CFP: Materiality in the Eastern Mediterranean World

The Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) at Central European University (Vienna/Budapest) is pleased to announce the 7th International Graduate Conference on “Materiality in the Eastern Mediterranean World”, Vienna, 28-29 May 2021 (ONLINE). The conference provides a forum for graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on the Eastern Mediterranean to present their current research, exchange ideas, and develop scholarly networks.

Application deadline: April 5

CFP: Studying Byzantium in the interwar years

CFP: Studying Byzantium in the interwar years
Workshop at the XXIV International Conference of Byzantine Studies
Venice/Padua, August 22–27, 2022
Submissions due March 31, 2021

The present workshop aims to explore how Byzantine art history has developed at a key moment in European history, during the 1920s and the 1930s, focusing on the individual stories of Byzantine art historians in that period. Formed by pioneers of the field, scholars working on the art of the Eastern Roman Empire during the interwar period pursued their research in a world radically transformed by the First World War.

CFP: Graduate Workshop on Diversity in the Medieval Middle East

This workshop invites early graduate students (considering their options for research topics) to discuss the place of various forms of diversity in the region and consider topics which cross the communal and linguistic boundaries imposed on premodern history by most graduate education today. The goal is to expose graduate students to the region’s diversity early in their academic trajectory to allow them to acquire the skills necessary to pursue wide-ranging research. The workshop will take place May 17-21, 2021 via Zoom. Submit your proposals by March 26. Notifications of successful applications will be made by April 5 or shortly thereafter.

Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library: Cataloging, Teaching, and Research

We are very pleased to invite you all to the fourth session of the Virtual Encounters on Book History, a series organized by Pablo Alvarez (University of Michigan) and Benito Rial Costas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Our speakers will focus on various aspects of this important collection of manuscripts, presenting case studies that illustrate their historical, textual, and artistic relevance.

15 March 2021, 1:00 pm EST (Ann Arbor); 6:00 pm CET (Madrid) via Zoom. Registration required.

Mary Jaharis Center Lecture: Ps-Ptolemy’s Ὁ Καρπός and Byzantine Astrological Practice

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, is pleased to announce its final lecture for 2020–2021: “Ps-Ptolemy’s Ὁ Καρπός and Byzantine Astrological Practice.” Dr. Darin Hayton, Haverford College, will explore ps-Ptolemy’s Ὁ Καρπός to elucidate the culture of astrology in the later Byzantine empire. The lecture will take place April 1, 2021, 4:00–5:00 pm (Eastern time) via Zoom. Registration required.

Byzantium at Ankara Spring 2021 Seminar Series

Byzantium at Ankara is happy to announce the fourth seminar of the new Spring 2021 Seminar Series: on Thursday 11 March (h. 18.00 Istanbul Time), Myrto Veikou will deliver a paper entitled: “”Τὰ προειρημένα ἐπὶ τῶν ἐκ νέου κατασκευαζομένων εἴρηται· εἰ δὲ χάρται εἰσὶ παλαιοὶ ἤ καὶ δουλεία τις προλαβοῦσα, κεχρῆσθαι δεῖ τοῖς ἐξ ἀρχῆς συμπεφωνημένοις”: Encroaching, Subdividing, and Expanding or a Cultural Interpretation of Byzantine Spatial Transformation (6th-9th Century).”

Call For Papers, 12th AEMB international post-graduate conference

The Association des étudiants du monde byzantin (AEMB) is happy to announce the 12th edition of the AEMB international post-graduate conference, September 24–25, 2021. For this edition, the board of the association has opted for a new format: one day will be dedicated to free presentations, and the second day will center around a precise theme. The selected theme, chosen through consultation with members of the association, is Time. The deadline for proposals is April 18.

Virtual Bliss Symposium Awards

Available to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students to attend Dumbarton Oaks’ virtual symposia in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies.

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