Conf/CfP - The Forty-fifth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, 17 - 20 October 2019, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Publish Date: Jan 30, 2019

Deadline: Feb 25, 2019

Event Dates: from Oct 17, 2019 12:00 to Oct 20, 2019 12:00


The Forty-fifth annual Byzantine Studies Conference (BSC) will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, from Thursday evening, October 17, through Sunday afternoon, October 20, 2019.

The Local Arrangements Chairs for 2019 are Dr. Leonora Neville, from the Department of History, and Dr. Thomas E. A. Dale, from the Department of Art History, at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

The BSC is the annual forum for the presentation and discussion of papers on every aspect of Byzantine Studies and on related topics relevant to the field. Conference attendance is open to all, regardless of nationality or academic status.

The BSC is also the occasion of the annual business meeting of the Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA). All conference attendees are warmly encouraged to attend and participate in the annual BSANA business lunch and meeting, which will be conducted on Saturday, October 19th. BSANA’s officers will lead this meeting:

  • President: Benjamin Anderson (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY) ( Vice President:
  • Galina Tirnanic (Oakland University, Rochester, MI) ( Secretary:
  • Hannah Ewing (Rollins College, Winter Park, FL) ( Treasurer:
  • Elizabeth Williams (Dumbarton Oaks) (

Submission Overview 

Submission Date/Time: February 25, 2019, Monday, 11:59 pm EST BSANA Vice President, Galina Tirnanic (, will oversee the submission process and will confirm receipt of each submission.

Notification Date: March 15, 2019, Wednesday The 2019 BSC Program Chair, Annie Labatt (, will oversee the blind-review process conducted by the 2019 BSC Program Committee, and will send out notifications of acceptance or rejection on March 15th.

Submissions, in summary, consist of: A single PDF copy of the individual blind abstract (paper title only, no names of author/s), 500-word maximum, formatted and submitted online according to the detailed instructions that follow. In the case of abstracts proposed within an organized panel, each abstract must be submitted individually and will be assessed on its own merits; see below for fuller instructions on organized panels.

Successful abstracts will present all of the following to a reader well-versed in Byzantine Studies writ large, but who is not an expert in your own subject:

  1. a clarifying and articulate introduction to your topic
  2. the major points of your argument, and an overview of the evidence supporting your argument
  3. a convincing statement on the significance of your work
  4. the conclusions you propose

Commitment to Present-Accepted Abstracts

Your submission and its acceptance represent a commitment from you to present the paper in person at the 2019 BSC. Those who cannot attend must withdraw no later than June 1, 2019.

Failure to notify the Program Committee in a timely fashion will adversely affect future chances to present at the BSC.

BSC Presenters Must Have Current BSANA Membership

To deliver your paper at the 2019 BSC, you must be a current member of BSANA in good standing. If speakers are not members in good standing by the beginning date of the conference, they will not be permitted to present.

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