News from the AIEB:
The deadline for submission of votes from national committees to decide on the new location of the postponed Congress of 2021 (originally in Istanbul) has now passed, and the final results are as follows:
In favour of Cyprus (Nicosia and other locations): 14 votes
In favour of Italy (Venice and Padua): 22 votes
Abstention: 1 vote
The next international Congres of Byzantine Studies will take place in Venice and Padua in August 2022. The International Bureau will now begin liaising with our Turkish and our Italian colleagues to assist the process which, as you may all imagine, will require the establishment of a new Congress website as well as some revised deadlines and other arrangements. We will keep you all fully informed about the next steps.