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 cbomgs2017@gmail.com. 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

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

Registration – The 17th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

Colloquium programme

‘Redefining the Margins: Seeing the Unseen in the Eastern Mediterranean’

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

4th June 2016

Registration deadline: 30th May 2016

Attendance is free, but you must register by contacting Anna Kelley ack44[at]bham.ac.uk.

Registration – The 17th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

Call for Papers – The 17th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

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Redefining the Margins: Seeing the Unseen in the Eastern Mediterranean

The 17th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium

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

4th June 2016

Submission deadline: 31st March 2016

Papers are invited for the 17th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies. There are fashions in scholarship just as there are in costume or architecture, which means that certain topics are emphasised while others are marginalised. For example, 25 years ago a huge proportion of Byzantine art historical scholarship was devoted to illuminated manuscripts; today this is a much smaller field of study. This colloquium will focus on those ‘lost’ subjects, or subjects that never held the spotlight. We are interested in ‘peripheries’ of all sorts, including more traditional forms of marginalisation. The act of ‘marginalisation’ has been perpetuated and experienced in societies throughout the world: to construct the ‘other’, to classify as ‘fringe’ or outside the ‘mainstream’, to define and to diminish borders, populations, cultures, and ideas, both with or without intention.

Papers of approximately 20 minutes in any of the fields related to Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies are welcome. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words no later than Thursday 31st of March to Anna Kelley ACK442[at]bham.ac.uk. Applicants will be notified of selection within two weeks of this date.

Please note: limited bursaries to help with travel costs of speakers are available. Please contact the organiser for details.

Call for Papers – The 17th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

Call for Papers – The 16th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

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Fragmentation: The Eastern Mediterranean in Conflict and Cohesion

The 16th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium

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

30th May 2015

Submission deadline: 31st March 2015

Papers are cordially invited for the 16th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies. ‘Fragmentation’ is as important a phenomenon as ‘continuity’ in politics, economics, and cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean from late antiquity to the modern times. Instead of foreclosing debate on such common heritage in the region, the theme ‘Fragmentation’ provides a dimension on how institutions and various political, social, and economic groups interacted in harmony or in conflict, because of or in spite of such commonality.

We welcome 20-minute papers on topics in all fields of Byzantine, Ottoman and/or Modern Greek Studies that include, but are not limited by, the following:

Economic activities/institutions;

Literature and narrative;

Political institutions;

Historiographical scholarship;

Identity;

Societal affiliation/mentality.

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted by 31 March 2015 to cbomgs.colloquium@gmail.com. The applicants will be notified of the selection results within two weeks of receipt of submissions.

Call for Papers – The 16th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

Registration – The 14th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham

Colloquium programme

‘The Individual and the Society’

European Research Institute, University of Birmingham

25th May 2013

Registration deadline: 11th May 2013

Attendance is free, but to attend, you must register by 11th May by emailing your registration to Siren Çelik at SXC187[at]bham.ac.uk.

Registration – The 14th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium, Birmingham