded his Christian capital Constantinople in 330CE, the Roman Empire appeared strong and secure. In just over a century later though, conflict emerged between eastern and western provinces and the Roman Empire transformed into what is now known as Byzantium. Founded upon a Christian identity but conscious of its Graeco-Roman heritage, art produced by the Byzantines served a spiritual purpose and strove to achieve the sublime representation of the divine. The third and final talk in this series will focus on late Byzantine Art and will explore the Palaeologan Age. When| Thursday 9 June, 7.30-c.9pm Where| Alban Room, 1st Floor Chapter House (online recording to be distributed within 24 hours for those unable to attend in person*) Speaker| Professor Tim Boatswain * if you are unable to attend this event in person, please continue to purchase an ONLINE ticket and you will be sent a recording within 24 hours. Please note that online booking closes at midday on the day of the talk.