Armenia & Byzantium IV

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Armenia & Byzantium IV, Graduate and Early Career Workshop, University of Oxford, April 21–22, 2023

The ‘Armenia & Byzantium IV’ is a two-day workshop which intends to bring together early career researchers working in the fields of Armenian and Byzantine studies and to give them an opportunity to discuss their research with senior specialists in their field. This workshop will continue the successful collaboration between the University of Oxford and the University of Vienna, which began in 2018 in Vienna with the workshop ‘Armenia & Byzantium without Borders’ convened by Dr Emilio Bonfiglio and Professor Claudia Rapp within the framework of ‘Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructure and Personal Agency’ project. Since then, two more workshops have taken place: Oxford 2019 and Vienna 2021.

We are pleased to invite advanced PhD candidates and early career researchers working in the fields of Late Antique, Armenian, Byzantine, and Middle Eastern Studies to submit proposals for 20-minute papers connected with any aspect of Armenian-Byzantine relations. We are particularly interested in new research which explores Armenian-Byzantine contacts, mutual influences, shared spaces, political, cultural, and economic relations.

Each paper presented at the workshop will be accompanied by a senior scholar’s 10-minute response, followed by a general discussion.

The workshop will be inaugurated with the lecture of our keynote speakers, Professor Anna Sirinian (University of Bologna) and Professor Francesco d’Aiuto (University of Rome – Tor Vergata).

Limited travel grants will be available to assist those who would otherwise be unable to attend.