The Network for Medieval Arts & Rituals is celebrating a year of NetMAR Blog! The NetMAR Blog, which has published thirteen texts so far, is committed to finding exciting and interesting ways of communicating expert and original research into medieval arts and rituals to wider audiences. #NetMAR blog posts are published at the end of…

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Call for Papers: Workshop ‘Constructing and performing hope in the premodern world’ April 13-14, 2023, Tampere University, Finland.

The aim of the workshop is to investigate how hope functioned in premodern societies, paying attention to how hope and futurity are structured in life strategies and how they are performed in the contexts of different cultural scripts.

Keynote Speakers: Stavroula Constantinou (University of Cyprus) & Jenni Kuuliala (Tampere University). Please submit the title of your presentation and a short abstract of ca. 300-500 words with a description of the theme, methodology, main questions, and sources by May 20, 2022.

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LOGO-DIMIA: Lecture by CeMAR Director Assoc. Prof. Stavroula Constantinou

On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, the division of Greek and Latin Language and Literature of the Academy of Athens held the 6th lecture of the second cycle of LOGO-DIMIA. Watch here, the lecture by CeMAR Director, Assoc. Prof. S. Constantinou, entitled: “Milky Breasts A socio-ideological approach to the breastfeeding woman in antiquity and Byzantium”

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CML online seminars programme spring 2022

CML is happy to present the programme for the online seminars in spring 2022. This spring the seminars will be the three keynotes at the conference Scale(s) of Literary History – Europe c. 500-1500 taking place in Rome. All are welcome to register for the online seminars and join these three exciting talks online via Zoom. To register please write to

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New annual lecture series of the Centre for Medieval Studies (ZeMas) at the University of Bamberg (UNI BA), on “The Iberian culture in the Middle Ages”

The annual lecture series of the Bamberg Center for Medieval Studies (ZeMas) invites again to ten exciting interdisciplinary lectures that approach a medieval subject from a historical, philological, archaeological, and art historical perspective. This year’s lecture series are dedicated to Iberian cultures of the Middle Ages and start on 02 May 2022 with a lecture on “Álvaro de Luna (1388/90-1453) and his role at the court of John II of Castile” (Klaus van Eickels, University of Bamberg). All lectures will be held in German.

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NetMAR reading group

The #NetMAR Reading Group will be meeting again (online) this coming Thursday 24 March, from 4-6pm CET. The Reading Group, organised by our partners at the Centre for Medieval Literature runs under the theme of ‘#Arts & #Rituals in the #Middle #Ages and Beyond’.
This week we’ll be looking at T. S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral (London, 1935)! Join us here!

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Webinar: The Diamond Open Access Model: what impact on research?

Mar 28, 2022 01:00 PM in London

With escalating Article Processing Charges (APCs) under the Gold Open Access Model, attention has been turning to the Diamond Model, where scientific articles are not subject to APCs. Join a one-hour webinar, where an expert panel will explain and discuss these latest developments in Open Access publishing and what it means for researchers, research-intensive institutions, learned societies, libraries and other publishers.

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Seminar on “Issues of metaphrasis”

The Department of Linguistics and Philology and its Greek and Byzantine Studies of the Uppsala University, organizes a seminar under the Retracing Connections Research Programme with title “Issues of metaphrasis”

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International Conference: Humour and Religion

NetMAR Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Stavroula Constantinou will present on “Laughing Saints and (Un)Righteous Patients, Humour and Laughter in Byzantine Collections of Miracle Stories” at the International Conference: Humour and Religion at Sankt Ignatios College of the University College Stockholm on the 19th of February 2022

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Call for Papers for NetMAR International Conference: The Arts and Rituals of Pilgrimage

The conference invites papers from scholars of all career levels that engage with questions and themes including but not limited to:
• The practice of pilgrimage and its place in medieval literature and visual arts
• Pilgrimage in literature and literature as pilgrimage
• Pilgrimage in painting/ sculpture/ music/ rhetoric and/or performance
• The architecture of pilgrimage
• The communities of pilgrimage-goers and of pilgrimage sites
• Pilgrim routes
• The afterlives of pilgrimages
by no later than 31 July 2022.

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Call for Papers: Material Culture and Emotions 

The online journal Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture Online (MEMO) invites expressions of interest for articles on the subject of Material Culture and Emotions for publication in MEMO #10 (2022). Those interested are invited to send a short abstract (max. one page) in English or German to by 31 January 2022. Manuscripts should be…

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Bookcity Università 2021: Milano University Press at Bookcity Milano

19 November 2021 at 18:00 CET (only in Italian).
Join the presentation of the Statale University’s Milano University Press. Disseminating knowledge by adhering to the principles of Open Science is the aim of the University publishing house to which the opening event of the Bookcity programme at the Statale is dedicated. The event is free of charge, with online registration.

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Seminar by Dr. Nils Holger Petersen (University of Copenhagen/SDU): “The Medieval Latin Mass and its Receptions into the Modern Concert Hall and Various Electronic Media”

You are cordially invited to the second lecture within the Medieval advanced level Seminar series of UNI BA’s Winter Semester 2021/22, by Prof. Dr. Nils Holger Petersen (Odense), with title: “The Medieval Latin Mass and its Receptions into the modern Concert Hall and various Electronic Media”
Coordination: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Bennewitz/Prof. Dr. Klaus van Eickels
Monday, November 22, 2021
19:00 CET, via Zoom

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Lecture at UNI BA by Prof. Dr Bettina Wagner and Alyssa Steiner: Albrecht Pfister and the Earliest Printed Books in German from Bamberg

Lecture at UNI BA: Prof. Dr Bettina Wagner, Director of the Bamberg State Library, and Alyssa Steiner (M.St. University of Bamberg) will give a joint paper entitled ‘Albrecht Pfister and the Earliest Printed Books in German from Bamberg’ on Tuesday, 2 November 2021, at 3:30 CET (online). The paper will focus on the first Bamberg book printer, Albrecht Pfister, and specifically on the extremely rare Pfister prints held in British and American libraries. The talk will be in English; to register and join, please visit:

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CML videoseminar. Ingrid Bennewitz, “Brynhild’s Return. On the Depiction of the Icelandic Queen in Twenty-first Century Cinema”

Ingrid Bennewitz (University of Bamberg) will be giving an online seminar on “Brynhild’s Return. On the Depiction of the Icelandic Queen in Twenty-first Century Cinema” on Thursday, 25 November.

The seminar is part of the autumn 2021 seminar series and will be online via Zoom. All are welcome!

To register please write to

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International Conference – Storyworlds in Collections: Toward a Theory of the Ancient and Byzantine Tale (2nd – 7th c. CE)

Storyworlds in Collections: Toward a Theory of the Ancient and Byzantine Tale (2nd – 7th c. CE)
26 & 27 November 2021
Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals, University of Cyprus
Learning Resource Centre University of Cyprus Library ‘Stelios Ioannou’
Room LRC 019.
Hybrid Conference with ZOOM presentations.
Register here:

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Annual Meeting of the Finnish Society for Byzantine Studies

The Annual Meeting of the Finnish Society for Byzantine Studies will be held on September 29, at 18.00 EET online via Zoom (link below). We have the great honour to have with us as our keynote speaker Associate Professor Stavroula Constantinou, Director of the Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals (University of Cyprus) who will…

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Call for papers: NetMAR at ICM 2022

The international Network for Medieval Arts and Rituals (NetMAR) is seeking to organise a session at the 57th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 9-14 May, 2022. Drawing on the founding premise of NetMAR – that medieval arts (visual, performing, and literary) cannot be sufficiently or productively understood unless they are examined together and in relation to rituals and that rituals are better comprehended within the framework of their associated arts – the proposed session invites proposals for papers that investigate the intersections between medieval rituals and artworks (visual, performing, and literary). For more information, please contact: Stavroula Constantinou ( For a full CFP, and for information on how to submit a proposal for this panel please keep reading below.

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Dr Constantinou speaking at the Narrating Relationships in Holy Lives from the First Millennium AD conference, 12 July (online)

NetMAR’s Project Coordinator, Dr Stavroula Constantinou, will be speaking at the Narrating Relationships in Holy Lives from the First Millennium AD conference, organised by the Department of Classics & Ancient History of the University of Exeter. Dr Constantinou’s paper is entitled “Narrating Friendship in Byzantine Hagiography” and features an engaging reading of friendship in the…

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Lecture at UNI BA: Nadine Hufnagel on the Contemporary Reception of Hagen

On 07 July 2021, 8:30am CET, Dr Nadine Hufnagel (Bremen/Bayreuth), Privatdozentin for Medieval German Philology, will speak on contemporary literature’s reception of the character of Hagen (from the Middle High German “Nibelungenlied”). The lecture will be in German and will take place via Zoom. To register, please e-mail

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NetMAR at IMC 2021 Fringe

Join us on Thursday 8 July 2021 at the International Medieval Congress hosted by the University of Leeds, where NetMAR members will present the network and talk about the meaning, value, and challenges of heritage. This lunchtime event (1-2pm UK time) will take place as part of IMC 2021 Fringe Events. The panel discussion is organised…

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Call for papers: Mothers in the Time of the Church Fathers: Maternal Thought and Maternal Practice between Normative Representations and Individual Transgressions

The international workshop, Mothers in the Time of the Church Fathers: Maternal Thought and Maternal Practice between Normative Representations and Individual Transgressions, which will be held in Verona, Italy on 17-18 February (dates tbc), is now inviting proposals for papers interested in the different ways in which religion, through the words of mainly male authorities, has dictated the female perception…

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Έναρξη εργασιών του Δικτύου για Μεσαιωνικές Τέχνες και Τελετουργίες (NetMAR).

Η Διευθύντρια της Ερευνητικής Μονάδας για Μεσαιωνικές Τέχνες και Τελετουργίες (CeMAR) του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, Αν. Καθ. Σταυρούλα Κωνσταντίνου και οι εκλεκτοί της συνεργάτες σας προσκαλούν να τιμήσετε με την παρουσία σας την έναρξη των εργασιών του νεοσύστατου Δικτύου για Μεσαιωνικές Τέχνες και Τελετουργίες (NetMAR). Στο πλαίσιο του νέου αυτού προγράμματος, ομάδα ερευνητριών και ερευνητών από…

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Χρηματοδότηση από Ε.Ε. για διερεύνηση των αλληλεπιδράσεων μεταξύ Μεσαιωνικών Τεχνών και Τελετουργιών

Χρηματοδότηση ύψους €900.000 για τo ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα “NetMAR”στο πλαίσιο της πρόσκλησης “TWINNING” του Προγράμματος «Ορίζοντας 2020», άλλη μια επιτυχία του Τμήματος Βυζαντινών και Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου Το Τμήμα Βυζαντινών και Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου εξασφάλισε ευρωπαϊκή χρηματοδότηση για την υλοποίηση του προγράμματος με τον τίτλο «Δίκτυο για Μεσαιωνικές Τέχνες και Τελετουργίες» (με το…

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