Studying East of Byzantium XI: Ritual

Date: Nov 1, 2024 Location: Zoom

A workshop bringing together a diverse group doctoral students studying the Christian East and senior specialists in the field to consider the usefulness of the concept of “Ritual” in studying the Christian East.

Studying East of Byzantium X: Networks, Zoom, November 1, 2024, February 14, 2025, June 5–6, 2025

Respondents: Emma Loosley-Leeming, Professor of Middle Eastern and Caucasian Christianities, University of Exeter, and Lev Weitz, Associate Professor of History and Director of Islamic World Studies Program, The Catholic University of America

A three-part workshop that intends to bring together doctoral students and very recent PhDs studying the Christian East to reflect on how to reflect on the usefulness of the concept of “Ritual” in studying the Christian East, to share methodologies, and to discuss their research with senior specialists in the field.

We invite applications from all graduate students and recent PhDs working in the Christian East whose work considers, or hopes to consider, the theme of ritual in their own research to apply.

Participation is limited to 10 students. Those interested in participating should submit a C.V. and 200-word abstract no later than September 23, 2024.


This workshop is part of the Studying East of Byzantium workshop series. EAST OF BYZANTIUM is a partnership between the the Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies at Harvard University and the Mary Jaharis Center that explores the cultures of the eastern frontier of the Byzantine empire in the late antique and medieval periods.