49th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

Conference Date: Oct 26, 2023–Oct 29, 2023 Location: Simon Fraser University Vancouver V5A 1S6

Applications will be accepted from Mar 03, 2023–Apr 03, 2023.

How to Propose a Session

As part of its ongoing commitment to Byzantine studies, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 49th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be held at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, October 26–29, 2023. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

The conference will be in-person only.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website. The deadline for submission is April 3, 2023. Proposals should include:

  • Proposed session title
  • CV of session organizer (and co-organizer)
  • 300-word session summary, which includes an overview of the topic, the panel’s format, and the reasons for covering this topic as a prearranged session.
  • Session chair and academic affiliation. Please note: Session chairs cannot present a paper in the session.
  • Information about the four papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 500-word abstract. Please note: Presenters must be members of BSANA in good standing and enrolled in a graduate program at the time of submission or hold a graduate degree. Each contributor may deliver only one paper.

Session organizers must present a paper in the session or chair the session. If a co-organizer is proposed for the session, the co-organizer must also give a paper in the session or chair the session.

Applicants will be contacted by April 5, 2023, regarding the status of their proposal. The organizer of the selected session is responsible for ensuring that the session description and all paper abstracts are submitted to the BSC by April 14, 2023. Instructions for submitting the panel proposal are included in the BSC Call for Papers.

If the proposed session is accepted, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse a maximum of 5 session participants (presenters and chair) up to $800 maximum for scholars based in North America and up to $1400 maximum for those coming from outside North America. 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. Participants must participate in the conference in-person to receive funding. The Mary Jaharis Center regrets that it cannot reimburse participants who have last-minute cancellations and are unable to attend the conference.

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