Call for Papers:

The theme of the Conference is “
The Contribution of the Great Church of Christ, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, to Byzantine Musical Culture”.

Any topic that meets the philosophy of the theme will be considered. Topics include, but are not limited to:

-Musicians of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and their contributions
-People of Letters of the Great Church of Christ and their contributions
-Artists and Iconographers of the Great Church of Christ
-Officials of the Great Church of Christ and their contribution
-The evolution of chant of the tradition of the Great Church of Christ
-Evolution of music and hymnography of the Great Church of Christ
-Monody vs. Choral chant
-Musical Committees of the Great Church of Christ
-Music schools and conservatoriums of Constantinople
-The influence of Byzantine Musical Culture of the Great Church on the culture of other Christian denominations and practices
-The Typikon of the Great Church of Christ, evolution and sources

There is a two-step process to participate as a presenter at the plenary sessions (October 31-November 2, 2011).

First, is by submitting an abstract of no more than 500 words. Preface the abstract with your name, complete contact details (mailing address, telephone, email address), institutional affiliation (if applicable) and the title of your presentation.

A committee will evaluate the abstract and determine its suitability for presentation at the conference.

You will then receive the committee’s decision.


Second, should the committee review your abstract favorably you will be requested to submit a registration fee of 120 euro (60 for students with proof of enrollment in an academic program) by cheque or bank transfer. Payment must be received no later than the 15th of October, 2011. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS and there will be no on-site payment. If payment is not received by the 15th of October 2011, your submission will be struck from the conference.

The presentations, at the conference, are limited to 20 minutes including a short question and answer period after each presentation. Ensure that the time is accordingly respected.

The presentations and the presenters will be videotaped and all videos will be published in an appropriate and freely-accessible website of the Society.

Full papers will be due no later than February 20, 2012 and are limited to 50 pages including figures, tables, images. Full papers must be submitted as Word documents with Palatino Linotype Font with no less than 11 point size. Papers that do not fulfill this requirement will be returned to the author(s) for the appropriate revision. After the deadline, any submission will not be published in the future Proceedings.