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

Schedule

CALL FOR PAPERS: SPRING 2015 GEM FORUMS

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

Chairpeople

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.

Speakers

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 IXS233@bham.ac.uk.

GEM Forum Summer Term 2014

All Sessions – 5.15pm Whitting Room (426 Arts Building)

Wednesday 7th May – Colloquium Workshop by George Makris.

Wednesday 14th May – Presentation: The Isolario Map – a depiction of reality? by Andrew Blackler. Chair: Georgia Tsatsani

Wednesday 28th May – PG Journal Workshop by Wei-Sheng Lin (Diogenes), Eleanor Simmance (BEJ) and Rebecca Jones (JHAC)

Wednesday 11th June – Presentation: Michael Attaleiates and Eyewitness Accounts of War in Byzantine Literature by Kyle Sinclair. Chair Wei-Sheng Lin.

GEM Forum Call for Papers for Autumn 2013

Following the success of the GEM Forum last year, we are pleased to call for a new session of GEM Forum papers.

The concept is the same as previously: in each Forum session, 1-2 postgraduate students give a talk about a topic of their research. Alternatively, the GEM Forum can be a film screening or a visit to the University’s facilities relevant to fields covered by the CBOMGS.

This will be an ideal place to try out ideas and get feedback on research, as well as being an excellent opportunity to expand your academic CV.

The Forum allows participants to

* practise giving papers (for example, in preparation for the CBOMGS Colloquium or for any other forthcoming conference)

* practise handling PowerPoint presentations

* to receive feedback on any works-in-progress

* improve your confidence at asking and being asked questions in public, yet in a friendly atmosphere

* to meet and socialise with other postgraduate students.

Wine and snacks will be served. All are welcome.

We want YOU

Chairpeople

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.

Speakers

In order to plan a program, please send your abstracts by 1st September 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 has use of the Whitting Room from 5.15pm onwards Wednesday evenings all of next term

-Whether you would require any AV facilities

Yes, I am interested!

Both prospective chairpeople and speakers should contact the GEM Committee by 1st September 2013 on cbomgs@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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