The Byzness 29.06.16

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The Byzness, 29nd June 2016


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Oxford Summer Workshop on the Sacred in Life and Art, 14-17th July


Please find the poster here and here.





42nd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 6-9th October, 2016


Dear Colleagues,


Attached here you will find the Program draft for the 42nd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The conference is from October 6th – 9th.


The local arrangements committee urges all attendees and participants to register for the conference, book hotels and flights sooner rather than later.


The hotel options in Ithaca are limited. Please consult the website for that information: Questions about local arrangements may be directed to the Co-Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee, Benjamin Anderson ( ).


Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in Ithaca.

Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen

Chair, Program Committee



Concert: ‘Cyprus Between Greek East and Latin West’, Friday 1st July, 7.30 PM in the church of St Giles Cripplegate, Barbican


City University London presents the world-renowned vocal ensemble Cappella Romana, directed by Alexander Lingas, in a one-night-only performance of ‘Cyprus: Between Greek East and Latin West’. This concert will take place on Friday, 1 July 2016 at 7.30 PM in the church of St Giles Cripplegate, located in the middle of the Barbican.


Students may obtain free tickets to this event by using the discount code UNI or by booking directly using this link:


More information is available here:


This concert takes place prior to engagements in the Festival de Wallonie in St-Hubert and Namur (Belgium) and the Utrecht Early Music Festival (Netherlands). The ensemble has been presented multiple times at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Center, and Stanford Live at Stanford University. UK engagements have included St Bartholomew-the-Great and St Paul’s Cathedral London.


This programme explores the repertoires of Byzantine and Latin sacred music that coexisted on the island of Cyprus in the late Middle Ages. The Crusades brought to Cyprus French kings, whose imported musical traditions flourished alongside those of their Greek subjects. The vibrancy of their Mediterranean soundscape is captured in this programme, which traverses the diverse range of sacred music heard during the fifteenth century in Nicosia’s Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals: Greek and Latin hymns celebrating the divine patronage of St Hilarion of Gaza, lavish prayers for French royalty set to Ars Nova polyphony from the codex Torino J.II.9, and virtuosic Byzantine chants by Constantinopolitan and Cypriot composers.






4th International Symposium “Days of Justinian I”: ‘The Byzantine Missionary Activity and Its Legacy in Europe’, Euro-Balkan University, University of Bologna, Skopje, 11-12 November 2016


Please find the call for papers here.




First Deadline for submitting the abstract of the papers: 5 August, 2016

Second Deadline for submitting the abstract of the papers: 15 October, 2016

Notification of acceptance for early applicants: 10 August, 2016

Notification of acceptance for other applicants: 20 October, 2016

Deadline for submitting the full papers for publication: 1 March, 2017


Please send the application form to the address: ;




‘Reconsidering the Concept of Decline and the Arts of the Palaiologan Era’, One day and a half Symposium & Workshop, 24-25th February 2017, University of Birmingham


Please find the call for papers attached here.


Titles of proposed papers, abstracts of 250 words, and a short CV should be sent to Maria Alessia Rossi – and Andrea Mattiello – by 30 September 2016.




‘Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity’ Workshop in Oslo, in December 2-3, 2016.


The Workshop is an opportunity especially for early career researchers (PhD, postdocs, young scholars). All information is available here:


The deadline for submitting Abstracts is: August 10, 2016.















Mirela Ivanova

MSt Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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