From 27 September 2016 13:30 to 28 September 2016 15:00

Public lecture and seminar by Heineken Prize 2016 laureate Judith Herrin

Prof. Judith Herrin. Foto: Jussi Puikkonen/KNAW
Prof. Judith Herrin. Photo: Jussi Puikkonen/KNAW

On 27 and 28 September, Prof. Judith Herrin will give a public lecture and a seminar at Utrecht University. Herrin is Professor Emerita of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at King’s College London and is well known for her research on the Byzantine Empire and on early Medieval religion.

Two of her most famous books are The Formation of Christendom (1987) and Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire (2007), both of which are standard reference works.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) recently granted Prof. Herrin the 2016 Heineken Prize for History “for her pioneering research into Medieval cultures in Mediterranean civilisations and for establishing the crucial significance of the Byzantine Empire in history”.

27 September: public lecture 'Why Ravenna?'

The public lecture in celebration of the Heineken Prize is entitled 'Why Ravenna?' and will take place on Tuesday 27 September, 13:30-15:00 (Belle van Zuylenzaal, Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, Utrecht). Entrance is free, registration is not necessary.

28 September: seminar on gender

On Wednesday 28 September, 13:00-15:00, Prof. Herrin will give a seminar for RMA and PhD students on the topic of gender (Janskerkhof 13, Utrecht, room 0.06). Details on the session (precise title; reading material) t.b.a.

Registration for this seminar is required. To do so, please send an e-mail to Merel Kosters (

Start date and time
27 September 2016 13:30
End date and time
28 September 2016 15:00