Skopje 18-19 October, 2013


Organized by EURO-BALKAN UNIVERSITY, Skopje, republic of Macedonia

with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia


The International scientific symposium “Days of Justinian I” is an annual interdisciplinary scientific forum for presentation of the latest research and discussion of various aspects of Byzantine and Medieval Studies, which includes the treatment and interpretation of Byzantine and Medieval cultural, historical and spiritual heritage in contemporary European politics and history.

The theme of this year’s scientific symposium “Macedonia and the Balkans in the Byzantine Commonwealth” is focused on analyzing the specifics, differences and similarities of the Balkan region from the perspective of the impact of Byzantine as a dominant political, cultural, religious and aesthetic model. The purpose of the scientific meeting is to explore the concept of the Byzantine Commonwealth and to define the place of Macedonia and the Balkans, treating the phenomenon of Byzantium as Universal Empire being in a continuous interaction and conflict with Western Christianity and Christian-Islamic Orient.

Papers are welcomed on various aspects that could include the following areas of discussion:

• Byzantine Commonwealth: historical reality or modern construct?

• The place of Macedonia and the Balkans in the Byzantine Commonwealth;

• Byzantium as a cultural, aesthetic and religious model for political elites in the Balkans;

• Balkan countries in the Byzantine “hierarchy of states”;

• Ethnicity and identity in the Middle Ages: the Byzantine civilization concept and definition of “others” in the Balkans;

• Byzantine mission in the Balkans: religion, politics, diplomacy;

• The Balkans between Byzantium, Western Europe and the Orient;

• Byzantium after Byzantium: treatment and influence of Byzantine concepts and practices on post-medieval successors in Macedonia and in the Balkans;

• The representation of Byzantium in art, literature, music and material culture in the Balkans;

• Byzantine religious concept and modernity: tradition and influences;

• Byzantine cultural heritage: interpretation, restoration, protection;

• Archeological heritage and the research of the Byzantine history, society and economy.

 Application form download here


Deadline for submitting the abstract of the papers: September 15, 2013

Notification of acceptance for early applicants: August 10, 2013

Notification of acceptance for other applicants: September 20, 2013

Deadline: for submitting the full papers: January 31, 2014


Papers will be limited to 15 minutes in length.

Working languages: Macedonian and English.

No participation fee is required. Travel, accommodation and other expenses are covered by the participants themselves.

The full papers will be peer-reviewed by the international Programme Committee and the International Editorial Board. Papers delivered at the symposium will be published in the Proceedings of the symposium.


For further inquires please contact the Secretary of the Symposium: Ivana Kraјcinoviк (
Symposiarch: Professor Mitko B. Panov 

Organizing Committee (Euro-Balkan University): 
Prof. Mitko B. Panov (Chair)
Prof. Jane Kodjabasija
Dr. Vangel Nonevski
Dr. Bosko Karadjov
Dusica Dimitrovska - Gajdovska
Dragana Broz
Ivana Krajcinovic

International scientific Committee:
Prof. Mitko B. Panov (Euro-Balkan University, Skopje)
Acad. Vitomir Mitevski (Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts, Skopje)
Prof. Guiseppe Maino (ENEA and University of Bologna)
Prof. Carolyn S. Snively (Gettysburg College)
Prof. Elizabeta Dimitrova (University St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje)
Prof. Donatella Maino (University of Bologna)
Dr. Andrew Roach (Glasgow University)
Prof. Jane Kodjabasija (Euro-Balkan University, Skopje)
Prof. Maja Jakimovska - Tosic (Institute of Macedonian Literature, Skopje)
Prof. Viktor Lilcic (University St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje) 

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