Byzness

Dear all,
This week the Oxford University Byzantine Society executive committee has changed. On behalf of the incoming committee, I would like to thank the outgoing committee. The new committee is as follows:
President: Matthew Kinloch (University College)
Treasurer: David Barritt (St Cross College)
Secretaries: Sukanya Raisharma (St John’s College) & Joe Dawson (Oriel College)
Best wishes,
Matthew
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 23rd June 2015
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1. NEWS & EVENTS
2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

3. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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1. NEWS & EVENTS
The Patristic & Byzantine Study Week, Oxford, 3-8 July 2015
The Patristic & Byzantine Study Week, is taking place at Wolfson College and St Gregory House​, Oxford, 3-8 July 2015. The week will be dedicated to interdisciplinary research in the fields of theology and medieval studies with special emphasis in Patristics and Byzantine studies. A series of distinguished lecturers, researchers and artists will offer lectures and seminars dedicated to the Bible, spirituality, sacred art, the study of history, and the way Patristic and Byzantine Studies may be relevant to us today. Among them are: the Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia (Oxford), Sebastian Brock (Oxford), Hugh Wybrew (Oxford), Andrew Louth (Durham), Richard Price (London), Mary Cunningham (Nottingham), ​Ida Toth (Oxford), Andreas Andreopoulos (Winchester), Pantelis Kalaitzidis (Volos), Niki Tsironi (Athens), Eirini Panou (Jerusalem), Rebecca White (Oxford), Stephen Platt (Oxford), Nikolaos Asproulis (Volos), George Calofonos (Athens), Theofili Kampianaki (Oxford) and others.
The Study Week will be inaugurated with an event dedicated to “The Sacred in Art”, which will include an exhibition by the celebrated Greek artists Venia Dimitrakopoulou, Pavlos Samios and Vana Xenou; all three of them will be present and will speak about their works.
For further information and registration, see: http://www.ainosculture.org/, The Press Release here; The P​rogramme of the week here; Information about the exhibition “Sacred in Art” here.
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International Symposium: “Inscriptions: Their Contribution to Byzantine and Post-Byzantine History and History of Art”, University of Ioannina, 26-7 June 2015
For poster, details and programme see here
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Visibilité et présence de l’image dans l’espace ecclésial. Byzance et Moyen Âge occidental, Paris, 25 September
The first meeting of the research programme: IMAGO-EIKΩN. Regards croisés sur l’image médiévale entre Orient et Occident(Labex RESMED, HiCSA et INHA).
For details see here
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For the Newsletter of the Friends of The Hellenic Institute of Royal Holloway (2014-2015) see here
2. CALLS FOR PAPERS
International Conference: Early medieval Graphicacy in a Comparative Perspective(9–10 June 2016) University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo
Organizers: Prof. Ildar Garipzanov and Dr Romy Wyche
This conference is the last of a series for the Graphicacy and Authority in Early Medieval Europe Project. The aim of the project has been to gather scholars from a wide range of disciplines to discuss the increasing role of non-figural graphic devices across a wide range of media, from manuscripts to architecture and mass-produced objects.
Visual communication in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages is conventionally analysed using methods specific to either figural imagery (and visualcy of the past) or literary productions (and literacy). In contrast, our project focuses on non-figural graphic devices which are intermediaries between texts and pictures, and which appear during Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. The project operates with a working hypothesis that these graphic compositions attest to early graphicacy, which has been defined as a visual mode of communication of conceptual information and abstract ideas by means of non-figural graphic devices, which may comprise inscribed letters, words, or decorative symbols. For a recent discussion of early graphicacy, click here and for more information about the project, please visit our website.
Our previous conferences have examined functions and contextual usage of graphic devices such as monograms, christograms, the staurogram, the sign of the cross and symbolic ornaments on a wide array of material as well as the monogrammatic and decorated initials, graphic symbols, and ornamental designs that appear in early medieval manuscripts. In this closing conference, we would like to include early non-figural graphic devices that are more familiar to specialists in modern graphicacy, namely maps and diagrams.
The objective of this conference is to gather scholars from a wide range of disciplines including but not limited to art history, archaeology and cultural history of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages in the Latin West and Greek East for comparative discussions of early non-figural graphic devices in different media, regions, or chronological periods. We are especially interested in papers dealing with different forms of early graphicacy in a comparative perspective as well as common cognitive mechanisms that enable their deployment in visual communication.
Please submit your proposal (about 300 words) and a short academic CV (no more than a page) at the followinglink by 1 October 2015. Places are limited to allow us to subsidise some costs, including registration fee and refreshments. If you have any question please contact Dr Romy Wyche at r.m.wyche@iakh.uio.no .
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3. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Byzantine Studies. The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher and teacher in the field Byzantine Studies, with the ability to teach, and supervise, across a broad chronological range from ca. 500 to 1500. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and further developing the profile of Byzantine Studies at the Department of Medieval Studies and is expected to be an active member of the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS).
 

Volker Menze (
menzev@ceu.edu), director of CEU’s Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, or Niels Gaul (gauln@ceu.edu) would be happy to advise prospective candidates informally on whatever issues may be of interest, such as workload, likely institutional responsibilities, etc.
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A postdoctoral position at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in Greek Epigraphy
Supervisors from Ca’ Foscari publish their “expression of interests” containing detailed information on the research themes they would like to develop. Potential fellows can contact them within June 15th, sending a full CV (with experience and publications) and a proposal abstract to research@unive.it. We will regularly update the website with new “expressions of interest”
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Job Vacancy 2 Research Associates
The DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich/ Collaborative Research Centre 1150 “Cultures of Decision-making” starting on July 1st 2015 at the University of Münster invites applications for
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterinnen/ Mitarbeiter
(PhD student positions)
Salary Scale 13 TV-L 65%
in the Project C02 “The Role of the Supernatural in Procedures of Imperial Decision-making in the Byzantine Empire from the 6th to the 12th Centuries” under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Michael Grünbart at the earliest possible date.
The positions will be fixed-term during the first phase of the Sonderforschungsbereich/ Collaborative Research Centre 1150 until June 30th 2019. Currently, the regular employment time is 26 hours and 33 minutes per week. All posts can, as a rule, also be filled as part-time positions if there are no compelling work-related reasons against doing so.
The Collaborative Research Centre / SFB 1150 “Cultures of Decision-Making” examines the social prac-tice of decision-making in a historical-comparative and interdisciplinary perspective from the Middle Ages to the present. The SFB addresses decision-making as a form of social action which is neither self-evident nor invariant, but which is based on changing social and cultural conditions. In three Project Areas and 20 Projects different historical “cultures of decision-making” are reconstructed by examining selected social fields, asking: how decision-making was framed, modeled, performed and reflected in different historical contexts; what the culture-specific conditions underlying decision-making were in every case; in what ways it in turn shaped the institutional and power structure of society; and how and why cultures of decision-making changed over the long term. The Collaborative Research Centre com-prises several disciplines (History, Literature, Law, Philosophy, Cultural Anthropology, Jewish and Byzantine studies) as well as a Graduate Centre.
Project C02 will investigate, how imperial decision-making was supported and influenced by prophetic competency and supernatural expertise (“occult sciences”) in medieval Byzantium.
The scope of duties includes:
• The Research Associates participate in and contribute to the Project C02 by doing research either on the PhD-project A “Occult Sciences and Fortunetellers in Procedures of Decision-making at the Byzantine Imperial Court from the 6th to the 12th Centuries” or on the PhD-project B “Prophets and Divine Afflatus in Procedures of Imperial Decision-making in the Byzantine Empire from the 6th to the 12th Centuries”.
• The Research Associates will also take part in the interdisciplinary collaboration with other pro-jects as well as in workshops, meetings and research groups of the Sonderforschungsbereich/ Collaborative Research Centre 1150.
 The Research Associates have the possibility for further academic qualification by submitting their the-sis (Promotion) and therefore participate in the syllabus of the Graduate Centre (“Integriertes Graduiertenkoleg”) of the Sonderforschungsbereich/ Collaborative Research Centre 1150.
The following requirements must be met:
• Completion of a course in Byzantine studies or similar studies with a focus on Byzantine studies with top grades (Master or Magister)
• Language skills in Ancient/Byzantine Greek
• Experience in coping with and interpreting of Byzantine sources
• The candidates should have a main area of interest in Byzantine history, Byzantine imperial his-tory, Byzantine historiography and Byzantine scientific disciplines (esp. astrology and oneiromancy). In addition candidates should indicate an interest in Byzantine learned culture and knowledge transfer and they should be receptive to interdisciplinary methods as well.
 The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe dis-abilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.
 Please submit your application by post / by e-mail / by post or e-mail together with the usual documents by July 10th 2015 to the following address:
Prof. Dr. Michael Grünbart
Historisches Seminar / Abteilung Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
WWU Münster
Rosenstraße 9
48143 Münster
E-Mail-Adresse: gruenbart@uni-muenster.de
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Michael Grünbart (gruenbart@uni-muenster).
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Vacancy as a research assistant in Syriac Studies at the University of Manchester

 

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Oxford Listings

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A reminder that ​the society’s Trinity Term Debate will take place tomorrow evening​ on the topic of ‘Was Byzantium the middle ground between east and west? Ideas of state and community’ with Eduardo Manzano and Michael Angold. The debate starts at 8pm in the Saskatchewan Room but we hope to have a wine reception outside, weather permitting, before hand.​

​I apologise in the delay in the sending out of the Oxford Listings this week.
Best wishes,
Andrew

 
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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY

SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 8

Trinity Term 2014

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MONDAY 15th June

17.00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls
Malcolm Vale (St John’s, Oxford)
Henry V: a personal portrait revisitied

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TUESDAY 16th June

14.00   KCR Special Lecture
Khalili Research Centre
Corisande Fenwick
Tales of the City: Archaeology, Empire and the Muslim Conquest of North Africa

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17.00   Dirhams for Slaves Seminar Series
Khalili Research Centre
Andrew Roach (Glasgow)
The dynamics of the drug trade: a template for medieval slavery?

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20.00   OUBS Debate
Saskatchewan Room, Exeter
Eduardo Manzano (CSIC) & Michael Angold (Edinburgh)
Was Byzantium the middle ground between East and West? Ideas of state and community

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WEDNESDAY 17th June

17.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Irina Shingray (Oxford)
Rule and Religion among the Khazar Nomads: From Mazdean to Muslim World

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17.00   Patristic Seminar
Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
Jarred Mercer
The Holy Innocents in Patristic thought

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17.00 Themistius Seminar: historical and philosophical perspectives
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Professor Carlos Fraenkel (McGill University, Montreal / University of Oxford) and  Yoav Meyrav (University of Tel Aviv)
Themistius’ Paraphrase of Metaphysics 12: Text, Ideas, Reception

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THURSDAY 18th June

11.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Lucy-Anne Hunt (Manchester)
Crusader palace decoration in the Levant between Byzantium and Islam in the 12th–13th centuries

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12.00   Global themes in medieval history
Auditorium, Corpus Christi College
Mark Whittow (Oxford)

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17.00   After Roman Seminar
Danson Room, Trinity College
Alessandro Bausi (Hamburg University)
A late antique relic from the Ethiopian highlands: The Ethiopic version of the History of the Episcopate of Alexandria

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FRIDAY 19th June

11.00   Byzantium: the transition from antiquity to the middle ages, AD 500-1100
Ioannou Centre
Ine Jacobs (Oxford)
Transport, trade and international relations

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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY

SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 7
Trinity Term 2014

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MONDAY​ 8th June​

17.00 TORCH Public Lecture
Taylorian Hall
Seth Lerer (UCSD)
What was the Late-Medieval English poetry?

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TUESDAY​ 9th June​

17.00 Dirhams for Slaves Seminar Series
Khalili Research Centre
Marie Favereau and Irina Shingiray (Oxford)
The captive, the currency, and the gift in the Khazar and Golden Horde empires

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WEDNESDAY 10th June

17.00 Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Panagiotos Roilos (Harvard)
The Christianization of ancient Greek literature and rhetoric in 11th-12th century Byzantium

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17.00 Patristic Seminar
Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
Carol Harrison
Augustine on Music and the Affections

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17.00 Themistius Seminar: historical and philosophical perspectives
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Riccardo Chiaradonna (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)
Julian’s Letter to Themistius and the 4th-century Philosophical Debate

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THURSDAY ​11th June

11.00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Jonathan Shepard (Oxford)
Persons, practices and things in circulation between Byzantium and the British Isles in the Viking Age: a role for slave trading?

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12.00 Global themes in medieval history
Auditorium, Corpus Christi College
Mark Whittow (Oxford)

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17.00 After Roman Seminar
Danson Room, Trinity College
Gesa Schenke (Oxford)
The healing shrines of St Phoibammon: evidence of cult activity in Coptic legal documents

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FRIDAY ​12th June

11.00 Byzantium: the transition from antiquity to the middle ages, AD 500-1100
Ioannou Centre
Ine Jacobs (Oxford)
Enamels, ivories and jewelry

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12.00 Byzantine Literature Lecture
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)
Greek Literature of Southern Italy and Sicily

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 7th June 2015

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1. NEWS & EVENTS
2. CALLS FOR PAPERS
3. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

Vienna Bibliography, No. 161

Please find the bibliography here.

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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

III International Symposium “Days of Justinian I”, Byzantium and the Heritage of Europe: Connecting the Cultures, Euro-Balkan University, University of Bologna, Skopje, 30-31 October 2015

Organised by “EURO-BALKAN” UNIVERSITY, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia and UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, Ravenna Campus-School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Italy

With the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia

The International scientific symposium “Days of Justinian I” is an annual interdisciplinary scholarly forum aimed at the presentation of the latest research followed by discussions on various aspects of Byzantine and Medieval Studies, that include the treatment and interpretation of cultural, historical and spiritual heritage in contemporary Europe. The Symposium is dedicated to Emperor Justinian I with the aim to address a broad range of issues related to Byzantium and the European Middle Ages, comprising the exploration of the cultural and historical legacy as an integrative component of the diversities and commonalities of Unified Europe.

This year the International Symposium “Days of Justinian I” chose a special thematic strand “Byzantium and the Heritage of Europe: Connecting the cultures”. Ever since the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans, Byzantium was constantly rediscovered and imagined. The invention of “Byzantinism” in Western European discourse in the eighteenth century, served to delimitate and separate “oriental”, “despotic” and “backward” Byzantium from the civilized Europe. This cultural bias in the Western academy and politicians led to the marginalization of Byzantine studies in the scholarly and political discourse in Western Europe. Conversely Byzantium was and still being exploited in Balkans within the projected Slav-Greek struggle for historical and cultural legacy. Byzantium’s multiple reincarnations served different purposes and produced many misconceptions. However, the Real Byzantium was in constant contacts with different cultures and peoples in the wider region of Europe, Caucasus and the Muslim world. Accordingly the aim of the Symposium is to initiate scholarly debate to define Byzantium’s place in the cultural history and imagination, giving it the central role in the relationships between East and West, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, and the ancient and medieval world. Аdressing broader discussions and geographical areas in exploring various aspects of heritage, religion, ideology, identity, political and cultural memory, the Symposium will assess the core challenges of the contemporary scholarly discourse on Byzantium and Medieval Europe and its appropriation in the European history and culture.
Papers are welcomed on various topics that may include, but are not limited to the following areas of discussion:

· Byzantium in the European civilizational concept

· Medieval Europe and Byzantium: divisions and interactions
· Byzantium and the West: Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy
· Byzantium and the East: Christianity and Islam
· Appropriation of the legacies of Byzantium and Medieval Europe
· Byzantium and the Medieval Europe in the modern political discourse
· Byzantium and the Medieval Europe: Politics, war, diplomacy
· Byzantine missions: Spreading the word in Europe
– Justinian and the European heritage
– Projecting the Medieval past in Modern Europe
· Interpreting the Empires: The myth of the Third Rome
· Representation of Byzantium in art, literature, music and material culture
· Imagining Byzantium in 19th and 20th century Balkans
· Byzantium in the Eastern Europe: historical and cultural paradigms
· Byzantium and the Medieval Europe: Bridging the East and West
· Preserving the cultural heritage: Interpretation, restoration and protection
· Cultural and historical legacy as a factor of interaction and dialogue between different cultures in Europe

PAPER SUBMISSION

First Deadline for submitting the abstract of the papers: 10 July, 2015

Second Deadline for submitting the abstract of the papers: 25 September, 2015

Notification of acceptance for early applicants: 15 July, 2015

Notification of acceptance for other applicants: 30 September, 2015

Deadline for submitting the full papers for publication: 15 February, 2016

Please send the application form to the address: contact@euba.edu.mk;pstevkovski@gmail.com

Euro-Balkan University

Blvd. Partizanski Odredi 63, 1000, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel/Fax. 00389 2 3075570

Presentation of the papers will be limited to 10 minutes.

Working languages: Macedonian and English.

No participation fee is required.

Travel and accommodation expenses are covered by the participants themselves.

The full papers will be peer-reviewed by the International Scientific Committee.

Papers delivered at the Symposium will be published in the Proceedings of the Symposium.

For further inquires please contact the Secretary of the Symposium
Petar Stevkovski: pstevkovski@gmail.com
Please check the Euro-Balkan University website: http://www.euba.edu.mk for news on the Symposium, the agenda, special events and the online application form.

https://www.academia.edu/12579283/CfP_III_International_symposium_Days_of_Justinian_I_special_thematic_strand_-_Byzantium_and_the_Heritage_of_Europe_Connecting_the_Cultures_Skopje_30-31_October_2015

Symposiarch: Professor Mitko B. Panov
Organizing Committee:
Euro-Balkan University /
University of Bologna
Prof. Mitko B. Panov
Prof. Giuseppe Maino
Prof. Donatella Biagi Maino
Prof. Jane Kodjabasija
Prof. Vesna Matijaševic – Pokupec
Dr. Aleksandar Daštevski
Dr. Vangel Nonevski
Dr. Damjan Donev
M.A. Dragana Broz
M.A. Petar Stevkovski
M.A. Igor Panev

International Scientific Committee:

Prof. Mitko B. Panov (Euro-Balkan University, Skopje / Institute of National History, Skopje)
Prof. Florin Curta(University of Florida)
Prof. Guiseppe Maino (ENEA and University of Bologna)
Prof. Carolyn S. Snively (Gettysburg College)
Prof. Donatella Maino (University of Bologna)
Acad. Vitomir Mitevski (Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts, Skopje)
Prof. Elizabeta Dimitrova (University St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje)
Dr. Andrew Roach (Glasgow University)
Prof. Jane Kodjabasija (Euro-Balkan University, Skopje)
Prof. Maja Jakimovska – Tosic (Institute of Macedonian Literature, Skopje)
Prof. Viktor Lilcic (Cultural Heritage Protection Office / University St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje)
Dr. Aleksandar Spasenovski (Law Faculty, University St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje)
Dr. Damjan Donev (Euro-Balkan University / Leiden University)
Prof. Dragi Gjorgjiev (Institute of National History, Skopje)

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3. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Bilderfahrzeuge: Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology (Warburg Institute, London)

Application deadline: Jul 1, 2015

Research post: “Bilderfahrzeuge: Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of
Iconology” – International Research Group

The Bilderfahrzeuge Research Group, funded by the German ministry of
higher education and science, realised in cooperation with the Max
Weber-Stiftung, and situated at the Warburg Institute in London,
invites applications for a full-time research post (in principle
post-doctoral) based at the Warburg Institute in London for two years
in the first instance from October 2015 or as soon as possible
thereafter.

The objective of this project is to explore the migration of images,
objects, ideas and texts in a broad historical and geographical
context. The aim shall be a contribution to the history of images which
is based on Aby Warburg’s approach and method, rethinking them in the
light of new interdisciplinary, international scholarship. The project
will reconstruct and develop a rich scholarly approach which addresses
the distinctiveness of images while also studying the language in which
ideas about transfers between cultures (including ideas about images)
are expressed.

The research post is part of the staff in London that contributes
particularly to the overall project of studying the ways in which
images and ideas are transferred between cultures and to the project of
investigating the role of rhetoric in understanding images, ideas and
intercultural relations. The post-holder will conduct own research and
contribute to the larger projects. We are particularly interested in
applicants with high level research skills in art history, trade
between Europe and the Orient, prints and other portable images,
rhetoric, anthropology and comparative religion. Applicants will be
expected to have a good knowledge of the languages relevant to their
field of study and a good speaking and reading knowledge of German and
English.

The post-holder will be employed by the Max Weber-Stiftung and paid on
German government scales for local positions abroad/Ortskraftvertrag.
Place of work is London.

The Max Weber Stiftung is committed to increasing the number of women
in academic posts and would therefore particularly welcome applications
from women.

Applications should include a letter of application indicating
candidates’ interests in and suitability for the projects of the
research group, a curriculum vitae and publications list, the names of
three referees and a writing sample of around 5,000 words of published
or unpublished research. Completed applications must be submitted by
Wednesday 1 July.

Interviews will be held in London at the Warburg Institute in the
second half of September 2015.

Please email your application to the Project-speaker
Prof. Dr. Andreas Beyer
Kunsthistorisches Seminar
Universität Basel

beyer@bilderfahrzeuge.org

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2 fully funded PhD positions in Late Roman History, Tuebingen, Germany

Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Collaborative Research Center («Sonderforschungsbereich») 923 «Threatened Order – Societies under Stress», Sub-Project E02 «Agrarian Labour and Political Orders under Stress, 300-900 CE» invites applications for:
2 PhD Positions
starting on 1 July 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Both positions are tenable for four years and will expire on 30 June 2019. They will be remunerated according to the German civil service salary scale (TV-L 13, 65 % = ca. 28.000 € minimum annual salary, supplements depending on previous work experience).

Each of the two holders of the post will write a doctoral dissertation, supervised by Prof. Mischa Meier and Prof. Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner. The dissertations will explore the economic foundations of élite power in the Later Roman Empire. More specifically, they will look at the legal mechanisms, social practices and political decisions through which property-owners responded to the broader social and economic transformations of their times and resulting threats to their pre-eminence. One case study deals with the late fourth century, the other with the Justinianic period. The holders of the post will be asked to organize a conference on the theme of sub-project E02. They are also expected to participate at workshops and colloquia hosted by the Collaborative Research Center. For further questions, and in order to obtain a detailed outline of the sub-project, please contact the project leaders by email (see below).

Applicants should have an outstanding Master’s Degree and knowledge of Greek and Latin. In the course of the project, they are expected to acquire an ability to read German, French and Italian scholarly literature and specialist skills in economic, monetary and legal history. A joint degree with another university is possible.

In case of equal qualification and experience physically challenged applicants are given preference. The University of Tuebingen aims at increasing the share of women in research and teaching; female scholars are thus especially encouraged to apply.

The deadline is 15 June 2015. Please send your applications (including CV, degree certificates, confirmation of Latin and Greek language skills and writing samples in a single pdf-file) and two letters of reference by email to:

Prof. Mischa Meier and Prof. Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner
Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen
Seminar für Alte Geschichte
Wilhelmstrasse 36
D-72074 Tuebingen
mischa.meier@uni-tuebingen.de and sebastian.schmidt-hofner@uni-tuebingen.de
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Fachbereich Geschichtswissenschaft
Seminar für Alte Geschichte
Wilhelmstraße 36
72074 Tübingen
Phon ++49 / 07071/ 29-78501 oder -76078
Fax ++49 / 07071/ 29-5532

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Ph.D. Scholarships at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) Graduate School – Hamburg

Professor Huck would like to announce that the Graduate School of the “Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures” (CSMC) / Integriertes

Graduiertenkolleg im Sonderforschungsbereich 950 “Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa” at the University of Hamburg invites applications for

Ph.D. scholarships (Graduate School Scholarship Programme of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD).

Please find the details here.

Deadline is July 15, 2015.

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Editorial Assistant for Speculum

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must have strong computer and editorial skills, together with a background in any area of the humanities with a particular specialty in Medieval Studies, and must be available to start work in the fall of 2015 in Cambridge, MA. Strict attention to detail and excellent communication skills are particularly important. Reading ability in French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Latin and/or Italian is also highly desirable.

JOB DESCRIPTION

This internship will provide experience with the book review process of Speculum, the journal of the Medieval Academy of America. Duties include: sorting books; mailing books to reviewers; compiling information in a database from print books and online resources; transmitting information to the book review editors; receiving, organizing, and proofreading reviews for publication; and using an Excel-based management system (or other appropriate software).

This is a two-stage part-time paid internship. For the first three months the intern will sort and mail the review books while training under the current senior intern (12 hours per week). In January the intern will share the duties of the senior intern, including managing the database of reviews, working with the Book Review Editors, and coordinating and proofreading the reviews (up to 28 hours per week at a higher rate).

The position will begin in September 2015 and run for one year, with a possible renewal for a second year.

Preference will be given to applicants residing in the Boston area during the tenure of the job.

Submit cover letter, together with resume and up-to-date contact information for two referees to Sarah Spence, Editor, Speculum, sspence@themedievalacademy.org. Applications completed by June 15 will be given full consideration.

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The Influences of the Dominican Order in the Middle Ages, 10th-12th September 2015​, ​Taylor Institution, Lincoln College, and Blackfriars Hall, Oxford

​Please find details for the conference here.​
There are eight graduate bursaries to attend the conference left and they are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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OUBS Trinity Term Debate

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We are pleased to announce our Trinity Term Debate will take place on Tuesday 16th June in Week 8 of term. All are welcome. Any questions, do not hesitate to email us at byzantine.society@gmail.com. Please feel free to pass on the poster to anyone you think who might be interested. Please find here the poster in pdf form.

There will also be a pre-debate dinner at the Makan La, the Malaysian restaurant on St Michael’s street, at 6pm. Anyone interested in coming please get in touch with us. It will be first come, first served as space is limited.

Many thanks,

Andrew, Kirsty and James

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SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 6

Trinity Term 2014

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MONDAY 1st June

17.00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls
Levi Roach (University of Exeter)
A Feudal Revolution in Germany? Comital Office in the Salian Century

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TUESDAY 2nd June

17.00   Dirhams for Slaves Seminar Series
Khalili Research Centre
Ahmad Khan (Oxford)
Slavery in early Islamic law: a brief survey

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WEDNESDAY 3rd June

17.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar. An OCBR Special Lecture
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Paul Cobb (Pennsylvania)
On Charlemagne’s Muslim Elephant: Animals, Kingship and Monotheism

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17.00 Patristic Seminar
Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
Arnaud Perrot
Basilian Asceticism: problems of literary and doctrinal coherence

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THURSDAY 4th June

10.00   A Conversation: Western, Eastern and Byzantine Perspectives of the Crusades
Ertergun House
Paul Cobb, Peter Frankopan and Christopher Tyerman

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11.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Bert Smith (Oxford)
The long lives of Roman statues: public monuments in late antique Aphrodisias

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12.00   Global themes in medieval history
Auditorium, Corpus Christi College
Mark Whittow (Oxford)

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17.00   After Roman Seminar
Danson Room, Trinity College
Graham Barrett (St John’s College, Oxford)
The last saint of the Roman West

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FRIDAY 5th June

11.00   Byzantium: the transition from antiquity to the middle ages, AD 500-1100
Ioannou Centre
Ine Jacobs (Oxford)
Ceramic production

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12.00   Byzantine Literature Lecture
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)
Greek Literature of Southern Italy and Sicily

 

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The Byzness, 31st May 2015

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1. NEWS & EVENTS
2. CALLS FOR PAPERS
3. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

Princeton-Oxford-Vienna-Berlin-Mainz Graduate Exchange, 1-2nd June, Vienna

Please find the programme and details of the annual meeting here.

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Two Announcements from the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research

The OCBR is delighted to present an OCBR Special Lecture by Professor Paul Cobb (University of Pennsylvannia) ‘On Charlemagne’s Muslim Elephant: Animals, Kingship and Monotheism’ on Wednesday 3rd June at 5pm. Please find the poster here.

There will also be a discussion between Paul Cobb, Peter Frankopan and Christopher Tyerman on Western, Eastern and Byzantine Perspectives of the Crusades. This will take place at Ertegun House on Thursday 4th June at 10am.

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BSC New York Oct 22-25 Local Arrangements

The next Byzantine Studies Conference will be held in New York City from Thursday evening October 22-Sunday, October 25, 2015. We, the local arrangements committee, wanted to give you some further details.
Schedule and locations (exact times TBA):
Thursday evening, Casa Italiana, Columbia University
Judith Herrin, Professor Emerita, King’s College, London
Friday, The Graduate Center, City University of NY
Sessions
Friday evening, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gallery talks about the exhibitions Early Liturgical Textiles from Egypt, 200-400 and Liturgical Textiles of the Post-Byzantine World by curators:
Helen C. Evans, Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art, The MMA
Kathrin Colburn, Conservator, The MMA
Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture, Hellenic College (guest curator)
Warren Woodfin, Kallinikeion Assistant Professor of Byzantine Studies, Queen’s College, CUNY (guest curator)
Saturday and Sunday, Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
Sessions
The Business lunch for BSANA will be held on Saturday

Getting to NY
Air: You can fly to any one of three major airports – La Guardia, JFK International, and Newark International. You may reach Manhattan, and the conference hotel, via subway (rail in the case of Newark), bus, taxi, or private, relatively inexpensive, shuttle services such as SuperShuttle.http://www.nysubway.com/airport/
Train: Amtrak trains come into Penn Station at 34th Street.
Metro North (comes to Grand Central) and NJ Transit (to Penn Station) also come into Manhattan from the tri-state area.
Car: If you drive, we suggest finding a garage for your car or you will regularly have to move it due to street cleaning rules and parking meters, unless you are staying in an outer borough (i.e. Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx or Staten Island).

Accommodations
Our conference hotel is the Hotel Beacon on the Upper West Side, a 10 minute walk from Fordham’s campus and a couple of subway stops from both The Graduate Center and Columbia University. The Metropolitan Museum is a short bus ride across Central Park from the Beacon. We will be sending the link for the conference rate at the hotel by July 1; you will have to book your rooms by August 22 when the rooms will become fair game on the open market.
While the hotel is reasonably priced for NY, it may not be in your budget. We encourage you to shop around and to use especially Airbnb (Airbnb.com), which is generally considerably less expensive than a hotel. Nearly every subway line can be taken to the Graduate Center. The other sites of the conference are easily accessible from the A,B,C,D,1,2,3 and 9 lines which will help if you select a hotel elsewhere. http://web.mta.info/nyct/maps/subwaymap.pdf

Registration
We will send a link to our registration page, which we will also post on BSANA’s website, at the end of the summer.
We will also post lots of other information on BSANA’s website about the local arrangements as it becomes available.
If you have any questions, please reach out by email: jennball@mac.com. Looking forward to seeing you all in October!

Jenn Ball
on behalf of the local arrangements committee for BSC 2015:
Helen Evans
Warren Woodfin
Holger Klein
George Demacopoulos
Eric Ivison

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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

«Byzantinity»: Byzantine Civilizational Heritage in Central-Eastern Europe

Kowalsky Program for the Study of Eastern Ukraine invites submissions for a collection of essays on «Byzantinity»: Byzantine Civilizational Heritage in Central-Eastern Europe.

This collective project will deal with the images, perceptions, and evaluations of the Byzantine civilizational heritage in the present-day countries of the so-called Byzantine circle of influence.

The core of the essay collection will be formed by papers presented at the upcoming roundtable “’Byzantinity': Images and Evaluations of the Byzantine Civilizational Heritage in Central-Eastern Europe,” which will take place on February 27, 2015 at the M. S. Hrushevsky Institute of Ukrainian Archeography and Source Studies (https://byzantina.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/byzantine_influence_programm/). However, the editorial board welcomes contributions from a wider circle of participants – historians, philosophers, sociologists, culturologists, political scientists, and others.

The collection of essays will be published at the end of 2015.

The editorial board invites contributions on the following subjects:
foundations and typological features of the Byzantine civilization
worldview-shaping potential of the Byzantine civilizational heritage
place and role of the “Byzantine heritage” in the modern identity of the nations within the “Byzantine circle of influence”
images of “the Byzantine” in the present-day intellectual and public discourse
“Byzantine images” in Ukrainian culture
the use of “Byzantine images” in the current Russo-Ukrainian cognitive and information war
“Byzantine heritage” in geopolitical contexts from the Middle Ages to the present day
«Byzantium after Byzantium”: “Byzantine” cultural codes in the modern world
We accept scholarly articles and essays of no more than 60,000 characters, reviews of no more than 30,000 characters, overviews and annotations of up to 20,000 characters, in English or Ukrainian. Submissions in Russian for subsequent translation into Ukrainian are acceptable.

The Program will bear the editorial and publication expenses. Each author will receive two printed copies of the essay collection free of charge.
Please send materials to:
Editors:
Andriy Domanovsky: gesta.baudolini@gmail.com (tel.: +38097-4559133)
Oleh Faida: oleg_faida@yahoo.com (tel.: +38097-2904188)

Websites:
“Vasylevs: Ukrainian Byzantinology” https://byzantina.wordpress.com
Kowalsky Program for the Study of Eastern Ukraine https://keui.wordpress.com/
Final deadline for submissions – October 15, 2015

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3. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Poste de professeur/e en histoire du Moyen Âge à l’UQAM

Chères et chers ami-e-s et collègues,

j’ai la joie de vous annoncer qu’un poste d’historien médiéviste est à pourvoir à l’UQAM à Montréal, comme certain-e-s le savaient ou l’attendaient depuis longtemps.

Ouvert sur toute la période, le souhait du département est de recruter, si possible, un-e spécialiste de l’histoire de la Méditerranée, “y compris Byzance”, ce qui veut dire bien évidemment que les autres espaces et cultures méditerranéens sont tout autant compris.

C’est un poste menant à la permanence, càd voué à devenir permanent, ouvert au niveau de ceux qui disposent du doctorat et plus.

La description en PJ est assez précise, y compris pour ce qu’il faut pour la candidature,
mais je suis et reste tout à votre disposition pour de plus amples renseignements.

N’hésitez pas à faire circuler cette nouvelle et ce courriel !

cordialement,
piroska

Please see here for further details.

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Vacancy for Assistant Director (Humanities) at the British School at Rome

Following the appointment of the current postholder to a prestigious and longer-term research position, the British School at Rome, the UK’s leading research institute abroad, is seeking to appoint an Assistant Director for the Humanities. This three-year residential position carries responsibility for programming the year’s research activities and supporting the community of award-holders at the BSR, whilst offering the opportunity to work in a remarkable interdisciplinary research centre in Rome.

Qualifications for the post include a completed doctorate on an area of study related to Italy from ad 600 to 1800 (and preference may be given to somebody working within the fields of art and/or architectural history), a track record of administrative and organisational experience, a strong record of existing or clearly forthcoming publications, excellent people and interpersonal skills, a flair for operating in teams and building community, strong communication skills, the ability to show an interest across the whole range of BSR research and practice, and experience of working in different countries, preferably including Italy.

In addition to a salary of £23,000 per annum, the postholder will receive full board and lodging at the BSR.

For further particulars and details of how to apply see http://www.bsr.ac.uk/about/staff-and-fellows/vacancies

Closing date for applications: 22 June 2015

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The Byzness, 24th May 2015

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‘A herald of Greek-Orthodoxy in Umayyad Syria and Palestine: John of Damascus’, 5pm Monday 25th May, Goodheart Seminar Room, University College,  Oxford University Greek Society Talk

Vassa Kontouma is Assistant Professor at the School of Advanced Studies (École pratique des hautes études, Paris, France), and President of the French Institute of Byzantine Studies (Institut français d’études byzantines).

The OUGS is particularly honored that Professor Kontouma will be coming to town to deliver to our community a presentation, titled: ‘A herald of Greek-Orthodoxy in Umayyad Syria and Palestine: John of Damascus’.

It will be a talk, based on Professor Kontouma’s most recent research, that will enquire on central issues concerning the work, days and influence of that very important literary figure of the middle-Byzantine period, and of the relation of the Greek/Byzantine world to the Arab East of that era. Such themes would be: the cultural background and achievements of that great Christian scholar in the Arab Empire ; his political choices between the Calif and the Byzantine Emperor ; the revival of the Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem in the 8th Century ; as well as his post mortem influence, and the discussion about whether he might be considered an Arab or a Byzantine saint. By focusing, from a novel perspective, on these issues, the speaker will highlight previously less-emphasized aspects in the life and legacy of that very significant historical figure, often with challenging conclusions.

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​’Liberty: an Ancient Idea for the Contemporary World: a conference on the ancient notions of liberty and their relevance to the contemporary political discourse, 5th-6th June, University College, London​

Full programme: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history/events/liberty-conference

The event aims to investigate the ancient understandings of liberty in the interconnected societies of the Near East (including ancient Israel), Greece, and Rome as well as to establish the potential impact of the ancient intellectual world on contemporary political debates. It shall focus on the idea of liberty articulated in its constitutional, individual, and religious dimensions and aims to unearth rival understandings of this concept and to explore key episodes in the history of liberty in these ancientsocieties. Our objective is to bring together scholars of the ancient world, anthropologists, political theorists, philosophers, and legal scholars to formulate the first synchronic account of the ancient notions of liberty, from the Ancient Near East (including ancient Israel) to Greece, Rome, and Byzantium in order to identify rival intellectual understandings of this value and bring intellectual clarity to the conceptualisations of liberty in contemporary political discourse.

Based on the belief that historical inquiry can function as a means of political analysis, the aim of the proposed research is to investigate whether alongside the Republican way of thinking about liberty, the ancient world can offer us other ways of conceptualising this ideal.

The event will conclude with a roundtable discussion with Richard Bellamy (UCL); Kinch Hoekstra (Berkeley), and Quentin Skinner (QMUL).
Attendance is free. However, to register for the event, please go to:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/liberty-an-ancient-idea-for-the-contemporary-world-tickets-

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2. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities, Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University and Syriaca.org invite applications for the open position of Visiting Research Assistant Professor in Syriac Studies and Digital Humanities.

The term of appointment is one full year, beginning in fall 2015, with the possibility of renewal for one further year.
The committee will begin review of applications immediately, with priority given to those applications received by May 22. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Full details of the position can be found here: http://syriaca.org/blog/2015/05/visiting-professor/

The Visiting Research Assistant Professor will work full time under the direction of Prof. David Michelson on the publications of Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal, a digital reference project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The researcher will be affiliated with an academic unit at Vanderbilt University depending on expertise (Classics, Divinity, History, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion, etc.). The scholar will also be invited to take an active role in the life of Vanderbilt’s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, including its Digital Humanities seminar.

The person hired for this position will be a specialist in Syriac studies with strong linguistic skills (ancient and modern) and considerable experience working with Syriac texts, both editions and manuscripts. There will be a strong preference for a candidate who has experience with digital humanities, especially TEI XML, but additional training in digital technology specific to the project will be provided as needed.

The researcher will be a contributing author to SPEAR (Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations), the New Handbook of Syriac Literature, Gateway to the Syriac Saints, and otherSyriaca.org publications as needed.

Please contact me with any questions about the position or about the online application system.

Sincerely,

David A. Michelson

Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity, Divinity School
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Classics & Islamic Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

david.a.michelson@vanderbilt.edu

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The Byzness, 18th May 2015

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Vienna Bibliography, no. 160 April 2015

Please find here.

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ICLS Byzantine Colloquium “Arcadia: Real and Ideal” (8-9 June 2015) is postponed

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We regret to inform you that the 2015 Institute of Classical Studies Byzantine Colloquium “Arcadia: Real and Ideal”, planned to take place in Senate House, University of London on 8-9 June 2015 has had to be postponed due to reasons beyond our control.

The new date will be announced in due course.

With best wishes and apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Organising Committee,

George Vassiadis, Nil Pektas and Charalambos Dendrinos

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The Byzantine Republic: a Round-Table Discussion with Benet Salway, Dennis Stathakopoulos, and Anthony Kaldellis, June 4th, 6pm, University College London, room 106, Department of Greek and Latin.

In a revolutionary new book, Anthony Kaldellis reconnects Byzantium to its Roman roots, arguing that from the fifth to the twelfth centuries CE the Eastern Roman Empire was essentially a republic, with power exercised on behalf of the people and sometimes by them too. The Byzantine Republic recovers for the historical record a less autocratic, more populist Byzantium whose Greek-speaking citizens considered themselves as fully Roman as their Latin-speaking “ancestors.”

Kaldellis shows that the idea of Byzantium as a rigid imperial theocracy is a misleading construct of Western historians since the Enlightenment. With court proclamations often draped in Christian rhetoric, the notion of divine kingship emerged as a way to disguise the inherent vulnerability of each regime. The legitimacy of the emperors was not predicated on an absolute right to the throne but on the popularity of individual emperors, whose grip on power was tenuous despite the stability of the imperial institution itself. Kaldellis examines the overlooked Byzantine concept of the polity, along with the complex relationship of emperors to the law and the ways they bolstered their popular acceptance and avoided challenges.
The rebellions that periodically rocked the empire were not aberrations, he shows, but an essential part of the functioning of the republican monarchy.

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Taylor Bodleian Slavonic and Modern Greek Library

The library will o longer open on Saturdays from the end of Trinity Term 2015

The Taylor Bodleian Slavonic and Modern Greek Library (TABS) will no longer open on Saturdays from the end of Trinity Term 2015.  The last Saturday on which the library will be open will be 20th June.

This change to opening hours was approved by the Committee on Library Provision and Strategy in Modern Languages on Thursday 30th April.  Should the proposed relocation of TABS to the Taylor Institution Library proceed in summer 2016, Slavonic and Modern Greek collections will be available 9 am-7 pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am-4 pm on Saturdays.
TABS second floor will close this summer
We would also like to give advance notice that due to the move of technical services staff, and as part of the project to relocate TABS, the second floor of TABS will close this summer.  The Czech holdings will be moved to the first floor.  Access to the Library will otherwise remain the same.

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Summer 2015 Courses at Notre Dame: Medieval Latin, Latin palaeography, Byzantine Greek

Courses listed below are being offered in Summer 2015. Other departments (e.g., Theology, Philosophy) may offer courses of interest to summer session students. Please consult the Summer Session web site for a complete list of all the summer courses offered at Notre Dame.

MI 40004/MI 60004 Medieval Latin

MI 40005/MI 60005 Latin Paleography: Reading the Medieval Digital Book

MI 40589/MI 60589 The Troubadours and the Medieval Occitan Literary Tradition

MI 60693 Patristic and Byzantine Greek

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Piroska and the Pantokrator conference June 3, 2015 Budapest

Please find the poster with programme here.

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  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

Dire la ville en grec aux époques antique et byzantine, 10-11 June 2016, Paris

Please find the call for papers here.

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

NEC Fellowships for applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia – deadline 28 June

Fellowship program at New Europe College, Bucharest, for applicants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine (other post-soviet countries may also be considered) – deadline 28 June

Please check the announcement here:

http://nec.ro/Fellowships-submenu/pontica-magna.html

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Fulbright Bulgaria dual country fellowships
Fulbright Bulgaria offers fellowships for U.S. students, MA/PhD candidates, young professionals and artists to conduct research, study or exercise their talents for one academic year. We are looking for motivated candidates who are interested in conducting research projects with an academic, artistic or non-governmental Bulgarian institution, independent library or field research, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination of such activities.
Fulbright Bulgaria also offers joint grants with neighboring countries:

Bulgaria-Greece Fulbright Joint Research Award

Bulgaria-Romania Fulbright Study/Research Award

Our joint grants give researchers the opportunity to work on a cross-country project, spending one semester in Bulgaria and one in Greece or Romania. These grants are especially suitable for candidates interested in archeology, history and art history, Balkan studies, trans-border/emigration studies, economics, tourism, preservation of cultural heritage, political science, social sciences, classical studies, and the arts. Well-qualified candidates will be considered at all degree levels and in all fields.

The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is now open. Competition Deadline is October 13, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To apply, visitwww.us.fulbrightonline.org. More information about the Bulgarian Fulbright program is available at www.fulbright.bg.

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SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 4

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MONDAY​ 18th May​

17.00 Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls
Arezou Azad (Birmingham)
When brothers shared a wife: the transition to Islam in 8th-century rural Bactria

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17.00 Classical Archaeological Seminar
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Pari Kalamara (Department of Antiquities, Chalkis, Euboea)
The medieval settlements of Euboea: the state of current knowledge and some new suggestions

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TUESDAY 19th May

17.00 Dirhams for Slaves Seminar Series
Khalili Research Centre
James Howard-Johnston (Oxford)
Trading in fur in the early middle ages

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WEDNESDAY 20th May

17.00 Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Kirsty Stewart (Oxford)
‘Amusing verses for one’s merriment’: The Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds and beast literature in Byzantium

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17.00 Patristic Seminar
Lecture Room 2, Christ Church
Julia Konstantinovsky
Patristic Apophasis as eschatological strategy

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17.00 Themistius Seminar: historical and philosophical perspectives
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Peter Heather (KCL)
PPE in the Fourth Century

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THURSDAY 21st May

11.00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
North Lecture Room, St John’s College
Jane Chick (Norwich)
Gifting Jerusalem: Monza and Bobbio reconsidered

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12.00 Global themes in medieval history
Auditorium, Corpus Christi College
Mark Whittow (Oxford)

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17.00 After Roman Seminar
Danson Room, Trinity College
Bella Image (Harris Manchester College, Oxford)
Constantine and the conversion of the aristocracy

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FRIDAY 2​2nd May​

11.00 Byzantium: the transition from antiquity to the middle ages, AD 500-1100
Ioannou Centre
Ine Jacobs (Oxford)
Monumental architecture

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12.00 Byzantine Literature Lecture
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)
Greek Literature of Southern Italy and Sicily

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