The Book, Writing, and Performance Cultures team of the Retracing Connections Programme is organizing and two-day colloquium on
Greek Literature in Italy (8th to 12th c.), in collaboration with the Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche of Università di Palermo and the Istituto Siciliano di Studi Bizantini e Neoellenici.
The colloquium takes place at the Orto Botanico in Palermo on October 23 – 24, 2023.  

Aske Damtoft Poulsen, Matthew Kinloch and Ingela Nilsson are organizing a workshop aimed to bring together PhD students and early career scholars who work with issues of narrative and narratology in pre-modern historiography. The workshop will be held at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, 3-4 November 2022. Please send an abstract (max 500 words) and CV to Matthew Kinloch or Aske Damtoft Poulsen by 30th April 2022.

More information below.

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.