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)