Type of Event: International Conference
Organiser: Byzantinist Society of Cyprus
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Dates: 12-14 January 2018
Conference Website: http://www.byzantinistsociety.org.cy/cbms2018/

Deadline for abstracts (extended): 20 September 2017

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The Byzantinist Society of Cyprus (ΒΕΚ: Βυζαντινολογική Εταιρεία Κύπρου) invites papers to be presented at the Second Conference of Byzantine and Medieval Studies, to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, between the 12th and 14th of January 2018.

Honorary President: Vassos Karageorghis, Professor Emeritus, University of Cyprus

Keynote Speaker: Holger Klein, Professor, Columbia University

Scholars, researchers and students are encouraged to present their ongoing research, work-in-progress or fieldwork report on any aspect of the history, archaeology, art, architecture, literature, philosophy and religion of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean during the Byzantine, Medieval and Ottoman periods.

The languages of the conference will be Greek, English, French and German.

Scientific and Organizing Committee:

Nikolas Bakirtzis (Chair), Andreas Foulias, Maria Parani, Stavros Georgiou, Ourania Perdiki, Doria Nicolaou, Christina Kakkoura, Andriani Georgiou, Efthymia Priki, Rania Michail, Thomas Costi, Despina Papacharalampous, Maria Skordi.

Graduate Paper Awards: The best graduate student papers will be selected for awards upon the conclusion of the conference.

Student bursaries: A limited number of bursaries will be available, upon application, to assist graduate students’ travel and participation. Recipients will be selected on the merit of submitted abstracts along with financial considerations.

The conference is organized by the Byzantinist Society of Cyprus.

For the Byzantinist Society of Cyprus and membership information please visit the society’s website: http://www.byzantinistsociety.org.cy

For inquiries send email to: cbms2018@byzantinistsociety.org.cy


Every paper proposal submission must be accompanied by an abstract between 300 and 500 words summarizing the presented research, report or work-in-progress and indicating its original contribution.

Please provide the requested information and submit your abstracts using our online application forms:

Paper proposal: https://goo.gl/forms/p6YuDDaxyhhMkP9K2

Sessions of up to five papers can be submitted together in the following form by the session organizer.

Session proposal: https://goo.gl/forms/syk6GQTCqUCFAsdn1

Paper proposals will be reviewed based on their abstract and accepted on merit. This review will be anonymous. Notification of paper review will be send by email by the beginning of October, 2017. Papers will be grouped in sessions according to their topic and theme. Each participant may deliver only one paper limited to 20 minutes. Accepted paper abstracts will be published in the conference’s ‘Book of Abstracts’.

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