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Λευκωσία 29 Απριλίου-3 Μαΐου 2008 - Nicosia 29 April-3 May 2008


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IV International Cyprological Congress



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The organization of the Cyprological Congresses began in 1969 by the Society of Cypriot Studies, the oldest active cultural association in Cyprus. The Society of Cypriot Studies was founded in 17 April 1936 in the Pancyprian Gymnasium and had as first president the late Constantinos Spyridakis. Until now three congresses have taken place (I 1969, II 1982, III 1996).

The IV International Cyprological Congress will be held in Pancyprian Gymnasium in Nicosia from 29 April to 3 May 2008, during Orthodox Easter Week. It will be under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Cyprus and under the auspices of the Archbishop of Cyprus. A great number of scientists and researchers from all over the worlds will participate and present communications in many fields, a fact indicating the great interest of scientists about Cyprus and of the international recognition the institution of the Cyprological Congresses has achieved.

The Congress is divided into three sections:

Ancient (Pre-historic – Roman periods),

Byzantine – Mediaeval (330 – 1571 A.D.) and

Post-Byzantine – Modern (1571 onwards).

It covers many scientific fields related with Cyprus, such as Philology, History, Philosophy, Archaeology, History of Art, Methodology and Archival Research, Religion, Theology, Fine Arts, Mass Media, Folklore and Folk Culture, Sociology, Statistics, Anthropology, Pedagogic, Law, Economy, Medicine, Natural Sciences and Athletics.

The duration of the communications has been set at 15 minutes, with 5 minutes for discussion. The languages of the Conference will be Greek, Turkish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. The speakers who will not present their communication in Greek are recommended to prepare sufficient abstract in Greek or English to be distributed to the participants.

If you want to read the first circular press:   Circular









The IV International Cyprological Congress will be held in the Pancyprian Gymnasium,

in the square named after Archbishop Kyprianos. The historical Gymnasium is opposite the Archbishop's Palace and Cyprus Folk Art Museum



















The Department of Postal Services has already designed and is going to issue 60.000 souvenir sheets 

 especially for the IV International Cyprological Congress.

The size of souvenir sheet is 65x75mm and has one internal perforated stamp 38x38mm.

The souvenir sheet will be disposed for the period of a year unless previously sold out. 











Society of Cypriot Studies





Publishing Guidelines

for the Proceedings of the

IV. International Cyprological Congress







 Lefkosia 2008




Publishing Guidelines

for publication by the Society of Cypriot Studies



Every participant of the IV. International Cyprological Congress with a paper is invited to send his paper for publication in the Proceedings of the Congress.


The size of the article submitted should not exceed a maximum of approx. 3,000 words, including footnotes. Three additional pages (tables) will be given for photographs (up to four photographs per page). In exceptional cases the decision is made by the Administrative Board, after suggestions by the Editorial Committee. Articles written in the Greek language are accompanied by a summary in one of the major European languages, while those in foreign languages are accompanied by one in Greek.


Articles must be submitted at the latest by 15 September 2008. The signed texts should be sent by post to: Society of Cypriot Studies, care of the Editorial Committee, P.O. Box 21436, CY-1508 Lefkosia, Cyprus, Tel. (00357) 22 432578; Fax (00357) 22 343439.


Preparation of the text:

The full texts with footnotes must not exceed 3,000 words approximately and are to be delivered exclusively on diskettes/CD, accompanied by a print-out.

Foreign words, abbreviations, Latin and Greek expressions (e.g. interpolated expressions, ones from Cypriot dialect) etc. are to be put in italics. The editor of the volume will send the writers the most recent printer’s proof. The writer will be responsible for the relevant cost in the case of corrections and later additions exceeding one page. The writer will receive ten (10) Offprints, and the volume(s) of the Proceedings’ section, where his article belongs. The expenses for further copies requested will be at the expense of the writer.


The choice of Greek in the form taken by the article is the prerogative of the writer, on condition s/he follows its accepted forms.


In the cases where there is reference to contemporary geographical names, only officially recognised versions are used (for Cyprus see: M. Christodoulou, K. Konstantinidis, A Complete Gazetteer of Cyprus (The Cyprus Permanent Committee for the Standardization of Geographical Names), Lefkosia 1987).


Articles will be published with the system of accents to which the author conforms. Re-publication in the Proceedings of a study already published elsewhere, is excluded. Consequently, those who send texts for publication are bound to abide by this principle. Intellectual property rights (copyright) of the published works belong to the Society. In the case of re-edition for other publications of articles appeared in the Proceedings, the written approval of the Administrative Board is required, with reference to its first publication being a sine qua non.



a)                  Table of Abbreviations:


For the sake of uniformity, each writer is requested to follow the attached Table of Abbreviations of the Society of Cypriot Studies. In the case of other possible ones not included, the current international conventions are observed, the regulation of which is undertaken by the editor.


b)                  Footnotes:


Notes are in the form of footnotes. The name and surname of the writer are written in small letters and are by declension (in the case of Greek names).


The title of independent study is given in small italicised letters.


The title of an article from a journal or of a jointly written work is written with small inverted commas in normal lettering.


The number of the volume, book etc. is written regularly with Greek, Arabic or Latin numbers, observing the system followed in the specific edition.


The place of origin of the edition is always written in the language of the study. That of journals is omitted, being considered unnecessary; while conversely the mention of the book or volume is considered essential, as well as its date. Sources and supplements that may be laid out in published studies will be written as in the original (multi-accented or with a single accent) and within inverted commas; sources are written in italics and supplements in normal lettering.


Before the year of the cited publication will be also stated the number of the edition (or re-edition) to which the writer is referring, as well as the names of possible translators and editors: for example, Ch. Delvoye, Byzantine Art (ed. Dem. Triantaphyllopoulos, trans. M. Papadaki), Athens ³1994, 56.


The complete title will be cited only the first time in the footnotes. Any later reference will include only the surname of the writer, the first noun of the title and in brackets the number of the footnote, where the bibliography is firstly cited.



c)                  Further examples are given below of references to studies and to footnotes:


Peter van Deun, Sancti Barnabae Laudatio auctore Alexandro monacho et sanctorum Bartholomei et Barnabae vita e menologio imperiali deprompta [CCSC 26], Turnhout 1993.


G. Sotiriou, “The Church of Apostle Barnabas near Salamis of Cyprus”, KS 1 (1937) 175-187.


Ev. Chrysos, “The Byzantine Face of Cyprus”, in: Κύπρος, το πολιτιστικό της πρόσωπο διά μέσου των αιώνων, Proceedings of Symposium (Lefkosia, 19-21 April 2001), (ed. Ioannes Theocharides) Lefkosia 2003, 142-150.


D. Pallas, entry: “Mosaics” ΘΗΕ ΙΒ ΄, col.  1071-1240.




Footnote 5: C.P. Kyrris, History of Cyprus with an introduction to the Geography of Cyprus, Nicosia 1985, 176-180.


Footnote 32: Kyrris, History (footnote 5), 314-318.

Footnore 33: Idem, History (footnote 5), 317.

Footnore 34: Ibid., 318.



d)                  Tables, photographs, sketches:


In the Proceedings accompanying black-and-white and/or coloured photographs, as well as diagrams will be published, under the condition that the intellectual property rights (copyright) have been requested and safeguarded by the writer in advance. The photos have to be in high resolution, digitalized, numbered and included for publication with full bibliographical information and reference to their origin. Furthermore, the captions of the photographs and diagrams are placed underneath with opposite numbering.


The number of pages for diagrams, black-and-white and coloured photographs does not exceed three, which allows approximately 12 items (photographs, diagrams) to be published.



ΑΑ       Archäologischer Anzeiger

ΑΑΑ    ᾿Αρχαιολογικὰ ᾿Ανλεκταξ ᾿Αθηνν

ΑΑSS  Acta Sanctorum

ΑΒΜΕ ᾿Αρχεον τν Βυζαντινν Μνημεων τςΕλλδος

ΑΔ       ᾿Αρχαιολογικν Δελτον

ΑΕ       ᾿Αρχαιολογικ ᾿Εφημερς

ΑΕΜ   ᾿Αρχεον Εβοϊκν Μελετν

ΑΕΜΘ    ᾿Αρχαιολογικ Εργο στ Μακεδονα κα Θρκη

ΑJΑ     American Journal of Archaeology

ΑnatStud    Anatolian Studies

ΑnΒoll   Analecta Bollandiana

ΑπΒ     ᾿Απστολος Βαρνβας

ΑrtΒ    Art Bulletin

ΒCΗ    Βulletin de Correspondance Héllènique

ΒΔ       Βυζαντινς Δμος

ΒΕΠΕΣ    ΒιβλιοθκηΕλλνων Πατρων καὶ ᾿Εκκλησιαστικν Συγγραφων

ΒF        Byzantinische Forschungen

ΒΗG    Βibliotheca Hagiographica Graeca, (κδ. F. Halkin), Brussels ³1957, τ. Ι.-ΙΙΙ.

ΒΗG Αuct       Auctarium Bibliotecae Hagiographicae Graecae, (κδ. F. Halkin),Brussels 1969.        

ΒΗG Νov Auct           Νovum Auctarium Bibliotecae Hagiographicae Graecae, (κδ. F. Halkin), Brussels 1984.

ΒΗL    Βibliotheca Hagiographica Latina, (κδ. Socii Bollandiani), Brussels 1898- 1901, ²1949, τμοι Ι.-ΙΙ.

ΒΜGS Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

ΒΝJ      Byzantinisch-neugriechische Jahrbücher

ΒollA   Βolletino d’Arte

ΒSΑ     Annual of the British School in Athens

Βsl       Byzantinoslavica

ΒSt      Byzantine Studies

Βyz      Βyzantion

ΒΖ       Βyzantinische Zeitschrift

CΑ       Cahiers Archéologiques

CCSΑ  Corpus Christianorum Series Apocryphorum

CCSG  Corpus Christianorum Series Graeca

CFHB Corpus Fontium Historiae Byzantinae         

CΗ      Cahiers Historiques   

CorsiRav Corsi di cultura sull’arte ravennate e bizantina

CPG    Clavis Patrum Graecorum

CSCΟ Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium

CSΗΒ  Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae

DACL Dictionnaire d’Archéologie Chrétienne et de Liturgie

ΔΧΑΕ Δελτον Χριστιανικς ᾿ΑρχαιολογικςΕταιρεας

ΔΙΕΕ   ΔελτονΙστορικς καὶ ᾿ΕθνολογικςΕταιρεαςΕλλδος

DΝΡ    Der Neue Pauly. Enzyklopädie der Antike

DΟΡ   Dumbarton Oaks Papers

Δωδ     Δωδνη

ΔωδΧρον        Δωδεκανησιακ Χρονικ

ΕΑ       ᾿Εκκλησιαστικ ᾿Αλθεια

ΕΕΒΣ  ᾿Επετηρς Εταιρεας Βυζαντινν Σπουδν

ΕΕΚΕΙΣ          ᾿Επιστημονικ ᾿Επετηρς Κυπριακς Εταιρεας Ιστορικν Σπουδν

ΕΕΘΣ ᾿Επιστημονικ ᾿Επετηρς Θεολογικς Σχολς

ΕΕΤΑΚ           ᾿Επιστημονικ ᾿Επετηρς Τμματος ᾿Αρχαιοττων Κπρου

ΕΕΦΣ ᾿Επιστημονικ ᾿Επετηρς Φιλοσοφικς Σχολς

ΕΚΕΕ  ᾿Επετηρς Κντρου ᾿Επιστημονικν ᾿Ερευνν

ΕΚΜΙΜΚ        ᾿Επετηρδα Κντρου Μελετν Ιερς Μονς Κκκου

ΕΜΜΕ            Ερετριον Μεσαιωνικν Μνημεων τς Ελλδος

ÉΟ      Échos dOrient

ΕΦ      ᾿Εκκλησιαστικς Φρος

ΗΧ      ᾿Ηπειρωτικ Χρονικ

ΙstΜ    Istanbuler Mitteilungen

JbAC   Jahrbuch für Antike und Christentum

JHS      Journal of Hellenic Studies

Β      Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik

JRS      Journal of Roman Studies

ΚΑ       Κυπριακὴ ᾿Αρχαιολογα

ΚΧ       Κρητικ Χρονικ

ΚΣ       Κυπριακα Σπουδα

ΚυΧ    Κυπριακ Χρονικ

LCI      Lexikon der christlichen Ikonographie

ΛΣ       Λακωνικ Σπουδα

LThK   Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche

ΜΕΕ   Μεγλη Ελληνικ ᾿Εγκυκλοπαιδεα

ΜΚΕ   Μεγλη Κυπριακ ᾿Εγκυκλοπαιδεα

ΜΜ     Acta et Diplomata Graeca Meddi Aevi Sacra et Profana, (κδ. Fr. Miklosich – J. Müller), Vienna 1800-1890, τμοι 1-6.

ΝΕ       ΝοςΕλληνομνμων

OC      Oriens Christianus

ΟCA   Orientalia Cristiana Analecta

ΟCΡ    Orientalia Cristiana Periodica

ΟDΒ    Τhe Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

ΡG       Patrologia cursus completus, Series graeca, (κδ. J. P. Migne)

ΡL       Patrologia cursus completus, Series latina, (κδ. J. P. Migne)

ΡLΡ     Prosopographisches Lexikon der Paläologenzeit

QDΑΡ Quarterly of the Department of Antiquities in Palestine

RAC    Reallexikon für Antike und Christentum

RACr  Rivista di archeologia Cristiana

RbΚ     Reallexikon zur byzantinischen Kunst

RE       Real Enzyklopädie

Β     Revue des Études Byzantines

RÉG    Revue des Études Greques

RΝ      Revue Numismatique

RQ      Römische Quartalschrift

RSΒΝ  Rivista di Studi Bizantini e Neoellenici

SC       Sources Chrétiennes

SΗ       Subsidia Hagiographica

ΘΗΕ   Θρησκευτικ καὶ ᾿Ηθικὴ ᾿Εγκυκλοπαιδεα

ΤΜ      Travaux et Mémoires

VV       Vizantinskij Vremennik

ΖLU    Zbornic za Likovne Utemnosti

ΖRVI   Zbornic Radova Visantoloskog Instituta




Contact:  Society of Cypriot Studies /Cyprus Folk Art Museum. P.O. Box 21436, 1508 Nicosia, Cyprus. Tel.: 00357 22 432578 Fax: 00357 22 343439 E-mail: cypriotstudies@gmail.com, cypriotstudies@logosnet.cy.net