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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Storyworlds in Collections: Toward a Theory of the Ancient and Byzantine Tale (2nd – 7th c. CE)

26 & 27 November 2021

Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals, University of Cyprus

Location:
Learning Resource Centre University of Cyprus Library ‘Stelios Ioannou’
Room LRC 019.
For location, please click here.

Hybrid Conference with ZOOM presentations.
Register here: https://ucy.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIldO-urTgrH9Y8M-uSmVqYEWj67XYASBm8

This conference is organized in the framework of the two-year research project (2019-2022) “Storyworlds in Collections: Toward a Theory of the Ancient and Byzantine Tale (2nd – 7th c. CE)”, which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation.

For the Programme and Abstracts, please click here.

For the Poster, please click here.

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Lactating Breasts: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Byzantium

5–7 November 2021

Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals, University of Cyprus

Location:
Learning Resource Centre University of Cyprus Library ‘Stelios Ioannou’
Room LRC 019.
For location, please click here.

Hybrid Conference with ZOOM presentations.
Register here: https://ucy.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdOGgrjIoG9WEBMv7y97-RSOOjW58kYpn

This conference is organized in the framework of a three-year research project (2019-2021) entitled ‘Lactating Breasts: Motherhood and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Byzantium (4th c. BCE–7th c. CE)’, which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation.

For the Programme and Abstracts, please click here.

For the Poster, please click here.

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The Annual Meeting of the Finnish Society for Byzantine Studies will be held on September 29, at 18.00 EET online via Zoom (link below).

We have the great honour to have with us as our keynote speaker Associate Professor Stavroula Constantinou, Director of the Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals (University of Cyprus; https://www.ucy.ac.cy/cemar/en/) who will be speaking on

Arts and Rituals of Death in Byzantine Literature.

Stavroula Constantinou has published widely and on a variety of themes in Byzantine studies. Her monograph, Female Corporeal Performances: Reading the Body in Byzantine Passions and Lives of Holy Women and her other publications explore hagiography, gender, body, emotions, and power relations.

The Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals (CeMAR) at the University of Cyprus promotes groundbreaking interdisciplinary research in medieval studies. It houses all disciplines associated with the Humanities (Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Philology, Literature, Classics, Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Theology, Anthropology, Musicology, Visual Arts, Performance Arts, and Cultural Studies) – fields represented in CeMAR by members of the academic staff, postdoctoral associates, as well as several international scholars and researchers who have lent their support to CeMAR.

Topic: Annual Meeting of the Society of Byzantine Studies

To join the meeting:

https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/67113165124?pwd=RkswenNka1JoY3NWWFNlZHlxQmJYZz09

[Meeting ID: 671 1316 5124

Passcode: 175516]

 


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Call for papers: NetMAR at International Congress on Medieval Studies 2022
 
The international Network for Medieval Arts and Rituals (NetMAR) is seeking to organise a session at the 57th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 9-14 May, 2022. Drawing on the founding premise of NetMAR – that medieval arts (visual, performing, and literary) cannot be sufficiently or productively understood unless they are examined together and in relation to rituals and that rituals are better comprehended within the framework of their associated arts – the proposed session invites proposals for papers that investigate the intersections between medieval rituals and artworks (visual, performing, and literary).

Participants are encouraged to employ theories and concepts from the fields of Ritual and Performance Studies in an attempt to approach the interrelationships between medieval rituals and artworks: visual, performing or literary.

For more information, please contact: Stavroula Constantinou (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For a full CFP, and for information on how to submit a proposal for this panel please see here.

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Narrating Relationships in Holy Lives from the First Millennium AD conference
12 July (online)
 
NetMAR's Project Coordinator, Dr Stavroula Constantinou, will be speaking at the Narrating Relationships in Holy Lives from the First Millennium AD conference, organised by the Department of Classics & Ancient History of the University of Exeter.
 
Dr Constantinou's paper is entitled “Narrating Friendship in Byzantine Hagiography” and features an engaging reading of friendship in the fifth-century anonymous text Life of Eupraxia. The conference will be held online via zoom, on 12 July 2021.
 
For more information about the programme, please see the workshop website: Narrating Relationships in Holy Lives.
 
This is a closed workshop; to enquire about attendance, please contact the conference organisers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 NetMAR at IMC 2021 Fringe
 
Join us on Thursday 8 July 2021 at the International Medieval Congress hosted by the University of Leeds, where NetMAR members will present the network and talk about the meaning, value, and challenges of heritage. This lunchtime event (1-2pm UK time) will take place as part of IMC 2021 Fringe Events. The panel discussion is organised by NetMAR Project Coordinator, Dr Stavroula Constantinou of the Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals at the University of Cyprus and will feature also Prof. Ingrid Bennewitz (Bamberg), Dr Detlef Goller (Bamberg), Dr Nils Holger Petersen (Southern Denmark), Dr Rosa Rodriguez Porto (Southern Denmark), and Dr Christos Hadjiyiannis (UCY). To register and learn more about the event, please follow the link here.
 
 
The purpose of this event is to present to the large community of medievalists a new project entitled 'Network for Medieval Arts & Rituals' (NetMAR) that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 951875. NetMAR is a cross-disciplinary network dedicated to the study of medieval arts and rituals. The network brings together scholars, researchers, and students from different countries, institutions, and disciplines and reaches out to various stakeholders. The network is made up of three major partners: the University of Cyprus and its newly-created Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals; the Centre for Medieval Literature at the University of Southern Denmark; and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Bamber
 

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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'


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The Palaiologan Romance in Context. Narrativity, Identities and Gender in the Mediterranean (12th -16th centuries)

University of the Aegean
Department of Social Anthropology and History
Organization: Smarnakis Yannis –Ainalis Zissis

24-25 June 2021 – Program
Webinar (ZOOM) registration Link

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.


FemaleAuthoritySDUConf   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
To register and receive zoom link, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For the conference program, click here:
https://cml.sdu.dk/download/sh-attach-UID607FDEBA6A2FD-UID607FDFC35D80C.pdf/Poster%20Conference.pdf

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  Call for Proposals
36th Annual International Conference on Medievalism: Medievalism Today
https://medievalism.net/conference/
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:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Deadline: 30 June 2021)

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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:
http://historia.uw.edu.pl/epiphanies/
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

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Call for Posters 

Narrating Relationships in Holy Lives from the first millennium AD
Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter via Zoom, 12th July 2021

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.


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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.
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

#ucy #cemar_ucy #netmarcy #MotherBreast #ΜητρικόΣτήθος #researchpaper #CallForPapers #humanities

 

 

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The European office of Cyprus (EOC) announces the establishment of CeMAR. More info here!

 

 
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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

- Antonia Giannouli (BMGS) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Angel Nicolaou-Konnari (HIS-ARC) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- or visit the Programme’s website at https://ucy.ac.cy/byz/en/

ZOOM LINK: https://ucy.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkduChrzMuGNSIdEpM8fKQa9-giZ72RxZr


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Τετάρτη, 07 Απριλίου 2021 και ώρα 16:00-18:00

Αφίσα εδώ!

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

  1. Η Δύναμη της Αφήγησης: Προς μια Θεωρία της Σύντομης Διήγησης σε Αρχαιότητα και Βυζάντιο (Αν. Καθ. Σταυρούλα Κωνσταντίνου)
  2. Η Ιστορία μέχρι Τώρα: O Eπιτυχημένος Aφηγητής σύμφωνα με τους Βυζαντινούς Συγγραφείς (Δρ Άνδρια Ανδρέου)
  3. Τρισδιάστατες Ιστορίες: Οι Δεξιότητες Αφήγησης ως Μέσο Δημιουργίας Θετικών Εντυπώσεων και Δυνατών Αναμνήσεων (Δρ Σάββας Τρίχας)
 
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