Calls for Papers/Apr 05, 2022

48th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

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48th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, UCLA, November 3–6, 2022

The Forty-Eighth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference (BSC) will be held at the University of California, Los Angeles, from Thursday, November 3, through Sunday, November 6, 2022. The conference will be hosted by the CMRS Center for Early Global Studies with the collaboration of the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture and assistance from the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World. The Local Arrangements Co-Chairs are Sharon E. J. Gerstel (Department of Art History) and Zrinka Stahuljak (Department of Comparative Literature).

The BSC is the annual forum for the presentation and discussion of papers on all aspects of Byzantine Studies and on topics related to the field. Conference attendance is open to all regardless of nationality or academic status. To deliver your paper at the BSC, you must be a member of BSANA in good standing.

The Program Committee invites proposals for papers on all topics and in all disciplines related to Byzantine Studies, broadly construed. This year the BSC especially encourages papers that examine transcultural connections or situate Byzantium/Byzantine developments within larger historical, regional, and/or global contexts. With the goal of engaging a wider audience, we also encourage panels that forge a dialogue between Byzantine Studies and cognate fields.

Paper proposals for the 2022 BSC may be submitted in the form of individual papers or as part of organized panels. All proposed papers must be substantially original and never have been published previously. Each contributor may deliver only one paper.

We are planning an in-person conference with several blended sessions that will allow for some remote participation. BSANA will assess the Covid-19 situation in the fall, making sure that the in-person conference is still the safest choice for our November meeting.