Call for Papers – The 18th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

Multiculturalism from Late Antiquity to Modernity

18th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium

Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham

3rd June 2017

Submission deadline: Monday 3rd April 2017

We are pleased to enclose the Call for Papers for the 18th annual postgraduate colloquium in the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. Multiculturalism is a concept which is present in modern everyday life but also extremely relevant to the past. Empires by their very nature are multicultural constructs and while a great deal of scholarship looks at how minorities were treated or survived throughout history this colloquium is interested in the places in which cultures interact. This colloquium will focus on cultural, social and religious interactions in all spheres of life from armed conflict to diplomacy and cultural assimilation. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Multiculturalism        Diplomacy    Diaspora        Segregation

Urbanism      Identity         Inclusiveness             Community

Warfare         Trade             Insularity              Captive narratives

Papers of approximately 20 minutes related to any of the fields covered by Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies are welcome. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words no later than Monday 3rd April 2017 to Applicants will be notified of selection within a week of this date.

Please note that a limited amount of discretionary funding may be available to assist overseas speakers to cover partial cost. This will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Please make your interest known upon submission of your abstract.

PDF Link: CBOMGS 2017 Call for Papers


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