Olympia Thea Nelson to speak about Byzantium at Melbourne seminar


Olympia Thea Nelson, a PhD candidate in the Department of Modern Greek & Byzantine Studies at the University of Sydney, will present a lecture entitled “Why Byzantium? The Contemporary Relevance,” on Thursday 7 March, at 7:00 pm.

Held at the Mezzanine Level of The Greek Centre on 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, this lecture promises to unravel the enduring mystery and allure of Byzantine culture in today’s world.

In this lecture, Olympia Thea Nelson will delve into the intricate relationship between modern society and the Byzantine legacy. Exploring themes of aesthetic beauty, cultural influence, and religious tradition, Nelson will shed light on why Byzantium continues to captivate and inspire contemporary audiences, particularly within the Greek community.

Drawing from her extensive research and expertise, Nelson will offer insights into the timeless appeal of Byzantine art, architecture, and poetry, transcending its religious origins to resonate with audiences of diverse backgrounds. From its historical significance to its relevance in today’s world, Nelson will examine how Byzantium shapes our understanding of identity, heritage, and cultural legacy.

Admission to this interesting lecture is free, and all are invited to attend.

Event Details:

  • When: Thursday 7 March, 7:00 pm
  • Where: Level 12, The Greek Centre, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.




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