CFA: “The Entangled Caucasus”

The Medieval Caucasus Network are seeking papers for a strand at the next International Medieval Congress, which will be held on the 3-6 July 2023, covering networks, connections and entanglements within and beyond the Caucasus region.

Paper proposals on any aspect of the archaeology, cultures, faiths, societies, economies, and politics of the Caucasus throughout the medieval period (very loosely 500-1500 AD), and which touch in some way upon the theme of networks & entanglements, will be considered. This could include connections between different areas within the Caucasus, or beyond it, and for example may include connections between states, networks of individuals, economic connectivity, archaeological or textual comparisons and connections, or networks of characters or places within literary texts.

We welcome proposals from academics at all career stages, including independent scholars, and particularly welcome proposals from scholars from the region and those from marginalised backgrounds. We will be seeking funding support to assist scholars who need it in attending the IMC. IMC 2023 sessions will be held in hybrid format such that, where necessary, presentation and attendance should be available to scholars without travel to Leeds. Please email your proposal to James Baillie ( AND  Nick Evans ( by no later than 15 September 2022, with an abstract of no more than 250 and no less than 100 words. Your proposal should state whether you would like to seek additional funding from the Medieval Caucasus Network in order to attend.