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The Byzness, 22nd March 2015

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1. NEWS & EVENTS
2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

Bologna University Greek and Latin Summer School, 22nd June-10th July 2015

The Department of Classics and Italian studies (http://www.ficlit.unibo.it) of Bologna University offers an intensive three-week Greek and Latin Summer School.
The school offers courses in Latin (beginners and intermediate) and in Greek (beginners) and the possibility of combining two courses (Latin & Greek) at a special rate.
The courses are held in Bologna from 22nd June to 10th July 2015 and are open to students (undergraduate and post-graduate) and non-students alike. Participants must be aged 18 or over.
The teaching will be focused mainly on Greek and/or Latin language with additional classes on Classical literature; further classes will touch on moments of classical history and history of art, supplemented by visits to museums and archaeological sites (in Bologna and Rome).
All teaching and activities will be in English.
For further information and application forms please visit:
http://www.ficlit.unibo.it/dipartimento/summer-school
E-mail: diri_school.latin@unibo.it

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Istanbul: history, monuments, urban life- Boğaziçi University and Columbia University, 20th June-2nd August

Please find the details for the summer school here.

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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

Porphyra Issue. No. 23

Porphyra, International Journal for Byzantine Studies is now accepting contributions for its XXIII issue.

Topics can range from a variety of fields and disciplines, such as: history, theology, literature, archaeology, anthropology, art history, et alii. Articles will be accepted in English, Italian, French, Modern Greek, German and Spanish. The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2015.

Please note that Porphyra is a peer-review journal. A proposal is no longer sufficient for a contribution. To be accepted, the article in full must comply with general scientific standards of research and publication and be formatted according to Porphyra editorial rules (found on the website). Each article should be accompanied by a set of keywords (at least 5, preferably 10) and a short abstract (250 words).

As in the previous issues, it is also possible to send monograph reviews which will be published in
the appropriate section once approved by our staff.
Submissions must be sent to: redazione@porphyra.it

Please find the CfP here.

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Supplementum 2016 of the journal Convivium

Theme: The South Caucasus

Deadline: 1st June 2015

Please find full CfP here.

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 15th March 2015

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1. NEWS & EVENTS
2. JOB & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

‘Hell is other people: sins, transgressions and their depiction on late medieval Crete and Cyprus, SPBS Lecture, 17th March

Dear All,

Please find a poster here with details of an upcoming SPBS Lecture on 17 March 2015 to be given by Dionysios Stathakopoulos. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to me at emincin@googlemail.com.

Best wishes,
Liz Mincin

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Forthcoming CHS event

Tuesday 24 March, 17.30-18.30
Non extinctus est fons musarum: the production & dissemination of Greek scientific manuscripts in the late Palaeologan period & after 1453
Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/eventrecords/2014-2015/CHS/illustratedmanuscripts.aspx
Francesca Marchetti will show how contacts with western scholars and universities, different approaches to the production of manuscripts, and the fascination exerted by the botanical and medical manuscripts, contributed to the transmission of a visual heritage that had a significant impact on western manuscripts and printed books. Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

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Vienna Bibliography, No. 158 February 2015

Please find here.

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Byzantine Art Restoration and Site Preservation workshops in Puglia, Italy

Hello,
My name is Tonio Creanza and I’m the founder and the director of Messors, a series of hands-on educational workshops regarding the preservation of cultural heritage and Byzantine sites that I have been running in Puglia region – Italy for the last 20 years. The workshops are an opportunity for participants to learn about the history of the region, learn about conservative methods and techniques, while contributing to the conservation of the rich art heritage of Southern Italy.

I was wondering how could I make available the information about our educational workshops to students/trainees/volunteers who might be interested in participating and implement their extra-curriculum experience.

The calendar for 2015 is:

– June 11 -28 Art Restoration Workshop Fresco&Canvas.

– July 24 – August 4 our latest preservation adventure of Fornello Sustainable Preservation Project.

As for the Fornello Sustainable Preservation Project, I would love to know if there would be an interest from your institution in developing a study and research collaboration in the future.

If you have chance, please read press articles and testimonials regarding our workshops.

I would highly appreciate any initiative in spreading the word about the workshops!

Thank you for your consideration,
Best regards,
Tonio Creanza
http://www.messors.com

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H-Medieval- New H-Net List

On Behalf of the Editors and the Advisory Board, I am pleased to announce the creation of a new H-Net list entitled H-Medieval. The goal of the list is to discuss all things related to the history, culture, religion and society of medieval Europe. And we do mean all of medieval Europe. The founder of the list, as well as several of the Advisory Board members are Byzantinists, the Slavic medieval world is represented, etc. So, please consider subscribing to the list, and participating in our discussions.

https://networks.h-net.org/h-medieval

Best,

Christian

Christian Raffensperger
Associate Professor of History
Director, Russian and Central Eurasian Studies Program
Wittenberg University
Associate, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
office: Hollenbeck 311
phone: (937) 327-7843
email: craffensperger@wittenberg.edu

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Cappadocia in Context

Immerse yourself in Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Cappadocia…
Info: Intensive Graduate Summer Workshop by Koç University RCAC
Date: 11 JUNE – 26 JUNE 2015
Do you want to explore the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Cappadocia? Within the region’s spectacular volcanic landscape are dozens of rock-cut settlements, including hundreds of painted, rock-cut churches, chapels, monasteries, houses, villages, towns, fortresses and underground cities.
The program will start up in Istanbul, ancient capital of Byzantium, with lectures and field trips lead by program faculty and Koç University Graduate School of Social Sciences & Humanities students. After first three days in Istanbul, the group will travel to Cappadocia. Through a program in Cappadocia that combines lectures, guided site visits, thematic explorations and seminar presentations, the workshop will explore ways to read the landscapes and its monuments, as well as ways to write a regional history based on the close analysis of sites and monuments.
Prof. Robert Ousterhout (University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Tolga Uyar (PhD. University of Paris I), with the contribution of some esteemed faculty members from Koç University, will present Cappadocia through a combination of lectures, seminar discussions, site visits and field trips. A camera, sturdy walking shoes and a taste of exploration are essential!
In order to maintain an intimate setting and provide maximum exposure opportunities, the program has a limited capacity of 14 students.
Scholarships and financial aid are available. Please refer to “Scholarships & Financial Aid” section.
Application deadline 15 April 2015.
All instructions will be in English; reading skills in French highly recommended.
This program is only open to graduate level students.:
On-line details at: https://rcac.ku.edu.tr/en/cappadocia

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2. JOB & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

New position at Onassis Cultural Center (NY)

Dear friends and colleagues,

A new position has opened at the Onassis Foundation (USA), Assistant Manager of Exhibitions and Publications. The job description is here; please forward to your qualified individuals.

Warm regards,
Amalia Cosmetatou

Executive Director
& Director of Cultural Affairs
Onassis Foundation (USA)
645 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-486-4448
E: acosmetatou@onassisusa.org
W: onassisusa.org

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Three postdoctoral fellowships in Paris

Please find the details here.

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OUBS XVII International Graduate Conference- A few photos

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SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 8
Hilary Term 2014

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MONDAY 9th March

14.00 Christianity and daily life in late antique and Byzantine times
Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology
Ine Jacobs (University College)
O​ne God and other supernatural powers

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17.00 Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls
Derek Keene
An Alfredian theatre uncovered?

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TUESDAY 10th March

9.00 The City in Late Antique Asia Minor
Ioannou Centre Lecture Theatre
Ine Jacobs (University College)
An aesthetics of variety? On spolia and re-used building materials

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14.30 Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute Building, Walton Street
Dr Alexander Panayotov (Aarhus)
Jewish everyday life in the late-Roman and early Byzantine Balkans

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16.00 Patristic and Late Antique Seminar: Patristic Exegesis of Pauline Epistles
Room 2, Christ Church
Dr Elena Draghici-Vasilescu
The use of Galatians in Byzantine Liturgy

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WEDNESDAY 11th March

12.00 Money in the Medieval West and Byzantium
Herbeden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum
Julian Baker
The late medieval crisis, c. 1330-1450

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13.00 The Roman Discussion Forum
Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology
Jean-Pierre Brun (Collège de France)
Textile, leather and organic remains in the Roman forts along the routes to yos Hormos and to Berenike

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17.00 Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Martin Hinterberger (University of Cyprus)
Phthonos/Ennvy and the Emotional World of Homo Byzantinus

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THURSDAY ​12th March

11.00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Ine Jacobs (University College, Oxford)
Christian protective magic in archaeological context

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17.00 Late Roman Seminar
Sutro Room, Trinity College
Rebecca Littlechilds (KCL)
Chaste cohabitiation in Late Antiquity: ascetic ideals and social practice

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FRIDAY 23rd January

12.00 Byzantine Literature Lecture
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)
Byzantine Hymnography

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17.45 Ashmolean Special Lecture
Herbeden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum
Cécile Morrison (CNRS, Paris and Dumbarton Oaks)
Making and using coins in the long eight-century
RSVP to Roslyn Britton-Strong, Administrator, Heberden Coin Room

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SATURDAY 14th March

11.00 Heresy from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages
TORCH Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities
Registration essential
Poster with full details

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The Byzness, 8th March 2015

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1. NEWS & EVENTS
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3. JOB & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

Revisiting Jerusalem Pilgrims: debates for the coming generation

On the occasion of a launch of the new book Travels to Jerusalem and Mount Athos by Petre Konchoshvili, translated by Mzia Ebanoidze & John Wilkinson (author of Egeria’s Travels and Jerusalem Pilgrims, former Director of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem, now the Kenyon Institute, and founder of FaRiG) published by Gorgias Press and in the presence of the Georgian Ambassador, Professor Revaz Gachechiladze.

The Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL), in association with the Friends of Academic Research in Georgia (FaRiG), invite you to this lecture to be held at the British Academy, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH Wednesday 25 March 2015, 6.00pm to be given by Dr Daniel Reynolds, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham & Dr Peter Darby, Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Nottingham.

This lecture will present the approach of their work on Jerusalem pilgrimage. The history of Christian pilgrimage in Syria-Palestine has captivated scholarly and public audiences since the first waves of research in the region in the nineteenth century. This subject continues to generate vibrant debate among scholars of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages.

The lecture will be followed by a short talk introducing pilgrimage from Georgia to Jerusalem:

From Bodbe to Sion: Pilgrimage and Holy Places?

by The Rt Revd Dr Stephen Platten, Rector of St. Michael, Cornhill, Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London.

This event will then be followed by a reception where copies of the book Travels to Jerusalem and Mount Athos will be available to view along with the opportunity to purchase copies at a special launch price.

All welcome. Free admission.
Please register online to attend the event. Booking is essential.:
https://travels-to-jerusalem-and-mount-athos.eventbrite.co.uk

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Forthcoming Byzantine Lecture at the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London

Tuesday 10 March, 17.30-18.30
Byzantine inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea
Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus

The team of the international collaborative project IOSPE: Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea will mark the launch of the first collection, Byzantine Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea. Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series, and co-hosted by the Centre for Hellenic Studies, the Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, and the Department of Classics.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/eventrecords/2014-2015/CHS/byzantineinscriptions.aspx

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Registration for the Holy Apostles 2015 Symposium

Greetings from the Department of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection!

It is with great pleasure we send you the registration information for the Holy Apostles Symposium being held on Friday, April 24, 2015 to Sunday, April 26.

Please register online by clicking on the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/civwnyBcHO

Please find the poster here.

Space for this event is limited, and registration will be handled on a first come, first served basis. For further information, including preliminary abstracts, please visit our event page or contact me at byzantine@doaks.org.

All best,
Sehhee Koh

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Small Grants for Postgrad/Postdoc Medieval Research

The TORCH Medieval Studies Research Network invites applications for small grants to support conferences, workshops, and other forms of collaborative research activity organised by students at postgraduate (whether MSt or DPhil) or postdoctoral level from across the Humanities Division at the University of Oxford.

The deadline for applications is Friday of Week 1 of Trinity Term (1 May). To find out more, go to http://torch.ox.ac.uk/medieval-studies-grants

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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

‘Environments’ Postgraduate Conference 2015- ‘Landscapes and the mind’

Environments is a one-day postgraduate conference organised by Goldsmiths, University of London,
University of Kent, and University of Essex. The conference will take place on Friday 19th June 2015 at Goldsmiths, University of London.

We live in a writing environment. The places we inhabit, our urban and rural surroundings, and how we move through them, have a strong influence on who we are as people and as a society. This conference hopes to explore the links between texts, environments and identity.

From antiquity to the digital age, many writers, artists and theoreticians have explored the connections between landscapes, society, and self. In the context of this conference, environments can represent places affected as a result of human activity or consciousness. Submissions might engage with texts dealing with a myriad of environments including cityscapes, human habitats, and wild and imagined spaces.

We warmly welcome abstracts and papers from all postgraduate students. The conference will conclude with a selection of readings and a wine reception.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

· Psychogeography and travel writing
· Migration and displacement
· Nature and urban writing
· Animal studies
· Histories and mythologies of place
· Translation
· Concepts of home
· Global responsibility, climate change and urbanisation
· Sovereignty, nationalism and politics of place
· Theory of place and space
· Environmentalism, ecology and sustainability
· The online environment

We warmly welcome abstracts for 20 minute papers, short creative pieces, and readings from all postgraduate students by the 31st March 2015 to be sent to environments2015@gold.ac.uk. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words. Please include details of your current level of study and home institution. For creative readings, please send a short example of your work.

Please find posters for the CfP and the conference here and here.

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3. JOB & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Council for British Research in the Levant

Please find the Council’s grants, fellowships etc at http://www.cbrl.org.uk/funding-jobs/cbrl-funding.aspx

Please also be aware that the Amman and Jerusalem Institutes are cheap places to stay for postgraduates if they join the CBRL.

Amman:
http://www.cbrl.org.uk/british-institute-amman/about-us.aspx

Jerusalem, Kenyon Institute [former British School of Archaeology]:
http://www.cbrl.org.uk/kenyon-institute/about-us.aspx

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SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 7

Hilary Term 2014

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MONDAY 2nd March

14.00   Christianity and daily life in late antique and Byzantine times
Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology
Ine Jacobs (University College)
Crosses everywhere! Appearance, meaning and function

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17.00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls
Christopher Loveluck (Nottingham)
TBC

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17.00   Grinfield Lectures: Japeth in the tents of Shem: Greek Bible translations in medieval Judaism
Examination Schools
Nicholas de Lange (Cambridge)
The age of the Genizah, c.1000-c.1200

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19.15   The David Patterson Lectures

Clarendon Institute, Walton Street
Nicholas de Lange (Cambridge)
The Jewish contribution to Byzantine Civilisation

TUESDAY 3rd March

9.00     The City in Late Antique Asia Minor
Ioannou Centre Lecture Theatre
Ine Jacobs (University College)

Statuary: a dying medium

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14.30   Greenfield Lectures: Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute Building, Walton Street
Nicholas de Lange (Cambridge)
Greek Jewish bible translations in medieval Judaism: the ancient roots of the medieval translations

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16.00   Patristic and Late Antique Seminar: Patristic Exegesis of Pauline Epistles

Room 2, Christ Church

Dr Julia Hudson

Augustine

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WEDNESDAY 4th March

12.00   Money in the Medieval West and Byzantium
Headley Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, Ashmolean Museum
Julian Baker
The Byzantine and post-Byzantine world, c. 1200-1450

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17.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Ida Toth (Wolfson College)
Eastern prose fiction in Byzantium: a case study

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17.00   Greenfield Lectures: Japeth in the tents of Shem: Greek Bible translations in medieval Judaism Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Clarendon Institute Building, Walton Street
Nicholas de Lange (Cambridge)
The Palaiologan Period

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THURSDAY 5th March

11.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Agnieszka Lic
Stucco decoration of a church on Sit Bani Yas island, United Arab Emirates: Christian artistic production of southern Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf in Late Antiquity

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17.00   Late Roman Seminar
Sutro Room, Trinity College
Robin Whelan (Oxford)
A separation? Gelasius, the ‘two powers’, and Christian politics in the late fifth century

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17.00   From Panopolis to Baghdad and back: centres and networks in the Classical, Late Antique and Medieval Near East
Swire Room, University College
Nicholas Purcell (Oxford)
Unnecessary dependences: using incense to trace circulation in pre-modern large-scale history

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FRIDAY 23rd January

12.00   Byzantine Literature Lecture
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)
Byzantine Hymnography

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The Byzness, 22nd February 2015

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

Heresy from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages, Torch Seminar Room, Saturday 14th March 2015

The past few decades have seen a burgeoning scholarly interest in heresy in early and medieval Christianity. Research on Christian heresy and its representation (‘heresiology’) has proliferated, in particular, in two periods: late antiquity and the later middle ages. However, despite deriving inspiration from similar trends in modern cultural theory and critical historical analysis, these two fields of scholarship have developed largely in isolation from one another. This workshop seeks to bring together historians working on heresy across the late-antique and medieval periods, to consider how and why heresy (or its representation) might change over time and in different contexts, and to think through the possibilities of common (or indeed divergent) approaches.

To register, or for more information, e-mail Robin Whelan (robin.whelan@history.ox.ac.uk). A sandwich lunch is available; please request it on registration and supply any dietary requirements. Thanks are due to the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity and the Oxford Medieval Studies Network for their generous support.

11:00 Registration and Welcome

11:15 Session 1: Chair: Antonia Fitzpatrick (St John’s)

Richard Flower (Exeter) ‘The birth of scientific heresiology in late antiquity’

Jill Moore (Birkbeck) ‘Set a thief to catch a thief? Family experience of heresy among thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italian inquisitors’

12:45 Lunch

13:45 Session 2: Chair: Phil Booth (Trinity)

Liz Mincin (St Andrews) ‘Curing the common soul: reexamining the heresiological motif of disease in Middle Byzantium’

Ali Bonner (Jesus) ‘The reception of Pelagius and interactionist theory’

15:15 Coffee

15:45 Session 3: Chair: Robin Whelan (TORCH/Brasenose)

Lucy Sackville (York) ‘The great divide: inquisition texts and the history of heresy’

Plenary Discussion

Conrad Leyser (Worcester) and Kantik Ghosh (Trinity)

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​CNG​ Lecture

Friday 13th March 2015

5:45-8:30pm (lecture at 6pm)

Cecile Morrison: ‘Deflation and Crisis in Byzantium: making and using coins in the long eighth-century’

Please RSVP to Roslyn Britton Strong

roz.britton-strong@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

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Expert Visit of Athens, Greece – Monuments, History and Conservation

Dear Colleague,

We’d like to announce 2 programs for this summer that are of interest to archaeologists, historians and classicists:

  • Athens: Heritage and Modernity
  • Analysis and Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy

Please forward this notice to any interested parties. Below you will find links to our website, where you can also find a flyer for posting.

 

Athens: Heritage and Modernity

Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens, Greece

June 28 – July 9, 2015
(check-in Saturday, June 27 – check-out Friday, July 10)

We are now accepting applications for our 13 day visit of Athens. This is a thoughtful exploration of the history, preservation and conservation issues facing the city, organized around a series of lectures and visits lead by some of the top Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of surveying, planning, and preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city.

The faculty of our program includes internationally renowned scholars, such as Dr. Manolis Korres, who was Chief Architect on the Acropolis Restoration Project, who will be leading lectures and visits to the Acropolis area, as well as Dr. Fani Mallouchou Tufano, an expert on the history of restoration and was director of the Documentation Office of the Acropolis Restoration Service. Please visit our website and syllabus to see a complete list of faculty, lectures and visits. Also visit our Facebook page.

The program is intended for people studying, or professionally involved in, the fields of: History, Archaeology, Architecture Art History, Architecture, Urban Planning, Anthropology, Conservation and Historic Preservation, but is also open for people with a general interest in any of the above mentioned subjects. Our deadline for applying is May 1st, 2015.

Please also note this other program offered by our colleagues, San Gemini Preservation Studies.

Analysis and Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy

Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 26, 2015

This 4 week summer program in Italy provides an excellent background in the conservation and restoration of pottery. In the workshop, students work on finds from classical and medieval periods coming from several sources: the excavation of the Public Baths in the nearby ancient Roman city of Carsulae, from recent excavations at the Palatine Hill in Rome and the store rooms of Archaeological Museum of Perugia.

Students of the following subjects would find this program useful: archaeology, anthropology, art history, art restoration, field history, management of cultural heritage, museum studies, classical studies and history of technology. There are still places available and the deadline for application is March 16. Please find more information on our website.

Cordially,

Nikos Vakalis

Director Athens Program

International Institute for Restoration & Preservation Studies

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Objects of Love

OTHER-WORLDLY LOVE, II: VIOLENCE AND THE SACRED. A handling session in the Ashmolean Museum, focusing on objects and images related to sacred warfare, violence, and vengeance, drawn from the Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Collections. Friday 13 March, 3-5 p.m., Ashmolean Museum. Click here to register. (Registration is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.)

Over the past few days I have been making plans with the inspiring Senta German of the Ashmolean Museum for two new Object Handling Sessions in the Museum as part of the Objects of Love series sponsored by TORCH (the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities), one this week and one in two weeks’ time

The theme for these sessions is Otherworldly Love. How have objects and images served to encourage and channel religious devotion? How does the intimacy of contact with sacred objects influence ideas, relationships, and actions?

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Law, Custom and Ritual in the Medieval Mediterranean

Dear All,

We are pleased to inform you that registration for the

4th International SMM Conference
‘Law, Custom and Ritual in the Medieval Mediterranean’
13th-15th July 2015
is now open:
http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/whatson/eventsconferences/society-for-the-medieval-mediterranean.html

The preliminary programme is now also live. Full details can be found via the website:http://www.societymedievalmediterranean.com/conference-2015.php

Please note that *Early Bird bookings are available until 16th March 2015.

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​The Sound of Sense: Orality/Aurality in Byzantine texts and contexts​, 16th-17th May, Princeton University

​Please find advertisement here.

http://www.princeton.edu/classics/soundofsense/

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  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

Fragmentation: The Eastern Mediterranean in Conflict and Cohesion​, ​Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, ​16th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium, ​30th May 2015

Papers are cordially invited for the 16th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies. ‘Fragmentation’ is as important a phenomenon as ‘continuity’ in politics, economics, and cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean from late antiquity to the modern times. Instead of foreclosing debate on such common heritage in the region, the theme ‘Fragmentation’ provides a dimension on how institutions and various political, social, and economic groups interacted in harmony or in conflict, because of or in spite of such commonality.

We welcome 20-minute papers on topics in all fields of Byzantine, Ottoman and/or Modern Greek Studies that include, but are not limited by, the following:

Economic activities/institutions

Literature and narrative

Political institutions

Historiographical scholarship

Identity

Societal affiliation/mentality

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted by 31 March 2015 to

cbomgs.colloquium@gmail.com. The applicants will be notified of the selection results within two weeks of receipt of submissions.

​Please find the poster here.​

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‘The Senses and Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance’, 8th-9th June 2015

Where does the recent sensory turn in the Arts and Humanities leave the study of Visual Culture? Can the viewer/object model incorporate the full sensorium without imposing ocularcentrism? How has vision’s relation to the other senses been expressed and explored through the visual arts from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period? How have the senses and sensory experience been represented in art before the Modern era?

This conference will explore the complex relationship between the visual and the sensory in contemporary theory and ancient practice. It will investigate the ways that art, from icons to illuminated manuscripts, music to architecture, and poetry to theatre, acted as a space for thinking about sensory experience, and for representing sensory ideas and theories. It will bring together scholars from a range of fields, including Classics and Ancient History, Medieval and Byzantine Studies, Musicology, Museum Studies and the History of Art, to explore these questions in the context of different historical periods and cultures, and in terms of politics, religion, philosophy, and society in the pre-Modern era.

We invite abstracts of 300 words for papers including but not limited to the following themes:

  • The role of the visual;
  • The non-visual senses and the reception of visual culture;
  • Embodied interaction with apparently visual art;
  • The use of ancient sensory theory in later practice;
  • Representations of sensory experience;
  • The difference between Eastern and Western European traditions in terms of ideas about the senses and how they are represented;
  • Displaying historical sensory experiences in museum settings;
  • The future of visual culture studies of pre-modern Europe.

Papers will be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for discussion. The conference will be held 8th-9th June 2015 at the University of Bristol, UK. Please send abstracts and CVs to the organisers, Erica O’Brien and Heather Hunter-Crawley at sensesvisualculture@gmail.com, by 10th April 2015. For further information and updates, please see the conference website:sensesandvisualculture.wordpress.com

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Connections, Networks, & Contexts, ​17 April 2015, ​Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society from the University of Edinburgh

​Please find the CfP here please.

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Oxford Listings Update

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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 6

Hilary Term 2014

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WEDNESDAY 27th February

14.00   Money in the Medieval West and Byzantium
Herbeden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum
Julian Baker
The Commercial Revolution

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THURSDAY 27th February

14.00   Modern British History Seminar
Prestwich Room, St John’s
Adrastos Omissi (Oriel)
The cap of liberty: Roman slavery, modern revolution, and magic mushrooms

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OUBS XVII International Graduate Conference

The OUBS is delighted to announce the finalised timetable for its XVII International Graduate Conference.

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