Conferences

San Apollinaris in Classe, Ravenna
(Photograph: Andrew Stephenson)

AEMA 2022 Conference: Memory & Forgetting

The dates (30 September - 1 October) of the 2022 Conference, themed 'Memory & Forgetting', is fast approaching, and we would love to see all your wonderful faces online once more! We have extended the deadline for abstract submission to 5 September 2022. Details can be found on our website.

We are also delighted to announce that our keynotes for 2022 will be:
Dr Chris Bishop
Dr Erin Sebo

Please submit your abstracts to conference@aema.net.au.

Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 48th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

As part of its ongoing commitment to Byzantine studies, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 48th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles, 3-6 November 2022. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website. The deadline for submission is 22 April 22 2022.

If the proposed session is accepted, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse a maximum of 5 session participants (presenters and chair) up to $600 maximum for scholars based in North America and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from outside North America. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement. For scholars participating remotely, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse participants for conference registration.

Further details and submission instructions.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.

19th Meeting of Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology

The Institute of Classics – Classical and Provincial Roman Archaeology at University of Graz is pleased to host the 19th meeting of Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (PoCA) in 2022. The meeting will take place from 1-3 December 2022 both in person in Graz and on-line. As on-site meetings can be cancelled quickly, this hybrid form will allow us to switch to a fully on-line meeting if it becomes necessary to do so.

PoCA’s main objective is the organization and publication of a conference by doctoral students for doctoral students and recent postdoctoral scholars (up to 6 years after completion of their PhDs).

We would like to invite all postgraduate researchers in all research areas on Cypriot archaeology to submit papers for another great conference meeting. The aim is to provide a forum in which participants can discuss the central themes of their research in a friendly and collegial environment. PoCA also offers an opportunity to meet people from the same research area and exchange current research questions, ideas and information. The meeting is open to everybody, and we invite all interested people to attend.

Please send your paper proposal with title, author’s name, address and affiliation and an abstract with a maximum of 250 words to pocagraz2022@uni-graz.at no later than 15 June 2022.

Communications should be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. The conference language is English.

There is no conference fee. We are currently applying for funding to partly cover travel costs for participating students. More information will follow after confirmation of participation.

The keynote address will take place on Thursday 1 December in the evening, followed by a welcome event at the museum of the Institute of Classics.

We look forward to welcoming you in Graz!

Organizing Committee PoCA 2022

Sabine Sturmann, PhD Candidate (University of Graz)
Eirini Paizi, PhD Candidate (University of Graz)
Marina Schutti, student assistance (University of Graz)

Institutional Support PoCA 2022

Univ.-Prof. Laerke Recht PhD (University of Graz)
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gabriele Koiner (University of Graz)

ASCS 44

Call for Papers for the ASCS 44 Annual Meeting and Conference.  This event will be a face-to-face conference hosted at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, from 31 January–3 February 2023.

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length and should be for papers that can be delivered in 15-18 minutes.  All abstracts (including those for papers in panels) should include a bibliography of between one and three items that you deem most relevant to your argument; do not list ancient sources.

Panels should ideally comprise only three papers; panel proposals for four papers might be considered, but would require a reduction in time allotted to each speaker.  Panel proposals should begin with a 150-250 word description of the panel's aims, and should nominate both a panel convenor and a session moderator (although these can be the same person).

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 August 2022.  All forms should be emailed to abstracts@ascs.org.au.

Abstracts will be vetted anonymously by teams of at least two qualified experts.  These experts will determine whether the topic of the abstract meets 'The aim of the Society', which is 'the advancement of the study of ancient Greece and Rome and related fields' (which over the years has come include Egyptology, Early Christianity, Late Antiquity, Byzantine Studies, Archaeology, Art History, Museums & History of Collections, Reception Studies, etc.); and whether the abstract is of a suitable academic quality.  You might be contacted by an abstract vetting team with questions about your abstract or bibliography, and it is possible that you might be asked to resubmit as a condition of acceptance.  In any case, it is hoped that all applicants will receive a formal conference acceptance or rejection by 15 September 2022.

Please send any queries at all about the process to abstracts@ascs.org.au.

58th International Congress on Medieval Studies

The 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place 11-13 May 2023.

Hybrid Format

The 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies will include traditional in-person sessions, virtual sessions via our online platform and some new blended-format sessions that make it possible for speakers to present and audiences to attend both in-person and online. We welcome proposals for sessions and papers both from scholars planning to attend ICMS on the ground here in Kalamazoo and those attending virtually from around the world.

The portal for session proposals is now open. The deadline for session proposals is 1 June 2022.

Leeds IMC 2023: Networks & Entanglements

3-6 July 2023

Congress website and call for papers.

Paper proposal deadline: 31 August 2022
Session proposal deadline: 30 September 2022

The IMC provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Proposals on any topic related to the Middle Ages are welcome, while every year the IMC also chooses a special thematic focus. In 2023 this is ‘Networks and Entanglements’.

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 2023 International Medieval Congress

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 2023 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 3–6, 2023. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

The thematic strand for the 2023 IMC is “Networks and Entanglements.” See the IMC Call for Papers for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website. The deadline for submission is September 6, 2022. Proposals should include title, 100-word session abstract, session moderator and academic affiliation, information about the three papers to be presented in the session, for each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 100-word abstract, and organizer’s CV

The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session.

Applicants will be contacted by mid-September about the status of their proposal.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse a maximum of 4 session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $800 maximum for European residents and up to $1400 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement. For scholars participating remotely, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse participants for conference registration.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.