Candidates from Albania, Armenia, Cyprus, Russian Federation, Greece, Italy, the UK, Republic of Moldova, Romania and Turkey to attend the Annual School of Byzantine Studies
Following a rigorous evaluation process, the Selection Commission has nominated 16 candidates to attend the 2018 edition of the Annual School of Byzantine Studies – “Representations of Byzantium in history, literature and art”. The successful applicants come from 10 different countries, divided as follows: Albania (1), Armenia (1), Cyprus (1), Greece (3), Italy (1), the Republic of Moldova (1), Romania (5), the Russian Federation (1), Turkey (1) and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1).
The candidates chosen by the Commission will have their accommodation and meals provided for them for the entire duration of the Summer School both in Bucharest and in Constanța, and will be able to attend the field trips organized as part of the programme free of charge. Moreover, the successful applicants will be contacted on an individual basis by the organizers of the event in order to finalize the arrangements of their arrival in Bucharest.
The 2018 edition of the Annual School of Byzantine Studies – “Representations of Byzantium in history, literature and art”, represents a significant effort on the part of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization to consolidate the available knowledge in the field, but also to facilitate the interaction between renowned specialists, on a national and international level. Through the participation of scholars of great prestige in Byzantine Studies, such as Professors Paolo Odorico (EHESS, Paris), Michel Kaplan (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris), Christian Gastgeber (from the Academy of Vienna), Alexander Alexakis (University of Yoannina) and Athanasios Semoglou (University of Thessaloniki), the Summer School aims to create a space for a lively debate and interaction between Masters, doctoral students and young researchers on the one hand, and established researchers and professors in the field on the other. At the same time, it attempts to create a space for the dissemination of information, and for the emulation of cutting-edge work and research methods, applied deliberately to specific themes such as literary and hagiographic representations, numismatic perspectives, the management of the borders of the Byzantine Empire and urban perspectives on Byzantine architecture.