To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 2022 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 4–7, 2022. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.
The thematic strand for the 2022 Congress is Borders.
Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website. The deadline for submission is September 3, 2021. Proposals should include:
- 100-word session abstract
- Session moderator and academic affiliation
- Information about the three papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 100-word abstract
Applicants with be contacted by mid-September about the status of their proposal. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the International Medieval Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal.
The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session.
If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse a maximum of 4 session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $600 maximum for European residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. 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 note that all listed speakers and the moderator should be prepared to participate remotely should health conditions necessitate a virtual conference or should local conditions make travel inadvisable for a participant. In the case of remote participation, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimbursement participants for conference registration.
For more information on how to submit proposals, please visit the MJC website.