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Angeliki Lymberopoulou is Senior Lecturer in Art History at The Open University. Her research interests focus on Venetian Crete (1211-1669), particularly the artistic production (i.e. icons and wall paintings), the demand (i.e. market), its social context (i.e. the artists and their hybrid clientele), and the cross-cultural influences between Byzantine East and (mainly Italian) West. She also examines late – Palaiologan – Byzantine art (1261-1453) produced in the major artistic centres during the last phase of the empire. Her publications include The Church of the Archangel Michael at Kavalariana: Art and Society on Fourteenth-Century Venetian-dominated Crete (London: Pindar Press), 2006; (co-edited with Rembrandt Duits) Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe (Farnham: Ashgate), 2013; (edited) Cross-Cultural Interaction between Byzantium and the West, 1204-1669. Whose Mediterranean is it anyway? (New York: Routledge), 2018.

Angeliki chaired the Runciman Award panel in 2014. Created in honour of Sir Steven Runciman (1903-2000), one of the most internationally renowned scholars in Byzantine studies, this prestigious prize is awarded annually to the best scholarly book on a Greek topic. She currently serves at the Executive Committee of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (SPBS) as the Chair of its Publication Committee. She is preparing a two-volume publication entitled Hell in the Byzantine World: A History of Art and Religion in Venetian Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020), the outcome of a three-year Leverhulme-funded International Networks project. A database providing access to numerous and valuable photos of Cretan wall paintings depicting Hell, will be available shortly before this publication.

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