Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies

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 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 11–14, 2017. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website ( The deadline for submission is April 25, 2016. Proposals should include:

*Session abstract (300 words)
*Intellectual justification for the proposed session (300 words)
*Proposed list of session participants (presenters and session presider)

The session organizer may act as the presider or present a paper.

Successful applicants will be notified by May 6, 2016, if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and presider) up to $600 maximum for North American residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming 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 (, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.

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