Follow the exciting life of a charter, from a medieval monastery on Mont Athos to a bronze monument in central Belgrade. Why don't the kings let the librarians do their job? How do we fit a complex life and a controversial historical figure into a monument? Can nameless beekepers also build a state? Read more about all of this in a new blog post on the Nordic Byzantine Network Blog.  The text Ink, Bronze, and Blood of the Nation: Living in Medieval Serbia Today is written as an announcement for an online Oxford - Uppsala event held on March 25th, 2021. You...

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 epics. Milan Vukašinović shared some suggestions on how to deal with déjà-vus in medieval literature and Christian Høgel announced exciting plans for the years to come. ...

Instead of letting the extraordinary circumstances of the global pandemic hinder our work and isolate us in our homes, the members of the Retracing connections programme want to reach out, bring colleagues closer and inspire discussion. Join us on Friday, October 23 at 13.15 CET on zoom to meet our team members and hear about the programme! Help us connect the first dots of premodern transcultural storytelling from different corners of the world.Short presentations of the programme by Ingela Nilsson, Marijana Vuković, Uffe Holmsgaard Eriksen, Sandro Nikolaishvili and Christian Høgel will be followed by a discussion where you can ask questions to all of our team members. The discussion will be moderated by...