Appel à contribution — Université de Tampere Finlande

Passages from Antiquity to the Middle Ages VI:

ON THE ROAD
TRAVELS, PILGRIMAGES AND SOCIAL INTERACTION

University of Tampere, Finland
6. – 8. August, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline September 15th 2014)

The sixth international Passages from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
conference will focus on social approaches to travelling, mobility,
pilgrimages, and cultural exchange. Interaction between society and
space has been a key interest of scholars after the ‘Spatial Turn’.
Nevertheless, larger comparisons between eras and cultures are mainly
missing.

The archetypal journey of Odysseys served as a metaphor and model for
later narrations of travelling. In both Ancient and medieval worlds,
religious reasons were significant motivations for travelling; these
travels confront the traditional idea of these periods as eras of
immobility. However, the challenges of setting out for a journey, as
well as the dangers of the road, were not dependent on the incentive
but rather on distance and other geographical settings, social status
of the traveller, and political climate.

The conference aims at concentrating on social and cultural
interaction before, during and after travelling. What kinds of
motivations were there for ancient and medieval people to get on the
road and what kind of negotiations and networks were inherent in
travelling? We welcome papers, which have a sensitive approach to
social differences: gender, age, health, and status. Actors,
experiences and various levels of negotiations are of main interest,
and our focus lies on society and the history of everyday life, on the
differences and similarities between elite and popular culture, and on
the expectations linked to gender and life cycle stage, visible in the
practices and policies of travelling. We encourage proposals that
integrate the theme of travelling into wider larger social and
cultural contexts.

We aim at a broad coverage not only chronologically but also
geographically and disciplinarily (all branches of Classical,
Byzantine and Medieval Studies). Most preferable are contributions
that have themselves a comparative and/or interdisciplinary viewpoint
or focusing on a longue durée perspective.

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If interested, please submit an abstract of 300 words (setting out
thesis and conclusions) for a twenty-minute paper together with your
contact details (with academic affiliation, address and e-mail) by
e-mail attachment to the conference secretary, passages@uta.fi. The
deadline for abstracts is September 15th 2014, and the notification of
paper acceptance will be made in November 2014.

Conference papers may also be presented in French, German or Italian,
however, supplied with an English summary (as a hand-out) or
translation if the language of presentation is not English. The
sessions are formed on the basis of thematic coherence of the papers
and comparisons between Antiquity and the Middle Ages, thus session
proposals focusing on one period only will not be accepted.

The registration fee is 100 EUR (doctoral students: 50 EUR). For further
information, please visit http://www.uta.fi/trivium/passages/ or
contact the organizers by sending an e-mail to passages@uta.fi. The
registration opens in November 2014 at
http://www.uta.fi/trivium/passages.

Appel à contribution — Sofia university

Deadline extended to January 6, 2014

The Basilica of St Sophia in the Transition from Paganism to Christianity

International Conference, March 11-13, 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria

The Sofia History Museum is organizing an international conference celebrating the 1700th anniversary of the first Christian church built at the site where the current basilica of St Sophia is situated. The event takes place in support of the candidacy of Sofia for European Capital of Culture in 2019. For more details please see attachment.

The conference will concentrate not only on the Basilica of St Sophia in Sofia but on the wider field of

– Early Christian and sepulchral architecture;

– Early Christian communities;

– History of Early Christianity;

– Conservation, restoration, protection and management of cultural heritage.

We welcome proposals for papers in all subjects related to Early Christian studies broadly conceived. Abstract of no more than 350 words should be sent by January 6, 2014 to Erina Krysteva (erina.krysteva@sofiahistorymuseum.bg).

Appel à contribution — Rencontres byzantines 2013

Appel à communication Byzantines 2013

VIes RENCONTRES ANNUELLES INTERNATIONALES DES DOCTORANTS EN ÉTUDES BYZANTINES

4 et 5 octobre 2013

Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art-Paris

Appel à communication en pdf ici

Fortes de leur succès toujours croissant, les Rencontres internationales des doctorants en études byzantines se dérouleront les 4 et 5 octobre 2013 pour la sixième année consécutive. Ces rencontres s’inscrivent depuis 2010 dans le cadre de l’Association des Étudiants du Monde Byzantin (AEMB).

Le but de ces Rencontres est de rassembler pendant deux jours le plus grand nombre possible d’étudiants de troisième cycle, français et étrangers, travaillant sur le monde byzantin, tous champs de recherche et domaine de spécialisation confondus (histoire, histoire de l’art, archéologie, philologie,…). Leur objectif est de faire connaître et de valoriser les recherches des doctorants en études byzantines auprès d’autres étudiants et spécialistes, issus de disciplines diverses (Moyen Âge occidental, monde islamique, peuples des steppes…).

Riches, vivantes et pluridisciplinaires, ces Rencontres souhaitent encourager les débats scientifiques et méthodologiques autour des sujets de recherche présentés afin de favoriser et de multiplier les échanges d’expériences, de connaissances et de points de vue entre doctorants, intervenants et auditeurs. Ces journées, particulièrement fertiles et instructives, déboucheront sur la publication en ligne des résumés de chaque intervention sur le site du Centre d’Histoire et de Civilisation de Byzance (Collège de France), de l’AEMB.

Les étudiants désireux de participer aux prochaines Rencontres internationales des doctorants en études byzantines qui prendront place au sein de l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art de Paris, seront invités à s’exprimer sur la problématique de leur choix pendant une vingtaine de minutes. Aucun sujet n’est imposé aux intervenants, en accord avec cette volonté d’ouverture des domaines de recherche ayant trait au monde byzantin.

En conclusion, ces Rencontres internationales des doctorants en études byzantines ont jusqu’à présent pu être organisées grâce au précieux concours de l’INHA, qui accueille généreusement ces riches dialogues depuis cinq ans.

MODALITÉS D’INSCRIPTION

Pour les doctorants souhaitant intervenir lors des Rencontres annuelles internationales des doctorants en études byzantines les 4 et 5 octobre 2013 :

Envoyer à l’adresse suivante : lesbyzantines@gmail.com

AVANT LE 15 FÉVRIER 2013

Un résumé d’une vingtaine de lignes (maximum 2000 caractères, espaces compris) avec un titre en précisant :

▪ le type d’intervention (présentation du sujet de thèse ou sujet libre, à préciser)

▪ la langue souhaitée pour l’intervention (français ou anglais)

▪ le nom du directeur de recherche, l’institution de rattachement et le sujet de    recherche.

Un accusé de réception sera envoyé systématiquement dès réception du résumé.

Le programme définitif des Rencontres sera établi le 1er avril 2013, puis envoyé aux intervenants.

Appel à contribution — « ST. EMPEROR CONSTANTINE AND THE HERITAGE OF EUROPE »

CONSTANTINE, IN HOC SIGNO VINCES,

313 – 2013

City of Niš ~ the birth place of Constantine the Great ~ looks forward to being the venue of the great traditional international conference “ NIŠ AND BYZANTIUM“  in the year 2013, 3 – 7 June,  as XII meeting of eminent world byzantologists, this time in the sign of Constantine and the milestone in the mankind history, reflected in even nowadays actual message “CONSTANTINE, IN HOC SIGNO VINCES“.

Organizers: City of Niš, University of Niš and Niš Eparchy

International Scientific Conference “NIŠ AND BYZANTIUM  XII – C?NSTANTINE, IN HOC SIGNO VINCES  will be held with the aim of marking one of the most important dates in the history of European civilization – 1700 years of the Edict of Milan.

Organizing Board and Redaction:  His Holliness Serbian Patriarch Mr. Irinej; Niš Bishop Mr. Jovan; Niš University Rector Prof. Dragan Antić, PhD; Mayor of the City of Niš Zoran Perišić, MD, PhD – president of the Board; Niš City Councilor Srđan Aleksić – deputy president of the Board; dr Miša Rakocija – editor in chief of the Proceedings “Nis and Byzantium“ (Niš); Prof. Franc Curk, PhD (Niš); Dr. Irena Ljubomirović – Secretary of the Board (Niš); Prof. Slobodan Ćurčić, PhD (Prinston); Academician Dr. Ljubomir Maksimović; Academician Dr. Cvetan Grozdanov (Skopje); Academician Dr. Renate Pilinger (Vienna), Academician Dr. Vera Bitrakova Grozdanova (Skoplje); Prof. Goran Maksimović, PhD (Niš); Prof. Branko Vujović, PhD (Belgrade);  Prof. Aleksandar Kadijević, PhD (Belgrade); Prof. Hranislav Andjelković, PhD (Niš); Prof.  Graham Jones, PhD (Oxford); Dr. Lars Ramskold (Stockholm), Dr. Vujadin Ivanišević (Belgrade), Prof.  Miodrag Marković, PhD (Belgrade);  Dr. Dragan Vojvodić (Belgrade), Prof. Radivoje Radić, PhD (Belgrade); Prof. Giordana Trovabene, PhD (Venice), Ionais Sisiou, MA (Kastoria), Prof. Georgi Gerov, PhD (Sofia), Dr. Bojana Krsmanović (Belgrade); Prof. Athansios Semoglou, PhD  (Thessaloniki); Dr. Iannis D. Varalis (Volos); Prof. Martha Nagy, PhD (Debrecen), Prof. Ivanka Gergova, PhD (Sofia), Dr. Evangelia Hagitriphonos (Thessaloniki); Prof. Elizabeta Dimitrova, PhD (Skoplje); Prof. Carolyne S. Snively, PhD (Gettysburg),  Dr. Ivana Popović (Belgrade); Dr. Irina Orteskaya (Moscow), Prof. Aleksandar Popović, PhD (Belgrade); Prof. Aiello Vincenzo, PhD (Mesina); Miomir Vasov, MA (Niš); Jovan Mandić, architect (Niš), Milica Todorović (Niš), Elena Vasić Petrović, architect (Niš); Aleksandar Đorđevic, reverend, Orthodox Niš Eparchy; Olgica Davidovic, Niš University Rectorate; Ana Mišić (coordinator).
The focus of interest is early-Christian, Byzantine and post Byzantine past, as well as its reflection on later spiritual creativity, culture and art of Niš, Serbia, the Balkans and Europe, along with contemporary heritage protection, monument heritage presentation and preserving Byzantine civilization achievements. This approach  implies interdisciplinarity and presence of art historians, historians, architects, archeologists, clasic philologists, literature historians, theologists, philosophers….

  • Please, find the application form on cliquer ici
  • Application Deadline: 01.05.2013.
  • Abstract is to be in Serbian or English language
  • The participants are required to furnish the organizers with their respective papers together with complete scientific references by September 1, 2013
  • All Europen languages are equal for paper works writting
  • Paper works presentation eliglible in Serbian, English or Russian

Contact:

Ana Mišić, Mayor’s Office, 7. juli 2, 18000 Niš, Serbia, Phone/fax: +381 (0)18/504-408;  e-mail: ana.misic@gu.ni.rs

dr Miša Rakocija, Institute for Cultural Monuments Protection Niš, Dobrička  2, 18000 Niš, Serbia, Phone: +381 (0)18/523-414; e-mail: mirakocija@gmail.com

Oxford – XV International Graduate Conference 2013. Oxford University Byzantine Society

Landscapes of Power

22-23 February 2013, History Faculty, University of Oxford

Call for Papers

 

Late Antique and Byzantine Studies have often been seen as an undiscovered country, esoteric and arcane, but there is no doubting to the initiated that Byzantium is not a monolithic, unchanged and unchanging world, but rather a myriad of overlapping and intersecting landscapes, where power is everywhere and in everything. From the solemnity of the monastic scriptoria, to the successes and failures of imperial policy in the corridors of the palace; from the imagined landscapes of Byzantine literature, to the changing practices of daily life, power and its landscapes are central to an full understanding of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies.

We are interested in papers that explore the diverse applications and representations of power, in all fields of Late Antique and Byzantine studies, including history, art history, archaeology, theology, literature, and philology. A broad range of approaches to Landscapes of Power, both historical and historiographical, are welcome.

Possible themes might include:

– Political Landscapes

– Literary Representations of Power

– Ecclesiastical and Religious Landscapes

– The Physical Manifestations of Power

– Artistic and Symbolic Landscapes

– The Power of Byzantine History

– The Shifting Landscape of Byzantine Culture and Society

– The Power of Memory within the diverse Byzantine Landscapes

 

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words, along with a few words about yourself and your academic background, to the Oxford University Byzantine Society atbyzantine.society@gmail.com by Friday, 30th November 2012. Final papers should be 20 minutes in length.

For the first time the conference committee is endeavouring to publish a selection of inter-related papers, chosen both by quality and pertinence to our theme. Any speakers who wish to have their papers considered for publication should bear this in mind when making their application, but all applications will be gratefully received regardless of our publication aims. More details will follow to speakers nearer the time.

 

Subject to funding, the OUBS hopes to offer subsidised accommodation for visiting speakers. More information will be available in early 2013. We regret that we are unable to cover travel expenses to and from Oxford, but encourage all participants to apply to their home institutions for travel grants. www.oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com/international-graduate-conference-2013/