April 26, 2024
International symposium CeMAR – ZeMas: “Storytelling as Pharmakon in Antiquity and the Middle Ages”
In the framework of the European MSCA-DN project entitled ‘Storytelling as Pharmakon in Premodernity and Beyond’ (StoryPharm), the director of CeMAR organizes with Ingrid Bennewitz from the Centre for Medieval Studies (ZeMas, Univ. of Bamberg) an international symposium. The symposium, which will take place on the 17 of May 2024 at the University of Bamberg, turns to ancient and medieval healing stories to establish premodern Health Humanities as an important field with a long history and as a basic attitude to human care throughout time.
April 15, 2024
CeMAR secures the largest funding for Humanities in Cyprus with a budget of 4.1 million euros – MSCA DN “StoryPharm”
Following the successful evaluation of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie – DN project with a budget of 4.1 million euros, the Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals of the University of Cyprus has secured the largest funding for Humanities in Cyprus. The proposal entitled "Storytelling as Pharmakon in Premodernity and Beyond: Training the New Generation of Researchers in Health Humanities" (StoryPharm) was submitted within the framework of the competitive action "Marie Skłodowska-Curie: Doctoral Networks" (HORIZON-MSCA-2023-DN-01) which is part of the Horizon Europe 2021-2027 programme.
April 8, 2024
Call for Submissions Special Issue of the Diamond Open Acces Journal Eventum: A Journal of Medieval Arts & Rituals
Call for Submissions: Special Issue of the Diamond Open Access Journal Eventum: A Journal of Medieval Arts & Rituals “The Arts and Rituals of Medieval Mothering” Deadline for Submission: 31 December 2024. Contact: Stavroula Constantinou ([email protected])
March 28, 2024
The director of CeMAR presents NetMAR during the CYBC radio programme entitled “The Latin Community of Cyprus” (in Greek)
Η διευθύντρια της ΕΜοΜεΤ παρουσιάζει στη ραδιοφωνική εκπομπή του ΡΙΚ «Οι Λατίνοι της Κύπρου» το ευρωπαϊκό πρόγραμμα NetMAR
January 25, 2024
Open lecture by the Director of CeMAR, Stavroula Constantinou, on “Bodily Suffering and Divine Healing in Byzantine Hagiography”
The Research Training Group on “Early Concepts of Humans and Nature: Universal, Specific, Interchanged” at the University of Mainz (Germany) organises an open lecture by the Director of CeMAR, Stavroula Constantinou, who will talk on “Bodily Suffering and Divine Healing in Byzantine Hagiography”
December 13, 2023
NetMAR Formally Concluded During a Well-Attended Conference on 04 December 2023
The Concluding Conference of the “Network for Medieval Arts & Rituals” (NetMAR) took place in a hybrid mode, at the Ceremonial Hall of the University of Cyprus and online on the 4th of December 2023. The conference featured welcomes from several dignitaries; the launch of the network’s journal; a round table presenting the experiences of NetMAR Early Stage Researchers (ESRs); a musical performance; presentations by the EU partners’ Team Leaders; and two keynote lectures.
October 2, 2023
Lecture invitation in the context of the promotion process of Assoc. Prof. Stavroula Constantinou
The Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies invites you to the lecture that the Associate Professor Stavroula Constantinou will present as part of her promotion process, with the title:  Of Woman Nursed Wet Nursing as Mothering in Ancient and Early Byzantine Cultures
September 25, 2023
Release of the international diamond open access journal Eventum: A Journal of Medieval Arts & Rituals
The Centre for Medieval Arts and Rituals (CeMAR) of the University of Cyprus is delighted to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of its annual international interdisciplinary diamond open access journal, Eventum: A Journal of Medieval Arts and Rituals.
June 19, 2023
NetMAR Reception at International Medieval Congress – University of Leeds
The Network for Medieval Arts & Rituals (H2020 project, grant agreement no.951875) cordially invites all IMC delegates for a glass of wine or non-alcoholic drink. Hosted by the Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals (https://www.ucy.ac.cy/cemar/), University Of Cyprus
June 13, 2023
University of Pisa, Project on Female Holiness (Divino Al Femminile) – Stavroula Constantinou (UCY) will give a lecture entitled “Maternal Saints and Lay Mothers in Byzantine Hagiography”
CeMAR Director, Assoc. Prof. Stavroula Constantinou, will give a lecture entitled "Maternal Saints and Lay Mothers in Byzantine Hagiography" in the framework of a research project on female holiness (Divino Al Femminile) which is coordinated by the Department of Culture and Forms of Knowledge of the University of Pisa.
May 29, 2023
NetMAR at the International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2023
NetMAR is pleased to invite medievalists to attend the presentations of the network's researchers at the International Medieval Congress (IMC), the Europe’s largest forum for sharing ideas in medieval studies, hosted by the University of Leeds. IMC 2023 will take place from Monday 03 July to Thursday 06 July 2023.
May 8, 2023
NetMAR is Celebrating Two Years of NetMAR BLOG
The Network for Medieval Arts & Rituals is celebrating its second year of NetMAR Blog! The NetMAR Blog, which has published twenty four texts so far, is committed to finding exciting and interesting ways of communicating expert and original research into medieval arts and rituals to wider audiences.
April 6, 2023
NetMAR International Conference: Rituals of Gender Staging and Performance in the Middle Ages, University of Bamberg, 03-04 May 2023
NetMAR is organizing an International Conference on "Rituals of Gender Staging and Performance in the Middle Ages" that address the role of rituals in the staging and performance of medieval gender roles. The conference will be held at the premises of the University of Bamberg between the 3rd and 4th of May 2023.
February 28, 2023
Hybrid Interdisciplinary Conference 11-3-2023: ”Emotions in History and Psychology”: Time, Gender and Society
The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (IHR/NHRF), the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University in Greece, the Laboratory for the Study of Human Relations, the Marie Blanche Library and the AINOS Cultural Society, are organizing on Saturday, March 11, 10:00-18:00 CEST, a hybrid interdisciplinary conference entitled: "Emotion in History and Psychology". The colloquium investigates aspects of emotions in psychology, but also in history, with special emphasis on Byzantium. They focus on time, gender, and society and to the ways in which emotions influence and are themselves influenced by them. In particular, we explore the endurance of emotions, their relevance and dependance to historical circumstances, their relation to ideological, religious, societal, family and personal frameworks.
February 8, 2023
Workshop: “Constructing and Performing Hope in the Premodern World” – April 13-14, 2023, Tampere University
This is a workshop concentrating on the ways in which the future of individuals, their families and communities were negotiated in ancient, Byzantine and Western medieval Europe, with special focus on the practices and practicalities of everyday life. If you wish to join as a listener, please contact the organisers before 1st April 2023.
November 18, 2022
Sixth International Byzantine Seminar Lecture Series (2022) “Realism in Hagiography”
at the Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC), Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China, in cooperation with the Department of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, University of Cologne and the Department of Historical and Classical Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NUST)
November 10, 2022
Press Release: 2nd NetMAR Stakeholders Workshop ‘Cyprus Cultural Heritage as a Path to Sustainable Development’
The 2nd NetMAR Stakeholder Workshop with the title ‘Cyprus Cultural Heritage as a Path to Sustainable Development’ took place on Wednesday 09 November 2022 at the Learning Resource Centre – Library ‘Stelios Ioannou’ of the University of Cyprus. The workshop brought together researchers with experts in tourism and cultural industry, policy makers, and key actors of local and governmental agencies who had the opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas in an informal and friendly environment.
October 31, 2022
NetMAR International Conference: The Arts and Rituals of Pilgrimage
The religious practice of pilgrimage constitutes the predominant ritual of the Middle Ages. This NetMAR international conference, which will be held at the premises of the University of Cyprus between the 01 and 02 December 2022, sets out to explore the multifarious facets of the interaction of arts and rituals in the complex and transformative experience of pilgrimage, both in the Middle Ages and beyond.
October 13, 2022
NetMAR 2nd Stakeholders Workshop, 9 November 2022
Members of the NetMAR consortium have planned workshops and meetings with interested stakeholders (industry, policy makers and public agencies) to define targets, limitations and prospects of collaboration. The 2nd NetMAR Stakeholders Workshop will be held between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm in the morning of 9th November 2022 at the at the ‘Stelios Ioannou’ Learning Resource Centre – Library of the University of Cyprus. This workshop will focus on mobilizing the living heritage of medieval arts and rituals. The keynote speaker will be Ms Patricia Alberth, Director of the Bamberg World Heritage Office. Ms Alberth will share her views on cultural heritage management and will suggest actions for using living heritage for sustainable development.
July 25, 2022
NetMAR Summer School
The NetMAR summer school is dedicated to medieval arts and rituals through the prism of education and will be led by world-renowned scholars working in the broad field of medieval studies. Students attending the summer school will interrogate the proliferation and function of rituals (religious, profane, occupational, gender-specific, and magical) in the context of education and knowledge transfer in the medieval period and beyond more broadly.
July 1, 2022
NetMAR at the International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2022
NetMAR is pleased to invite medievalists to attend the presentations of the network's researchers at the International Medieval Congress (IMC), the Europe’s largest forum for sharing ideas in medieval studies, hosted by the University of Leeds. NetMAR young scholars will present their exciting research on the 5th and 7th of July. NetMAR leaders Bennewitz and Constantinou will be also presenting on the 6th and 7th of July respectively.
April 30, 2022
“Echoes of the City”: Cultural Interactive guiding tour action organized by the Cultural Centre of Ayioi Omoloyites, Nicosia, Cyprus
CeMAR proposes the participation in the "Echoes of the City, Ayioi Omoloyites" cultural action, organized by the Cultural Centre of Ayioi Omoloyites, in Nicosia, Cyprus. This is an interactive guiding tour with stations in the historical core of Ayioi Omoloyites. Visitors will be able to move freely, in groups and families by holding a map (printed or digital) that will lead them to stations in the neighborhood of Ayioi Omoloyites.
April 26, 2022
Call for Papers Workshop ‘Constructing and performing hope in the premodern world’ April 13-14, 2023, Tampere University, Finland.
The aim of the workshop is to investigate how hope functioned in premodern societies, paying attention to how hope and futurity are structured in life strategies and how they are performed in the contexts of different cultural scripts. Keynote Speakers: Stavroula Constantinou (University of Cyprus) & Jenni Kuuliala (Tampere University). Please submit the title of your presentation and a short abstract of ca. 300-500 words with a description of the theme, methodology, main questions, and sources by May 20, 2022.
March 28, 2022
LOGO-DIMIA: Lecture by CeMAR Director Assoc. Prof. Stavroula Constantinou (6th lecture of the second cycle, March 09, 2022)
On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, the division of Greek and Latin Language and Literature of the Academy of Athens held the 6th lecture of the second cycle of LOGO-DIMIA. Watch here, the lecture by CeMAR Director, Assoc. Prof. S. Constantinou, entitled: "Milky Breasts A socio-ideological approach to the breastfeeding woman in antiquity and Byzantium"
March 24, 2022
NetMAR partner CML online seminars programme spring 2022
Online via Zoom. Our NetMAR partner, the Centre for Medieval Literature (CML, SDU) is happy to present the programme for the online seminars in spring 2022. This spring the seminars will be the three keynotes at the conference Scale(s) of Literary History – Europe c. 500-1500 taking place in Rome. All are welcome to register for the online seminars and join these three exciting talks online via Zoom. To register please write to [email protected]. For the poster, click here!
March 24, 2022
NetMAR partner ZeMas new annual lecture series on “The Iberian culture in the Middle Ages”
Our NetMAR partners from the Centre for Medieval Studies (ZeMas) at the University of Bamberg (UNI BA) invite again to ten exciting interdisciplinary lectures that approach a medieval subject from a historical, philological, archaeological, and art historical perspective, dedicated to Iberian cultures of the Middle Ages and start on 02 May 2022. All lectures in German. For the poster, click here!
March 19, 2022
NetMAR reading group 24 March, 2022, 4-6pm CET
The #NetMAR Reading Group will be meeting again (online) this coming Thursday 24 March, from 4-6pm CET. The Reading Group, organised by our partners at the Centre for Medieval Literature runs under the theme of '#Arts & #Rituals in the #Middle #Ages and Beyond'. This week we'll be looking at T. S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral (London, 1935)! Join us here!
January 2, 2022
Call for Papers for NetMAR International Conference: The Arts and Rituals of Pilgrimage 01-03 December 2022, University of Cyprus
Call for Papers for NetMAR International Conference: The Arts and Rituals of Pilgrimage 01-03 December 2022, University of Cyprus Confirmed Speakers: Stavroula Constantinou, Ivan Foletti, Georgia […]