23ο Βυζαντινολογικό Συνέδριο Βελιγράδι (22 - 27/08/2016)

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BYZANTIUM – A WORLD OF CHANGES

"Πάντα μὲν γὰρ μεταβάλλεται, ἀπόλλυται δὲ οὐδέν."

(Maxime Planude)

Dear Colleagues,

The Association Internationale des Études Byzantines (AIEB) will hold its next congress, the 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, in Belgrade from the 22nd to 27th of August, 2016. The members of the Serbian National Committee for Byzantine Studies, as well as all Byzantinists and medievalists of Serbia, are proud that the Belgrade school for Byzantine studies is to be entrusted again with the organization of this congress. We warmly welcome Byzantine scholars from around the world to participate and contribute to this important exchange of ideas and thereby establish the present state of research in Byzantine studies.

The upcoming congress will focus on deepening the understanding of Byzantium (the Byzantine Empire) as a living organism that lasted for more than a millennium and in which ideology, erudition, art and culture essentially contributed to the development of Europe from the Late Antique and Medieval period up to the present day. The congress will also offer young researchers the opportunity to share their ideas and projects for future research on Byzantium. Bearing all this in mind, the Réunion-Intercongrès held in Athens in September 2013 accepted the name and motto of the Congress suggested by the organizers. Both elements emphasize the above-mentioned need for understanding Byzantium as a complex organism that calls for innovative approaches to the future research.

The president of the Republic of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolić, will act as patron for the International Congress due to its importance for scientific research in Serbia and for the cultural identity of the country, for which the organizing body would like to expresses its deep gratitude. The importance of the Congress within the international scientific and cultural scene has been recognized by UNESCO through its patronage for which the organizers express deep gratitude to Director General, Mrs Irina Bokova.

Ljubomir Maksimović

President of the Serbian National Committee for Byzantine Studies

Honorary Vice-president of A.I.E.B.

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