XXth International Conference of Byzantine Studies, Paris, August 19-25, 2001
Nancy Ševčenko urged all who are interested to make their submissions for papers as soon as possible even though the initial September deadline has passed. Exhibitions related to Byzantine Studies will be held in the Louvre, the Biblioth?ue Nationale de France, the Sorbonne and the Cabinet des Medailles. All registrants will also receive free entrance to the Louvre and the Mus e de Cluny.
Twenty-Sixth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, October 26-29, 2000.
Sarolta Takacs announces the location and date of the next BSC. Hotels in Boston area are expensive so attendees are urged to make reservations early.
David Olster announces a new online database on the Suda. Classicists now dominate this project and David would like to see more Byzantinists involved in the study of this Byzantine text.
Eunice Dauterman Maquire (Emaquire@uiuc.edu) announced that an exhibition on Byzantine textiles with an exhibition catalog is available for the BSC next year.
Nancy Ševčenko is organizing a new monograph series.
Friends of Mt.Athos
Robert Allison (Rallison@bates.edu) described this international, charitable organization which is dedicated to providing support for the well being of the Athonite monasteries, especially for emergency conservation and repair. FoMA is currently supporting the restoration of the Protaton Tower. At its web site (http://www. fiu.edu/~eltonh/ (http://www.athosfriends.org)FoMA FoMA provides help in planning trips to Mount Athos and a directory of addresses, phone and fax numbers and other useful information. Its newsletters and annual report keep us current on events and issues related to the Holy Mountain. Dues cost $30 per year as of January 2000, and interested BSC members are invited to become members by contacting Robert Allison directly or via the web site.
Travel in Byzantium
Leslie Brubaker announces a conference taking place on April 1-4, 2000. E-mail Ruth Marides in Birmingham for details.
Secretary, Byzantine Studies Conference
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