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Dr Angeliki Lymberopoulou

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Professional biography

BA, Diploma, MA, Art History (Courtauld Institute of Art), Ph.D, Byzantine Art (University of Birmingham)

Angeliki Lymberopoulou joined The Open University in April 2004 from the National Gallery in London, where she worked across the collections as a Dossiers Assistant. She has also taught Modern Greek language and culture at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and Byzantine art and architecture at the University of Birmingham. She is the Chair of the Publication Committee of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (SPBS).

Research interests

Her research focuses on all aspects of artistic production on Venetian Crete (1211-1669) within the social context of cross-cultural interaction between the Byzantine East and the (mainly Italian) West. While Byzantine art is  associated predominantly with imperial and aristocratic commissions, Angeliki's research provides a 'voice' for the lower working classes, their representation in the Medieval and Renaissance markets, their religious concerns regarding the afterlife, and the engagement of their senses with the visuality of their commissions. She also examines late - Palaiologan - Byzantine art (1261-1453) produced in the major centres at Constantinople, Thessaloniki and Mystras during the last phase of the empire, and the Byzantine heritage of the Renaissance. 

Teaching interests

Angeliki was Director of Teaching (2012-2016) and Qualification Lead (2016-2020) for the department of Art History.

Teaching contributions in art history modules (both in production and presentation) include: The Art History Residential School (AXR272); Art and Visual Culture (A226); Renaissance Art Reconsidered (AA315); and The MA in Art History (A843 & A844).

She also taught the following modules in presentation: The Arts Past and Present (AA100); Art and its Histories (A216); Understanding Global Heritage (AD281); Art, Society and Religion in Siena, Florence and Padua 1280-1400 (A354); and Display and Devotion. Religious Painting in Italy 1300-1500 (A424).

External collaborations

External Examiner of the MA in Byzantine Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Co-authoring with Dr Miljana Matić, curator of icons in the Serbian Orthodox Church Museum in Belgrade, a catalogue of the museum's Greek icons.

Publications

The five senses in Hell (2020)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
Material religion, 16(3) (pp. 364-367)


Sight and the Byzantine Icon (2018-06-14)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
Body and Religion, 2(1) (pp. 46-67)


The Noli me Tangere: study and conservation of a Cretan icon (2011)
Harisson, Lynne; Ambers, Janet; Stacey, Rebecca; Cartwright, Caroline and Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, 5 (pp. 25-38)


A Winged Saint John the Baptist icon in the British Museum (2003-11)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
Apollo, CLVIII(500) (pp. 19-24)


The Madre della Consolazione icon in the British Museum: Post-Byzantine Painting, Painters, and Society on Crete (2003)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik, 53 (pp. 239-257)


Hell in the Byzantine World: A History of Art and Religion in Venetian Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean Volume 2. A Catalogue of the Cretan Material (2020-09)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki and Duits, Rembrandt
Hell in the Byzantine World. A History of Art and Religion in Venetian Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean
ISBN : 9781108474160 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge


The church of the Archangel Michael at Kavalariana: art and society on fourteenth-century Venetian-dominated Crete (2006-09)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
ISBN : 1904597319 | Publisher : Pindar Press | Published : London, UK


Introduction (2020-09)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki and Panou, Eirini
In: Lymberopoulou, Angeliki ed. Hell in the Byzantine World. A History of Art and Religion in the Venetian Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean Volume 1: Essays (pp. 1-18)
ISBN : 9781108474153 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge


Hell on Crete (2020-07)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In: Lymberopoulou, Angeliki ed. Hell in the Byzantine World. A History of Art and Religion in Venetian Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean (pp. 117-190)
ISBN : 9781108474153 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge


Domenikos Theotokopoulos and Ancient Greek Art (2019-09)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In: Assimakopoulou, Ianthi ed. Echoes of Antiquity in the Oeuvre of Domenikos Theotokopoulos (pp. 15-36)
ISBN : 9789608962750 | Publisher : Municipality of Heraklion | Published : Heraklion


Sight and the Byzantine Icon (2018-09-04)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In: Harvey, Graham and Hughes, Jessica eds. Sensual Religion. Religion and the Five Senses (pp. 109-130)
ISBN : 9781781794159 | Publisher : Equinox Publishingh Ltd | Published : Sheffield


Introduction (2018-03-27)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In: Lymberopoulou, Angeliki ed. Cross-Cultural interaction between Byzantium and the West, 1204-1669. Whose Mediterranean is it anyway?. Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (22) (pp. 1-18)
ISBN : 978-0-8153-7267-7 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London


Regional Byzantine Monumental Art from Venetian Crete (2013-03)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In: Lymberopoulou, Angeliki and Duits, Rembrandt eds. Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe (pp. 61-99)
ISBN : 978-1-4094-2038 -5 | Publisher : Ashgate | Published : Farnham


The Noli Me Tangere icon at the British Museum: vision, message and reality (2011-02)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki; Harrison, Lynne and Ambers, Janet
In: Lymberopoulou, Angeliki ed. Images of the Byzantine World: Visions, Messages and Meanings: Studies presented to Leslie Brubaker (pp. 185-214)
ISBN : 978-1-4094-0776-8 | Publisher : Ashgate | Published : Farnham, UK


Late and post-Byzantine art under Venetian rule: frescoes vesrus icons, and Crete in the middle (2010)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In: James, Liz ed. A Companium to Byzantium
ISBN : 9781405126540 | Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell | Published : Oxford, UK


Audiences and markets for Cretan icons (2007)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In: Woods, Kim W; Richardson, Carol M and Lymberopoulou, Angeliki eds. Viewing Renaissance Art (pp. 171-208)
ISBN : 9780300123432 | Publisher : Yale University Press | Published : London


The painter Angelos and post-Byzantine Art (2007)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In: Richardson, Carol M ed. Locating Renaissance Art (pp. 175-212)
ISBN : 9780300121889 | Publisher : Yale University Press | Published : London


Hell in the Byzantine World. A History of Art and Religion in Venetian Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean. Volume 1 Essays (2020-09)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki ed.
Hell in the Byzantine World A History of Art and Religion in Venetian Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean
ISBN : 9781108474153 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge


Hell in the Byzantine World. A History of Art and Religion in Venetian Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean (Volume 1 & 2) (2020-09)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki ed.
Hell in the Byzantine World A History of Art and Religion in Venetian Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean
Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge


Cross-Cultural Interaction between Byzantium and the West, 1204-1669. Whose Mediterranean is it anyway? (2018-03-27)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki ed.
Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies
ISBN : 978-0-8153-7267-7 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London


Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe (2013-03)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki and Rembrandt, Duits eds.
ISBN : 978-1-4094-2038 -5 | Publisher : Ashgate | Published : Farnham


Art and Visual Culture: A Reader (2012-09)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki; Bracewell-Homer, Pamela and Robinson, Joel eds.
ISBN : 9781849760485 | Publisher : Tate | Published : London


Images of the Byzantine World: Visions, Messages and Meanings: Studies Presented to Leslie Brubaker (2011-02)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki ed.
ISBN : 978-1-4094-0776-8 | Publisher : Ashgate | Published : Farnham, UK


Viewing Renaissance Art (2007)
Woods, Kim W.; Richardson, Carol M. and Lymberopoulou, Angeliki eds.
ISBN : 300123434 | Publisher : Yale University Press


‘…κέ παντός του λαου τοῡ χορίου τ(ης) Μάζας…’ Communal Patronage of Church Decoration in Rural Venetian Crete (2020-10-15)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In : The Art of the Poor (14-15 Jun 2018, London) (pp. 53-63)


Palaiologan art from regional Crete: Artistic decline or social progress? (2019)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In : Reconsidering the Concept of Decline and the Arts of the Palaiologan Era (24-25 Feb 2017, University of Birmingham, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern greek Studies) (pp. 132-155)


The Fogg Triptych: Testimony of a case study to the society and artistic production of Venetian Crete (2018-03-27)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In : 48th Byzantine Conference (28-30 Mar 2015, Milton Keynes) (pp. 59-73)


'El Greco: A Cretan painter?' (2015)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In : El Greco Simposio Internacional (21-24 May 2014, Madrid) (pp. 21-35)


Fourteenth-century provincial Cretan church decoration: the case of the painter Pagomenos and his clientele (2010)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In : Towards Rewriting? New Approaches to Byzantine Art and Archaeology. Krakow Symposium on Byzantine Art and Archaeology (8-10 Sep 2008, Krakow, Poland)


'Fish on a Dish' and its Table Companions in fourteenth-century Wall-Paintings on Venetian-dominated Crete (2007-12)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In : 37th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies (29-31 Mar 2003, Birmingham, UK)


'Pro anima mea', but do not touch my icons: provisions for personal icons in wills from Venetian-dominated Crete (2007)
Lymberopoulou, Angeliki
In : Strangers. Charity in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean (May 2006, Kings College London) (pp. 71-89)