The Annual Meeting of the Finnish Society for Byzantine Studies will be held on September 29, at 18.00 EET online via Zoom (link below).
We have the great honour to have with us as our keynote speaker Associate Professor Stavroula Constantinou, Director of the Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals (University of Cyprus; https://www.ucy.ac.cy/cemar/en/) who will be speaking on
Arts and Rituals of Death in Byzantine Literature.
Stavroula Constantinou has published widely and on a variety of themes in Byzantine studies. Her monograph, Female Corporeal Performances: Reading the Body in Byzantine Passions and Lives of Holy Women and her other publications explore hagiography, gender, body, emotions, and power relations.
The Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals (CeMAR) at the University of Cyprus promotes groundbreaking interdisciplinary research in medieval studies. It houses all disciplines associated with the Humanities (Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Philology, Literature, Classics, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Theology, Anthropology, Musicology, Visual Arts, Performance Arts, and Cultural Studies) – fields represented in CeMAR by members of the academic staff, postdoctoral associates, as well as several international scholars and researchers who have lent their support to CeMAR.
Topic: Annual Meeting of the Society of Byzantine Studies
To join the meeting:
[Meeting ID: 671 1316 5124
Call for papers: NetMAR at International Congress on Medieval Studies 2022
The international Network for Medieval Arts and Rituals (NetMAR) is seeking to organise a session at the 57th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 9-14 May, 2022. Drawing on the founding premise of NetMAR – that medieval arts (visual, performing, and literary) cannot be sufficiently or productively understood unless they are examined together and in relation to rituals and that rituals are better comprehended within the framework of their associated arts – the proposed session invites proposals for papers that investigate the intersections between medieval rituals and artworks (visual, performing, and literary).
Participants are encouraged to employ theories and concepts from the fields of Ritual and Performance Studies in an attempt to approach the interrelationships between medieval rituals and artworks: visual, performing or literary.
photo detail: Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS fr. 146, fol. 15v
Narrating Relationships in Holy Lives from the First Millennium AD conference
12 July (online)
NetMAR's Project Coordinator, Dr Stavroula Constantinou, will be speaking at the Narrating Relationships in Holy Lives from the First Millennium AD conference, organised by the Department of Classics & Ancient History of the University of Exeter.
Dr Constantinou's paper is entitled “Narrating Friendship in Byzantine Hagiography” and features an engaging reading of friendship in the fifth-century anonymous text Life of Eupraxia. The conference will be held online via zoom, on 12 July 2021.
For more information about the programme, please see the workshop website: Narrating Relationships in Holy Lives.
NetMAR at IMC 2021 Fringe
Join us on Thursday 8 July 2021 at the International Medieval Congress hosted by the University of Leeds, where NetMAR members will present the network and talk about the meaning, value, and challenges of heritage. This lunchtime event (1-2pm UK time) will take place as part of IMC 2021 Fringe Events. The panel discussion is organised by NetMAR Project Coordinator, Dr Stavroula Constantinou of the Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals at the University of Cyprus and will feature also Prof. Ingrid Bennewitz (Bamberg), Dr Detlef Goller (Bamberg), Dr Nils Holger Petersen (Southern Denmark), Dr Rosa Rodriguez Porto (Southern Denmark), and Dr Christos Hadjiyiannis (UCY). To register and learn more about the event, please follow the link here.
The purpose of this event is to present to the large community of medievalists a new project entitled 'Network for Medieval Arts & Rituals' (NetMAR) that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 951875. NetMAR is a cross-disciplinary network dedicated to the study of medieval arts and rituals. The network brings together scholars, researchers, and students from different countries, institutions, and disciplines and reaches out to various stakeholders. The network is made up of three major partners: the University of Cyprus and its newly-created Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals; the Centre for Medieval Literature at the University of Southern Denmark; and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Bamber
The MotherBreast Programme is participating in the Leeds International Medieval Congress, which is organized as a virtual event in July 2021 (5-9 July), with a series of sessions (4 in total) entitled: Breast Borders: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in the Middle Ages.
Date and Time:
Breast Rules Leeds Sessions:
SESSION I (Wednesday 7 July 2021: 09.00-10.30)
SESSION II (Wednesday 7 July 2021: 11.15-12.45)
SESSION III (Wednesday 7 July 2021: 14.15-15.45)
SESSION IV (Wednesday 7 July 2021: 16.30-18.00)
University of the Aegean
This two-day conference takes place within the framework of the research program “THE WORLD OF THE PALAIOLOGAN ROMANCE. Representations of Self and Society in the Greek Narrative works of the Late Medieval period (thirteenth – fifteenth centuries). A Multidisciplinary Approach to Identity, Otherness, Gender and Ideology”, at the Department of Social Anthropology and History of the University of the Aegean, which is funded by the H.F.R.I. // G.S.R.I.
The conference aims to discuss issues of narrativity, identity and gender in both Palaiologan romances and literary texts coming from a broader Mediterranean context. Some of the major questions that will be addressed in the workshop are related to the interplay of these storyworlds with their reading audiences, the construction of identities, space and gender, and the multiple roles played by rituals and objects in the narrative plots.
|International Conference: Female Authority and Holiness in Early Christianity and Byzantium
Online via Zoom, Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark, 11-12 May
For the conference program, click here:
|Call for Proposals
36th Annual International Conference on Medievalism: Medievalism Today
November 4-6, 2021 (Online Conference)
Organized by the International Society for the Study of Medievalism
Hosted by Delta College, Michigan.
Send proposals for papers, sessions, and roundtables to:
|Registration is now open for the Online International Conference:
Epiphanies of the Saints in Late-antique Literature
University of Warshaw, Poland
21 May 2021, 10.00-18.15 CET
Registration Closes on 16 May
For the full conference program and more information:
10:00-10:15 WELCOME ADDRESS
10:15-11:15 PATTERNS AND MODES
Vincent Déroche (Paris; key note) /Modes of epiphany in early Byzantine hagiography: convictions, strategies and hesitations
Stavroula Constantinou (Nicosia) /Patterns of epiphany in Byzantine miracle stories
Robert Wiśniewski / Chair
11:30-13:00 DOUBTS AND QUESTIONS
Danuta Shanzer (Vienna; key note) / “Did I, or didn’t I (see him/her)?”
Bryan Ward-Perkins (Oxford; key note) /Why were Martin of Tours and Julian of Brioude so rarely seen by their devotees?
Przemysław Piwowarczyk (Katowice) /Bifurcated hagiography: epiphanies of Saint Menas in Greek and Coptic miracle collections
Stavroula Constantinou / Chair
Call for Posters
Narrating Relationships in Holy Lives from the first millennium AD
We are excited to announce an afternoon workshop on ‘Narrating Relationships in Holy Lives’. Communities wrote about holy figures for many reasons. Our speakers consider the characterisation of various holy figures or ‘the very special dead’ in texts from multiple religious (Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Manichaean) and linguistic (Latin, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew) communities. The workshop will explore the construction of holy and unholy characters, their relationships, and the role of narrative order in texts about holy figures. We are especially interested in how these features change as texts and figures are translated, transmitted, epitomised or received in different contexts across the late-ancient and early-medieval Mediterranean.
Keynotes: Christian Sahner (Oxford) “How to construct a holy life in the early Islamic period”
& Christa Gray (Reading) TBC
Speakers: Nic Baker-Brian (Cardiff) “Is there a Narrator Here? The Role of Narrative and Narration in Manichaean Kephalaia”; Stavroula Constantinou (Cyprus) “Narrating Friendship in Byzantine Hagiography”; Edmund Hayes (Leiden) TBC; Jillian Stinchcomb (Brandeis) “Narrating the visit of the Queen of Sheba to Solomon's Court in Late Antique Sources”; Chontel Syfox (Wisconsin-Madison) “Rewriting Leah: The Feminine Ideal in the Book of Jubilees”
The workshop will be held in English and will comprise a short opening and closing keynote, brief panels, and discussion. This will culminate in a roundtable discussion. General registration will be opened in late May.
More info, here.
The Cyprus-based innovative research project “Storyworlds in Collections: Toward a Theory of the Ancient and Byzantine Tale (2nd–7th c. CE)” (https://ucy.ac.cy/taletheory/en), funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation (POST-DOC/O718/0021), invites proposals for the concluding international conference of the project.
The Cyprus-based interdisciplinary research project “Lactating Breasts: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Byzantium” (https://ucy.ac.cy/motherbreast/en/), which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation (project EXCELLENCE/1216/0020), warmly invites proposals for the concluding international conference of the project.
The European office of Cyprus (EOC) announces the establishment of CeMAR. More info here!
OPEN DAY (ONLINE EVENT)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 TIME: 17:00 – 19:00 (GMT+2)
The Interdepartmental Postgraduate Programme in Byzantine Studies and the Latin East of the University Of Cyprus invites you to its “Open Day”, during which the coordinators and the faculty will present the Programme and will answer questions on the curriculum, academic requirements and training opportunities, career prospects, admission procedures, scholarships, etc.
For more details, please contact the coordinators
- or visit the Programme’s website at https://ucy.ac.cy/byz/en/
Τετάρτη, 07 Απριλίου 2021 και ώρα 16:00-18:00
Η Ερευνητική Μονάδα Μεσαιωνικών Τεχνών και Τελετουργιών (ΕΜοΜεΤ) της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, διοργανώνει εργαστήριο με θέμα
"Η Σύντομη Διήγηση από την Αρχαιότητα μέχρι Σήμερα: Το Είδος, η Σημασία και οι Πρακτικές της Εφαρμογές".
Το εργαστήριο πραγματοποιείται στο πλαίσιο του Ερευνητικού Προγράμματος του Ιδρύματος Έρευνας και Καινοτομίας POST-DOC/0718/0021 με τίτλο «Τύποι Αφηγήσεων σε Συλλογές: Προς μια Θεωρία της Αρχαίας και Βυζαντινής Σύντομης Διήγησης».
Προαπαιτείται εγγραφή στον ακόλουθο σύνδεσμο https://ucy.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdu-trD4vE9bKIOm1vO_vw68dauld6EOX
Ομιλήτριες/της: Αν. Καθ. Σταυρούλα Κωνσταντίνου, Δρ Άνδρια Ανδρέου και Δρ Σάββας Τρίχας
Centre for Medieval Arts and Rituals (CeMAR)