Byzness

= = = = =

OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 15th May 2016

 = = = = =

  1. NEWS & EVENTS
    2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

= = = = =

  1. NEWS & EVENTS

[+]

17th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, Redefining the Margins: Seeing the Unseen in the Eastern Mediterranean.

It will take place on 4 June, 2016 at the University of Birmingham Campus. Please see the attached poster and schedule for details. To reserve a place, please email Anna Kelley at ack442@bham.ac.uk. See here for details.

[+]

School of Historical Studies of the University of San Marino Republic Studios, REVOLUTION AND RESTORATION CHURCH AND MODERN

See here for details.

[+]

Conference Sicily: heritage of the world

Friday 24 June 2016, 10.00–17.30, Saturday 25 June 2016, 10.00–17.30, Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Tickets £50; Members/Concessions £35, Registration required

See details here.

 [+]

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

[+]

Global Byzantium: 50th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, 25-27 March 2017

For its 50th anniversary, the Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies returns to the University of Birmingham, where it began in 1967. On this anniversary of the discipline we ask what the language of globalism has to offer to Byzantine studies, and Byzantine studies to global narratives. How global was Byzantium? Our understanding of the links which Byzantium had to far-flung parts of the world, and of its connections with near neighbours, continues to develop but the significance of these connections to Byzantium and its interlocutors remains keenly debated. Comparisons from or to Byzantium may also help in thinking about globalism, modern and historical. How, for example, might Byzantine legal structures, visual culture or military practice contribute to debates about the role of the medieval state or the relationship between modern cultural and national identities? Finally, Byzantine studies has always been an international discipline, marked by the interaction of its different national, regional and linguistic traditions of scholarship, as well as its highly interdisciplinary nature. How has this manifested in the interpretation of Byzantine history and how might practices of global scholarship be pursued in the future? The 50th Spring Symposium invites contributions for communications on any of these themes and warmly invites abstracts from scholars outside the UK and in fields linked to Byzantine studies.

The call for communications is now open. If you would like to offer a 10-minute communication on the theme of the symposium, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to Daniel Reynolds at d.k.reynolds@bham.ac.uk by 1 September 2016.

Successful submissions will be informed no later than 1 October 2016. Some bursaries will be available to selected speakers, especially to attendees from outside the UK. If you would like to be considered for a bursary please indicate this on your abstract and we will send you further information about the application process if appropriate.

[+]

———————————–

Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

 

This entry was posted in Byzness. Bookmark the permalink.