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 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 membership meeting. BSANA is incorporated in the state of Florida.