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Call for Applications: Multi-lingual Summer School

Call for Applications for the Multi-lingual Summer School Medieval literature Across Languages, to be held online on May 17-28, 2021, organised by the Retracing Connections programme and the Center for Medieval Literature (SDU, York), is open till December 15, 2020. See all the details below or here.

Public presentation of the programme

Retracing connections programme had a public launching event on September 28, 2020 at the Humanities theater of Uppsala University. Ingela Nilsson presented the programme’s structure and members. Miriam Hjälm spoke about miraculous births, merciful caliphs and audacious monks in Arabic and Greek storyworlds. Myrto Veikou introduced the audience with spatial storytelling and the Byzantine-Arabic frontier … Continue reading Public presentation of the programme

Sandro Nikolaishvili in a radio program on Queen Tamar

Our colleague Sandro Nikolaishvili from the Center for Medieval Literature at the University of Southern Denmark helped shed light on the life of Queen Tamar of Georgia (1160-1230) and some of the stories surrounding her rule. Dive into the world of revolutionary political decisions, choosing husbands, disobedient aristocracy, taming lion cubs and wearing panther skins!

Call for applications – Funded PhD position at Uppsala University

Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology offers a four-year fully funded PhD position in Greek and Byzantine Studies, primarilly to candidates interested in joining the work of the Retracing Connections: Byzantine Storyworlds in Greek, Arabic, Georgian, and Old Slavonic (c. 950–c. 1100) research programme. Deadline: September 24, 2020Starting date: January 1, 2021Details and requirements … Continue reading Call for applications – Funded PhD position at Uppsala University

First Retracing Connections Online Workshop, Autumn 2020

Mapping the Byzantine Storyworlds is the first Retracing Connections Workshop, to be held online on September 28-29 & October 2, 2020. The program members will unwrap the concept of storyworlds and discuss the Life of Saint Theodore of Edessa, the pillar narrative of the programme. The guest speaker will be Karin Kukkonen from the University … Continue reading First Retracing Connections Online Workshop, Autumn 2020

Public programme presentation, Uppsala, September 2020

Retracing connections programme will have a public launch of the program at the Uppsala University on September 28, 2020. Join us to meet our team members and hear about the programme! While being physically distanced, we will connect the first dots of premodern transcultural storytelling. See the invitation and let us know you will be … Continue reading Public programme presentation, Uppsala, September 2020


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