Call for papers: 17th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium; University of Birmingham

Redefining the Margins: Seeing the Unseen in the Eastern Mediterranean.

There are fashions in scholarship just as there are in costume or architecture, which means that certain topics are emphasised while others are marginalised. For example, 25 years ago a huge proportion of Byzantine art historical scholarship was devoted to illuminated manuscripts; today this is a much smaller field of study. This colloquium will focus on those ‘lost’ subjects, or subjects that never held the spotlight. We are interested in ‘peripheries’ of all sorts, including more traditional forms of marginalisation. The act of ‘marginalisation’ has been perpetuated and experienced in societies throughout the world: to construct the ‘other’, to classify as ‘fringe’ or outside the ‘mainstream’, to define and to diminish borders, populations, cultures and ideas, both with or without intention.

Con este título y estas ideas en mente organiza el Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies su 17º coloquio de postgraduados que tendrá lugar el 4 de junio en Westmere House, en la Universidad de Birmingham. Se pueden enviar propuestas (un resumen de no más de 250 palabras) para comunicaciones de 20 minutos hasta el 31 de marzo a Anna Kelley (

Habrá un número limitado de becas para los ponentes. Para más información, escribir al email indicado más arriba. 

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