To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 14–17, 2015. Session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies are invited.
Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website (http://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/50th-international-congress-on-medieval-studies/). The deadline for submission is May 19, 2014. Proposals should include:
-Intellectual justification for the proposed session (about 300 words)
Successful applicants will be notified by May 28, 2014 if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal.
If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and presider) up to $500 maximum for US residents and up to $1000 maximum for those coming abroad. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.
The session organizer may act as the presider or present a paper. The session organizer will be responsible for writing the Call for Papers. The CFP must be approved by the Mary Jaharis Center. A list of suggested speakers and abstracts may be appended to the session abstract. Session participants will be chosen by the session organizer and the Mary Jaharis Center.
Please contact Brandie Ratliff (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director, The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.