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About the Byzantine Studies Association of North America

The Byzantine Studies Association of North America, Inc. (BSANA) was formed in 2006.  It is composed of three parts:  the U.S. National Committee for Byzantine Studies (USNCBS), the Canadian Committee of Byzantinists (CCB), and the Byzantine Studies Conference (BSC)

USNCBS and CCB are both entities within the International Association of Byzantine Studies (AIEB, an acronym formed from its French name).  The AIEB, founded in 1948, is responsible for the international Byzantine Congress held every five years. 

The Byzantine Studies Conference was founded in 1975 (read a short history of the BSC). It is a venue for the presentation and discussion of papers embodying current research on all aspects of Byzantine history and culture. The BSC meets in October or November in a different city every year. Approximately 75 papers are presented and discussed in a relaxed but professional atmosphere.  Graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend and may compete for prizes for the best papers. The BSC is also the occasion for the annual BSANA business meeting. BSANA is incorporated in the state of Florida.  

The new BSANA website will eventually contain comprehensive information about past and present BSCs and about activities of the two national committees (USNCBS and CCB) under its aegis. Please send any suggestions for improvements to: Alice Sullivan

2021 Byzantine Studies Conference

The 2021 conference will be held in Cleveland, OH on Oct. 7-10, 2021.

The Call for Papers will be available in early 2021.

2020 Conference Abstracts

The 2020 BSC conference abstracts are now available.

Graduate student travel reimbursements

Graduate students giving papers at the Byzantine Studies Conference who do not reside in the area of the conference are entitled to partial reimbursement of travel expenses. Find out how to apply for your reimbursement.


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