Session Proposals Invited for Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel at Kalamazoo 2016

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center web site ( The deadline for submission is May 24, 2015. Proposals should include:

  • Title
  • Session abstract (300 words)
  • Intellectual justification for the proposed session (300 words)
  • List of session participants (proposed list of presenters and session presider)
  • CV

Successful applicants will be notified by May 30, 2015 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.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and presider) up to $500 maximum for US residents and up to $1000 maximum for those coming abroad. 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 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.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions. Further information about the International Congress on Medieval Studies is available at

About the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture

Founded in 2010 through a generous gift from the Jaharis Family Foundation, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of knowledge about the rich heritage of Byzantine art and culture. The Mary Jaharis Center’s location on the Hellenic College Holy Cross campus provides a unique opportunity to foster Byzantine studies within an Orthodox Christian community. The Center sponsors a wide range of public programming and supports the study of Byzantium through grants and other resources.

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