Extended Early Registration & Request for Special Event Registration

Via Elizabeth S. Bolman, BSC Local Arrangements Chair

Greetings, Colleagues!
I am looking forward to seeing many of you in Cleveland soon.
I am extending the deadline for early registration to midnight on Monday, Nov. 29.
While this conference is free for graduate students and contingent scholars, it is going to be expensive! Therefore, donations are gratefully received. Please choose the Dept. of Art History and Art in the drop down menu. Thanks very much to those of you who have already given.
Please also be sure – those of you who have already registered, and those of you who have not yet done so – to click on the “Sign up for Conference Special Events” link.
I need to know how many people will be there in person for the two receptions (Thursday panel and Friday plenary), and breakfast Saturday (Cleveland Museum of Art). We are also offering some extraordinary experiences:
HoloLens Red Monastery
Up close and personal with Gerhard Lutz, CMA Medieval curator.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/dr_lutz (currently at capacity, but we have a waiting list)
Graduate students wanting to attend the Mary Jaharis events, which look amazing, also need to sign up so that there is enough food!
Very best wishes,
Betsy

Call for Nominations to the BSANA Graduate Student Committee

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS AND SELF-NOMINATIONS TO BSANA GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEE

The elections committee of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America Graduate Student Committee invites nominations (including self-nominations) to the committee for terms beginning at the forthcoming BSC in Cleveland, December 9–12, 2021.

As per our by-laws, the elections committee, formed by the four outgoing members, seeks nominees who represent diversity in race, gender, geographic distribution, public/private institutions, and MA/PhD membership within the field of Byzantine studies. If elected at the 2021 meeting, new members will serve until the 2023 meeting, joining the four remaining members to form a board of eight in total.

Committee members seek to grow graduate membership and create a strong graduate community, bringing together students in all related fields of Byzantine Studies. Additionally, we aim to increase graduate attendance at the BSC through a guaranteed session and the presentation of annual committee reports at the BSC member’s meeting. We have found the experience very rewarding!

Please send your nominations (or any questions you may have) to the elections committee at bsana.grad@gmail.com by December 9th. Please include the nominee’s name, rank, institution, and discipline; and please confirm that the nominee has agreed to serve if elected.

Sincerely,

Elections Committee of the Graduate Student Committee:

Anna Carroll, Justin Mann, Caitlin Mims, and Jake Ransohoff

Register now for the BSC!

Register NOW for the BSC! Early, reduced-fee registration ends November 22. https://artsci.case.edu/bsc/register/

Be sure to also sign up for the special events. https://artsci.case.edu/bsc/special-events/

Presentation on the Work of the St. Catherine Foundation over the last twenty years
Thursday, December 9; 6:00-7:00pm with reception from 7:00-8:30pm
Plenary Lecture, “Mirror Images through Byzantine Eyes,” Hieromonk Father Justin Sinaites, Monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai
Friday, December 10; 6:30-7:30pm with reception from 7:30-9:00pm
Byzantine Art up close with Dr. Gerhard Lutz
Friday, December 10; 10:00am – 1:00pm
HoloLens Experience of the Red Monastery
Friday, December 10; 10:00am – 2:00pm
Breakfast and Private Gallery Viewing
Saturday, December 11; 7:00-9:00am
Mary Jaharis Center Graduate Programming
Thursday, December 9; 5:00-6:00pm: Byzantine Studies and Museum Careers Panel (light snacks)
Friday, December 10; 12:15-1:45pm: Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Topics for Graduate Students Discussion (lunch)
Sunday, December 12; 8:00-9:00am; Graduate Student Job Talk and Teaching Demonstrations Workshop (informal breakfast)

BSC Presenters: Special Instructions for Showing Video

If you have a video that you want to show in the course of your presentation, please send Technical Support the link and they will embed it for you in the slideshow (please provide instructions as to where). They are hoping to avoid someone having to exit from a slideshow, open a browser or finder, search for a link or file, and play a video. And then have to go back to the slideshow. If you already know how to embed videos in your ppts, go ahead! Detailed instructions for presenters have been circulated, and are posted on the website. All powerpoints and recordings should be submitted by midnight EST on December 2.

Call for nominations to BSANA Board

The nominating committee of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America invites nominations (including self-nominations) to its Board for terms beginning at the forthcoming BSC in Cleveland. As per our by-laws, the nominating committee, formed by the four outgoing members, seeks nominees who represent a range of disciplines within the field of Byzantine studies broadly defined. All ranks are welcome; nominees may hold any type of position, at any type of institution, or work independently. If elected at the 2021 meeting, new board members will serve until the 2025 meeting, joining the twelve remaining members to form a board of sixteen in total.
Board members attend the annual board meeting held during the Byzantine Studies Conference; serve, as needed, as chairs of panels and panelists in professional development workshops; and lead ad hoc committees as appointed by the Board.  Serving as a member of the Board not only provides an important service to our organization, it is also a great way to come to know colleagues from other parts of the country and in different disciplines. We have found the experience very rewarding!
Please send your nominations (or any questions you may have) to the chair of the nominating committee, Benjamin Anderson (bwa32@cornell.edu). Please include the nominee’s name, rank, institution, and discipline; and please confirm that the nominee has agreed to serve if elected.

BSC 2021 in Cleveland: Preliminary Program, conference information, call for chairs

Welcome to the 47th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference.  We are pleased to present the preliminary program. It will likely be adjusted as we near the conference date; the date and time of the plenary and Jaharis events will not change. The program is also accessible on our website: https://bsana.net/annual-conference/.
The conference will be hybrid; we hope to see as many of you as possible in person, and welcome hybrid participation. Details forthcoming.
Call for session chairs: If you would like to chair a session, send an email to Galina Tirnanic (tirnanic@oakland.edu), specifying which session(s) you would be interested in chairing. You can propose to chair an organized session if the chair is not specified.
Masks are required and full vaccination will be expected.
Speakers who are 6′ distant from the audience will be allowed to take their masks off.
Food and beverage stations will be arranged to ensure social distancing; the Saturday lunch will be plated, and seating designated to ensure social distancing.
Registration, including fees and fee scale, are forthcoming. Please check the CWRU conference website, which will be accessible via bsana.net.
All events will be held in the Tinkham Veale University Center on the CWRU campus or in the Cleveland Museum of Art. Both are visible on this map:
Special BSC rates are available at these two hotels:
Glidden House:
directly between the CWRU campus and the Cleveland Museum of Art – 5 minute walk.
Courtyard Marriott, University Circle, Cleveland (reserve by 11/18/2021 for the discounted rate):
10-15 minute walk to both the CWRU campus and the Cleveland Museum of Art

BSC brochure and poster

The poster and brochure for the annual Byzantine Studies Conference in Cleveland (December 9-12) are now available on our website.

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