Call for Papers
2014 Graduate Student Conference on Byzantine Studies
The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture and the Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Chair of Byzantine Studies at Hellenic College invite proposals for the 2014 Graduate Student Conference on Byzantine Studies, which will be held at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA on February 27–March 1, 2014. Brookline is located just outside Boston and is easily reached from any metropolitan location.
We welcome graduate student proposals for papers in all subjects, disciplines, and methodologies related to Byzantine studies broadly conceived. We invite proposals in two different categories: 20-minute conference papers and dissertation reports. Dissertation reports of about 5–7 pages will be delivered in a seminar setting; conference participants will have a chance to read the reports ahead of time to encourage dialogue.
Fr. Justin Sinaites, the Librarian of the Sacred and Imperial Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount of Sinai, will deliver the keynote address, “The Sinai Palimpsest Project: Piercing the Mists of Time.”
Proposals for either type of paper should be emailed to Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture (email@example.com) by November 15, 2013. Please see submission instructions below. Notifications will be given by December 16, 2013. An accepted paper represents a commitment from the contributor to present his or her paper in person at the conference.
The registration portal for the conference is accessed through the Mary Jaharis Center website (www.maryjahariscenter.org). Registration will open November 5, 2013 and close January 27, 2014. The registration fee for the conference is $25. Partial financial aid for students outside the Boston area who could not otherwise attend is available. Please indicate your request for financial aid on your registration form and the Mary Jaharis Center will contact you directly. Lodging information will be available on the Center’s website beginning November 5.
Submissions for either paper format should be emailed by November 15, 2013 to Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submissions should include two files submitted in .doc and in .pdf formats (for a total of four files).
File 1: A cover sheet with name, address, academic affiliation, email address for correspondence, paper title, paper type (20-minute paper or dissertation report), and any special equipment needed for your presentation.
File 2: An abstract of no more than 500 words that does not include the author’s name or other identification. Please use a Unicode font for non-Roman characters.
Organizing Committee: Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture, Hellenic College Holy Cross, and Dr. James C. Skedros, Interim Dean and Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies and Professor of Early Christianity, Hellenic College Holy Cross
Support comes from The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture and the Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Chair of Byzantine Studies.