The annual postgraduate colloquium has long provided a forum where postgraduates of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies can come together with students from the field as well as postgraduates in related subject areas from other universities, both in the UK and further afield. This event usually takes place in Summer Term and is attended by established academics and early career researchers whose intellectual input raises the academic standards the colloquium.
THE 21ST ANNUAL POSTGRADUATE COLLOQUIUM OF THE CENTRE FOR BYZANTINE, OTTOMAN AND MODERN GREEK STUDIES
The deadline for submission of abstracts is extended to 31st of August 2020 for papers on Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies and posters only.
We regret to inform you that due to the Covid-19 situation we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 21st Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies until May 2021. We would like to welcome postgraduate students and academics from the U.K and beyond to attend the conference in person on our campus. The safety of everyone involved in this event is a top priority for us and therefore we feel it would be better to reschedule the event. If you would like to get in touch with us, please do not hesitate to do so. We are here to answer all of your questions.
Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to 2020CBOMGScolloquium@gmail.com.
**CALL FOR PAPERS**
COLOUR, EMOTION AND SENSES
23rd May 2020, University of Birmingham
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 21st Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham, U.K.
Papers and posters are invited on the theme of colour, emotion and the senses. The investigation of the above themes has the potential to grant insight into the everyday experiences of people, transcending class, gender and race. This colloquium aims to explore the lives of people across the eastern Mediterranean from a variety of perspectives, from Late Antiquity through to the Present Day, from textual sources to visual culture and archaeology.
Keynote Speaker: Professor Margaret Mullett, Harvard University/Dumbarton Oaks emerita.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- Taste, food and feasting
- Sound and celebration
- Family, kinship and relations
- Religion and the sensory experience
- Music and dance
- Costume and colour
Papers of approximately 20 minutes or posters (maximum size A1) 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 6th April 2020 to 2020CBOMGScolloquium@gmail.com.
The Organising Committee
Panagiota Mantouvalou (University of Birmingham)
Laura Marie Clark (University of Birmingham)