AHRB Centre for Byzantine Cultural History
and the School of Historical Studies
A day conference entitled, "Archaeology, Art and Text in Byzantium" will be held 10th December 2004 hosted by the AHRB Centre for Byzantine Cultural History at the School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. The theoretical aspects of the conference will be interesting for scholars in fields outside Byzantium, and indeed, the sessions will benefit greatly from their contributions.
The broad aim of the conference will be to promote new avenues of interdisciplinary research and collaboration within Byzantine Studies, between specialists in Archaeology, Art History and Texts. All papers will attempt to consider how the interaction between all three disciplines can offer a more sophisticated picture of Byzantine culture.
Papers will discuss the potential methodological and theoretical approaches of these different disciplines; evaluate the contribution of interdisciplinary approaches to Byzantine studies; and consider case studies and themes from the period.
There will be a welcome meal for speakers and delegates on Thursday 9th December
at the Quayside in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The meeting itself will
begin at 9:30am on Friday 10th December. The start time will give delegates
and speakers unable to come on Thursday night the chance to come up on Friday
morning. The meeting will aim to finish at 5pm on Friday and will be followed
by another evening meal in Newcastle city centre for all those speakers and
delegates who would like to attend.