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!

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, 2020
STARTING DATE: January 1, 2021
Details and requirements here.
Email for more information.

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 of Oslo. See the program of the Workshop.

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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 present.

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