Oxford Listings

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 2

 Trinity Term 2014

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MONDAY 2 May

17:00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College

Jo Story

Lands for lights in early medieval Rome

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TUESDAY 3 May
14:30   Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Anthony Rabin

When was a convert not a convert? The puzzle of Josephus’s Adiabene narrative

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16:00   Patristic Seminar

Christ Church, Room 2

Matthew Thomas

Fellow-workers against the Law? Works of the Law in the Epistle of Barnabas and its Correspondence with Pauline Deabtes

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WEDNESDAY 4 May

17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
GeorgeWoudhuysen (All Souls)

The Fall of the House of Constantine, 324–366 A.D.

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17:00   Gregory of Nyssa: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

Corpus Christi College Seminar Room

Johannes Zachhuber (University of Oxford)

The Soul as Dynamis in Gregory of Nyssa’s De Anima et Resurrectione

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THURSDAY 5 May

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Andrew Poulter (Nottingham)

Continuity in churches of Late Antique Bulgaria

(Apologies for incorrect information. This seminar did not run last week.)

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Roman Discussion Forum

14:00   Institute of Archaeology, Beaumont Street

Jean-Pierre Brun

Exploitation of natural resources and long-distance Oriental trade in the Eastern Desert of Egypt: 2. From the Roman conquest to Late Antiquity

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17:00   After Rome: Aspects of the History and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Centuries
Ertegun House
Filip Doroszewski (Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw)

Alexandrian theology in Nonnus’ biblical epic

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17:15   SPECIAL EVENT, 2nd Meeting of the British Byzantine Postgraduate Network: ‘Jack of all Trades, Master of None? Interdisciplinary and Cooperative Methodologies for Byzantinists’

Whitting Room, University of Birmingham

For details see here. Second event of a network founded in Oxford. A large group of Oxford students are participating. Email the society if you would like to join the group travelling to Birmingham.

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FRIDAY 6 May

10:00-11:30   Byzantine Text Seminar
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)
Ioannes Tzetzes (Epistulae)

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12:00   Byzantine Literature Lecture
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)
Ioannes Tzetzes

 

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

 

 

 

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 1st May 2016

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 NEWS & EVENTS

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On Thursday, 5th May 2016 at 5.15, the University of Birmingham will be hosting the next British Byzantine Postgraduate Network event: ‘Jack of all Trades, Master of None? Interdisciplinary and Cooperative Methodologies for Byzantinists’.

 Much has changed in the scholarship of the humanities in recent years, with an emphasis both on interdisciplinary research and the use of new methodologies. When embarking on our own research with Byzantine source material, we can be faced with what seems to be an overwhelming array of sub-methodologies and languages. With so many different avenues of research, each with their own specific difficulties and problems, what is the
Byzantinist to do?

In the spirit of the British Byzantine Postgraduate Network this event will create a space where early-career Byzantinists can discuss solutions to this disciplinary dilemma. We will ask how we, as early-career scholars, can challenge the current structures of academia in order to create a more interdisciplinary and collaborative research culture.

The evening will take the form of a series of speakers (please see the attached poster for details) followed by a round table discussion and wine reception.

For details see here. Please email me (lxw936@bham.ac.uk) with any questions and to reserve a place.

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  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 4th Forum Medieval Art, Berlin and Brandenburg, September 20–23, 2017. The biannual colloquium is organized by the Deutsche Verein für Kunstwissenschaft e.V.

The theme for the 4th Forum Medieval Art is 360° – Places, Boundaries, Global Perspectives. It will focus on research at the geographical and methodological boundaries of classical medieval studies. The various venues in Berlin and Brandenburg with their medieval heritage and their rich collections of Byzantine and Middle Eastern will be taken as a starting point. Accordingly, the conference will highlight the interaction of Central European medieval art and artistic production with other regions ranging from Eastern Europe, Byzantium, the Middle East, the Caucasus and the Mediterranean to the British Isles and the Baltic region. Thus research areas such as Byzantine Studies or Islamic Art History will be brought into the focus and consciousness of medieval studies, particularly in the context of the endangered artistic and architectural monuments of the Middle East. Especially welcome are topics discussing phenomena such as migration, media transformation and changing cultural paradigms. By asking for culturally formative regions at the borders of “Europe” and transcultural contact zones, definitions of the Middle Ages can be put up for debate. As a counterpart to this panorama, research about the region of Brandenburg and Berlin will also be presented. This includes subjects of museum studies and the history of art of and in Berlin, where the development of areas of cultural exchange has a long tradition.

We invite session proposals that fit within the 360° – Places, Boundaries, Global Perspectives theme and are relevant to Byzantine studies. Additional information about the Forum Medieval Art atmittelalterkongress.de.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website (http://www.maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/4th-forum-medieval-art). The deadline for submission is May 9, 2016. Proposals should include: Title, Session abstract (500 words), Proposed list of session participants (presenters and session chair), CV

Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal by May 16, 2016. The organizer of the selected session is responsible for submitting the session proposal to the Forum by June 1, 2016.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and chair) up to $300 maximum for residents of Germany, up to $600 maximum for EU residents, and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

 

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

 

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The Byzness, 24th April 2016

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS
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  2. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 NEWS & EVENTS

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Al-Balādhurī: A Guide for the Perplexed 29 – 30 April 2016

Friday 29 April 2016: Public Lecture Okinaga Room, Wadham College, OX1 3PN

17:00 Chase Robinson (CUNY) Provisional observations on the Futūḥ al-buldān

18:30 Drinks reception

Saturday 30 April 2016: Workshop MBI Al Jaber Building, Corpus Christi College, OX1 4JF

09:30 Registration

10:00 Introductory remarks by Mark Whittow (University of Oxford)

10:15 Hugh Kennedy (SOAS) Concerning Fadak: reading a micro-narrative in al-Balādhurī’s Futūḥ

11.00 Coffee

11:30 Robert Hoyland and Leyla Masma Najafzada (University of Oxford) Al-Balādhurī and the beginnings of Islam in the Caucasus & Nick Evans (University of Oxford) “An unprecedented peace”: al-Balādhurī on the North

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Edward Zychowicz-Coghill (Univeristy of Oxford) Provincial history for metropolitan purposes? Al-Balādhurī’s Egyptian sources & Su I-Wen (University of Edinburgh) Al-Balādhurī’s sectarian vision: was he a proto-Sunnī?

15:30 Tea

16:00 Ryan Lynch (University of Oxford) The reception and reuse of al-Balādhurī’s Futūḥ in medieval Islamic history

16:45 Concluding discussion, introduced and chaired by James Howard-Johnston (University of Oxford)

17:30 Drinks reception

Please register by writing to baladhuriworkshop@gmail.com. A contribution of £10 (or £5 for students) towards coffee, sandwich lunch and tea will be payable on the door. See details here.

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On Thursday, 5th May 2016 at 5.15, the University of Birmingham will be hosting the next British Byzantine Postgraduate Network event: ‘Jack of all Trades, Master of None? Interdisciplinary and Cooperative Methodologies for Byzantinists’.

 

Much has changed in the scholarship of the humanities in recent years, with an emphasis both on interdisciplinary research and the use of new methodologies. When embarking on our own research with Byzantine source material, we can be faced with what seems to be an overwhelming array of sub-methodologies and languages. With so many different avenues of research, each with their own specific difficulties and problems, what is the
Byzantinist to do?

In the spirit of the British Byzantine Postgraduate Network this event will create a space where early-career Byzantinists can discuss solutions to this disciplinary dilemma. We will ask how we, as early-career scholars, can challenge the current structures of academia in order to create a more interdisciplinary and collaborative research culture.

The evening will take the form of a series of speakers (please see the attached poster for details) followed by a round table discussion and wine reception.

Please email me (lxw936@bham.ac.uk) with any questions and to reserve a place.

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SPBS Annual Lecture, Liz James, Material Faith 07.06.16, London

For details see here.

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 Dr Magdalena Laptas (Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw) Re-Thinking Nubian Iconography”

  Abstract: The subject of my lecture is the presentation of the complexity of the iconography developed in the Middle Nile Valley in the Middle Ages. Although Nubian mediaeval art flourished under strong Byzantine influence, it inherited the artistic heritage from ancient Egypt and Meroe as well. The Nubian painters were creative, so they not only copied foreign visual patterns but also based their images on written sources; among them apocrypha and legends. This explains why some Nubian paintings are so unique and have no analogies elsewhere. During my lecture I will present some interesting and unique murals and show some new methods of their iconographic interpretations.

Department of Art and Archaeology, SOAS-University of London, Research Seminars in the Art and Archaeology of Africa and the Americas, Convenor: Dr Tania Tribe (tt10@soas.ac.uk). Thursday, 21 April 2016, 5-7 pm, Room B104. All Welcome.

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  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

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Monastic Journeys from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Please take note (and disseminate as appropriate) of the enclosed call for papers for a conference on ‘Monastic Journeys’, the third in a series of events organized by several French academic institutions. It will be hosted at the Division of Byzantine Research (Institute for Medieval Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences) in Vienna, 17 to 19 November 2016. See details here.

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Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 11–14, 2017

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website (http://www.maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/52nd-international-congress-on-medieval-studies). The deadline for submission is April 25, 2016. Proposals should include: Title, Session abstract (300 words), Intellectual justification for the proposed session (300 words), Proposed list of session participants (presenters and session presider), &CV

The session organizer may act as the presider or present a paper. Successful applicants will be notified by May 6, 2016, if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress. If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and presider) up to $600 maximum for North American residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming abroad. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement. Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.

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Dreams, Memory and Imagination in Byzantium, 19th Conference of the Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, 24-26 February 2017, Monash University, Melbourne

In the last two decades, the role of dreams, memory and the imagination in the ancient world and its cultural productions have come to receive increased attention, along with the importance of emotions in the Greco-Roman and medieval worlds. This conference will focus on the ways that the Byzantine imagination shaped its dreams and memories from the fourth to fifteenth centuries and the many ways in which these were recorded in the Byzantine world, in its historiography, literature, religion, art and architecture.

Professor Derek Krueger of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will be our guest speaker at this international conference.

We welcome papers on any aspect of the topic, including reception studies. The deadline for the first Call for Papers is 31st July 2016. Two student bursaries will be offered to HDR students who present papers.

Further information will be available on this web site http://www.aabs.org.au/conferences/dreams-memory-and-imagination-in-byzantium/

or from the Convenor, Dr Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides, at eva.anagnostoulaoutides@monash.edu, or for general enquiriesconference@aabs.org.au.

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Origeniana Duodecima: Origen’s Legacy in the Holy Land–A Tale of Three Cities: Jerusalem, Caesarea and Bethlehem

To be held at the Center for the Study of Christianity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, on June 25-29, 2017. Please see here for details.

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Maritime Famagusta: Towards a dynamic biography of a harbour city

Following the success of our meetings in Paris, Budapest, and Bern, all of which led to international book publications related to the art, history, architecture and heritage of the walled city, I now wish to focus on the maritime story of Famagusta through all historical periods (from the 12th century to independence). Scholars with interests in maritime painting, cartography, economic history, photography, marine archaeology, travellers’ accounts, navigation, trade, shipbuilding, linguistics, numismatics, fiction, economic history, urban development and so on, and with a specific academic interest in the Cypriot city of Famagusta, are sought. At this point I am interested only in collecting expressions of interest so that I can begin to plan both the venue and the budget.  Please contact me therefore on mwalsh@ntu.edu.sg if you think you might like to attend this meeting and include an indication of your research area.

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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Summer School of Byzantinology in Thessaloniki: “State religion, religion for the State”

If students would like to participate, I [Paolo Odorico the organiser] could ensure a very low cost for them, that covers the expenses of participation, which are estimated to be around 45 € a day and include: accommodation in a good hotel and a dinner per day, as well as participation in the courses. The duration of the summer school would be reduced to 10 days. The cost of the course will be c. 450€. For details see here or contact odorico@ehess.fr.

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Research Fellowship (Georgian Studies), Research Explorer Ruhr, PostDoc at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

For details see here.

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Byzantine job with Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Georgian or Russian in Mainz

For details see here.

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The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation is pleased to announce the organization of its first Summer School on Greek Palaeography and Byzantine Epigraphy from July 4 to July 9, 2016 with the kind collaboration of the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Patmos.

The one-week intensive Summer School is an introductory course to Greek Palaeography and Byzantine Epigraphy aiming to provide students with basic skills that will enable them to approach manuscripts and written inscriptions. A unique feature of this Summer School is that students will be given the opportunity to learn and practice in the Monastery of Saint John, which is now home to more than 1200 manuscripts and a large number of icons and monumental paintings with inscriptions dating from the 12th to the 16th century. The school is open to PhD candidates, postgraduate students and students in their final year of Classics, Philology, History, Theology and Byzantine & Medieval Studies. We would appreciate if you could inform all interested parties. Further information on the Summer School can be found on its website.

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Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, in the Archaeology of the Classical, Roman, or Late Antique Hellenic Worlds at the Hellenic Studies Program at Simon Fraser University

For details see here.

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

 

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 1

 Trinity Term 2014

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MONDAY 24 April
17:00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College

James Palmer

Climates of crisis: apocalypse and nature in the early middle ages

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TUESDAY 25 April
14:30   Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Dr Lorenzo Cuppi (OCHJS)

Dating and locating the Septuagint of Proverbs in its Jewish-Hellenistic cultural context

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17:00   Special Lecture: PTARMIGAN LECTURE IN PATRISTICS

Examination Schools

Frances Young (Emerita Professor of Theology, University of Birmingham)

Creation: A catalyst shaping early Christian life and thought Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 5pm in the Examination Schools

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WEDNESDAY 26 April

17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Matthew Kinloch et al. (OUBS)

OUBS Fieldtrip to Armenia: Report

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17:00   Gregory of Nyssa: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

Corpus Christi College Seminar Room

Mark Edwards (University of Oxford)

Allegory and Mysticism in Gregory of Nyssa

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THURSDAY 27 April

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Andrew Poulter (Nottingham)

Continuity in churches of Late Antique Bulgaria

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17:00   After Rome: Aspects of the History and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Centuries
Ertegun House
Damien Labadie (École pratique des hautes études, Paris)

The invention of Stephen’s relics: the cult of saints and religious controversy in late antique Palestine

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FRIDAY 28 April
10:00-11:30   Byzantine Text Seminar
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)
Ioannis Tzetzes (Epustulae)

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12:00   Byzantine Literature Lecture
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)
Ioannis Tzetzes

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 17:00   The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium

Radcliffe Humanities Building, Collin Matthew Room (Ground floor)

Mark Laynesmith (The Archbishop’s Examination in Theology, Lambeth Palace)

The Cult of St Alban of Verulamium: Romano-British, Merovingian and AngloSaxon devotion, c.400–800

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

 

 

 

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 29th March 2016

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1.NEWS & EVENT

2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

3. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

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Worlds of Byzantium, The 2016 Dumbarton Oaks Spring Symposium (Dumbarton Oaks Music Room, April 22–23, 2016)

For more information, visit our website or register here.

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Please see the new website concerning the Roman Bath in Karanis here.

 

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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

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The Department of Ancient History, Papyrology and Epigraphy of the University of Vienna and the Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture – Division “Documenta Antiqua” of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with the AIEGL, are pleased to invite you to the 15th International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. The conference will take place in Vienna from 28th August to 1st September 2017. The main subject of the congress is ‘Languages – Culture of Writing – Identities in Antiquity’. For details see here.

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The National Archaeological Institute with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, in partnership with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rhodope (Greece) and Istanbul University, has the pleasure of inviting you to an international conference specially dedicated to Roman and Late Antique Thrace (RaLATh). The event will be appropriately hosted in the very heart of the region – Plovdiv, the descendant of ancient Philippopolis.

The conference theme focuses on the cities of Thrace, their territories and the expressions of local identity in Roman and Late Antique times. We aim to bring together archaeologists, historians, numismatists, epigraphists, art historians, and scholars from any related fields, for an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the region. Contributors are invited to discuss all aspects of urban life in Roman and Late Antique Thrace. Relevant areas of research include, but are not limited to: settlement patterns, civic space planning, architecture, city economy, religion, festivals. Selected Proceedings of the conference will be published before the next edition of the event in autumn 2017.

For details see here.

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3. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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The Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus Mainz, a research cooperation of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum and the University of Mainz devoted to interdisciplinary Byzantine studies has introduced a one month research stipend for academics from abroad. Would you please spread the news to your collegues in the US and Canada who might be interested in applying for the winter term 2016/17? For details see here.

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2017 WINTER PROGRAM GREEK PALEOGRAPHY AND CODICOLOGY, Deadline for application: May 15, 2016

The American Academy in Rome will offer its second winter program in Greek Paleography and Codicology in collaboration with the Vatican Library from 9 to 20 January 2017. The two-week course will introduce participants to various aspects of manuscript studies and offer an interactive dialogue between theory and practice. Applications from graduate and postgraduate students of Classics, History, Theology/Religious Studies, and Byzantine Studies are welcome. For details see here.

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 ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management in Armenia Grant – Deadline extended

 Date Due: Rolling (all annual funds will be distributed by August 31, 2016)

Project Description: The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus invites proposals from collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage. This ARISC program, generously funded by Project Discovery! and private donations, seeks to foster joint work between American and Armenian scholars and institutions dedicated to the proper curation and preservation of heritage materials such as artifacts, sites, and manuscripts. Successful applications will demonstrate substantive collaborations that not only contribute to heritage conservation but also demonstrate efforts to build capacity and enhance local knowledge of current techniques and approaches to heritage management. These grants require active participation of both American and Armenian principal investigators in all aspects of the collaborative project. For details see here.

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“Patristic and Byzantine Greek” – a summer course at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana (MTWR- 2:00 PM-3:40 PM, June 13-July 21, 2016)

Visiting (non-Notre Dame students) welcome. For information about registration, please see here. Or email here: cyost1@nd.edu.

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

 

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OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 8

 Hilary Term 2014

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MONDAY 7 March
17:00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College

Helen Gittos (University of Kent)

The use of English in Medieval Liturgy

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TUESDAY​ 8 March

 14:30   Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Dr Sergey Minov

Jewish–Christian relations in the late-ancient and early-medieval Near East

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 16:00   Patristic and Late Antique Seminar: Patristic Exegesis of Wisdom Literature

Christ Church, Room 2

Dr Siam Bhayro (University of Exeter)

Psalms quotations in Late Antique Jewish magic

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WEDNESDAY 9 March
10:00   Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as concept and reality for the Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period

Clarendon Institute

Professor Hindy Najman (Oriel College):

SEMINAR: ‘Joseph Returns to Egypt: Rewriting the Joseph cycle in first century Alexandria’

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17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Miranda Williams (Oxford) & Judith McKenzie (Oxford)

(Late Antique Egypt and the Holy Land Project): Glimpses of Shared Sacred Sites in the Levant

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THURSDAY 10 March

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Priscilla Lange

Archaeozoology at Andarin, Syria: Domestic Economy

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17:00   Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Richard Hillier (Yehudi Menuhin School)

Arator: a sixth-century life reconsidered

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FRIDAY 11 March
09:00-19:00     Conference: “What is the City but the People?” Urban Identities between the Civic and the Ethnic. For speakers see here.

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Armenia Evening Pembroke College

Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College

19:00     Language and Literature (Theo Maarten van Lint)

19:30     History and Theology of the Armenian Church (Emilio Bonfiglio)

20:00     Manuscript Illumination (Judith McKenzie)

20:30     Architecture, with Sculpture, Wall Painting and Inscriptions (Theo Maarten van Lint)

21:00-22:00 Drinks in the Auditorium Foyer

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SATURDAY 12 March

09300-18:30    Conference: “What is the City but the People?” Urban Identities between the Civic and the Ethnic. For speakers see here.

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

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The Byzness, 28th February 2016

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS
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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 We are delighted to announce the online publication of our annual society newsletter, The Byzantinist.

Please see the latest issue here and previous issues here.

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49th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Inscribing Texts in Byzantium: Continuities and Transformations, 18-20 March 2016, Exeter College, Oxford

The full programme and on-line booking form (early rates apply until 1 March!) are now available on the SPBS website here. Symposiarchs: Marc Lauxtermann and Ida Toth

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

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Water and Religious Life in the Roman and Late Antique Near East, A Two-Day International Workshop at Durham University, Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 6:30pm onwards & Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 9:15am – 5:30pm

Whilst water has permeated countless dimensions of religious life throughout history, the Roman and Late Antique Near East provides an especially rich context for the study of this topic. Our chronological range, from the Roman conquest in 64 BC to the rise of Islam in the seventh century AD, bears witness to the development of pagan, Jewish and Christian religious traditions and their interaction on local and regional scales. Our geographical span, stretching from Iraq’s western border to the eastern Mediterranean coast, incorporates a striking variety of microclimates, which fostered distinctive local responses to the hydrological environment and elevated the importance of water in both sacred and utilitarian contexts across the region. It is this concurrent religious and environmental diversity that recommends the Roman and Late Antique Near East as a stimulating setting to examine the relationship between water and religious life.
For details please see here.

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The Association Rodopis – Experience Ancient History, in cooperation with the Department of Cultural Heritage and with the Department of History, Civilization and Culture of the Alma mater studiorum – University of Bologna, is planning an international workshop to be held in Bologna on 14-15 April 2016, on the following topic: Politics beyond the Emperor: structures, strategies and evolution of the powers behind the throne from Rome to Byzantium

Starting from the age of Augustus, and for almost 1500 years, several emperors became the head of the Roman State (including Byzantium, which was the political and juridical continuation of the Roman Empire). The new political system based on autocracy, however, did not end the exercise of politics within the State. On the contrary, many actors and interest groups continued to try to influence the decisions of the monarch – and they often succeeded. This was not usually done through conspiracy and open revolt, as it is sometimes assumed, but rather happened within the frame of the normal functioning of the State. Roman and Byzantine history records a wealth of individuals who saw their position rise enormously, only to fall suddenly in the shadows – or worse – shortly afterwards. In these power games, the actors were not moved exclusively by self-interest: rather, they had a complex network of contacts, alliances and patronage on which to build their career – and to which they were somehow accountable. Violent action against the ruler were consequently only the acute phase of an ongoing political debate, even though such debate is not always easy to trace in the sources.

This last aspect has recently come to the attention of the scholars, and there is a new interest for the possibilities of excercising political activity by an “aristocracy” which never ceased to play a key role in the precarious balance of power which characterised the Roman State.

Ph.D. candidates and young researchers are invited to submit an abstract on a topic regarding the exercise of politics within the normal functioning of the State, either by individuals or interest groups (be they military, political, economic or religious groups) between 31 B.C. and 1081 A.D., bearing in mind the following for periods (the dates are merely indicative):

  1. Imperial age (I-IIIcentury A.D.)
  2. Late antiquity (IV-VI century A.D.)
  3. First byzantine period (VII-IX century A.D.)
  4. Middle-byzantine period (X-XI century A.D.)

Each period will be covered in a session involving two/three contributions of 20 minutes each, which can be given in Italian, English or French; afterwards, a short discussion will take place, presided by a chairman with a distinguished academic record in the relative field. At the end of the workshop, a round table will provide an occasion for a general review of the issues emerged during the various sessions.

Rules for submitting the abstract

Those interested in participating are invited to send an abstract of no more than 300 words, possibly in pdf format, to the addresspostgraduateconference.rodopis@gmail.com within 15 March 2016. Contributions may be submitted in Italian, English or French. The abstract should include namesurnamestatus and affiliation (if applicable) of the applicant. A CV should also be attached to the accompanying e-mail. The result of the application will be made known within 25 March 2016.

For further information contact:

Alessandro Roncaglia, alessandro.roncaglia83@gmail.com; or Federico Alpi, vardhas@gmail.com.

  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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The BIAA is calling for applications for the following opportunities:

  • 5K Project Grants – up to 5K per year for a maximum of three years
  • study grants to allow postdoctoral researchers to carry out periods of study abroad
  • scholarships to enable students from Turkey and the Black Sea region to travel in the UK or Ankara
  • an annual post-doctoral fellowship
  • the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies Fieldwork award

Please clink on the following link for more information, application forms and procedures to apply http://biaa.ac.uk/opportunities-grants

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Facilitating Access to Latin Inscriptions), Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford, and Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Grade 7: £30,738 – £32,600 p.a.

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, to work on the AHRC-funded project ‘Facilitating Access to Latin inscriptions in Britain’s Oldest Public Museum through Scholarship and Technology’. The post is fixed-term, to cover the period from 1 April 2016 to the end of the project on 31 December 2016. The principal responsibilities of the Research Fellow will be to fulfil the project’s impact and public engagement agenda and to complete the development of digital resources (EpiDoc corpus and website) under the direction of Professor Alison Cooley (PI, University of Warwick) and Dr Paul Roberts (Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Ashmolean Museum).

The successful applicant must possess a doctorate in a relevant field, and be able to demonstrate experience of working in EpiDoc programming or TEI, proficient IT skills, including web design and authoring, and experience of working in collaboration with schools, whether primary and/or secondary, excellent communication skills, and the ability to carry out research independently.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening and to a satisfactory disclosure report from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and enter Vacancy ID 122067.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 7 March 2016.

Contact Person : Miss Clare Jarvis

Contact Phone : 01865 288391

Contact Email : recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

 

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Oxford Listings

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 7

 Hilary Term 2014

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MONDAY 29 February
17:00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College

Robert Swanson (University of Birmingham)

The parish pump? Peterhouse and the management of spirituality income before the Refomation

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TUESDAY​ 1 March
14:30   Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as concept and reality for the Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Dr Dorothy Peters (Trinity Western University)

‘Bridges and Boundaries’: Concepts of ‘Egypt’ in the Dead Sea Scrolls

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 16:00   Patristic and Late Antique Seminar: Patristic Exegesis of Wisdom Literature

Christ Church, Room 2

Jenny Rallens (Oxford)

Augustine on the Psalms

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WEDNESDAY 2 March

10:00   Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as concept and reality for the Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period

Clarendon Institute

Professor Tessa Rajak (Reading University, Emerita)

WORKSHOP: ‘Josephus on the Oniads’

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17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Marek Jankowiak (Wolfson)

Between Roman latifundia and the Late Medieval Black Sea: was slavery widespread in middle Byzantium?

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THURSDAY 3 March

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Nilüfer Peker (Bașkent)

An Agrarian Settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia: Wine Presses and Wine Production in Mavrucandere

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17:00   Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Andrew Fear (Manchester)

A Visigothic hypochondriac

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FRIDAY 4 March

17:00   The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium
Seminar Room (3rd Floor), Radcliffe Humanities Building

Philip Booth (Trinity College)

Text, Shrine, and Supplicant in the Eastern Cult of Saints (5th–7th centuries)

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 6

 Hilary Term 2014

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MONDAY 22 February

17:00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College

Rachel Koopmans (York University, Ontario)

The Kentish window: a new reading of Canterbury Cathedral’s stained glass and the miracles of Thomas Becket

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17:00   Maison Francaise d’Oxford Special Event

Investcorp Lecture Theatre, Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road

Adam Baczko (EHESS), Gilles Dorronsoro and Arthur Quesnay (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), chaired by Eugene Rogan (Oxford)

How Syria was Destroyed: The Dynamics of Civil War

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TUESDAY​ 23 February
14:30   Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Professor Sir Fergus Millar (OCHJS)

The Midrash on Lamentations (Ekha Rabbati): Vespasian and Hadrian

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 16:00   Patristic and Late Antique Seminar: Patristic Exegesis of Wisdom Literature

Christ Church, Room 2

Dr Bella Image (Oxford)

Jerome’s use of Wisdom literature

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WEDNESDAY 24 February
10:00   Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies Israel in Egypt: The Land of Egypt as concept and reality for the Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period

Clarendon Institute

Dr Rachel Mairs (Reading University)

SEMINAR: ‘Ethnicity, multi-lingualism and the Jews in Graeco-Roman Egypt: Sources and approaches’

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17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
John Duffy (Harvard University)

Reliques of Old Rhetoric: Artistic Elements in the Homilies of Sophronius of Jerusalem

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THURSDAY 25 February

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Francesca Dell’Acqua (Birmingham)

Presentation of the Iconophilia project

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17:00   Late Roman Seminar
Al Jabber Auditorium, Corpus Christi College

Kate Cooper (Manchester), Ruth Harris (Oxford), and Lyndal Roper (Oxford)

Roundtable Discussion of Philippe Buc, ‘Holy War, Martyrdom and Terror: Christianity, Violence, and the West’

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FRIDAY 26 February

OUBS International Graduate Conference: Trends and Turning-Points: Constructing the Late Antique and Byzantine World (c. 300 – c. 1500)

Ertegun House, St Giles

Please see the conference poster and schedule via academia.edu or the OUBS website.

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SATURDAY 27 February

OUBS International Graduate Conference: Trends and Turning-Points: Constructing the Late Antique and Byzantine World (c. 300 – c. 1500)

Ertegun House, St Giles

Please see the conference poster and schedule via academia.edu or the OUBS website.

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

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Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 21st February 2016

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

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 NEWS & EVENTS

 Trends and Turning-Points: Constructing the Late Antique and Byzantine World (c. 300 – c. 1500), 26th – 27th February 2016 (Ertegun House, Oxford)

Please see the conference poster and schedule via academia.edu and our website. Registration Fee: £15 for speakers & OUBS members; £20 for others (payable at registration on the day).

Informal Welcome Drinks (Thursday Evening): For those arriving on Thursday there will be informal welcome drinks at a pub, please come and meet some participants informally after you have settled in. Thursday 25th February 20:00, Chequers (see directions here and on the main conference map below)

Conference Dinner: The deadline for responding about the post-conference dinner is Monday 22nd February at 12 noon. If you have not responded by then, it may not be possible for you to attend. For details please see the menu via our website.

Map of Oxford: Please see link to a google map here, which is marked with all conference locations including, dinners, drinks, and transport hubs.

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How Syria was Destroyed: The Dynamics of Civil War, 17:00 22nd February 2016, Investcorp Lecture Theatre, Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road. Adam Baczko, EHESS, Gilles Dorronsoro and Arthur Quesnay, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Chaired by Eugene Rogan, Oxford)

For the poster see here. Please register in advance as described in poster.

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Royal Holloway’s Hellenic Institute has launched its new website

The website includes up-to-date information about all of our events, projects, publications and initiatives, and also a full archive of our past newsletters. See here.

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The University of London Working Seminar on Editing Byzantine Texts has resumed its meetings at The Warburg Institute, University of London, Classroom 2, Ground floor, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB on Fridays 15:45-17:45 in February and March 2016.

Scholars and graduate students interested in Byzantine texts are welcome to participate.

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The Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies Spring Lecture “Hellenic Studies in Tudor England: An online interactive edition of an unpublished Greek encomium on Henry VIII”

 

An illustrated lecture by Charalambos Dendrinos, Philip Taylor and Christopher Wright, co-organised by The Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies and The Friends of the British School at Athens. The Lecture will be held on 15 March 2016 at 18:00 in Room G22/26, South Block, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

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Fifteenth Annual Hellenic Lecture “The Gennadius Library in Athens: The Vision of a Greek of the Diaspora”

To be delivered by Dr Maria Georgopoulou, Director of the Gennadius Library, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The lecture will be held on 22 March 2016 at 18:15 in the Windsor Building Auditorium at Royal Holloway College Campus, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, followed by a reception in the Windsor Building Foyer at 19:15. All welcome. No booking necessary.

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2-3 June 2016: Institute of Classical Studies (IClS) 2016 Byzantine Colloquium, Arcadia: Real and Ideal

Co-organised with the IClS and the International Society for Arcadia. Scholars from various disciplines will be exploring important elements that contributed to the creation, preservation and promotion of the Arcadian ideal from Antiquity, through the Middle Ages (in East and West) and the Renaissance to the modern world. The discussion will focus on the Arcadian ideal and legacy in dialogue with the geographical, real Arcadia. Confirmed speakers include Dr William Bainbridge (Durham), Dr Solon Charalambous (Cyprus), Professor Evangelos Chrysos (Athens), Dr Stefano Cracolici (Durham), Angelos Dendrinos (Athens), Dr George Kakavas (Athens), Dr Anna Vasiliki Karapanagiotou (Arcadia), Marie-Claude Mioche (Goutelas), Dr Pedro Olalla (Athens), Professor James Roy (Nottingham), and Dr Alessandro Scafi (London). For the Provisional Programme please click here. The colloquium will be held in the Court Room, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. For further information please contact George VassiadisNil Palabiyik or Charalambos Dendrinos.

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 CALLS FOR PAPERS

Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, The Repin Art Institute of the Russian Academy of Arts, International Conference: Mount Athos – the Light of the Orthodox Christianity: Interaction of Cultures

 

The Conference will take part at the Conference Hall of the Russian Academy of Arts, 5-7 October 2016, University emb. 17, Saint Petersburg

The acceptable topics as follows: Mount Athos art objects and historical treasures, Byzantine, Balkan and Medieval Russian Art and Culture, Artistic cross-contacts in the Christian World, Monastic Spiritual Traditions in the Contemporary Christian Culture, Preservation and Research of the Christian Art objects. Dead line for participant applications until 1 May 2016. Dead line for text of papers not exceed 6 pages in Word before 1 July 2016 forward to the Conference Committee academyart@yandex.ru. See the full CFP here.

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The Land of Fertility. South-east Mediterranean since the Bronze Age to the Muslim Conquest. Third International Post-graduated Conference to be held in the building of the Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków on 10th – 11th June 2016.

This year we would like to focus on the migration of people, goods and ideas in ancient times and it influence on civiliyation in both material and spiritual culture. See Leaflet and Call for papers (with Application Form)

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ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies is organizing its Forty Sixth International Conference on “Melkite Christianity’, or “Eastern Mediterranean Byzantine Christianity”, 1st – 19th Centuries, to be held at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, on 12th – 14th July 2017.

The conference will start on Wednesday 12th July at 9am, finishing on Friday 14th July at 6:30pm. Each speaker’s paper is limited to 35 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. All papers given at the conference will be considered for publication in a future edition of the ARAM Periodical, subject to editorial review. If you wish to participate in the conference, please contact our ARAM Society: ARAM, the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, England. aram@orinst.ox.ac.uk Yours sincerely, Shafiq Abouzayd. For details see here.

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Project Curator: Islamic Galleries, British Museum, Full time position. 3 year contract. Grade C3C. £27,360 per annum. Closing date 12 noon; Wednesday, 09 March 2016

The British Museum has an exciting opportunity for a Project Curator: Islamic Galleries to join the Middle East department and work on the Albukhary Foundation Galleries of the Islamic World in preparation for opening in October 2018. The post-holder will assist the team with all aspects of the preparatory work for the new galleries, including object research, coordinating object lists and liaising with other departments within the Museum in order to successfully complete the galleries. Educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a subject connected to the material culture of the Middle East and broader Islamic World, you will have knowledge of either Arabic, Persian or Turkish. Experience will include evidence of research capabilities, working with a collection and some publication experience, as well as excellent computer skills. Effective and open communication skills are essential, with the ability to present in public in an engaging manner. Working as part of a team, you will be able to work with colleagues across the Museum in order to meet deadlines and produce work of the highest standard.

For further information or to apply for this role, please go to www.britishmuseum.org/jobs. The following link goes straight to how to apply.

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

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