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  • The question of how that which is left untold determines the characteristics and essence of journalistic storytelling is very important and continually changing for any journalist inspired by real life informants and situations. However, it takes time to reach this comprehensive question, it takes c

  • In May 2021, a virtual multilingual summer school Medieval Literature Across Languages took place. It was co-organized by the Center for Medieval Literature in Odense and the Retracing Connections program. One of the participants, our PhD researcher Lilli Hölzlhammer (Uppsala) gives a graphic summar

  • Discover the countless worlds and faces of Michael Psellos, the intellectual whose words and stories marked our image of the eleventh century more than any others. Stratis Papioannou presents the Greek edition of his book ΜΙΧΑΗΛ ΨΕΛΛΟΣ: Η ρητορική και ο λογοτέχνης στο Βυζάντιο, in the LiFO ΒΙΒΛΙΑ ΚΑ

  • 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

  • Ingela Nilsson explains what storyworlds are, what they can do, and why we enjoy studying them so much.

  • 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.

  • 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 sto

  • 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

  • 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 husban

  • 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.

  • 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 spe

  • 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 i