57th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 9-14, 2022, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Armenian Studies: Literature and Art I and II

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Call for Papers
May 9, 2022 to May 14, 2022
Michigan, United States
Subject Fields: 
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Archaeology



Papers are sought for two sessions: Armenian Studies: Literature and Art I and II to be proposed for the 57thInternational Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, ONLINE: May 9-14, 2022), organized by Dr. Michail Kitsos (University of Toronto)


Classical and medieval Armenian literature and material culture offer a plethora of information about Armenian history, culture, theology, and politics during late antiquity and the Middle Ages. Despite the importance of classical and medieval Armenian sources, these remain understudied. Armenian Studies I & II: Literature and Art aim to demonstrate the importance of the study of classical and medieval Armenian literary sources and material culture and to highlight the role of Byzantine and Medieval Armenia by exploring literary contacts, interactions, the perception and the impact of Byzantine cultural tradition on the Armenian life, and exchanges between Armenia and its neighbors.


These two sessions aim to demonstrate the importance of classical and medieval Armenian sources and material culture for the study of Byzantium and beyond in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. We welcome papers that study different literary genres such as chronicles, theological treatises, narratives, letters, legal texts, as well as various forms of artistic expression in order to explore points of interaction, cultural exchange, literary contacts, and polemics between Armenia and its neighbors. Through these sessions, we aim to provide a multifaceted perspective of the role of medieval Armenia between Byzantium and Islam. 


To submit a paper proposal, you are kindly requested to do so no later than September 15, 2021, using the conference portal: wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizer Dr. Michail Kitsos at: mkitsos@umich.edu



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