Call for Papers: 12th Congress of the Association Internationale d’Etudes du Sud-Est Europeen

The 12th Congress of South-East European Studies Bucharest, 2-7 September 2019 Political, Social and Religious Dynamics in South East Europe Proposed Sessions

1. Religious Dynamics between the Pontos Euxeinos and the Aegean Sea in Antiquity
2. Urbanization in South East Europe in Roman times 3. The Religious Basis of Power in South East Europe
4. The Ottoman Conquest of the Balkans: Structural Change and Continuity
5. Networks in South East Europe: Politics, Trade, Culture (14th-17th Centuries) 6. The Black Sea and its Straits: a Permanency of South East European History
7. South East Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean 8. Devotion and Pious Donations to the Holy Places within the Ottoman Empire
9. Orthodoxy, from Empire to Church. Social Manifestations and Cultural Forms of Faith 10. Translations of Patristic Literature in South East Europe 11. Biblical Apocrypha in South East Europe. Variation and Transmission from Antiquity to Modern Times 12. The Printing Press in and for South East Europe 13. Between the Imperial Eye and the Local Gaze. Cartographies of South East Europe
14. Demetrius Cantemir’s South East Europe                                                                                                                                   15. South East Europe as Science. The Birth of a Scientific Discipline
16. Merchants in the Balkans: Family and Geographical Solidarities, Networks and Commercial Techniques
17. The Phanariote Literature
18. Between Czar, Kaiser and Sultan: New Approaches to the Age of Revolution in the Lower Danube and the Black Sea Area
19. On Rivers and Seas: Hydropolitical Conflict and Maritime Cooperation in South East Europe
20. The Formation of South-East European Nations and the National Unifications 21. The Migration. Human and Political Condition in South East Europe 22. From Ani to Romania: History, Tradition and Iconography 23. Georgia and South East Europe: Byzantine Heritage and Common Cultural Path 24. Religious Minorities in South East Europe 25. Experts, Technology, and State. Making the Modern Environment in South East Europe
26. New Perspectives on Balkan Linguistics 27. Exit from the Great War: South-East European Societies from 1918 to 1923
28. The Legacy of the Treaties of Paris (1919-1920), a Century after
29. Doctrines, Movements and Totalitarian Regimes in South East Europe in the 20th Century
30. Remigration and Transformation in Post-Socialist South-East Europe
31. The European Union, South-Eastern European State and Relations with Neighbours
32. Conserving the Cultural and Artistic Heritage in South East Europe
33. Perspectives on the Digitization of Documents in the South-East European Archives


The titles and abstracts of the papers are expected to be submitted before 20 December 2017, to the address: congress2019@aiesee. org . Please indicate the session of the congress in which you wish to participate.

Call for Papers: Renaissance Royal Weddings and Cultural Production

The conference ‘Renaissance Royal Weddings & Cultural Production’ seeks to reconsider cultural output for/about royal weddings which took place between c.1400 and c. 1600, as an important source for contemporary thought about monarchy and ruling families/dynasties. It will study the royal wedding as a nexus of ideas, texts, objects and performances about the Crown. It will ask how the Renaissance itself affected the culture of royal weddings, with its classicising, Italianate focus. The conference welcomes papers from scholars working in Renaissance and neo-Latin literature, art history, court studies, intellectual and political history. Papers on cultural production for royal weddings outside Latin Europe are also warmly welcomed.

Please submit 200-500 word abstracts of paper proposals to by 1st October, 2017. The Jagiellonians Project is able to cover reasonable travel and accommodation costs for all participants presenting a paper.

The conference is being organised under the auspices of the European Research Council funded project Jagiellonians: Dynasty, Memory & Identity led by Dr Natalia Nowakowska.

The full Call for Papers is available at Renaissance Royal Weddings and Cultural Production.