[Actualités]Ouverture du site de chartes médiévales Cartae Europae Medii Aevi (CEMA)

It is a great pleasure to announce the publication of the Cartae Europae Medii Aevi (CEMA) website. Its objective is to bring together different resources for the interrogation of medieval charters on a European scale:


Source : https://twitter.com/Cartae_Europae/status/1488064261482029057?s=20&t=P2eRc06CZuSzjeh1sQyEug


[parution]Between the Pagan Past and Christian Present in Byzantine Visual Culture. Statues in Constantinople, 4th-13th Centuries

Up to its pillage by the Crusaders in 1204, Constantinople teemed with magnificent statues of emperors, pagan gods, and mythical beasts. Yet the significance of this wealth of public sculpture has hardly been acknowledged beyond late antiquity. In this book, Paroma Chatterjee offers a new perspective on the topic, arguing that pagan statues were an integral part of Byzantine visual culture. Examining the evidence in patriographies, chronicles, novels, and epigrams, she demonstrates that the statues were admired for three specific qualities – longevity, mimesis, and prophecy; attributes that rendered them outside of imperial control and endowed them with an enduring charisma sometimes rivaling that of holy icons. Chatterjee’s  interpretations refine our conceptions of imperial imagery, the Hippodrome, the Macedonian Renaissance, a corpus of secular objects, and Orthodox icons. Her book offers novel insights into Iconoclasm and proposes a more truncated trajectory of the holy icon in medieval Orthodoxy than has been previously acknowledged.

Paroma Chatterjee, Between the Pagan Past and Christian Present in Byzantine Visual Culture. Statues in Constantinople, 4th-13th Centuries CE, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2022. 350 p., 26 x 18,5 cm. ISBN : 9781108833585. GBP 75.

Source : https://rmblf.be/2022/01/29/publication-paroma-chatterjee-between-the-pagan-past-and-christian-present-in-byzantine-visual-culture-statues-in-constantinople-4th-13th-centuries-ce/?fbclid=IwAR2gnhkGluvPisWVIQ9i-TsNNx4-u-fLQV7Vkomnhj1tXzAfrSugN9ClQuo


[Appel à contributions]Byzantine related content for Mapping Eastern Europe Date limite 15/02/2022

Mapping Eastern Europe is a platform intended to promote study, teaching, and research about Eastern Europe between the 13th and 17th centuries through historical overviews, thematic overviews, case-studies and videos of monuments and objects, ongoing projects, as well as reviews of books and exhibitions.


If you are interested in contributing to this project, please complete this FORM by February 15, 2022.


[Seminaire]CAHA and CBOMGS Research Seminars 2021-22

The Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (CAHA) and the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies (CBOMGS) at the University of Birmingham are delighted to announce their spring research seminar series.

The series includes seminars co-hosted with the Centre for the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC) and the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CESMA). 

Each seminar has an individual registration link. Please register with the email address that you intend to log in on the day of the seminar. 

For queries please contact Dr Theodora Hadjimichael (t.hadjimichael@bham.ac.uk) or Dr Daniel Reynolds (d.k.reynolds@bham.ac.uk). 


Programme :

2 February. 16-17:30

9 February, 16-17:30

16 February, 16-17:30

23 February, 16-17:30 (CAHA/CBOMGS/BRIHC seminar)

9 March, 16-17.30

 16 March, 16-17:30

23 March, 16-17.30

30 March, 16-17:30 (CAHA/CBOMGS/CESMA)

[Colloque]St. Augustine’s ‘De Civitate Dei’ Political Doctrine, Textual Transmission and Early Medieval Reception 26-27/01/2022

Organizing committeeMarina GianiGert PartoensAnthony Dupont

This conference will be held digitally through Microsoft Teams. A link will be sent to all registered participants a day in advance.

Please register here: https://forms.office.com/r/a6KR1xRqxV

For any further information, feel free to contact marina.giani@kuleuven.be


Programme : 


[Colloque]”De mal en peine : méthodes et outils d’estimation de la douleur”, 10/11/02/2022, Lyon

Émotion, réaction somatique, norme comportementale, représentation culturelle… comment exprimer, partager, classifier et prendre en charge la douleur ? Le colloque interdisciplinaire « De mal en peine » propose un dialogue scientifique entre histoire, histoire de l’art, littérature, sociologie, philosophie, droit privé, sciences du langage, design industriel et psychiatrie afin de discuter des méthodes et des outils d’estimation de la douleur.

Ces deux journées interdisciplinaires mêleront les contributions de chercheurs et de praticiens et sont ouvertes à tous. La présentation d’un pass sanitaire sera requise.

Le programme détaillé est disponible sur le carnet Hypotheses du projet junior Desdémone :


Date et lieu : 

10 et 11 février 2022 : Université Lyon III, Amphithéâtre Huvelin, 15 quai Claude Bernard, Lyon 7. 

Affiche : 


Contact :





[publication]The Invention of Byzantium in Early Modern Europe

A gulf of centuries separates the Byzantine Empire from the academic field of Byzantine studies. This book offers a new approach to the history of Byzantine scholarship, focusing on the attraction that Byzantium held for Early Modern Europeans and challenging the stereotype that they dismissed the Byzantine Empire as an object of contempt.

The authors in this book focus on how and why the Byzantine past was used in Early Modern Europe: to diagnose cultural decline, to excavate the beliefs and practices of early Christians, to defend absolutism or denounce tyranny, and to write strategic ethnography against the Ottomans. By tracing Byzantium’s profound impact on everything from politics to painting, this book shows that the empire and its legacy remained relevant to generations of Western writers, artists, statesmen, and intellectuals as they grappled with the most pressing issues of their day.

Refuting reductive narratives of absence or progress, this book shows how “Byzantium” underwent multiple overlapping and often discordant reinventions before the institutionalization of “Byzantine studies” as an academic discipline. As this book suggests, it was precisely Byzantium’s ambiguity—as both Greek and Roman, ancient and medieval, familiar and foreign—that made it such a vibrant and vital part of the Early Modern European imagination.

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[Appel à contribution]Justices manifestes. L’enregistrement de la scène judiciaire (Moyen Âge – Époque moderne) 15/02/2022

Mercredi 22 & jeudi 23 juin 2022 – Archives nationales (site de Paris)

Les propositions de communication, sous forme d’un résumé de 500 mots environ en français ou en anglais et accompagné d’un bref CV, devront parvenir avant le 15 février 2022 aux adresses suivantes : aurelien.peter@gmail.com ; elisabeth.schmit@gmail.com .

La rencontre, organisée avec le soutien du LabEx Hastec, des Archives nationales, de l’IHMC et du LaMOP, se tiendra aux Archives nationales (site de Paris) les mercredi 22 & jeudi 23 juin 2022. Il est prévu que les communications dureront 30 minutes et pourront se faire en français ou en anglais. Elles donneront lieu à une publication.



[Appel à candidatures] chercheurs invités, ERC Advanced Grant AGRELITA [Date limite candidatures : 1er mai 2022]

Dans le cadre du Projet ERC Advanced Grant AGRELITA n° 101018777, « The reception of ancient Greece in pre-modern French literature and illustrations of manuscripts and printed books (1320-1550): how invented memories shaped the identity of European communities », dirigé par Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas (Université de Lille), un appel à candidatures à chercheurs invités est lancé.

Toutes les informations de candidature se trouvent ci-après

Appel à candidature chercheurs invités AGRELITA 2022
Call for applications visiting researchers AGRELITA 2022


Source : Caroline Crépiat, Project Manager – ERC Agrelita


Florentin BRIFFAZ

Doctorant en Histoire médiévale, Université Lumière Lyon2 (CIHAM - UMR 5648)

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[Seminaire] Byzantine studies seminars Edinburgh 2022

Byzantine Studies seminars

Explore research around rich cultures in a seminal period of world history with the Byzantine Studies seminars. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Time and location

The Byzantine Studies seminars take place throughout the year, on Mondays unless otherwise stated, online via Zoom from 5.15pm.

Programme précis : https://www.ed.ac.uk/history-classics-archaeology/news-events/events/research-seminars/byzantine-studies-seminars