CFP: 2024 Conference of the Orthodox Canon Law Society of North America

Call for Papers

The 2024 Conference of the Orthodox Canon Law Society of North America

Deadline: May 31, 2024

The Orthodox Canon Law Society of North America (OCLSNA) holds an annual forum for the presentation and discussion of papers on every aspect of Orthodox canon law and on related topics relevant to the discipline. Orthodox canon law includes the entire field of Eastern Christian canonical history and practice, including the Oriental and Eastern Catholic traditions. The discipline extends beyond the review of formal legislation and includes a vast scope of practice and literature. The canonical and legal life of the Church is reflected in such diverse areas as hagiography, liturgy, art, hymnography, and pastoral practice.

Conference attendance is open to all. Although blessed by Orthodox hierarchy, the society is academic in nature and not affiliated with any Orthodox jurisdiction or with the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States.

The society aims to foster growth in the study of the Orthodox canonical tradition by gathering scholars, professors, graduate students, attorneys, seminarians, and interested clergy in academic conferences to provide an avenue for the presentation of papers embodying current research in a professional setting.

The location of this year’s conference will take place on October 18–19, 2024 at the Maliotis Cultural Center located on the campus of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445.

The Program Committee invites proposals for papers on all topics and in all disciplines related to Orthodox canon law, as described above broadly construed. Scholars, professors, graduate students, attorneys, seminarians, and interested clergy are encouraged to contribute. Since the society is academic in nature, all are welcome to submit proposals without any consideration of denominational affiliation.

Paper proposals for the 2024 conference may be in the form of individual papers and complete panels. In both cases, abstracts for proposed papers must not exceed 500 words and must be written in a manner comprehensible to the members of the Program Committee. All proposed papers must be substantially original and, for the most part, not have been published previously. Each author is permitted to deliver only one paper at the conference.

Find more information, see the conference website:

Xlab Unconference and edited volume

We would like to invite you to attend the Carleton Cultural Heritage Informatics Collaboratory (XLab) 2024 unconference, being held at Carleton University in Richcraft Hall from April 2nd to 4th, 2024. We are offering hybrid workshops in cultural heritage informatics methods, as well as a keynote by Dr. Ethan Watrall of Michigan State University and the MSU Museum. The unconference format involves collaborating with fellow conference-goers on subjects of interest to you, to be organized and held in-situ as discussions and panels. This conference is free to attend in person or online; we ask that you let us know of your intention to attend at your earliest convenience through the XLab website at

Funding for the XLab Confab is via Carleton’s participation in a SSHRC-funded Partnership Grant with the Computational Research in the Ancient Near East project, and a Carleton Multidisciplinary Catalyst Research Fund grant establishing the XLab.


The XLab Confab Committee:

Dr. Shawn Graham, Katherine Davidson, Kavita Mistry and Scott Coleman.


Call for Papers

Please pass the following call for papers for our upcoming conference volume on Speculative Futures in Cultural Heritage Informatics on to graduate students researching, broadly speaking, cultural heritage-related themes:

You are a graduate student or early career researcher working at the intersection of cultural heritage informatics (CHI) and your discipline. You are at the forefront of a rapidly developing field. What does the future of CHI look like from your vantage point?

The XLab Confab committee invites you to contribute to our edited volume inspired by the upcoming unconference. Current details about the Confab are at the registration page here ( and details about the call for papers for the edited volume may be found here (

The first two days of the confab are scheduled for workshops and an unconference. Dr. Ethan Watrall, who runs the cultural heritage informatics initiative at Michigan State University (, will be joining us on both days, including a keynote address on the second day. Candidates who are invited to submit a chapter for the edited volume will also join us on the third day for a book sprint facilitated by Dr. Watrall and Dr. Shawn Graham, our lab’s PI. Short proposals of a few informal paragraphs should be submitted by February 15th 2024 on the registration page (

While we continue to develop more details about the edited volume, we are happy to answer any questions you might have about the volume and Confab. We would be delighted to receive proposals from any interested graduate students working in this broad field.


The XLab Confab Committee:

Dr. Shawn Graham, Katherine Davidson, Kavita Mistry and Scott Coleman.


Workshop: New Perspectives on Personifications in Roman, Late Antique and Early Byzantine Art

A workshop on “New Perspectives on Personifications in Roman, Late Antique and Early Byzantine Art” will take place in Munich on 26-27 January 2024 and will be live-streamed online ( The language of the workshop is English.

Organized by Prolet Decheva (PhD Candidate, School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin) and Charles Wastiau (PhD candidate at the Universities of Liège and Bonn)

CFP: Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians, Montreal, March 15-16, 2024

The 43rd Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians will be hosted by Concordia University’s Department of Art History on March 15-16, 2024.  Papers in English or French are invited on any topic relating to the art, architecture, and visual/material culture of the Middle Ages or its post-medieval revivals.

Please submit a short abstract (250 words) and one-page c.v. to by January 12, 2024. Scholars at every stage of their careers are encouraged to submit proposals.

With our best wishes,

Cecily Hilsdale, Steven Stowell, and Kristine Tanton

Le 43e colloque canadien des historiens de l’art médiéval sera accueilli par le Département d’histoire de l’art de l’Université Concordia les 15 et 16 mars 2024.  Des communications en anglais ou en français sont souhaitées sur tout sujet relatif à l’art, l’architecture et la culture visuelle/matérielle du Moyen Âge ou de ses renouvellements post-médiévaux.Veuillez soumettre un court résumé (250 mots) et un CV d’une page à avant le 12 janvier 2024. Les chercheurs à tous les niveaux de leur carrière sont encouragés à soumettre des propositions.

Bien cordialement,

Cecily Hilsdale, Steven Stowell, and Kristine Tanton


CCMAH 2024 Organizing committee:

Cecily Hilsdale (

Steven Stowell (

Kristine Tanton (


Round Table Proposals for Vienna Congress due soon

Sent on behalf of Leonora Neville.

If you would like to submit a proposal for a Round Table for the 25th International Congress of Byzantine Studies to be held in Vienna August 24-29, 2026 through the US national committee, please email the proposal directly to me:  The US national committee can submit up to 10 proposals by December 31st, 2023.  So far, I have received 6 and expect two more.  If we end up with more than 10 proposals the US national committee (consisting of Leonora Neville, Cecily Hilsdale, Andrea Achi, and Benjamin Anderson) will ask some of the organizers to submit through different national committees. To give us time to do this, we ask that you get your proposals to us by December 1, or at minimum let us know to expect one.

There will be time to submit regular session proposals next year.

Thanks for helping us contribute to an excellent international congress.

14th Rencontres of the AEMB

Sent on behalf of the Association des étudiants du monde byzantin:
We are pleased to announce the forthcoming 14th Rencontres of the AEMB, to be held on 6 and 7 october at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art in Paris. The young researchers brought together for the occasion will make their contributions on the following theme: “Memory and marks: commemorating, transmitting, and perpetuating.”
We hope to see many of you there!

[The program can be accessed online here].

Le bureau
François Pacha Miran – président
Léa Checri – trésorière
Apolline Gay – secrétaire
Association des étudiants du monde byzantin
Paris, France


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!

Conference: Black Sea Migrations in the Long Thirteenth Century: Bodies, Things, Ideas

Black Sea Migrations in the Long Thirteenth Century: Bodies, Things, Ideas

September 22-23, 2023
211 Dickinson Hall | Princeton University

The Black Sea witnessed a great influx of new populations in the thirteenth century as peoples from across Eurasia came to settle on its coasts and hinterlands, transforming the character of the region. After the fall of Constantinople in 1204 during the Fourth Crusade, western Europeans–spearheaded by the Venetians and French, and subsequently the Genoese–extended their commercial reach, gaining access for the first time to the basin and establishing colonies and outposts on its northern coast. In the same period, the overland route to Central and East Asia came under Mongol control. These developments were accompanied by the destabilisation of existing polities, as well as the displacement of Slavs, Turks and other peoples. Many of the casualties of the new socio-political structures that emerged were deprived of their freedom and forced to embark on new lives as enslaved persons in the Mamluk Sultanate or the city states of northern Italy.

This conference examines the role both of the major ports and cities of the region — such as Constantinople, Pera, Kiev, Caffa, Sudak, Tana, Sarai Batu and Trebizond – and of the agrarian and pastoral communities of the hinterlands in shaping the trans-regional movement of people, goods and ideas between Asia, Europe and Africa. To investigate this historical problem, we invite leading scholars to share their research on these complex political, commercial, and cultural interactions, bringing to light some of the rich source material that survives in unprecedented abundance from this period.

We will reconstruct the ways in which overland and maritime routes interacted with settlement patterns and political boundaries. We will also examine kinds of ties that were forged between communities of diverse origin. We will ask whether the increased level of mobility in this period gave rise to a distinctly new and unified culture in the region – especially in shaping forms of governance, systems of belief, and knowledge production across the Black Sea. Or, did factors such as the diversity of peoples and customs, stark economic competition, process of colonization, and rise of the slave market produce greater fragmentation and diversity locally?

For a schedule and more information, see the conference website:

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!

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