The collaborative research network Text and narrative in Byzantium (Texte et récit à Byzance) offers a scholarly framework for a number of research projects in Uppsala and Paris, while also facilitating mobility and exchange for teachers, scholars and PhD students. The network, generously sponsored for three years (2015-17) by The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond), includes philological, historical and art historical projects in Byzantine Studies, ranging from palaeography and textual criticism to narratological and iconographical analysis.
Principal instigator: Ingela Nilsson
Coordinator: AnnaLinden Weller (from May 2015)
Paris collaborators: Monde byzantin (UMR 8167 Orient et Méditerranée) and Centre d’Études Byzantines, Néo-Helléniques et Sud-Est Européennes, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
November 2016 Conference: To See, To Report, To Persuade: Narrative & Verisimilitude in Byzantium
Workshop in Uppsala, March 16-17, 2017: Narrative exchanges between Byzantium and Armenia: contact, conflict, & connotation. Call for papers.
Conference in Uppsala, May 18-21, 2017: From the Human Body to the Universe – Spatialities of Byzantine Culture.
Conference in Uppsala, August 4-6, 2017: Reception Histories of the Future: a conference on Byzantinisms, speculative fiction, and the literary heritage of medieval empire Call for papers (due March 31, 2017): http://www.historiesofthefuture.net/news/2016/9/16/call-for-papers-and-panel-topics