Second Colloquia Ceranea International Conference
24-26 April 2020, Łódź



DIRECT LINK to open the web conference application [click here]


Programme [pdf]

Book of abstracts [pdf]



Honorary patronage

Prezydent Miasta Łodzi




The conference is targeted at scholars who study the history and culture of the Mediterranean (the Greco-Roman world, the Byzantine Empire, the Slavic world, the Balkans), the Middle East, and the Caucasus over the period from Antiquity to the Early Modern Times.

During Colloquia Ceranea II, we wish to focus particularly on the following topics:

Food and Medicine from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period

Polemical Literature in Byzantium and Slavia Orthodoxa

Realia and Imagination Byzantine Rhetorical Texts

An Ethnic and Religious Potpourri – the Eastern Border of the Byzantine Empire (4th-11th Century). Policy, Religion, Culture

Translatorica Mediaevalia. The Role of Translations in the Culture of South-East Europe and the Mediterranean

State Administration in the Early Byzantine Period (AD 284–641)

Rivalry and Cooperation in the Medieval Balkans and Mediterranean

Papers beyond the scope of the aforementioned subject areas will also be accepted, especially if they are related to:

  • material culture and everyday life,
  • historical and political geography,
  • peace and war studies,
  • society, mores and social norms,
  • education,
  • 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 day,
  • the state and its organization.

We encourage you to submit proposals of a thematic group (or thematic groups) organised around one specific topic (i.e. thematic panels). We expect each panel to consist of a minimum of 3 speakers. Individual submissions are also welcome.



Four plenary lectures will be delivered. Our keynote speakers are:

Prof. Albrecht Berger (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Prof. Ivan Biliarsky (Българска Академия на Науките)

Prof. Philip van der Eijk (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Prof. Marcello Garzaniti (Università degli Studi di Firenze)


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.



Due to the spread of SARS-COV-2 the conference is organised on the web, please check the link on the top of the page.



Dr. Krzysztof Jagusiak

Dr. Karolina Krzeszewska

Dr. Zofia Rzeźnicka

Dr. Jan Wolski

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