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Canberra, April '97: "Sailing to Byzantium": Approaches and Goals

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From: Minos Orphanides <minos@logos.cy.net>

NOTICE OF CONFERENCE APRIL 1997 AND FORM TO REGISTER INTEREST

"Sailing to Byzantium": Approaches and Goals

The Tenth Conference of
The Australian Association for Byzantine Studies
to be held at the Australian National University in Canberra Friday April 25th (Anzac Day) to Sunday 27th an Australian long weekend, Easter for the Orthodox and Canberra's autumn leaves at their glorious best (Canberra is the national capital,set among the mountains, about 3 hours' drive or a short plane trip from Sydney.)

Guest. The Association's conference visitor will be Nancy Sevcenko, author of The Life of St Nicholas in Byzantine Art (1982) and co-author of a translation of the life of this saint who performed miracles at sea. She has published a catalogue of the illustrated manuscripts of the Metaphrastian menologion (1990) and was associate editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (1991).

Conference theme. It is intended that everyone, including research students, should be able to navigate their way around this theme and present a paper if they wish. Either one hour or half-hour shifts at the helm will be the norm. The theme need not be interpreted literally. While nautical subjects, or a nautical twist, would be very appropriate, it may be treated allegorically, with the emphasis placed on the sub-title. In this case speakers are invited to give some explanation of how they are approaching any topic of their own choosing with reference to current research in that field, their methodology and, where applicable, in relation to their own more distant goals.

Synopses of papers will be published in the Byzantine Studies in Australia Newsletter.

Sessions will be held on the Friday, from 2 pm in the Haydon-Allen lecture theatre, and over the weekend in two theatres in the new Manning Clark Centre. All theatres are adjacent to the University Union. The conference will end at about 4 pm on the Sunday afternoon.

Accommodation. A block booking has been made at Bruce Hall, a student residence five minutes' walk from the conference venue. The rates quoted are Aus $39 (students $31) per person per day for a single room and breakfast, or $55 (students $45) full board. Accommodation should also be available either side of the conference for those who wish to make a holiday of it and see the attractions of the national capital. The city centre and several hotels and motels are within walking distance of campus. University House on campus has single and double rooms each with bathroom and is comparable to hotel/motel accommodation.

Registration fee: Aus $80 (students $40) by March 1st 1997; thereafter add $10.
The conference is not exclusively for Byzantinologists; anyone interested may attend. A special welcome will be given those visiting Australia for the conference.

TO RECEIVE THE SECOND CIRCULAR AND REGISTRATION FORM IN NOVEMBER 1996 PLEASE RETURN THE FORM BELOW TO THE CONVENER:

Dr Ann Moffatt, Art History Department, ANU, Canberra, ACT 0200
Phone: (61) 6-249.2901 (W) or 6-247.4783 (H); Fax: (61) 6-249.2705
Email: Ann.Moffatt@anu.edu.au
(Between mid Aug. and mid Oct. please direct any enquiries to Margaret Brown at the same address and fax number.)


Name:

Address:


Email:

Phone:

Fax:


First call for papers:

I would like to offer a paper: Yes   /  No   /   Probably

Topic or general area:



Preferred length, including discussion: one hour  /  30 minutes   /  other
(please specify):



The final date for offering a paper will be (yes) Friday December 13th and a synopsis of approx. 300 words must be submitted by March 1st, 1997 to be circulated with the draft program prior to the conference.

PLEASE RETURN ASAP TO THE CONVENER:
Dr Ann Moffatt, Art History Dept., ANU, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
or Fax: (61) 6-249.2705

Ann.Moffatt


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