Launching Presentation of the MotherBreast Programme to the Cyprus Medical Community 

Overview of the MotherBreast Programme and debate with Members of the: Cyprus Pediatric Society, Cyprus Breastfeeding Association “Gift for Life”.

Time and place: 
7.02.2019, Thursday, 18.00, University of Cyprus
 
Lecture entitled:
“Lactating Breasts: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Byzantium (4th century BCE-7th  century CE)” (in Greek)
 
 
 
 
 Launching Presentation of the MotherBreast Programme to the Cyprus Academic Community, UCY Byzantine and Medieval Studies Colloquium

Overview of the MotherBreast Programme and debate with academics and students.
 
Time and place:
20.02.2019, Wednesday, 19.30, University of Cyprus
 
Lecture entitled:
“Lactating Breasts: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Byzantium (4th century BCE-7th  century CE)” (in Greek)


Relevant Material:
Byzantine and Medieval Studies UCY Colloquium-Invitation .

 

2019 SPBS Spring Symposium: "Blood in Byzantium"


Stavroula Constantinou: Lecture on Martyr's Blood and Milk.


Time and place:
30.03.-1.04.2019, Cambridge University

Lecture entitled:
“The Martyr’s Body: Sanctification Through Blood and Milk"

 

Relevant Material:
2019 SPBS Spring Symposium Programme .

 

Presentation of the MotherBreast Programme at the First Forum on Research Interdisciplinarity of the University of Cyprus (15-16 May 2019)


Presentation of the MotherBreast Programme (with emphasis on the interdisciplinary collaborations and applications of the research).

Time and place: 
16.05.2019, Thursday, 16.30, University of Cyprus

Lecture entitled:
"Motherhood and Breastfeeding: A Research Programme with Contemporary Resonance and Applications"

Relevant material:
Full Programme and Details of the UCY Forum .
Interview of Prof. Tsoukas .

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ATINER (Athens Institute for Education and Research): 2nd Annual International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Studies


Stavroula Constantinou and Aspasia Skouroumouni Stavrinou: Presentation of the first research results of the MotherBreast, regarding the "Sociology and Ideology" of the lactating breast.
 
Time and place: 
3-6 June 2019, Athens, Greece
 
Lecture entitled: 
"Breast Rules: Towards a Sociology of the Lactating Woman in the Hellenistic Period and Early Byzantium"
 
Relevant material. 
Atiner Conference Poster.
 
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Conference "The First 1000 days"


Participation of the MotherBreast at the Conference co-organized by the  YGIA Polyclinic Private Hospital, the Technological University of Cyprus and the Cyprus Pediatric Society.

 

Time and Place:
Tasos Papadopoulos Building, Technological University of Cyprus, Limassol. 12 October 2019.

Further details: 
For the participants and for other details see here.

 

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22nd Pancyprian Pediatric Conference


Participation of the MotherBreast team at the Conference organized by the Cyprus Pediatric Society (presenter Dr. Monica Michaelidou, member of the MotherBreast Team).

 

Time and Place:
Hilton Park Hotel, Nicosia. 
16-17 November 2019 (MotherBreast Presentation: 16 November 14.00).


Further details: 
For the full programme, the participants and other details see here.

 

 

Breastfeeding Seminars for Parents, Cyprus Breastfeeding Association “Gift for Life”


Participation of the MotherBreast Team in the Μonthly Μeetings for pregnant women and young parents organized by the Cyprus Breastfeeding Association (Participating Organization in the MotherBreast Project).

Details:

Presentation:
Title:
Lactating Breasts: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Byzantium (4th century BCE-7th  century CE).
Content:
Brief historical overview on the phenomenon of breastfeeding in Antiquity and Early Byzantium, brief presentation of the MotherBreast Project.

Time and Place: 
Nicosia: 
Astro Bank, 1 Spyros Kyprianou Avenue (entrance from the free basement parking)
Saturdays, 10 am: first participation on the 7th of December 2019. The programme for the meetings of 2020 will be announced soon at the webpage of the Cyprus Breastfeeding Organization.

Larnaca:
House of Arts and Literature (former Ottoman Bank), King Paul Square, 6023 Larnaca (Tel. Number: 24817737)
Saturdays, 4pm: the Programme for 2020 will be announced soon at the webpage of the Cyprus Breastfeeding Organization.

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THE HELLENIC CENTRE OF LONDON: CULTURAL EVENTS 
 Participation of the MotherBreast Project in the Series of "Cultural Events" of the Hellenic Centre of London.
 
Details:
Presentation:
Title:
"Breast Rules: Towards a Sociology of the Nursing Woman in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium".
Content: 
This lecture presentation concerns an early chapter of the fascinating social history of breastfeeding. It examines the social realities and ideologies surrounding the nursing woman (mother and wet nurse) from the first centuries of our common era until seventh-century Byzantium. Ancient sources and earlier research are revisited in an attempt to unravel the economic, social, political, cultural, moral and emotional implications that determined the ways in which nursing mothers and wet nurses were perceived and treated in the examined period. 
 
Time and Place:
The Hellenic Centre, London
25 February, Tuesday. 7pm.
 
 
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Virtual International Medieval Congress 2020, 6-10 July 2020


Participation of Stavroula Constantinou (as Coordinator and Speaker) in the Virtual IMC Congress.

SESSION DETAILS:

v8-03 Virtual Session Room 3, Wednesday 8 July 2020, 9.00- 10.30 am BST.

Title:

PREGNANCY, MOTHERHOOD, AND BREASTFEEDING

Organiser:

IMC Programming Committee

Moderator:

Stavroula Constantinou, Department of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, University of Cyprus, Nicosia

Paper v8-03-a:

Motherhood and Breastfeeding in the Passion of Perpetua (Language: English)

Stavroula Constantinou, Department of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, University of Cyprus, Nicosia

Paper v8-03-b:

‘Yf a woman be in trauell of childe’: Invocation of the Divine in Late Medieval English Pregnancy and Childbirth (Language: English)

Elizabeth Burrell, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria

Paper v8-03-c:

Breastfeeding in the Greek Anthology (Language: English)

Maria Christodoulou, Independent Scholar, Cyprus

For all details and the programme in full please see here.

 

 

ZINONIO FREE UNIVERSITY, LARNACA


Participation of the MotherBreast Project in the series of lectures of the Zinonio Free University of Larnaca. 

Details: 

Presentation:
"Motherhood and breastfeeding from antiquity to today" (lecture to be given in Greek)

Speakers:

Stavroula Constantinou,
Monica Michaelidou,
Aspasia Skouroumouni Stavrinou.

Time and place:

Tuesday, 8 December, 7pm-9pm.

House of Arts and Literature (former Ottoman Bank),
King Paul Square, 6023 Larnaca
Info: 22894305, 24657745
Email.: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: The lecture will also be transmitted live via the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation(CyBC) radio channel 1 (CyBC1, 97.2).

 

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FEMALE AUTHORITY AND HOLINESS IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY AND BYZANTIUM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE


Participation of the Project Coordinator Stavroula Constantinou in the International Conference on Female Authority and Holiness in Early Christianity and Byzantium which will take place as a virtual event via Zoom.

Title of presentation:
Mothers' Time: The Temporality of Motherhood in the Life of Martha and the Life of Symeon Stylite the Younger.

Date and Time:
Wednesday 12 May, 10.00-10.30 am (CET)

The conference will take place entirely via ZOOM. To register please write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For the programme and details, please see here.

 

Online Breastfeeding Seminars for Parents, Cyprus Breastfeeding Association “Gift for Life”


Participation of the MotherBreast Team in the Online Μeetings for pregnant women and young parents organized by the Cyprus Breastfeeding Association (Participating Organization in the MotherBreast Project).

 

 Presentation:

Title: Lactating Breasts: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Byzantium (4th century BCE-7th  century CE).

Content: Brief historical overview on the phenomenon of breastfeeding in Antiquity and Early Byzantium, brief presentation of the MotherBreast Project.

 

Time and Place:

Zoom Events.
First Participation: 12 June 2021, 10 am.

For details for registration and the schedule of the event please visit the FB page of the Cyprus Breastfeeding Association, here.

Snapshots from the MotherBreast's participation in the Online CBA Breastfeeding Seminars:

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VIRTUAL LEEDS INTERNATIONAL MEDIEVAL CONGRESS, 5-9 JULY 2021


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:
Wednesday 7 July, 9am-6pm British Summer Time (GMT+1).

Breast Rules Leeds Sessions: 
Breast Rules: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in the Middle Ages, I - Mothers and Wet Nurses [Session No: 1008]
Breast Rules: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in the Middle Ages, II - Motherhood, Breastfeeding, and Religion [Session No: 1108]
Breast Rules: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in the Middle Ages, III - Milk and Blood [Session No: 1208]
Breast Rules: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in the Middle Ages, IV - Breastfeeding in Art and Literature [Session No: 1308]

SESSION I (Wednesday 7 July 2021: 09.00-10.30)
Aspasia Skouroumouni Stavrinou, Department of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, University of Cyprus, Nicosia.
1.Stavroula Constantinou, Department of Byzantine &Modern Greek Studies, University of Cyprus, Nicosia
Whose Milk Is Best?: The Mother-Wet Nurse Debate in Byzantine Culture
2.The Date Palm and the Wet Nurse: Commodified Breast Milk in Medieval Jewish Thought
Rebecca Winer, Department of History, Villanova University, Pennsylvania

SESSION II (Wednesday 7 July 2021: 11.15-12.45)
Mati Meyer, Department of Literature, Language & the Arts, Open University of Israel, Raanana.
1.Birth and Maternity in Byzantine Prayerbooks
Eirini Afentoulidou, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
2. Children in Distress: Agonising Mothers as Intercessors in Byzantine Miracle Collections
Andria Andreou, Department of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, University of Cyprus, Nicosia
3. Mothers in Pain: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Breastfeeding in Greek Martyrdom Accounts
Christodoulos Papavarnavas, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien

SESSION III (Wednesday 7 July 2021: 14.15-15.45)
Christodoulos Papavarnavas, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
1.The Use and Symbolism of a 'Masculine' Milk from the Egyptian Period of the Pyramids to the Medieval Period
Sandra Jaeggi-Richoz, Centre Suisse Islam et Société (CSIS), Université de Fribourg
2.Milk in Ancient and Byzantine Medical Treatises
Aspasia Skouroumouni Stavrinou, Department of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, University of Cyprus, Nicosia

SESSION IV (Wednesday 7 July 2021: 16.30-18.00)
Stavroula Constantinou, Department of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, University of Cyprus, Nicosia
1.Breastfeeding in the Greek Anthology
Maria Christodoulou, Independent Scholar, Cyprus
2.Breastfeeding in Byzantine Art: Aspects of Materiality and Realia
Mati Meyer, Department of Literature, Language & the Arts, Open University of Israel, Raanana
3. St Nicholas Refuses His Mother's Breast: Some Reflections on Iconography between Byzantium and the West
Irene Caracciolo, Dipartimento di Storia Antropologia Religioni Arte Spettacolo, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'

 

Snapshots from the Event!

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