First Colloquia Ceranea International Conference
11-13 April 2019, Łódź


On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the Colloquia Ceranea international scholarly conference, we are proud to announce that the call for proposals is open. The conference will take place April 11–13, 2019 in Łódź (Poland).





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We intend for the Colloquia Ceranea to become an annual gathering of scholars who study the history and culture of several geographic areas (Byzantium, the Slavic world, the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus) throughout a number of historical periods (ranging from Antiquity through the Middle Ages to the Early Modern period), with a particular focus on:


  • material culture and everyday life,
  • historical and political geography,
  • peace and war studies,
  • medicine,
  • society, mores and social norms,
  • education,
  • literature, manuscript production and circulation,
  • language,
  • art and visual culture,
  • cultural unity and diversity, continuity and innovations,
  • the history of the Church and religious movements,
  • political culture and ideology,
  • historiography and perception of the past from Antiquity to the present,
  • the state and its organization.


Four plenary lectures will be delivered during the conference. The keynote speakers include:

Prof. Béatrice Caseau, Sorbonne University (Paris IV)

Prof. Anna Kotłowska, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Prof. Anna-Maria Totomanova, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”


We are deeply convinced that the event will result in lively discussion and an invigorating exchange of ideas, leading to genuine intellectual interaction – perhaps the key element of any scholarly conference. Accordingly, we have opted for a format based on thematic panels, led by moderators who will represent groups of participants of each particular scheduled meeting. We expect these panels to consist of a maximum of 4 speakers, with each panel session lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes. Individual submissions are also welcome.

Papers should be presented in English. Other languages are acceptable too, provided that the speaker prepares an English handout (or multimedia presentation) outlining the main points of the talk.

Provided they meet the applicable requirements, the papers from the conference will be published in article format in the yearly Studia Ceranea, a journal indexed in Web of Science Core Collection (Emerging Sources Citation Index), EBSCOhost, and a number of other databases.

Declarations regarding the topics of the panels and lists of speakers should be sent by November 30, 2018 to the e-mail address




Organising Committee



Prof. Maciej Kokoszko

University of Łódź


Prof. Georgi Minczew

University of Łódź




Prof. Slavia Barlieva

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

 Dr. Martina Čechová

Czech Academy of Sciences

Dr. Roksana Chowaniec

University of Warsaw

Prof. Jarosław Dumanowski

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Prof. Ilia Iliev

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Kazimierz Ilski

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Prof. Diana Mishkova

Center for Advanced Study, Sofia

Doc. Georgi Nikolov

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Prof. Johannes Pahlitzsch

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Dr. hab. Aleksander Paroń

Polish Academy of Sciences

Prof. Bożena Płonka-Syroka

Wrocław Medical University

Prof. Giuseppe Squillace

University of Calabria

Prof. Anna-Maria Totomanova

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Prof. Mariyana Tsibranska–Kostova

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Dr. Aleksandar Uzelac

Institute of History, Belgrade

Dr. Lilianna Wdowiak

Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin

Prof. Marcin Wołoszyn

University of Rzeszów





Dr. Krzysztof Jagusiak

Dr. Karolina Krzeszewska

Dr. Zofia Rzeźnicka

Dr. Jan Wolski

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