Biblical Poetry: The Legacy of the Psalms in Late Antiquity and Byzantium​


Unfortunately, in response to the Covid-19 emergency, the conference has been cancelled. However, we are working together towards the publication of a collected volume. In September 2020, we have organized a number of online feedback sessions to ensure contributors and respondents the possibility to discuss the papers ahead of publication.

We are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and care everyone involved has devoted to the outcome of our project.

Ghent University, April 23-24 2020


Chludov Psalter, fol. 147v (image: M.V. Ščepkina and I.S. Dujčev, Miniatjury Chludovskoj psaltyri : grečeskij illjustrirovannyj kodeks IX veka, Moskow 1977)




Scientific Committee

Floris Bernard (Ghent), Cristina Cocola (Ghent-Leuven), Reinhart Ceulemans (Leuven),

Kristoffel Demoen (Ghent), Koen De Temmermann (Ghent), Anna Gioffreda (Vienna),

Krystina Kubina (Vienna), Stefano Parenti (Regensburg), Andreas Rhoby (Vienna), Rachele Ricceri (Ghent),

Claudia Sode (Köln), Maria Tomadaki (Ghent), Peter Van Deun (Leuven), Emilie van Opstall (Amsterdam),

Julie Van Pelt (Ghent), Berenice Verhelst (Ghent), Joseph Verheyden (Leuven).



Research Framework

This colloquium is organised within the framework of the projects David, our Orpheus. Reception, Rewritings and Adaptations of the Psalms in Byzantine Poetry (funded by the FWO – Flemish Research Foundation) and The Legacy of the Psalms in Byzantine Poetry: Book Epigrams and Metrical Paraphrases (funded by the FWO – Flemish Research Foundation and the FWF – Austrian Science Fund), which are being carried out at Ghent University, KU Leuven and the Austrian Academy of Sciences.