Call for Participants: Studying East of Byzantium VII: In Conversation with Anti-racism, Pandemic, and Social Inequality, deadline 15 September 2020

  • Respondents: Zsuzsanna Gulácsi, Northern Arizona University | Sergio La Porta, California State University, Fresno
  • Dates: November 20, 2020 | February 26, 2021 | June 3–4, 2021
  • Format: Virtual (with possible live final event at Tufts University, Medford, MA)

A three-part workshop that intends to bring together doctoral students studying the Christian East to discuss how the events of 2020, from the intensified conservations about systemic racism and economic inequality stemming acts of police violence on Black men and women in the United States to the dramatic changes to life and work brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, have impacted their research with a diverse group of colleagues and senior specialists in the field. Participation is limited to 10 students. Those interested in attending should submit a C.V. and 200-word abstract no later than Tuesday, September 15, 2020.


EAST OF BYZANTIUM is a partnership between the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University [] and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA. It explores the cultures of the eastern frontier of the Byzantine Empire in the late antique and medieval periods.

Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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