Call for Papers: Byzantine Studies in Georgia

Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Georgia, 11-13 October 2019

Deadline: 20 May 2019

We are pleased to announce that based on the joint decision of the Georgian National Committee of Byzantine Studies, Department of Byzantine Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies of Ilia State University, Institute of Classical Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and Faculty of Humanities of the Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, the 5th International Scientific Conference “Byzantine Studies in Georgia” will be held on the 11-14th of October 2019 in Batumi. The main theme of the Conference is defined as follows: “The Black Sea and the Black Sea Region Countries – the Crossroads of Cultures and Civilizations in the 4th –15th Centuries”.

The topics within the theme of Byzantine Studies are not limited. The sessions will be held at Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University on the 11-13th of October 2019. The working languages will be Georgian, German, English, French and Russian. Participants of the conference will enjoy the opportunity to visit Batumi’s museums and exhibitions, such as Archeological and Art Museums, get introduced to the architectural monuments of the Antique, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine periods in Batumi and its vicinity (Petra-Tsikhisdziri and Gonio-Apsarosi Museum-Reserves). The excursion to Trabzon and Sumela Monastery Complex is scheduled on October 14th, 2019.

In order to ensure proper organization of the conference, including funding, we kindly ask you to send your abstract (preferably in English, max. 300 words, font- Sylfaen, size- 12), CV and filled application form by the 20th of May 2019 at humanities@bsu.edu.ge.

Detailed information about registration and other costs will be provided later upon acceptance of your abstract, CV and the filled application form.

For further details please contact:

Doctor of History Erekle Jordania
President of the Georgian National Committee of the AIEB, Associated Professor of the Department of History of Middle Ages of the Faculty of History at Lomonosov Moscow State University;
E-mail: ereklejordania@yahoo.com; byzantinology@gmail.com;

Doctor of Philology Neli Makharadze
Head of the Department of Byzantine Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies of Ilia State University;
E-mail: byzantinology@gmail.com;

Professor Tina Dolidze
Director of the Institute of Classical Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University;
E-mail: greekstudies@tsu.ge;

Professor Marine Giorgadze
Dean of the Faculty of Humanities of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University;
E-mail: humanities@bsu.edu.ge.

Call for Papers: Georgia – Byzantium – Christian East

Tbilisi, Georgia, 18-20 June 2019

Deadline: 29 March 2019

Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Center of Manuscripts has the pleasure to announce the Second International Conference “Georgia – Byzantium – Christian East.” The conference will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia (1/3 M. Aleksidze. Tbilisi, Georgia, 0193) between 18-20 June 2019. As usual, the working languages will be Georgian and English.

CVs and abstracts of your contributions (not more than 500 words max; Georgian texts in AcadNusx, English texts in Times New Roman; English translation should be attached to Georgian texts) should be submitted by e-mail: georgianmanuscript@gmail.com

Successful participants will be informed in the first decade of April. The details about accommodation and other practical aspects will be communicated after approval.

No registration fee required.

The conference covers all aspects of Medieval Georgian, Byzantine and Christian East Literature, history, theology, art history and digital humanities.