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Liz James
Professor of History of Art (Art History)
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Professor James is a Byzantine art historian whose interests spread across the whole range of the Byzantine Empire. She has worked on the perception of light and colour in Byzantine art, and is currently engaged on a research project exploring the manufacture of Byzantine mosaics ( She is also interested in the role of women in Byzantium and has worked on Byzantine empresses. Her interests focus on the ways in which the Byzantines appear to have perceived and used their art., as seen through the interaction of art and text and the use of the senses.