The 20th International Congress of Byzantine Studies is to take

place in Paris from the 19th-25th August, 2001. The French organizers

have provided suggestions for several morning plenary sessions

(Byzantine law; Westerners in towns in the provinces of the Byzantine

Empire; Villages in the Byzantine Empire, 5th-14th century; Byzantium

between the Christian West and the Muslim world: artistic relations;

The periphery in time and space). They have also proposed some topics

for afternoon Round Tables. The final planning session will take place

this November, at which time all proposals for plenary sessions and

Round Tables will be discussed.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact

Nancy Sevcenko at

Further information will be available at the BSC meeting.