The main purpose of the Colloquia Ceranea conference was to present, as wide as possible, the historic and cultural heritage of regions that were first under the influence of the Greco-Roman civilisation and later became part of the Byzantine Empire. Equally important was highlighting how the said tradition was adapted in Europe in the modern period.
Within the framework of the symposium there were given three keynote lectures:
- Food and monasticism in Byzantium – prof. Béatrice Caseau, Sorbonne University (Paris IV);
- The Glagolitic Script and the so called Trilinguist Heresy – prof. Anna-Maria Totomanova, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski” (in the absence of the author the paper was delivered by dr Andrzej Kompa);
- Jan Sajdak’s Byzantine studies – dr hab. Anna Kotłowska, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
In the conference participated researchers from Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Italy.
The symposium, which was organised by Ceraneum Centre, took place on 11–13 April 2019 in Biedermann Palace.