Byzantium – Bridge Between Worlds

24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Istanbul, 23-28 August 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce that the official website of the 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Istanbul 2021, has been inaugurated as of 15 April 2019 (https://www.byzcongress2021.org).  You may find on the web site all information pertaining to the Congress, including important dates; the lists of plenary, round table and thematic free communication sessions; as well as guidelines for online submission of plenary papers and round table, thematic free communication, free communication and poster/VR abstracts.  Please note that the call for free communications and poster/VR presentations is now open and the deadline for uploading abstracts for proposals in these categories is 15 April 2020.  We would appreciate if you could spread the news to your colleagues and students.

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Dr. Melek DELİLBAŞI

President of the Turkish National Committee

ICBS

Due to its remarkably long duration, territorial expanse, geographical situation and complex cultural traditions, Byzantium acted as a temporal and spatial bridge connecting different periods, geographical areas, and cultures.  Byzantium acted as a transition between ancient, medieval and early modern worlds around the Mediterranean basin, Eurasia and the Near East through reception, appropriation, and innovation. It connected different geographical and cultural spaces through political, economic, material, and cultural networks in many of which it constituted an important node.  Centering on the key theme of “Byzantium – Bridge between Worlds,” the 24th International Congress of Byzantine Studies aims to explore this connecting and mediatory role of Byzantium.  It also hopes to initiate proposals on bridging interdisciplinary gaps within Byzantine studies and strengthening dialogue with other relevant fields.

https://www.byzcongress2021.org/

Important Dates

Conference Date: 23-28 August 2021
Announcement of the Plenary Session Participants: 15 April 2019
Announcement of the Round Tables: 15 April 2019
Announcement of the Thematic Free Communication Sessions and Participants: 15 April 2019
Call for Free Communications and Poster/VR Sessions: 15 April 2019
Period for Plenary Session Paper Submission: 15 April 2019 - 15 July 2020
Period for Round Table Abstract Submission: 15 April 2019 - 15 July 2020
Period for submitting Free Communication and Poster/VR Abstracts: 15 April 2019 - 15 April 2020

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