Forthcoming Conferences of Interest

CLASSICAL AND BYZANTINE STUDIES CONFERENCE: ATHENS, GREECE

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a world association of academics and researchers based in Athens, organizes its Annual International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Studies on 4-5 June 2018, Athens, Greece.  You are more than welcome to submit a proposal for presentation.  The abstract submission deadline is 30 October 2017.  You may also send us a stream proposal to be organized as part of the conference.  If you need more information please email the address below and our administration will send it to you, including the conference web site and abstract submission form.  We do hope you can contribute to our academic activities.

In addition, We would like to inform you that the October issue (Volume 3, Issue 4, October 2017) of the Athens Journal of History has been uploaded.  We can send the link if you are interested.

Dr. Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, Director, Athens Center for Classical & Byzantine Studies (ACCBS) & Associate Professor, The University of Alabama, USA.

Email: newsletter4@m4.comm100edm4.com

https://www.atiner.gr/

INTERNATIONAL MEDIEVAL CONGRESS 2018

Conference Web Site

The twenty-fourth International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds from 2-5 July 2018.

MARY JAHARIS CENTER SESSION AT INTERNATIONAL MEDIEVAL CONGRESS

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 25th International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 2–5 2018. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

The thematic strand for the 2018 IMC is “Memory.” See the IMC Call for Papers (https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2018_call.html) for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion.

Session proposals should be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website (https://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/25th-imc). The deadline for submission is September 1, 2017. Proposals should include:
**Title
**100-word session abstract
**Session moderator and academic affiliation
**Information about the three papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 100-word abstract
**CV

Successful applicants will be notified by mid-September if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the International Medieval Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $600 maximum for European residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edumjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.

PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP IN LATE ANTIQUITY

The 2nd Annual Pacific Partnership in Late Antiquity conference will be held at the University of Auckland from July 11-13 2018. Proposals can be for papers in any area of late antique, early medieval or Byzantine studies and the conference is intended to provide a venue for scholars in these fields around the Pacific Rim.

Proposals can be for papers in any area of late antique, early medieval or Byzantine studies and the conference is intended to provide a venue for scholars in these fields around the Pacific Rim.   Abstracts for 20 min papers should be 250-300 words in length and submitted to Lisa Bailey (lk.bailey@auckland.ac.nz) by 1 October 2017.  Registration for the conference will be NZ$65 for academic staff, but will be free for graduate students thanks to a generous subsidy from the Australasian Society for Classical Studies.  Details on registration will follow at a later point.

For further information please contact Lisa or visit the Centre for Hellenic Studies website (http://helleniccenter.ucsd.edu/news-events/index.html).

HYMNS, HOMILIES AND HERMENEUTICS IN BYZANTIUM

On Saturday 18 August 2018, the Australasian Association for Byzantine Studies will hold a symposium at Macquarie University entitled “Hymns, Homilies and Hermeneutics in Byzantium.”

The symposium coincides with the first ever visit to Australia by Dr Damaskinos Olkinuora, a Finnish scholar and Byzantinist. Dr Olkinuora is a senior lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland and has published widely on aspects of Byzantine liturgy, hymnology and theology.

The symposium will explore the interactions between hymnody, homiletics and hermeneutics in Byzantium. It will probe how hymns and homilies functioned as a form of biblical exegesis in the liturgical life of the Byzantines but also more broadly in a performative sense and as a source of identity.

The flyer for this event is available here and the program here. If you are interested in attending, please contact Andrew Mellas at andrew.mellas@sydney.edu.au by 30 June 2018.

BYZANTIUM IN THE ADRIATIC FROM THE SIXTH TO TWELFTH CENTURIES

Split, Croatia, 28-30 September 2018

Croatian Society for Byzantine Studies & Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Split

The field of Byzantine Studies has recently gained impetus in Croatia from the establishment of the Croatian Society for Byzantine Studies, which aspires to become a cross-disciplinary research hub for experts in manifold disciplines related to Byzantine Studies not only in Croatia but in the region as well. Following the auspicious first steps of bringing Byzantine Studies into the focus of Croatian academia and the research community, the Croatian Society for Byzantine Studies now aims to attract internationally acclaimed researchers of diverse disciplinary backgrounds to a forum that will offer an opportunity to discuss a plethora of research topics and questions bearing on the presence of Byzantium in the Adriatic, and specifically to analyze the profile, genesis and transformation of the region in response to the Byzantine world system. The aim is to present and examine old as well as fresh ideas in an innovative way to provide a more complete and in-depth picture of the political, socio-economic, religious, legal, cultural aspects of Byzantine influence, both direct and indirect, detectable in the Adriatic, and particularly the eastern Adriatic coastal area, with a chronological span from the Age of Justinian I to the final disappearance of all vestiges of Byzantine authority and political sway in the region in the twelfth century.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in an international conference ‘Byzantium In The Adriatic From The Sixth To Twelfth Centuries’, organized by the Croatian Society for Byzantine Studies in close cooperation with the Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Split. The conference will take place on September 28-30 in Split, to coincide with the opening of the exhibition Byzantium on the East Adriatic at the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments in Split.

The conference’s special thematic strands include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • defining ‘Byzantium’ and its influence in the Adriatic context
  • (dis)continuity of the Byzantine presence in the Adriatic region
  • Adriobyzantinism, Latin Byzantinism, Slavic Byzantinism
  • overlapping zones of influences: problems of centre, periphery and province
  • comparative studies: Ravenna, Pentapolis, Roman Duchy, Venice, Istria, Greece, Sicily, Sardinia, Apulia, Calabria, Benevento, Marche, etc.
  • Byzantium’s influence on the ethnogeneses in the Adriatic coastal area
  • transmission of texts
  • conversion, Christianization and the Church (the interference of jurisdictional and liturgical influences from Constantinople, Rome, Aquileia/Grado; the network of bishoprics; the Cyrillo-Methodian Mission)
  • Byzantine legal traditions
  • Byzantine traditions in diplomatics, language, anthroponymy, toponymy, hagiography
  • Byzantine traditions in social structures (urban elites, aristocracy, family and society)
  • manifestations of Byzantine authority: public institutions, administrative structures, circulation of Byzantine money, seals
  • Byzantine cultural circles in the Adriatic (Justinianic Age, Macedonian dynasty, etc.)
  • settlements, towns, urban history, spatial organization
  • material culture with Byzantine characteristics and provenance in the Adriatic (archaeology, cemeteries, jewellery, weapons, tools, costumes)
  • the so-called Byzantine limes marittimus in the Adriatic (forts, castra, defence systems)

The conference encourages a broad interdisciplinary approach open to specialists and researchers of various profiles: historians, archaeologists, art historians, liturgists, epigraphists, linguists, classical philologists, etc.

Paper Submission

Deadline for submitting the letter of intent for participation: 25 April 2018.
First deadline for submitting the abstracts of the papers: 25 June 2018.
Presentation of the papers will be limited to 20 minutes.
Working Language: English.

All participants are required to pay the participation fee in amount of 50€. The participation fee includes accommodation during the Conference and a gala dinner. A visit to the exhibition Byzantium on the East Adriatic is free of charge for all participants.

To participate in the conference you should send a title and a short abstract in English to the following email address: hdbs@ffzg.hr. The proposals will be considered and selected by the organizing committee.

Organisation Committee

Ivan Basić (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split)
Hrvoje Gračanin (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb)
Marko Petrak (Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb)
Trpimir Vedriš (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb)

THE FORTY-FOURTH ANNUAL BYZANTINE STUDIES CONFERENCE

Submission online by: February 15, 2018, Thursday, 11:59 EST
Notification email by: March 15, 2018, Thursday

The Forty-fourth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference (BSC) will be held in San Antonio, Texas, October 4-7 2018.

For information on BSANA, please consult the BSANA website, http://www.bsana.net; for details on the conference, please consult the 2018 BSC website, https://www.bsc2018.com/, which will be further updated as new information becomes available.

The Local Arrangements Chair for 2018 is Dr. Annie Labatt of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The BSC is the annual forum for the presentation and discussion of papers on every aspect of Byzantine Studies and is open to all, regardless of nationality or academic status. It is also the occasion of the annual meeting of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA), conducted by its officers:
President: Emmanuel Bourbouhakis, Literature (Princeton University, NJ) (ebourbou@Princeton.EDU)
Vice President: Jennifer Ball, Art History (City University of New York, NY) (jennball312@gmail.com)
Secretary: Marica Cassis, Archaeology (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) (bsanasec@yahoo.com)
Treasurer: Betsy Williams, Dumbarton Oaks (bsana.treasurer@gmail.com)

We welcome proposals on any aspect of Byzantine studies. Call for papers.

MARY JAHARIS CENTER SPONSORED PANEL, 44TH ANNUAL BYZANTINE STUDIES CONFERENCE

As part of its ongoing commitment to Byzantine studies, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 44th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be held in San Antonio, TX, October 4–7 2018. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website (https://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/44th-annual-annual-byzantine-studies-conference). The deadline for submission is February 5, 2018. Proposals should include:

—Proposed session title
—CV of session organizer
—300-word session summary, which includes a summary of the overall topic, the format for the panel (such as a debate, papers followed by a discussion, or a traditional session of papers), and the reasons for covering the topic as a prearranged, whole session
—Session chair and academic affiliation. Please note: Session chairs cannot present a paper in the session.
—Information about the four papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 500-word abstract. Please note: Presenters must be members of BSANA in good standing.

Session organizers may present a paper in the session or chair the session. If a co-organzier is proposed for the session, the co-organizer must also give a paper in the session or chair the session.

Applicants will be notified by February 9, 2018. The organizer of the selected session is responsible for submitting the session to the BSC by February 15, 2018. Instructions for submitting the panel proposal are included in the BSC Call for Papers (http://www.bsana.net/conference/2018_BSANA_CFP.pdf).

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and chair, if the proposed chair is selected by the BSC program committee) up to $600 maximum for North American residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from abroad. Funding is through reimbursement only (check issued in US dollars or wire transfer); advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.

ASCS 40 (2019)

The Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS) will hold its 40th Annual Meeting and Conference at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, Australia, ‪from 4-7 February 2019.  We welcome abstracts on all aspects of the classical world, its reception, and traditions.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is ‪Tuesday 31 July 2018.

The abstract coversheet, instructions for submitting abstracts, and guidelines for papers and panels can be found on the ASCS website.

The conference convenors are Drs Graeme Bourke, Bronwyn Hopwood and Clemens Koehn.  Please direct enquiries prior to ‪31st July to Bronwyn Hopwood (bhopwood@une.edu.au), or to all three convenors thereafter.

2019 will be an auspicious year. It marks the 40th Annual Conference of ASCS, the 50th Anniversary of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and 60th Anniversary of the UNE Museum of Antiquities.  We are delighted, therefore, to announce four special events as part of ASCS 40 (2019):

The 40th ASCS Annual Conference Keynote Lecture will be delivered by the 2019 ASCS Keynote Speaker, Professor Theresa Morgan (Oriel College, Oxford).

The 21st A. D. Trendall Lecture of the Australian Academy of the Humanities will be delivered jointly by Dr Lea Beness and Associate Professor Thomas Hillard (Macquarie University).

The 23rd Maurice Kelly Lecture of the University of New England Museum of Antiquities (UNEMA), will be delivered by Dr Julie Anderson, Assistant Keeper (Curator), Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan (The British Museum).

UNEMA will also unveil the UNEMA 60th Anniversary Commemorative Artefact.

A conference website, including detailed information about the conference venue, transport, accommodation and registration will be available shortly and linked from the ASCS page.

ANZAMEMS 2019: CATEGORIES, BOUNDARIES, HORIZONS

Conference web site.

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS) and the organising committee invite proposals for presentations at the Association’s 12th Biennial Conference to be hosted at the University of Sydney from 5-8 February 2019.

The theme for ANZAMEMS 2019 is Categories, Boundaries, Horizons. Categories and boundaries help us to define our fields of knowledge and subjects of inquiry, but can also contain and limit our perspectives. The concept of category emerges etymologically from the experience of speaking in an assembly, a dialogic forum in which new ways of explaining can emerge. Boundaries and horizons are intertwined in their meanings, pointing to the limits of subjectivity, and inviting investigation beyond current understanding into new ways of connecting experience and knowledge. Papers, panels, and streams are invited to explore all aspects of this theme, including, but not limited to:

  • the limitations of inherited categorization and definition
  • race, gender, class, and dis/ability boundaries and categories
  • encounters across boundaries, through material, cultural, and social exchange
  • the categorization of the human and animal
  • national and religious boundaries and categorization
  • the role of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research
  • temporal boundaries and categories, including questions of periodization

Proposals for papers on all aspects of the medieval and early modern are also welcome.

SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

Please send proposals to anzamems2019@gmail.com

Submissions close on 31 August 2018.

You may submit a proposal for a paper (20 minutes), a session (normally three 20 minute papers) or a strand of sessions (normally limited to four sessions). Individual paper abstracts will be anonymised for peer review.

When submitting a proposal, you will need to include the following information:

*    Name
*    Affiliation (if any)
*    Preferred email
*    Is this a proposal for a paper/session/strand?
*    Is there a day(s) of the conference on which you will NOT be able to give your paper? (The committee will work to accommodate your request.)
*    Do you have any audiovisual requirements?
*    Paper/Session/Strand Title
*    Abstract (up to 300 words)

Abstracts submitted for strands or sessions should indicate the name of the strand or session proposed. Proposals for strands should indicate the number of sessions required.

Strand and session organisers are encouraged to be mindful of the ANZAMEMS Equity and Diversity guidelines which state that “ANZAMEMS’ preference is for diversity among the speakers in an individual session or panel”. More information on Equity and Diversity at ANZAMEMS.

PATS: POSTGRADUATE ADVANCED TRAINING SEMINARS

A PATS will precede the conference on February 4-5 2019 at the University of Sydney. Details will follow in a separate email inviting expressions of interest from postgraduates and early career researchers.

FURTHER INFORMATION

To keep up to date with full information on the conference including keynote speakers, venue, and registration details please visit the web site.

54TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES

http://www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress

The 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place 9-12 May 2019 at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

MARY JAHARIS CENTER SPONSORED PANEL, 54TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 9–12, 2019. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website. The deadline for submission is May 27, 2018. Proposals should include:
**Title
**Session abstract (300 words)
**Intellectual justification for the proposed session (300 words)
**Proposed list of session participants (presenters and session presider)
**CV

Successful applicants will be notified by May 30, 2018, if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal.

The session organizer may act as the presider or present a paper. The session organizer will be responsible for writing the Call for Papers. The CFP must be approved by the Mary Jaharis Center. Session participants will be chosen by the session organizer and the Mary Jaharis Center.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse up to 5 session participants (presenters and presider) up to $600 maximum for North American residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming abroad. Session organizers and co-organizers should plan to participate in the panel as either a participant or a presider. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions. Further information about the International Congress on Medieval Studies.

MARY JAHARIS CENTER SPONSORED PANEL, 5TH FORUM MEDIEVAL ART

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 5th Forum Medieval Art, Bern, 18-21 September 2019. The biannual colloquium is organized by the Deutsche Verein für Kunstwissenschaft e.V.

The theme for the 5th Forum Medieval Art is ‘Peaks, Ponti & Passages’. Bern—looking out to peaks Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, situated at the border to the Romandy, and having a long-standing tradition in bridge-building—embodies certain notions of translations, entanglements, and interactions. The conference will highlight such themes, focusing on forms and means of exchange, infrastructure, political and religious relationships, and the concrete reflections of these connections through objects. Methodological challenges will also be paramount, such as questioning how to write a history of encounters between artists, artworks, materials, and traditions.

Many mountain regions, and especially the Alps, have a long history as sites of transfers and interferences. Today, mountains and glaciers are the locations revealing most rapidly the consequences of climate change. They raise our awareness of similar changes in the past. Mountain regions were and are traversed by several ecological networks, connecting cities, regions, and countries, as well as different cultures, languages, and artistic traditions. Mountains, with their difficult passages and bridges, structured the ways through which materials and people were in touch. Bridges were strategic targets in conduct of war, evidence of applied knowledge, expression of civic representation, and custom points—both blockades and gates to the world.

Peaks in the historiography of Art History mark moments of radical change within artistic developments, the pinnacles of artistic careers, and high moments in the encounters of different traditions. Since the unfinished project of Walter Benjamin, who obtained his PhD in Bern, the passage has also been introduced as a figure of thought in historiography. The passage describes historical layers as spatial constellations, in which works of art, everyday culture, religious ideas, definitions of periods and theories of history encounter.

We invite session proposals that fit within the Peaks, Ponti & Passages theme and are relevant to Byzantine studies. Additional information about the Forum Medieval Art.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website. The deadline for submission is May 30, 2018. Proposals should include:

Title
Session abstract (500 words)
Proposed list of session participants (presenters and session chair)
CV

Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal by June 1, 2018. The organizer of the selected session is responsible for submitting the session proposal to the Forum by June 8, 2018.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse will reimburse a maximum of 5 session participants (presenters and session chair) up to $300 maximum for residents of Switzerland, up to $600 maximum for EU residents, and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. In order to receive funding, session organizers and co-organizers must participate in the panel as either a participant or the session chair. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.