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2017 Byzantine Studies Conference

The 43rd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis

The next Byzantine Studies Conference will be held in Twin Cities, Minneapolis from Thursday October 5 - Sunday October 8, 2017.

See the conference website for more details.

Call for Papers

Dear BSANA Members,

Please find attached the 2017 BSC Call for Papers, with abstracts due Wednesday, March 1, by midnight EST.

This year for the first time submissions will be through an online system – please see the final two pages of the CFP for instructions.

BSANA Vice President Jennifer Ball will confirm abstract receipt through the online system. Final notifications will be sent by March 15th.

All the best,

Sarah Brooks
2017 BSC Program Chair

Associate Professor of Art History
James Madison University

Schedule and locations:

The Twin Cities main airport is Minneapolis-St. Paul International
Airport (MSP)

The majority of the conference will take place on the University of Minnesota's West Bank campus. Venues will include Elmer L. Andersen Library, the O. Meredith Wilson Library and Heller Hall, with additional events in nearby buildings. See the campus map.

The East and West Bank are connected by campus shuttles and pedestrian bridges.

The Twin Cities' Metro Transit website has information on public transportation, including the light rail line (Blue Line) connecting campus with the airport and the line running through UMN connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul (Green Line). For parking and UMN's extensive campus shuttle system, see the Universiy of Minnesota's Parking and Transportations Services website.

The LOC has reserved blocks of rooms at the Marriott Courtyard near UMN's West Bank and the Aloft hotel.The Aloft will not have the block ready until next month, February. There is a daily free shuttle and ample public transportation connecting the Aloft to the West Bank. There are many other hotels nearby and in the Twin Cities.

For questions, please contact the Dept. of Art History:, 612-624-4500.

Local Arrangements Committee

  • Matthew Canepa, Art History
  • Andrea Sterk, History

Program Committee


Graduate student travel reimbursements for the 2016 Conference

Graduate students giving papers at the Byzantine Studies Conference who do not reside in the area of the conference are entitled to partial reimbursement of travel expenses.