This week: 1821- the movie

For the last week of term, don’t forget to come to the GEM Forum screening of 1821, the controversial movie about the Greek War of Independence!  Drinks, snacks and good conversation provided as always.

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GEM Forum this week– Bojana Pavlović

This week–We’re welcoming our visiting Serbian scholar Bojana Pavlović and her discussions on Nikephoros Gregoras and contemporary Serbian Byzantine Studies. Looking forward to seeing you at the GEM Forum.

Also, Don’t forget!–We’re looking for papers for our GEM Forum Summer Series; deadline is 19 April.

See you on Wednesday!

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We’re watching a documentary in our Gem Forum this week!

Don’t forget, this week, we will be watching Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City: 1900-1922 (2012)
Same time, place, snacks and good conversation.

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This week, 11/2, Please welcome Mike Saxby!

This week, Mike Saxby will be presenting our GEM forum on Byzantine numismatics.

See you on Wednesday!

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GEM forum 4 February

Don’t forget!
GEM Forum tomorrow evening, at 5:15 in Arts 436.  The presentation will be given by our president, Yannis Stamos.Yannis 4 feb GEM poster final-page-001

Spring term forum schedule



The concept is the same as previously: in each Forum session, we would like 1-2 postgraduate student(s) to give a talk about a topic of their research. Alternatively, the GEM Forum can be a film screening, a ‘seminar’ (an open discussion about a given topic, chaired by one of the Centre’s students) or a visit to the university’s facilities relevant to fields covered by the CBOMGS.

Apart from being an excellent opportunity to expand an academic CV, the forum allows participants to:

  • practice giving papers and presentations (e.g., in preparation for upcoming colloquia)
  • receive feedback on research and various work in progress
  • improve confidence in asking and answering questions in a public, yet friendly atmosphere
  • and finally, to meet and socialize with other postgraduate students

We want YOU


If you are interested in chairing a session of the GEM forum, this would involve giving a short introduction about the speaker/s and their work, then directing the Q&A session afterwards. Any suggestions for seminar topics that you might like to chair are also welcome.


In order to plan a programme, please send your abstracts by 14th December including:

-The proposed paper topic AND field of study (e.g. Byzantine, Ottoman or Modern Greek Studies).

-An abstract of approximately 200 words.

-Dates of your availability – GEM forum sessions are going to take place, as per usual, at the Whitting Room from 5.15pm onwards, but this term they are going to be every Wednesday.

-Whether you would require any AV facilities.

Yes, I am interested!

Both prospective chairpeople and speakers should contact Yannis Stamos by 14th December 2014 on


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