Showing posts from October 26, 2014

Resources for the study of Greek, Latin, Armenian, Georgian and Coptic cults of saints

The UK based project, Cult of Saints from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world, has recently published a list of great resources for the students of medieval cults of saints in a variety of languages. Click here to access the list and the project's website. The aims of the project: The project, which launched in January 2014, will map the cult of saints as a system of beliefs and practices in its earliest and most fluid form, from its origins until around AD 700 (by which date most cult practices were firmly established): the evolution from honouring the memory of martyrs, to their veneration as intercessors and miracle-workers; the different ways that saints were honoured and their help solicited; the devotion for relics, sacred sites and images; the miracles expected from the saints.

Byzantine Studies Conference, 40th edition, Vancouver, November 2014: Program and Participants

The Byzantine Studies Association of North America organizes the 40th Annual Conference in vancouver Canada at Simon Fraser University. The Byzantine Studies Conference was founded in 1975 and is the premier venue for the presentation and discussion of papers embodying current research on all aspects of Byzantine history and culture in North America. The BSC meets in October or November in a different city every year. Roughly 75 papers are presented and discussed in a relaxed but professional atmosphere. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend and may compete for prizes for the best papers. The BSC is also the occasion for the annual BSANA business meeting. BSANA is incorporated in the state of Florida. Click here to access the conference website