BYZANTINE STUDIES CONFERENCE
The inspirational occasion for these two exhibitions is the XXth Annual
Byzantine Studies Conference which, this year (October 20-23, 1994), is hosted
by the University of Michigan for the second time. The Byzantine Studies
Conference is an annual forum for the presentation and discussion of papers
embodying current research on all aspects of Byzantine history and culture.
Two items from University of Michigan collections will be discussed in papers
given at the conference: the smaller of two fragments of an early papyrus roll is
displayed below (the larger is over 9 feet long -- P.Mich 6901) with a later
Byzantine codex (Ms. 50).
Traditionally, University of Michigan collections are the subject of research its
regular faculty, staff and students as well as scholars from outside the
University. The collections are also used for teaching within the undergraduate
and graduate curricula, as well as across the boundaries of the University,
deliberately including school, religious and other community groups among its
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