Text and Narrative in Byzantium: Events

April 16-17, 2015: Irene de Jong (Amsterdam), seminar (”A narratological commentary on Herodotus”) and lecture (”Homer the first tragedian and Odysseus the first actor”)

April 29, 2015: Stanislas Kuttner-Homs (Caen / Paris), seminar.

May 28, 2015: Gourmandise, Gluttony, and Gastronomy in Late Antique and Byzantine Sources. Béatrice Caseau (Paris), lecture and discussions.

September 17, 2015: The Narrative of Medieval Empire on the Frontier – Some Preliminary Thoughts. AnnaLinden Weller (Uppsala), seminar.

September 24, 2015:  Narrative metalepsis in Byzantine hymns and sermons (5th-8th c.). Uffe Holmsgaard Eriksen (Århus/Uppsala), seminar.

October 8, 2015: A Thematic Approach to the History and Development of Constantinople’s Suburbs. Isabel Kimmelfield (Nijmegen), seminar.

October 15-17, 2015: Physics, economics and Byzantine monetary history. Cécile Morrisson (Paris), lectures.

November 12, 2015: Byzantine literary ’lived spaces’ through the study of hagiographical texts (4th to 12th c.) Myrto Veikou (Uppsala), seminar.

November 26-28, 2015: Workshop in Uppsala: Telling_Stories in Byzantium: an experimental workshop on Byzantine narration and recent developments in narratology

April 29-30, 2016: Conference in Munich: Chronicles as Literature at the Crossroad of Past and Present. In collaboration with the Institute of the Byzantine Studies of the University of Munich.

May 12-13, 2016: Workshop in Paris. Greek and Byzantine Storytelling: at the crossroad of two research projects In collaboration with the Novel Saints: studies in ancient fiction and hagiography project at the University of Gent.

May 23-28, 2016: Summer school for PhD students, The Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, Reading Pleasure – Pleasure Reading: medieval approaches to reading. In collaboration with Centre for Medieval Literature, SDU Odense. Post-Summer School report.

August 22-27, 2016: table ronde at The 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Belgrade: Byzantium – a narrative in constant change. Convened by Ingela Nilsson and Aglae Pizzone.

October 27-29, 2016: Conference at Uppsala University: Narrative & Verismilitude in Byzantium

December 1-2, 2016: Workshop at the University of Gent: Theoretical approaches to narratology.

March 16-17, 2017: Workshop at Uppsala University: Narrative exchanges between Byzantium and Armenia: contact, conflict, & connotation

May 18-21, 2017: Conference at Uppsala University: From the Human Body to the Universe: Spatialities of Byzantine Culture

August 4-6, 2017: Conference at Uppsala University: Reception Histories of the Future: a conference on Byzantinisms, speculative fiction, and the literary heritage of medieval empire

September 13-15, 2017: Panel on ”Byzantine Narratives: Texts, contexts, and approaches”  at the European Narratology Network Conference 5, Prague. Convened by Markéta Kulhánková. Chair: Ingela Nilsson. Papers by AnnaLinden Weller, Uffe Holmsgaard Eriksen, Elisabeth Schiffer, Florin Leonte, and Markéta Kulhánková. http://www.enn5.cz/basic-information/introduction

October 9, 2017: Workshop on the novel and fictionality http://www.grekiska.net/workshop-om-romanen-och-fiktionalitet/

November 30, 2017: Seminar and lecture with Dr Eva von Contzen (Freiburg University)