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The Byzness, 3rd May 2015

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The 16th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, 20th May 2015

Please find the programme for the colloquium here and the registration form here.


Early Medieval Italian town conference Edinburgh, 29th and 30th May 2015
Dear colleagues,

Please note that the full programme for the conference on early medieval Italian towns to be held in Edinburgh on 29th and 30th May is now available.


For registration go to

Tom Brown

Please find the programme here and the poster here.



Session Proposals Invited for Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel at Kalamazoo 2016

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 12–15, 2016. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website ( The deadline for submission is May 24, 2015. Proposals should include:


-Session abstract (300 words)

-Intellectual justification for the proposed session (300 words)

-List of session participants (proposed list of presenters and session presider)


Successful applicants will be notified by May 30, 2015 if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and presider) up to $500 maximum for US residents and up to $1000 maximum for those coming abroad. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

The session organizer may act as the presider or present a paper. The session organizer will be responsible for writing the Call for Papers. The CFP must be approved by the Mary Jaharis Center. Session participants will be chosen by the session organizer and the Mary Jaharis Center.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions. Further information about the International Congress on Medieval Studies is available at


Founded in 2010 through a generous gift from the Jaharis Family Foundation, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of knowledge about the rich heritage of Byzantine art and culture. The Mary Jaharis Center’s location on the Hellenic College Holy Cross campus provides a unique opportunity to foster Byzantine studies within an Orthodox Christian community. The Center sponsors a wide range of public programming and supports the study of Byzantium through grants and other resources.


Imbas: Postgraduate Conference in Medieval Studies

Imbas is an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference hosted annually by NUI Galway. The conference gives postgraduate students the opportunity to present ongoing work and to discuss their research with peers in an informal, interdisciplinary setting. The 2015 Imbas committee is delighted to announce the call for papers for the 2015 conference. The theme of the conference is ‘Perspectives of the World in the Late Antique & Medieval Period’, and it will run from the 20th to 22nd November at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway. The keynote speaker this year will be Prof. Michael Clarke, NUI Galway.
Imbas accepts papers from all disciplines, with a focus on any topic from Late Antiquity to the end of the medieval period. Interested postgraduates are invited to submit a title and abstract of 250 words, for a research paper of 20 minutes, to the Imbas committee at by the 18th September, 2015.
For more information see our website or our CFP on the FMRSI website in the link below.
Kindest Regards,
Imbas Committee 2015



2015 T’ang Studies Society Small Research Grants and Travel Grants Announcement

Dear colleague,

With generous support from the Elling O. Eide Foundation, the T’ang Studies Society is pleased to announce a second year of funding for small research grants and travel grants for scholars studying the Tang dynasty in any discipline. The specific guidelines for application, deadlines, and other procedures are contained in the attached PDF file. The guidelines are also available on the Society’s website at:

Applicants for these grants must be members of the Society in good standing. Please check with me about the status of your membership if you are uncertain. For the research grants, a brief report from the grantee must be submitted to the president of TSS within one month of completing the supported research. Please note: Applicants may only apply for one type of grant in a given calendar year. Applicants who have not received grants in a prior year will be given preference.

Please find the guidelines here.


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