Lausanne Davis Carpenter

144 Added | 5 Magazines | 16 Followers | @LDavisCarpenter | Historical fiction writer, painter, stage designer, traveler, tea obsessed, married with cats (not TO cats, although it sometimes feels like it)

Hearing the Lost Sounds of Antiquity

What started as a quest to map the sophisticated acoustics of ancient churches could end up preserving and replicating forgotten noises from across the planet.<p>History is mostly silent to us now.<p>Thousands of years of human stories have been told in paintings, and sculptures, and sheet music, and …

Archaeology

Redirecting

Looking for a TEDx Talk? Find it on the TEDx YouTube Channel!<p>You are being re-directed<p>Why the re-direct?<p>We are in the process of re-thinking the way …

Bryn Mawr Classical Review: 2015.08.29

Floris Bernard, <i>Writing and Reading Byzantine Secular Poetry, 1025-1081. Oxford studies in Byzantium.</i> Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. xvi, …

Literature

Watch: What Palmyra looked like in the 1800s, and how the Islamic State is destroying it

The video above was produced by the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler galleries, where visitors can find an elegant Roman-era bust from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra accompanied by this montage of historical images of the treasured World Heritage site.<p>Before the 20th century, the ruins of …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music - St. Demetrios

Byzantine Chant<p>Chant of Constantinople more commonly known as Byzantine Chant is the sacred chant of the Orthodox churches in the former lands of the …

A morning in Kilkenny, with lost music <br />from Byzantium and poetry by Yeats

A morning in Kilkenny, with lost music<br>from Byzantium and poetry by Yeats<p><i>Aghia Sophia … the interior of the great basilica of Byzantium</i><p><b>Patrick</b> …

Ireland

Why Vestments? An Introduction to Liturgical Textiles of the Post-Byzantine World

The exhibition <i>Liturgical Textiles of the Post-Byzantine World</i>, now on view through November 1, 2015, presents a selection of notable liturgical …

Ancient History

New 120 sq. meter mosaic containing Bible verses found in southern Turkey

NEWS TERMINAL<p>BANKING ANALYTICS<p>DAILY NEWS<p>OIL & GAS<p>ENERGY PROJECTS REVIEW<p>WEEKLY BUSINESS MONITORING<p>MONTHLY BUSINESS MONITORING<p>BUILDING & LOGISTICS …

Archaeology

US volcanoes drove decline of Byzantines

London: On March 24, 536, the sky suddenly darkened across continental Europe as a thick dust cloud rolled in and stayed put for 18 months.<p>Historians …

Geology

Books

Hagia Sophia - Secrets and History - Room over the Vestibule

It is well known that fragmentary mosaics, never concealed by Islamic plaster or whitewash, still decorate the suite of rooms which lies behind the …

Ancient History

Hagia Sophia - the Deesis Mosaic Icon of Christ

Archaeology

Scholars have long claimed that the Eastern Roman Empire, a Christian theocracy, bore little resemblance to ancient Rome. Here, Anthony Kaldellis reconnects Byzantium to its Roman roots, arguing that it was essentially a republic, with power exercised on behalf of, and sometimes by, Greek-speaking citizens who considered themselves fully Roman.

Although Byzantium is known to history as the Eastern Roman Empire, scholars have long claimed that this Greek Christian theocracy bore little …

Ancient History

Space and Ceremony in the Great Palace of Constantinople under the Macedonian Dynasty

Historia bizantina

Stunning 1,500-year-old church mosaics displaying exotic birds, leopards and zebras are unearthed in Israel

• Artwork was found when a major Byzantine church was excavated<br>• Features Greek symbols, turtles, zebras, flowers and geometric shapes<br>• Church was likely …

Visiting the Hagia Sophia — the Cradle of Byzantine Religion

<i>I hope you are enjoying the posts from my trip to Turkey! I have been having fun flipping through photos and thinking about the various experiences.</i> …

European Travel

The buildings of Constantinople

Ancient to Medieval (And Slightly Later) History - Byzantine Amuletic Armband With Pagan, Jewish &...

Byzantine Amuletic Armband With Pagan, Jewish & Christian Inscriptions, 6th Century AD<p>This is a bronze armband with images of saints, magic symbols …

Ancient “iPad” Uncovered in Byzantine Shipwreck

Art World<p>,<p>Tenth century Byzantine fleet from Chronicle of John Skylitzes, cod. Vitr. 26-2, fol. 130, Madrid National Library (thirteenth century), …

Archaeology

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Painting With Bold Color

Experimenting with a bright paint color is a great way to bring a sense of drama and glamour to a room, but choosing the right color can be a tricky process. A color that looks muted on a sample can be too intense when applied to all four walls. Textures and tones found throughout the space can …

Welcome to PBE I

Article fields word search facility | PBE individuals organised by PmbZ Number<p><i>PBE is a British Academy research project formally associated with the</i> …

UK Universities

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire (PBE) comes back to life

One of King’s oldest digital prosopographical project has recently returned to life, and is now freely available online at …

Humanities

Icons of Sound

This research focuses on the interior of Hagia Sophia built by emperor Justinian in 532-537 and employs visual, textual, and musicological research, …

Stanford University

The Sasanian Empire

<b>Introduction</b><p>The Sasanian Empire was the last great pre-Islamic empire of Iran whose rule spread through the length of late antiquity. In this …

Ancient History

Icons of Sound - Total Sacred Immersion: Cappella Romana and CCRMA Time Travel to Hagia Sophia

Islamists and Secularists Battle Over Turkey's Hagia Sophia Museum

World Turkey Mosque Museum Religion Islam<p>Empires have risen and fallen, but the dome of the great basilica remains, dominating the skyline of …

Archaeology

The Sasanian World

The Sasanian World: Researchers<p>Shapur I capturing the Roman<br>emperor Valerian, from a<br>relief at Naqsh-i-Rustam<p>Phil Booth (Late Roman, Byzantine and …

UK Universities

Islam and the Islamic World

Islam & the Islamic World: Researchers<p>The Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem<p>Nadia Ali (Early Islamic iconography and its wide late antique context) …