American Society of Byzantine Music & Hymnology
3rd Announcement: Byzantine Music/Byzantine Literature Conference in Athens Greece, Sept. 2007
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF BYZANTINE MUSIC AND HYMNOLOGY
An international organisation devoted to the scholarly study of music
and ecclesiastic hymnographic literature of the Byzantine empire and the
In collaboration with the Byzantine Studies Initiative of the University
of Pittsburgh and with the organisational collaboration and support of
the European Arts Center (EUARCE), we announce the First International
Conference of the Society entitled BYZANTINE MUSICAL CULTURE.
For full details and to participate:
The Conference is dedicated, in memoriam, to St-John Chrysostom, one of
the pivotal Fathers of Christianity, 1600 years since his passing.
The Conference is confirmed to be held at the state-of-the art
Conference Center of the Athens Information Technology Center (www.ait.gr)
in the Athens suburb of Paeanea, Greece. The Conference is scheduled to
be held between September 10-14, 2007, Greece. AIT, the concert venues,
Arts Center and Athens are served well by Hotel Akraion
(www.akraion.gr), which will accomodate all participants. Minibus
service will be provided to all the
attendees between the hotel and all the venues as detailed at:
Athens is the main attraction in the prefecture of Attica and serving as
Greece’s historical center offers a unique setting for the scholar and
musicologist including numerous sites of archaeological interest,
museums, libraries and ecclesiastic locations.
On-line abstract submission deadline is July 31st, 2007 for reduced rate
and August 20th for full rate.
On-line registration deadline is also July 31st, 2007 for reduced rate
and August 20th for full rate.
Although registration at full rate is available on site, we regret that
accept abstracts after the 20th of August.
The conference will consist of a series of core thematic sessions along
with musical interludes and guided tours of sites and venues relevant to
the overall theme.
The plenary sessions will feature distinguished invited guests and the
thematic sessions will then follow.
The conference will focus on the following thematic cores:
-Ecclesiastic music of Orthodoxy worldwide
-Ecclesiastic musical codices and manuscripts
-Byzantine hymnology & poetry
-Philosophy & theology of Byzantine music
-Sociology of Byzantine music & hymnology
-Influence of Byzantine music & hymnology in Balkan and Eastern European
-Secular and ethnic music in Byzantium
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
Presentation of “Markos Eugenikos”, a poetic/theatrical works written by
the eminent poet Ioannis Koutsoheras (1904-1994) at the European Arts
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11-THURSDAY 13, 2007
Keynote Presentations, Abstract Presentations
Musical interlude (mid-day)
Evening musical performances (choral ensembles)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2007
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2007
Archieratical Orthros and Liturgy at the historical church of St. John
Chrysostom in Paeanea, built between 1680-90 and rendered by the
hagiographers of the reknown Georgiou Markou Argeius school
Excursion to sites of interest of the prefecture of Attica