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









11 April

Plenary lectures:

Prof. Béatrice Caseau, Sorbonne University (Paris IV)

Food and monasticism in Byzantium


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

The Glagolitic Script and the So Called Trilinguist Heresy


12 April

Plenary lecture:

Prof. Anna Kotłowska, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Jan Sajdak’s Byzantine Studies


13 April

Guided tour around Łódź




Biedermann Palace:

ul. Franciszkańska 1/5, Łódź




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.



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.




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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Honorary patronage

Prezydent Miasta Łodzi