Calls for Papers/Jul 25, 2022

10th Days of Justinian I

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10th International Symposium on Byzantine and Medieval Studies "Days of Justinian I", Skopje, November 10–13, 2022

The International scientific symposium on Byzantine and Medieval Studies "Days of Justinian I" is an annual interdisciplinary scholarly forum aimed at the presentation of the latest research followed by discussions on various aspects of Byzantine and Medieval Studies before 1500; this includes the treatment and interpretation of cultural, historical and spiritual heritage in contemporary modern Europe. The Symposium is dedicated to Emperor Justinian I with the aim to bring together scholars from around the world to address a broad range of issues related to Byzantium and the European Middle Ages, comprising the exploration of the cultural and historical legacy as an integrative component of the diversities and commonalities of Europe and wider.

This year's special thematic strand Heritage marks the 10th jubilee edition of the ISBMS “Days of Justinian I”, symbolizing the main idea in exploring the multitude historical and cultural legacies of the Byzantine and Medieval Western worlds. Topics discussed will range from the reception of the Classical traditions and Roman heritage in the Eastern Roman Empire and Medieval West, to the changing attitudes and later claims towards its legacy.

Various fundamental issues will be investigated in defining how the material remains and immaterial traditions were perceived, cultivated, reconfigured and appropriated in the changing contexts from the medieval to the modern period, comprising the enduring and profound cultural and historical legacy. This will encompass the ways in which exchanges and interactions between Byzantium, Latin Western Europe and Islamic Orient have influenced the transmission of the heritage. 

Papers are welcomed on various topics that may include, but are not limited to the following areas of discussion:

  • Roman heritage of Byzantium and Latin West
  • Historiographic and literary legacy
  • Roman Legal Tradition, Byzantine Legal Culture and the European Law
  • Medieval Religion: Tradition and Heritage
  • Art, Architecture and Heritage
  • Preservation of Cultural heritage: Interpretation, restoration, protection
  • Byzantine inheritance of Southeastern Europe
  • (Post)national discourses on medieval heritage

Working languages: Macedonian and English. Please note that the Organizing Committee will organize blended sessions with physical presence and online presentations for remote participation.

Organized by the Institute of National History, Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje and University of Bologna, in partnership with Faculty of Theology "St. Clement of Ohrid", Skopje, with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and the City of Skopje.

Symposiarch: Professor Mitko B. Panov