Friday, 13 April 2012

Early Christian Art: An International Conference with special regard to the early Christian Cemetery in Sopianae (Pécs – Hungary)

Cella Septichora Visitor Centre, Pécs, Hungary, 24-25. May, 2012

organised by Cella Septichora Visitor Centre and University of Pécs, Centre for Patristic Studies <>

Conference program

24. May, Thursday

9:00 Welcome speeches - György Udvardy (Bishop of Pécs) and Róbert Somos (University of Pécs, Centre for Patristic Studies)
9:30 Visiting the World Heritage exhibition with the guidance of Zsolt Visy and Olivér Gábor
12:00 Lunch – House of Arts and Literature <,+7621+P%C3%A9cs&hl=hu&sll=46.160073,18.329386&sspn=0.457039,0.877175&ie=UTF8&ll=46.575855,17.271881&spn=0,0&z=10>
Lectures – House of Arts and Literature
13:00 – 13:30 Zsolt Visy, The Paradise in the Early Christian cemetery of Sopianae.
13:30 – 14:00 Olivér Gábor, Early Christian Buildings in the Northern Cemetery of Sopianae (Pannonia, Valeria Provincia.)
14:00-14:20 Discussion
14:20-14:30 Coffee break
14.30-15:00 Allen Brent, Klauser’s methodological perspective in his interpretation of early Christian artefacts.
15:00-15:30 Eileen Rubery, From catacomb to sanctuary: the orant figure and Rome's virgin saints.
15:30-16:00 Reita Sutherland, The Christian Orant: Prayer and Piety.
16:00-16:30 Discussion
17:00 – Sightseeing in Pécs (optional)

25. May, Friday

9:00 – 9:30 Levente Nagy, Zoltán Kádár and the Early Christian Iconography of Roman Pannonia: some problems of interpretation.
9:30 – 10:00 Gaetano Bevelaqua, Observations on Christian Epigraphy in Pannonia.
10:00-10:20 Discussion
10:20-10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:00 Krisztina Hudák, Technical observations on the paintings in the St. Peter and Paul (No. 1.) Burial Chamber of Sopianae.
11:00 – 11:30 György Heidl, Remarks on the iconography in “Peter-Paul” (No. 1.) Burial Chamber of Sopianae.
11:30 – 12:00 Péter Csigi, Iconographic approaches to the early Christian artefacts in Sopianae.
12:00 -12:30 Discussion
12:30 – Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Isván Bugár, Theology on Images?
14:00 – 14.30 Markus Vinzent, Battle and Conquest or the Power of Frames – On Christ’s Resurrection in Early Christian Art.
14:30-15:00 Discussion
17:00 Departing for Vylian Winery <>  in Kisharsány

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