"Byzantium at Early Modern Courts. Reception, Confrontation and Projects"
This conference wants to examine the different dimensions of the presence of Byzantium at early modern courts. It will therefore cover amongst other topics the treatment of artefacts of Byzantine provenience, the reception of Byzantium in the representation of power, and the knowledge on Byzantium which was available at court. This conference also wants to examine the competition for the Byzantine heritage and to which degree attempts were made to revive this heritage and make use of it.