I        General Disposition: What Makes a Byzantine Church?

Jelena Bogdanović, Iowa State University

The Canopy as an Architectural Parti of the Byzantine Church

Bilge Ar, Istanbul Technical University

Thoughts on the Influences Shaping the Exterior Perception of Byzantine Church Architecture

Ivana Jevtić, Koç University

Bridging the Gap between Church Buildings and their Wall Paintings in the Late Byzantine World


II       Design Solutions: Function-Driven and Impacted by Local Traditions

Maréva U, EPHE-PSL

Porches and Porticoes of Middle and Late Byzantine Churches: Observations on the Architecture and Functions of the First Liminal Spaces

Anastasios Tantsis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Galleries and Upper Spaces in Byzantine Churches: Their Role in the Evolution of Byzantine Religious Architecture


III     Liturgy Within and Outside the Church Building

Christina Maranci, Tufts University

Using the Liturgy to Understand Armenian Architecture: A Short Reflection

Konstantinos T. Raptis, Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports, Ephorate of Antiquities of Thessaloniki

The Cathedral as the Ambo of the Byzantine City: Liturgical Processions and Rituals in the Public Space


IV      Monastic Space: Affiliation and Memory

Fotini Kondyli and Justin Mann, University of Virginia

The Architecture of Religious Affiliation: Lessons from the Byzantine Monastic Communities in Central Greece

Nebojša Stanković, University of Belgrade

Spatial Memory in the Byzantine Church Design Process: The Case of the Monastic Katholikon


V       Constantinopolitan Architectural Production

Alessandra Ricci, Koç University

Monastic Spaces and Rituals in the Marmara Region: Hagiography, Archaeology, and Architecture

Ayşe Ercan Kydonakis, Columbia University

Armenian Legacy or Historiographical Fallacy?

Rewriting Fragments on the Middle Byzantine Architecture of Constantinople


VI      Micro-developments and Fringes

Elif Keser-Kayaalp, Dokuz Eylül University

Church Architecture of the Tur ‘Abdin

Tassos Papacostas, Kings College London

Urban and Rural Responses to Perennial Needs: Two Cypriot Sites through the Ages


VII    Eclecticism, Diversity and Reinterpretation in the 13th Century

Suna Çağaptay, Bahçeşehir University / Cambridge University

Made in Byzantium: Rethinking Eclecticism in Laskarid Architecture

Nikos Kontogiannis, Koç University

Building Diversity and Religious Polyphony in the Post-1204 Aegean World

Tolga Uyar, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University

“Made by” Byzantium in Seljuk Anatolia: Thirteenth-Century Rock-Carved Churches in Cappadocia


Reflections and Concluding Remarks

Robert Ousterhout, University of Pennsylvania (Emeritus)