Motherhood and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Byzantium

 5-7 November 2021.


 

Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

University of Cyprus | Nicosia, Cyprus

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Elizabeth Bolman, Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Stavroula Constantinou, Mati Meyer, Maria Parani, Giulia Pedrucci, Aspasia Skouroumouni Stavrinou, Dionysios Stathakopoulos, Laurence Totelin, Niki Tsironi.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

For the Call For Papers (deadline for proposal submissions: end of April 2020), click here.

 

 

ZINONIO FREE UNIVERSITY, LARNACA -EVENT POSTPONED, NEW DATE: 8/12/2020. 24/11/2020. Second postponement of the event. 


All lectures of the Zinonion Open University scheduled up to the end of April 2020 were cancelled, due to the pandemic. The MotherBreast Lecture had been rescheduled for the 24th of November 2020, 7pm. Due to the pandemic, a new postponement of the event has been decided. We are now delighted to announce that the lecture has been rescheduled for the 8th of December (Tuesday). A small number of invited guests will attend the event. But the lecture will also be transmitted live via the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation(CyBC) radio channel 1 (CyBC1, 97.2).


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 2020, 7pm. (17 March, 7pm-9pm, new date 24 November 2020 7pm-9pm).

House of Arts and Literature (former Ottoman Bank),
King Paul Square, 6023 Larnaca
Info: 22894305, 24657745
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Note: The lecture will also be transmitted live via the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation(CyBC) radio channel 1 (CyBC1, 97.2).

Please see the (old) invitation here. The updated version of the invitation (with the new date) can be seen here.

 

MOTHErBREAST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: Lactating Breasts: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Byzantium (4th c. BCE – 7th c. CE)


Time and venue:

08-09 October 2020.

University of Cyprus (Old Campus, Kallipoleos 75, Nicosia Room A106)

Online Presentations via ZOOM.

For the Final Programme and the Abstracts of the Presentations, please see here.

  

For the Workshop Inviation and Programme, please see here.

For the Workshop-Poster, please see here.

 

 

Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, NetMAR Twinning Project
VACANT POSITION FOR A SPECIAL SCIENTIST – PROJECT MANAGER


The Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Cyprus is seeking to appoint a Special Scientist (Administration Support Staff) to act as Project Manager of the European Research Programme “Network for Medieval Arts and Rituals”.

Starting Date: 02 January 2021.

Final Submission Date: 30 October 2020.

For the full text of the announcement see here.

 

 

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.

 

Breast Borders: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in the Middle Ages - CANCELLATION OF EVENT 


Cancellation of the International Medieval Congress 2020 (University of Leeds, July 2020), and consequently of the MotherBreast's Panel on Medieval Motherhood and Breastfeeding taking place in situ. 

See the announcement in full at: https://www.imc.leeds.ac.uk/imc2020/delegates/coronavirus-covid-19/.

 

 

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.


Booking required. Please details at:
https://helleniccentre.org/event/breast-rules-towards-a-sociology-of-the-nursing-woman-in-late-antiquity-and-early-byzantium/

 

 

Conference "The First 1000 days"


Forthcoming 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: 
The conference is open to the public.
For the participants and for other details see here.
 
 
CALL FOR PAPERS:  Breast Borders: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in the Middle Ages

Forthcoming participation of the MotherBreast in the International Medieval Congress 2020.
 
Time and place:
University of Leeds, 6-9 July 2020
 
Further details: 
Organization of c
Please find the CALL FOR PAPERS here.

N.B. Deadline for Submissions: 10 August 2019.
 
 
 
ATINER International Conference, 3-6 June 2019, Athens, Greece

Forthcoming Participation of the MotherBreast in the 2nd ATINER Annual International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Studies

Time and place: 
3-6 June 2019, Athens, Greece

Further details:
International Conference organized by the Athens Center for Classical & Byzantine Studies (ACCBS) of ATINER

Title of the MotherBreast Presentation:
“Breast Rules: Towards a Sociology of the Lactating Woman in the Hellenistic Period and Early Byzantium".