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 42nd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be held held at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, October 6–9, 2016. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.
Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website site (http://www.maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/42nd-annual-byzantine-studies-conference). The deadline for submission is March 14, 2016. Proposals should include:
—Proposed session title
—CV of session organizer
—300-word session summary, which includes a summary of the overall topic, the format for the panel (such as a debate, papers followed by a discussion, or a traditional session of papers), and the reasons for covering the topic as a prearranged, whole session
—Session chair and academic affiliation
—Information about the four papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 500-word abstract. Please note: Presenters must be members of BSANA in good standing.
Session organizers may present a paper in the session. If a co-organzier is proposed for the session, the co-organizer must also give a paper in the session. Session chairs cannot present a paper in the session.
Applicants will be notified by March 21, 2016. The organizer of the selected session is responsible for submitting the session to the BSC by April 1, 2016. Instructions for submitting the panel proposal are included in the BSC Call for Papers (http://bsc2016.weebly.com/uploads/7/0/3/4/70342729/2016_bsana_call_for_papers_revised_2.6.2016.pdf).
If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and chair, if the proposed chair is selected by the BSC program committee) up to $600 maximum for US residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from abroad. 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.
Please contact Brandie Ratliff (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.