Byzantine Studies Conference Archives
TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL BYZANTINE STUDIES CONFERENCE BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES
Lexington, Kentucky November. 6, 1998
- President Thelma Thomas called to order at 1:4S with thanks to Local Arrangements, Program committee, and governing board.
- Minutes of the 1997 business meeting were approved with amendments to correct the names of committee chairs.
- Election of board members: Because Helen Saradi resigned from the board, the nominating committee proposed Glenn Peers should finish her term until the 1999 Conference. The regular 4-year nominees were Jane Baun, Sharon Gerstel, Eric Ivison and Michael Mass. Ann Terry was nominated from the floor.
- Treasurer: Alice-Mary Talbot announced that the 1997 Conference made a profit of $2700.00, for which John Barker and the Wisconsin Arrangements committee are much to be thanked. The Meeting accepted her Treasurer's Report.
- The Meeting accepted the report of Thelma Thomas for the BSC-DO liaison committee. The committee sollicited suggestions for future liaison meetings with Professor Keenan.
- 1997 Program Committee Chair Helen Saradi announced the award of the graduate student prize to Elizabeth Bolman for a paper on "Food for salvation: the Coptic Galaktotrophousa."
- Graduate students who want their papers considered for the prize or who want travel subsidy should see Claudia Rapp about procedures.
- 25th Annual Conference: George Majeska, Chair of Local Arrangements invited the Conference to the University of Maryland, October 28-31 or 21-24, 1999, depending on football schedules.
- Nancy Ševčenko of the U.S. National Committee on Byzantine Studies reported that the Paris Congress, 2001, will include a Roundtable on the Passion in connection with exhibit of the Ste Chapelle Treasure. There may also be exhibits at the Bibliotheque Nationale, and a historiographic display at the Sorbonne Chapel. She will carry roundtable proposals from BSC members to the upcoming organization meeting.
- The vote count showed that the members of the Conference elected the nominees of the governing board.
- Other Business:
- Eric Ivison announced the Amorium excavation needs Student participants by early December, including people capable of piecing 2 layers of fresco fragments of 9th and 11th centuries.
- Alice-Mary Talbot .announced additions to the Do website, including e-published monastic foundation documents from the 61 Typika of a 1999 4-volume set,
- Meeting of Governing Board, 6:30 at the hotel.
Respectfully, Alice Christ.