BSC: register, join BSANA, and the ArriveCan app

Please see below for announcements regarding the upcoming Byzantine Studies Conference:
Sent on behalf of the Nominating Committee:
For members attending the Byzantine Studies Conference, please send nominations and self-nominations for the Governing Board to BSANA President Lynn Jones as soon as possible (email:
Sent on behalf of Brad Hostetler, Program Committee Chair:
Get ready for the Byzantine Studies Conference in Vancouver, October 26–29!
Remember to register for the conference:
All speakers must be a member of BSANA in good standing. Join or renew your membership today:
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See you in Vancouver!

BSANA Governing Board Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

Join the Governing Board!  We are accepting nominations for 4 new members. Candidates should consult the list of those four members whose terms are ending on the BSANA website Leadership page. The Governing Board reflects our mandate for diversity and inclusion, with representation of our diverse fields of study, of early career, independent, tenure-earning and retired members, and of public and private institutions. Each member serves for four years. Make your voice heard!

Please send your nominations and self-nominations to the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Lynn Jones, at

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

BSC Hotel Reservation reminder

The Forty-Ninth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference (BSC) will be held at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver from Thursday, October 26 to Sunday, October 29, 2023.
A reminder: the cut-off for the reduced conference hotel rate is Thursday, October 5th. Reservations can be made through the conference website.

Reminder: 49th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference Registration

Reminder:  Register now for the 49th annual Byzantine Studies Conference in Vancouver! Click here to register for the conference, read the conference program, and find links to the conference hotel.  Rooms at the conference rate are filling up; reserve yours today.

All participants are required to be members of BSANA; find your membership category here.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

BSANA Annual Conference and Membership Drive

Sent on behalf of BSANA President Lynn Jones:
The 49th annual Byzantine Studies Conference is fast approaching: October 26-29th! Please visit to renew your membership, contribute to our general fund, support graduate student attendance, or help grow our Byzantinists of Color fund.
A reminder: If you are presenting a paper, your BSANA membership must be up to date. Renew or join now! Don’t forget to visit the conference website: Early Bird rates for registration ends Sept. 15; reduced rates for the Conference Hotel end Sept. 21. Sign up now!
We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

2023 BSC Preliminary Program and Session Chairs

2023 Conference announcements:
The preliminary program for the 49th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference can now be downloaded via the BSANA Conference page. The conference will be held 26–29 October 2023 in Vancouver. Don’t forget to register for the conference, and be sure that your BSANA membership is up-to-date!
Call for chairs:
If you are interested in chairing a session (see the openings on the program, highlighted in yellow), please let 2023 Program Chair Brad Hostetler ( know your preferred session(s) and he will add you to the official program.

CFP: 49th Annual BSC, Abstracts due April 14

This is a reminder that abstracts for the 49th Annual BSC are due April 14.


The Forty-Ninth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference
DEADLINE: April 14, 2023

The Forty-Ninth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference (BSC) will be held at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver from Thursday, October 26 to Sunday, October 29, 2023. The Local Arrangements Co-Chairs are Dimitris Krallis (Department of Humanities and SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies) and Lauren Gilbert, Simon Fraser University (Department of Global Humanities). This conference will be in-person only.
The Program Committee invites proposals for papers and thematic panels on all topics and in all disciplines related to Byzantine Studies, broadly construed. All proposals must be submitted via EasyChair, and must adhere to specific formatting requirements. To deliver your paper at the BSC, you must be a member of BSANA in good standing, enrolled in a graduate program at the time of submission, or hold a graduate degree. We encourage undergraduate attendance, but do not accept submissions from undergraduates. To join or renew your membership in BSANA, pay your dues according to your current status at:
For instructions on how to submit a proposal and to learn about funding opportunities, please see the attached PDF or visit the BSANA website:
Brad Hostetler, BSC 2023 Program Committee Chair
Assistant Professor
Art History & Asian and Middle East Studies
Kenyon College

Statement in response to the earthquake in Syria and Türkiye

BSANA wishes to convey its deepest concern and sadness at the humanitarian tragedy and loss of life following the earthquake in Syria and Türkiye this week. We wish to extend support for our members and colleagues affected by loss. Interested persons who wish to aid in humanitarian relief may consider donating to an initiative such as the UN Refugee Network, which works with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

February 10, 2023

For an archive of this statement and others, please see the Diversity & Inclusion Committee page.

A message from BSANA President, Lynn Jones

A message from BSANA President, Lynn Jones:

Help keep BSANA strong by joining or renewing today at one of four levels, including free and reduced-cost memberships.  Make a targeted donation to help support graduate students, early career scholars, and/or Byzantinists of Color. Take advantage of all that BSANA membership has to offer by signing up for our listserv.

We begin 2023 with new initiatives, partnering with the Mary Jaharis Center, Dumbarton Oaks, and Smarthistory, to bring new opportunities in Digital Humanities training, BSC support, and new video content, respectively.

We look forward to convening in Vancouver for the 49th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, hosted by Dimitris Krallis and Lauren Gilbert of Simon Fraser University, from October 26-29th.  Look for the Call for Papers to be issued in late February-early March.

Dumbarton Oaks Papers: BSC informal information session

Colin M. Whiting, one of the editors of Dumbarton Oaks Papers, would like to extend an invitation to any Byzantine Studies Conferences attendees to join him for a very informal discussion of Dumbarton Oaks Papers in particular and journal submission in general. He’ll be offering suggestions for authors, discussing DOP’s current direction, and answering any questions. Anyone interested can join him in front of the Dumbarton Oaks book display after sessions conclude on Friday, November 4, at 6:15pm.

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