From 2015 the SPBS has made available £500 to support a Byzantine panel at Leeds International Medieval Congress. Applications for Leeds IMC should be submitted by 1 November of the preceding year (i.e. 1 November 2023 for Leeds IMC 2024).
Proposals should include:
- Title of the proposed session
- Short session abstract (100 words)
- Moderator name and academic affiliation
- For each of the three papers: name of presenter, academic affiliation, proposed title, 100 word abstract
The Society will also consider proposals from Byzantinists seeking to organise panels jointly with other medievalists. The SPBS could therefore support either one panel focussed upon Byzantine Studies or the Byzantinists involved in, and presenting to, two panels that integrate Byzantine Studies with another branch of Medieval Studies. The standard grant would in the latter case be shared pro rata between two panels.
In the case of a panel bringing together Byzantinists and other medievalists the SPBS would still require the session abstracts (as above), but not the abstracts of the non-Byzantinists’ papers.
The proposal chosen by the Development Committee can then be submitted by organisers of the panel in time for consideration at Leeds. Note that at least one of the applicants must be a member of the Society. Any questions should be addressed to the Chair of the Development Committee.
Note that recipients of SPBS grants are expected to produce a short report outlining the uses to which the grant has been put and the outcome in terms of contribution to the progress of their research, within one month of completion of the event. These reports will usually be published on our website and/or in the BBBS. The SPBS reserves the right to edit reports for reasons of brevity or presentation. Post-publication amendments will not be considered except to correct errors introduced during the publication process.