Many of us would like to go back in time, either to change something in our own lives or to meet someone who lived back then, but unless you have a time machine it’s sadly impossible. If you want to go back to the past to learn about how it was, however, then the second Byzantine and Mediaeval Studies conference, set to run in Nicosia from tomorrow until Sunday, may give you an idea.
The conference, which will take place at the Nicosia Municipal Multipurpose Centre next to Famagusta Gate, is organised by the Byzantinist Society of Cyprus and will begin tomorrow with registration from 9am until 9.30am.
During the three-day conference, scholars, researchers and students will present their research in the fields of history, archaeology, art, architecture, literature, philosophy and religion of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean during the Byzantine, Mediaeval and Ottoman periods. This truly international event will feature speakers from Armenia, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom and the USA, and the languages of the conference will be Greek, English, French and German.
The keynote speaker at the event will be Professor Holger Klein of Columbia University in New York, who will present his lecture entitled ‘Art, Faith, and Diplomacy: Cyprus between Jerusalem and Venice in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries’ tomorrow at 5.20pm.
Moufflon Bookshop will also have a stall at the conference for all those who would like to buy books on mediaeval studies and travel back in time even more.
To view the conference programme, go to https://byzantinistsociety.org.cy/cbms2018/.
Second Conference on Byzantine and Mediaeval Studies
Three-day conference. January 12-14. Nicosia Municipal Multipurpose Centre. Friday: 9am-7pm, Saturday: 8.45am-6.35pm followed by a reception, Sunday: 8.45am-1.40pm. Free. Email: [email protected]