Thursday, January 17, 2008

Byzantine Studies

BSANA Listserve FWD from Linda Safran, BSANA President:

Greetings! I want to draw your attention to the brand-new website of the
Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA):
http://www.bsana.net. It’s still a work in progress, but it will soon
contain a complete downloadable archive of Byzantine Studies Conference
abstracts and most of the Minutes of the organization’s board meetings and
business meetings going back to the founding of the BSC in 1975.

In 2006 the BSC became one of the three components of BSANA; the other two
are the national Byzantine committees of both the U.S. and Canada. I
encourage you to find out more about the past, present, and future of
Byzantine Studies in North America and beyond by visiting www.bsana.net.
Under the heading of Opportunities we now list job openings, graduate
programs, and conferences of interest to Byzantinists. If you want to
notify colleagues of an event, please send an email to me
(linda.safran@utoronto.ca) or to the BSANA Secretary, Alicia Walker
(awwalker@wustl.edu). If you would like to update information about your
graduate program, please email the BSANA Vice-President, Amy
Papalexandrou, at apapalex@yahoo.com. To renew your membership, download
the pdf form available at http://www.bsana.net/membership.html and send it
with payment to the BSANA Treasurer, Anna Gonosov√° (the address is on the
form). Please remember that only members in good standing, those who pay
their dues in 2008, may submit papers to the next BSC to be held at
Rutgers this October. Conference info, including the current call for
papers, is always available at http://www.bsana.net/conference/index.html.

So, bookmark www.bsana.net to keep apprised of BSC, USNCBS, CCB, and AIEB
activities—or at least learn what those acronyms stand for! (Don’t forget
to delete any outdated bookmarks to the previous website, byzconf.org.)

My best wishes for a happy and productive 2008 (or 7516),

Linda Safran
University of Toronto
President, BSANA, Inc.

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