50th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Fragment of a Glass Dish, detail. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915 (30.95.34). Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Conference Date May 14, 2015–May 17, 2015
Location Medieval Institute
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Call for Sessions

Call for Sessions closed.

How to Propose a Session

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 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 14–17, 2015. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website. The deadline for submission is May 19, 2014. Proposals should include:

  • Title
  • Session abstract
  • Intellectual justification for the proposed session (about 300 words)
  • CV

Successful applicants will be notified by May 28, 2014 if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Congress. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and presider) up to $500 maximum for US residents and up to $1000 maximum for those coming from abroad. 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.

The session organizer may act as the presider or present a paper. The session organizer will be responsible for writing the Call for Papers. The CFP must be approved by the Mary Jaharis Center. A list of suggested speakers and abstracts may be appended to the session abstract. Session participants will be chosen by the session organizer and the Mary Jaharis Center.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.



for Byzantine Arts and Culture

Founded in 2010 through a generous gift from the Jaharis Family Foundation, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of knowledge about the rich heritage of Byzantine art and culture.

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