Cosmin Minea will present this Friday his paper, ‘The transnational creation of the Romanian national architectural heritage in the nineteenth century.’ at the international conference ‘Space, Art and Architecture between East and West: The Revolutionary Spirit’, Athens. Watch it on youtube at 11.15 CET.

Click here for the official booklet of the conference The audience will be able to join us on the Hellenic Open University Channel on YouTube, where the conference will be live- streamed here.

Anna Adashinskaya has presented her paper “Pious Offerings to Meteora Monasteries (1348-1420s): Between Political Representation, Family Belonging, and Personal Agency” at the 23rd International Graduate Conference of the Oxford University Byzantine Society.

To access the conference booklet, visit: The general link of the conference is here:


This event will take a fresh look at women as collectors, patrons, exhibition organisers and museum founders in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Until recently, women’s contributions in these areas has been undervalued, not keeping up with the attention and critical recognition that women artists have received. Our three speakers will consider the achievements of some extraordinary and fascinating women in the art world whose accomplishments are less well known than their male counterparts of the period, though are equally significant.

An “Ancient Argonaut” in the Service of the Empire: the Research Expeditions of Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov

Anna Adashinskaya An acclaimed art historian, professor, museum curator, tireless traveler and reluctant spy: these were the social roles played by the pioneer of the iconographic method in Russia, Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov. Every time he needed to finance a costly expedition to distant Byzantine monuments, he faced a dilemma: to spy or not to spy? Before … Continue reading An “Ancient Argonaut” in the Service of the Empire: the Research Expeditions of Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov