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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 7th February 2016

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 NEWS & EVENTS

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 NEWS & EVENTS

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

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Knowledge Unlimited: Intellectual Curiosity and Innovation in Byzantium, February 11 and 12, 2016 (Bucharest, New Europe College, Str. Plantelor 21)

For the poster and programme see here and here.

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 ‘Language & Community from the Armenian to Iranian Plateaux: Armenian, Kurdish and Iranian Identities before Modernity’ post-conference blog now available on the research network website here along with recordings of several of the talks under the media section .

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The latest issue of the Canadian bulletin of Byzantine studies, Canadio-Byzantina can be found here.           

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 Dördüncü Uluslararası Sevgi Gönül Bizans Araştırmaları Sempozyumu (Fourth International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium), 23-25 Haziran June 2016, Istanbul, Organized by the Vehbi Koç Foundation and Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations,  23-25 June 2016 under the title “Byzantine Identity and the Other in Geographical and Ethnic Imagination”

The symposium will feature 9 sessions in which 25 papers will be presented by senior researchers. To download the preliminary programme, please click here. The symposium is open to the public and free. Please click here to register. Simultaneous English-Turkish translation will be provided. Please direct all questions and inquiries to: rcac_info@ku.edu.tr http://sgsymposium.ku.edu.tr

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 ‘Sicut dicit… A Methodological Workshop on the Editing of Commentaries on Authoritative Texts’, 9-10-11 March 2016 (The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven)

 Participation is free. Please register before 25 February by email to marleen.reynders@kuleuven.be or lectio@kuleuven.be. Please find the program here.

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 Dr. Oleksiy Tolochko, Director of the Centre for Kyivan Rus’ Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, ‘THE PRIMARY CHRONICLE AND THE ORIGIN OF THE KYIVAN RUS’ STATE’

FIRST ANNUAL PUBLIC LECTURE in Medieval and Early Modern Slavonic Studies, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, Department of Slavonic Studies, Wednesday, 10 February 2016, 5.30 PM, Latimer Room, Clare College – Please see the poster here.

The twelfth-century Primary Chronicle relates the legendary beginnings of the medieval Rus’ state.  It tells of the invitation of Viking leaders to rule East Slavic settlements, of princely skirmishes for the throne of Kyiv, of Rus’ altercations with Byzantium and the Khazars, of the brutal slaying of a prince by a belligerent Slavic tribe, of the revenge of a princess for the murder of her husband, and of the coming of Christianity to Rus’.  It is the fundamental text for the study of Kyivan Rus’ history, a discipline that came into being on the basis of the explanation and interpretation of the narratives of this chronicle.  The Primary Chronicle still exercises its authority over the way the formation of the Kyivan state is presented in contemporary studies. In his lecture, Dr Oleksiy Tolochko from the Institute of Ukrainian History, National Academy of Sciences, will question the reliance of Kyivan Rus’ history on the Primary Chronicle, and consider if it is possible to move beyond the story penned by a medieval cleric? Dr Tolochko will explore how the first centuries of the emergence of Rus’ in Eastern Europe can be conceived on the basis of other, non-narrative sources.
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Book Presentation, The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija: The Historical and Spiritual heartland of the Serbian People, Sunday 14th February, 6:00pm, St. Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality, 2 Canterbury Road, Oxford. OX2 6LU

For the poster see here.

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 CALLS FOR PAPERS

 Redefining the Margins: Seeing the Unseen in the Eastern Mediterranean, 17th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies

 Papers are invited for the 17th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies. There are fashions in scholarship just as there are in costume or architecture, which means that certain topics are emphasised while others are marginalised. For example, 25 years ago a huge proportion of Byzantine art historical scholarship was devoted to illuminated manuscripts; today this is a much smaller field of study. This colloquium will focus on those ‘lost’ subjects, or subjects that never held the spotlight. We are interested in ‘peripheries’ of all sorts, including more traditional forms of marginalisation. The act of ‘marginalisation’ has been perpetuated and experienced in societies throughout the world: to construct the ‘other’, to classify as ‘fringe’ or outside the ‘mainstream’, to define and to diminish borders, populations, cultures and ideas, both with or without intention.

Papers of approximately 20 minutes in any of the fields related to Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies are welcome. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words no later than Thursday, 31st of March to Anna Kelley at ack442@bham.ac.uk. Applicants will be notified of selection within two weeks of this date. Please note, limited bursaries to help with travel costs of speakers are available. Please email for details. For the poster see here.

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 John Chrysostom and Severian of Gabala: Homilists, Exegetes and Theologians, (Leuven, 7-9 November 2016)

For the call for papers see here.

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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Niki Marangou Memorial Studentship for Postgraduate Research in Modern Greek Studies

 The Department of Classics at King’s College London is pleased to announce the award of one new studentship for postgraduate research in the department, tenable for up to three years, starting in January 2017. This award has been made possible thanks to Mr Constantis Candounas, in memory of the inspirational Cypriot poet, novelist, painter and bookshop-owner Niki Marangou, who died in 2013. The Studentship will be to the value of £5,000 per year, payable to the student in two instalments annually. The student’s progress will be reviewed twice a year, and the studentship will not be renewed if progress is judged unsatisfactory.

For details see here.

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Association of British Turkish Academies Doctoral Researcher Awards 

ABTA announces 2016 Doctoral Researcher Awards to promote and reward academic and scientific excellence among researchers pursuing doctoral degrees in the UK. For more information please visit the competition website. Please note that the application deadline is 15 March 2016 and this competition is open to all students regardless of their nationality. We encourage you to circulate this email to departmental emailing lists or to anyone who might be interested.

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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 4

 Hilary Term 2014

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MONDAY 8 February
17:00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College

John Arnold (Birkbeck, University of London)

Lordship, Violence, and Very Small Churches: Local Religion in southern France, c. 1000-c .1150.

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TUESDAY​ 9 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

Dr Simon Gathercole (Cambridge)

Palestinian place names in the Gospels, Josephus and rabbinic literature

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

Christ Church, Room 2

Dr Stan Rosenberg (Oxford)

Wisdom literature and cosmology in later fourth- and early fifth-century texts

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WEDNESDAY 10 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

Professor Joan Taylor (King’s College London)

SEMINAR: ‘The Therapeutae, Gender and the Synagogue’

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17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Andrew Jotischky (Lancaster University)

Continuity and Tradition in Greek Orthodox Monasteries in the Crusader States

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THURSDAY 11 February

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Gideon Avni (Jerusalem)

Churches and mosques in Early Islamic Palestine: co-existence or conversion?
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17:00   Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Rebecca Littlechilds (London)

Asterius’ Liber ad Renatum monachum and fifth-century ascetic cohabitation
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FRIDAY 12 February

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

 

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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 3

 Hilary Term 2014

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MONDAY 1 February

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

Caroline Goodson (Birkbeck, University of London)

Cultivating the City: Urbanism and Gardening in Early Medieval Italy.

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TUESDAY​ 2 February
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

Professor George Brooke (University of Manchester)

Choosing between Papyrus and Skin: Cultural Complexity and Multiple Identities in the Qumran Library

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

Christ Church, Room 2

Claire Hall (Oxford)

Wisdom literature and Egyptian magical papyri

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WEDNESDAY 3 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

Professor Jan Joosten (Christ Church)

WORKSHOP: ‘Egypt and the Historical and Theological Lexicon of the Septuagint’

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17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Eleni Pachoumi (North-West University, South Africa)

Interpretation and Appropriation issues related to a Prayer to Chrestos from the Greek Magical Papyri

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THURSDAY 4 February

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Ulrike Wulf-Rheidt (Berlin)

The late antique palace of the Emperor Galerius at Gamzigrad/Eastern Serbia

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17:00   Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Jean-Michel Spieser (Fribourg)

The development of the cult of saint Demetrius in Thessaloniki

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FRIDAY 5 February

10:00   Late Antique Palaces: A Colloquium to Celebrate the Publication of The Emperor’s House

Ertegun House, 37a St Giles’, Oxford

10:00   Welcome and Introduction

10:15   Ulrike Wulf-Rheidt (Berlin): The Palace of the Roman Emperors on the Palatine in Rome

10:45   Jean-Michel Spieser (Fribourg): The Palace of Galerius in Thessaloniki

11:15   Break for coffee

11:30   Judith Herrin (London): Palazzo Scomparso: Ravenna’s Imperial Court

12:00   Marlia Mango (Oxford): The Great Palace mosaic pavement: literary source and historical context

12:30   Lunch

2:00     Bryan Ward-Perkins, Chris Wickham, and Gervase Rosser: Panel discussion on The Emperor’s House

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

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

Nikoloz Aleksidze (Pembroke College)

King Vačagan the Pious and his Long Hunt for Relics

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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, 31st January 2016

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 NEWS & EVENTS

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    3. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 NEWS & EVENTS

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‘What is the city but the people?’ Urban Identities between the Civic and the Ethnic, 11th–12th March 2016, Ertegun House

For the poster see here, and for the schedule here.

In order to attend please RSVP to identity@TORCH.ox.ac.uk by Sunday the 6th of March.

 CALLS FOR PAPERS

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SOURCES OF LITERATURE AND KNOWLEDGE, Quellen und Rohstoffe des Erzählens, Joint workshop of the thematic network “Literature – Knowledge – Media”, July 18 – 20, 2016 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 

For details see here.

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Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies in an Interdisciplinary World, Simon Fraser University, 31.0316-02.04.16

For details see here.

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures, Research Fellow, University of Birmingham – School of History and Cultures within the College of Arts and Law

For details see here.

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 5 Postdoctoral Positions, Labex (Laboratoire d’excellence) RESMED (Religions et sociétés dans le monde méditerranéen)

 For details see here.

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Heraclea Sintica summer archaeology school

The Hellenistic and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica is located near the city of Petrich (SW corner of Bulgaria) which is situated 180 km south of Sofia (Bulgaria) and 130 km north of Thessaloniki (Greece). Heraclea Sintica was founded as a Macedonian colony in the end of 4th c. BC. It was the main settlement of the Middle Struma (ancient Strymon) River region till the end of 4th c. AD. Since 2007 systematic archaeological excavations have been carried out. The current ArchBulg Field School will focus upon Late Roman civilian basilica (3rd ‒ 4th c. AD) and an Early Hellenistic building (end of 4th c. BC).

Details about the summer school and the site can be found 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

The Byzness, 24th January 2016

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 NEWS & EVENTS

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 NEWS & EVENTS

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Cambridge Postgraduate Workshop: The End of the “Khazar Yoke”, University of Cambridge, 12th February, 2016

 For details of funding and readings see here.

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 Alexander Lingas (City University London), Greeks, Latins and the Musical Culture of Late Byzantium

Wednesday 27th January 2016,  5.30-7.30pm (City University London, Music Department, 2015-16 Music Research Seminar Series: Room AG09, Ground Floor, College Building, St John’s Street, London EC1V 4BP)

In modern times the musical traditions of Greek Orthodoxy have often been perceived as being in some sense starkly opposed to those of Latin Christianity. This is particularly true of listeners who take their initial impressions of stark differences between their respective musical forms and performance styles-for example, contrasting the chanting of a kalophonic heirmos by a Greek cantor to a choral rendition of a motet by Mozart-and then set them within frameworks opposing ‘East’ and ‘West’.  This presentation will challenge the validity of such oppositions during the final centuries of Byzantium, when Greeks and Latins found themselves once again in close contact throughout the eastern Mediterranean. It will do so by discussing literary witnesses and notated manuscripts that testify to musical interaction between the two traditions, leading to a conclusion that the cultural position of Byzantine chant between East and West was far more ambiguous than is commonly thought.

Alexander Lingas is Reader in the Music Department at City University London, a Fellow of the European Humanities Research Centre of the University of Oxford, and founding director of the vocal ensemble Cappella Romana (www.cappellaromana.org<http://www.cappellaromana.org/>)

  CALLS FOR PAPERS

 Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages, 26-28 April 2016, an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies (SAIMS)

 The organisers have said they are “especially interested in papers from postgraduates and early career researchers working on the Islamic and Byzantine worlds in this period”. For full details see here.

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 The University of Edinburgh’s School of History, Classics, and Archaeology seeks to recruit an Academic Network Facilitator to support the activities of the International Research Network ‘Emotions through time: from antiquity to Byzantium’ (PI Professor D. L. Cairns), generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust, hosted by the University of Edinburgh and involving the Universities of Cyprus (M. Hinterberger), Vienna (L. Theis), Southern Denmark (A. Pizzone), and King’s College London (Y. Papadogiannakis).

The post-holder will be responsible for day-to-day project management and organisation of the network’s workshops and summative conference, and will undertake related editorial tasks. The post-holder will also be responsible for encoding of source material and metadata for the project’s digital archive.

The successful applicant will have an undergraduate degree in a Classics or Medieval History-related subject, and an excellent knowledge of Ancient Greek, including experience of translation to English. Excellent proofreading, time-management, and communication skills are also required.

This is a part-time (21 hours per week), fixed-term post.
Salary: £26,537 to £30,738 per annum based on 35 hours each week, part-time pro rata
Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Thursday 4 February 2016

For further details and information on how to apply, please see: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=035214

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Cairns at douglas.cairns@ed.ac.uk.

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 Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture (Late Roman and Byzantine) School of History and Heritage (University of Lincoln)

 Location:  Brayford
Salary:   From £31,656 per annum
Closing Date:   Friday 22 January 2016
Interview Date:   Monday 08 February 2016
Reference:  COA151

 For details see here.

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Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Art History, University of East Anglia – School of Art, Media and American Studies

 

Location: Norwich
Salary: £47,801 to £55,389
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
 Placed on: 14th January 2016
Closes: 12th February 2016
Job Ref: ATR1275

Professor: A competitive salary is available for an outstanding candidate

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Art History in any one of the following three areas: Art History 330-1400; Art History 1400-1700; and Art History 1800-1900. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent qualification or experience) in a relevant subject area and an expertise in museum studies or comparable professional experience of museums would also be welcome but it is not essential.

You will act as a lead for your subject area upon arrival and as such will provide vision and direction in the area of Art History. You will be expected to take on the role of Head of School at some point in the future.

This full time indefinite post is available from 1 September 2016.

Closing date: 12 noon on 12 February 2016.

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Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, Library Research Fellowship Program, 2016-2017

Thanks to generous continued funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the continuation of the Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 75-mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between two weeks and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the current cycle will be tenable from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. The fellowship application deadline is February 26, 2016. No late applications will be considered.

Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is the premier Hellenic collection in the western United States and one of the largest of its kind in the country, currently numbering approximately 75,000 volumes. It comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media materials, rare books, archival materials, art and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and Modern Greek studies, including the Greek diaspora. There is a broad representation of over 20 languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. Since 2009 the collection has experienced particularly dramatic growth through two major gift acquisitions. For further information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visithttp://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos.

For the full Library Research Fellowship Program description and application instructions, see: http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos/lrfp.asp.html. Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (paganelis@csus.edu).

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The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a full-time researcher for the AHRC funded Lexicon of Greek Personal Names project, directed by Professor Robert Parker. The appointment will be for a fixed period of 3 years from 1 April 2016 or as soon thereafter as can be mutually agreed. The appointee will be a member of a research group which will prepare volume VI of the Lexicon, that covering names from the Roman provinces of Syria, Palaestina, Arabia, and areas further East. The special responsibility of the appointee will be for names attested in non-Greek sources; s/he will have excellent knowledge of at least one relevant ancient Semitic language and willingness to acquire competence in others, and a good knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin and relevant modern languages. S/he will have, or be near completion of, a relevant PhD.  For the further particulars please go to http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/jobs.html.

Grade 7: £30,738 – £37,768 p.a.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and enter Vacancy ID 121799

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 18 February 2016. It is expected that interviews will be held in late February 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 UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 2

 Hilary Term 2014

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Message from Ine Jacobs (Oxford LABS London Day, 6 February)

Dear all,

LABS is planning a day in London on Saturday 6 February 2016. In the morning, we will be attending the Sinai workshop at Bridgewater House (For the full programme and more information, seehttp://www.medievalart.org/icmacommunitynews/2016/1/10/the-world-comes-to-sinai-saint-catherines-monastery-as-a-cultural-magnet); in the afternoon we will be visiting the BM exhibition Egypt. Faith after the Pharoahs (http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/faith_after_the_pharaohs.aspx).

We will meet at Bridgewater House, London, at 9.45 am. The start time of the visit to the BM will depend on availability. If you interested in joining us for the morning and/or afternoon, send an e-mail to Ine Jacobs (Ine.Jacob@classics.ox.ac.ukasap, before Tuesday 26 January, as we need to let the organisers of the Sinai workshop know our number and book tickets for the exhibition well in advance.

Best wishes,

Ine

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MONDAY 25 January

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

Claire Taylor (University of Nottingham)

Apostolic economics: heresy and theories of property in the high middle ages.

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TUESDAY​ 26 January
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 James Kugel (Harvard)

The newly-found fragment of the Aramaic Levi document

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

Christ Church, Room 2

Professor Ilaria Ramelli (Catholic University Milan – Angelicum University (Italy) and Oxford)

Epistle to the Hebrews and Philo on hypostasis and wisdom

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WEDNESDAY 27 January

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 Sarah Pearce (University of Southampton)

SEMINAR: ‘Philo and the memory of Ptolemaic rule’

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17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Geri della Rocca de Candal (ERC Research Fellow, Bodleian Library)

Publishing Byzantine historiography in early modern Europe: a historical and bibliographical survey

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THURSDAY 28 January

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Sebastian Brock, Cyril Mango, and Jenny Richardson, with Mary MacRobert, Georgi Parpulov, Nigel Wilson, and Robert Thomson

The manuscripts (Greek, Latin, Syriac, Georgian, Armenian, Slavonic, Arabic, palimpsests) in the monastery on Mt Sinai: past, present, future

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17:00   Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Mike Stawpert (Oxford)

‘Awful gore from the internal wounds of the state’: Usurpations in the reign of Constantius II, 350–361

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FRIDAY 29 January
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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

 Hilary Term 2014

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MONDAY 18 January

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

Charles West (University of Sheffield)

Monks, aristocrats and justice: twelfth-century monastic advocacy in a European perspective.

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TUESDAY​ 19 January
14:00   Special Epigraphy Class

Ioannou Centre

Andreas Rhoby (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna)

Dr Rhoby will teach a class in Byzantine Epigraphy on Early Byzantine Inscriptional Poetry

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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 James Aitken (Cambridge University)

The LXX translators in an Egyptian setting (apud Alexandriam)

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

Christ Church, Room 2

Professor Mark Edwards (Oxford)

Use of Wisdom literature in primitive Christianity

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 17:00   SPECIAL EVENT: Being a Woman Byzantinist

Ertegun House

Speakers include Dame Averil Cameron (Oxford), Elizabeth Jeffreys (Oxford), Judith Herrin (KCL), and Catherine Holmes (Oxford)

A discussion (open to the floor) will be led by Ine Jacobs (Oxford) and Ida Toth (Oxford), with Mark Whittow (Oxford)

For additional details see here.

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WEDNESDAY 20 January
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 Alison Salvesen (OCHJS)

WORKSHOP: ‘Biblical texts on Egypt: formation and reception’

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17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Andreas Rhoby (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna)

Book Epigrams, Metrical Paratexts, and ‘Inscriptional’ Verses in Byzantine Manuscripts

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THURSDAY 21 January

17:00   Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College
Richard Price (London)

The early ecumenical councils: the work of the Holy Spirit, or a series of disasters?

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FRIDAY 22 January
(12:00/TBC)    Vienna Erasmus Special Lecture

Ioannou Centre

Andreas Rhoby (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna)

Constantine Manasses. He will introduce the author, and discuss selections from Manasses’s Chronicle.’ 

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

Paweł Nowakowski (Oxford, The Cult of Saints Project)

Epitaph for a saint: considerations on the epigraphical aspects of the burial of martyrs

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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, 17th January 2016

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

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

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Being a Woman Byzantinist

Time: 17:00-18:30

Drinks reception: 18:30-19:00

Date: 19th January, 2016

Venue: Ertegun House, University of Oxford, 37A St. Giles Street, Oxford. OX1 3LD

SPEAKERS:

DAME AVERIL CAMERON (Former Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History & Former Warden, Keble College, Oxford)

ELIZABETH JEFFREYS (Former Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, Exeter College, Oxford)

JUDITH HERRIN (Former Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, King’s College London & Constantine Leventis Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London)

CATHERINE HOLMES (Associate Professor of Medieval History & A.D.M. Cox Old Members’ Tutorial Fellow in Medieval History, University College, Oxford)

Discussion (open to the floor) led by:

INE JACOBS (Associate Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture, University College, Oxford)

IDA TOTH (Lecturer in Byzantine Epigraphy & Senior Instructor in Medieval Latin and Greek, Wolfson College, Oxford)

MARK WHITTOW (University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies & Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford)

Generously supported by the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity (OCLA) and the Oxford University Byzantine Society (OUBS). For further enquiries please contact the organiser of the event, Sukanya Rai-Sharma, at sukanya.raisharma@history.ox.ac.uk.

For the event poster see here.

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 ‘As part of the Erasmus + Staff Mobility Exchange between Oxford and Vienna, Dr Andreas Rhoby (Deputy Head of the Division of Byzantine Research of the Institute for Medieval Research, The Austrian Academy of Sciences) will spend Week One of Hilary Term as a guest LABS lecturer. 

On Tuesday, 19 January, at 2 pm at the Ioannou Centre, Dr Rhoby will teach a class in Byzantine Epigraphy on Early Byzantine Inscriptional Poetry

On Wednesday, 20 January, at 5 pm Dr Rhoby will give a LABS seminar talk on Book Epigrams, Metrical Paratexts, “Inscriptional” Verses in Byzantine Manuscripts

On Friday, 22 January (exact time TBC), Dr Rhoby will give a lecture on Constantine Manasses. He will introduce the author, and discuss selections from Manasses’s Chronicle.’

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On Saturday 16 January at 5 pm, the Maison Française d’Oxford will host a book launch for La mémoire d’Ambroise de Milan. Usages politiques d’une autorité patristique en Italie (Ve-XVIIIe siècle), ed. Patrick Boucheron and Stéphane Gioanni (Paris : Publications de la Sorbonne/École française de Rome, 2015) [http://www.publications-sorbonne.fr/en/livre/?GCOI=28405100932260] in presence of the editors, and with short presentations by Neil McLynn, Conrad Leyser, and Jan Machielsen. Drinks to follow. All welcome

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KCL, Centre for Hellenic Studies – Seminar Series

Monday 18 January 2016, 17.30

Theodore Stephanides, poet-translator extraordinary: his work (known and unknown) on Greek poets from Sappho to Palamas

Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus

A seminar with Anthony Hirst (King’s College London), followed by a book launch.

Part of the Modern Greek Studies seminar series

 

Tuesday 26 January, 17.30-19.00

The Laskarids and the Seljuks: material cultural evidence for contact and exchange

SW1.09, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus

A seminar with Scott Redford (SOAS)

Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series

 

Thursday 4 February 2016, 18.00

The 25th Annual Runciman Lecture


Professor Lord Renfrew, ‘Who were the Greeks? New insights from Linguistics and Genetics’

Great Hall and Entrance Hall, King’s Building, Strand Campus

Followed by a Reception

 

Monday 8 February, 18.30 (Date changed from 1 February)

Hazardous operations: British SOE agents in Nazi-occupied Greece and the strain of clandestine warfare

Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus

A seminar with Roderick Bailey (Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, Oxford).

A joint event with the Society for Modern Greek Studies, followed by a reception in the Anatomy Museum

Part of the Modern Greek Studies seminar series

 

Tuesday 9 February, 17.30-19.00

‘The Shape of Water’: Rewriting virgin martyrs in Byzantium

SW1.09, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus

A seminar with Anne Alwis (University of Kent)

Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series

 

Monday 15 February, 17.30-19.00

Trust, faith and confidence in times of crisis

Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus

A seminar with Maria Couroucli (CNRS, Paris)

Part of the Modern Greek Studies seminar series

 

Tuesday 1 March, 17.30-19.00

Four miniatures recently rediscovered: Christian Art in Muslim Anatolia and manuscript trade in 20th-century Europe

SW1.09, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus

A seminar with Ioanna Rapti (École pratique des Hautes Études, Paris)

Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series

 

Monday 7 March, 17.30-19.00

Attributing an identity to a language: the Greek case

Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus

A seminar with Pietro Bortone (University of Oxford)

Part of the Modern Greek Studies seminar series

 

Tuesday 15 March, 17.30-19.00

Egyptian Bishops in the Twilight of Rome

SW1.09, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus

A seminar with Philip Booth (University of Oxford)

Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series

 

Wednesday 16 March 2016, 18.30-19.30

The Third Annual Rumble Fund Lecture: ‘Queering Classical Art’

Great Hall, King’s Building, Strand Campus

Whitney Davis (University of California, Berkeley), will explore modes of ‘queering’ ancient Greek art and will re-examine some standard interpretive modes in the aftermath of J. J. Winckelmann’s 1764 History of the Art of Antiquity.

 

Monday 21 March, 17.30-19.00

Ottoman diplomacy, humanist fiction and diplomatic poetics in the 18th-century Balkans

Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus

A seminar with Miltos Pechlivanos (Freie-Universität, Berlin)

Part of the Modern Greek Studies seminar series and also part of the Greek-Turkish Encounters series, with SOAS

 

Wednesday 8 June, 13.00 – Friday 10 June, 19.00

The art of Hegel’s Aesthetics: Hegelian philosophy and the perspectives of Art History

River Room, King’s Building, Strand Campus

An international conference, hosted in partnership with the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata(Universität zu Köln) and the New School for Social Research (New York)

 

Wednesday 15 June 2016, 16.00-17.00

Centre for Hellenic Studies Annual General Meeting
Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus

 

Wednesday 15 June 2016, 18.00-20.00

Katie Lentakis Memorial Fund Award

Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus

In association with the Anglo-Hellenic League, followed by a book launch

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 Hellenic Centre Special Lecture: ‘The Hospitallers (Knights of St John) in Mainland Greece, the Aegean and Turkey: 1306-1522’, Michael Heslop Royal Holloway, University of London

 This fully illustrated lecture is accompanied by an exhibition of photographs entitled Broken teeth point at the sky: Peloponnesian castles at war in the 14th century 7.15 pm Tuesday 19 January 2016, followed by an informal reception, at the Great Hall, Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5AS. Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org

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The world comes to Sinai: Saint Catherine’s monastery as a cultural magnet

A workshop-conference of the Saint Catherine Foundation, Saturday, February 6, 10.00-13.00, Bridgewater House, London. For details see here.

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 2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 17th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium for the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, ‘Redefining the Margins: Seeing the Unseen in the Eastern Mediterranean.’

The submission deadline is 31st March, 2016. Please see the attached call for papers here for details.

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 Thinking about Sacred Time in Medieval Societies of the Middle East

Workshop organized by Johannes Pahlitzsch (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz), Youval Rotman (Tel Aviv University), Daniella Talmon-Heller (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Mainz, July 11-12, 2016 

The idea that time is not homogenous – that some moments, days, or months are more privileged than others – was articulated by medieval thinkers of all denominations. The sanctification of such times by special practices seems to have been a universal cultural phenomenon. Yet, the construction of time as sacred, the choice of the specific time units to be set apart and the means by which they were distinguished from profane time, are diverse and dynamic; tied to historical-cultural contexts.

Sacred times were acknowledged in religious calendars that regulate recurrent religious devotions, yet sporadic and singular extraordinary events and situations (such as astrological events and significant natural phenomena) were also marked as times of divine intervention, and so were certain moments in the life-cycle of the individual, or the history of the community. Moreover, manifestations of sacred time played an important role in the formation of communal identity and in community-life, as well as within inter-faith relationships. They create what can be termed ‘ritual coherence’ on the one hand, and produce inter-religious conflicts, due to clashing concepts of sacred time and different calendars, especially between groups who shared the same geographical space, on the other hand.

In the workshop we are suggesting, we wish to investigate thinking about sacred time in the medieval Middle East. We would like to explore the conceptualization of sacred time in theological, legal and devotional works, and debates pertaining to the sanctity of specific times. We hope to elaborate on the different meanings assigned to privileged time, and on the social functions of practices marking sacred time. By bringing together scholars specializing in Judaism, Eastern Christianity and Islam, we hope to address these issues from a wide variety of aspects, disciplines and approaches and enhance our understanding of the medieval Middle East.

Comparative studies are especially welcome. Participants who wish to open a discussion around a specific text are encouraged to do so.

The workshop will be held at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, July 11-12, 2016. Travel costs and accommodation will be covered by the organizers (up to a certain sum).

Those who intend to participate would let us know by January 31, 2016

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies is currently accepting applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions with the Center, beginning in September 2016.  The Center pursues a comprehensively interdisciplinary approach to advancing understanding of Iran and the Persian Gulf, with special attention to the region’s role and significance in the contemporary world. The goal of the program is to support outstanding scholars of Iran and the wider Iranian world at an early stage of their careers and thus to strengthen the field of Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies in the United States and abroad. A brief summary about each opportunity appears below.  The application deadline for both positions is January 31, 2016.

Contemporary Iran Postdoctoral Research Associate (Requisition #1500901)

The Mossavar-Rahmani Center invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the contemporary politics, economics or diplomacy of natural resource extraction in Iran and the Gulf region, or a closely-related subject of research, starting in September 2016. This twelve-month position may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance. Additional details available at jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67571

Sasanian Period Postdoctoral Research Associate (Requisition #1500905)

The Mossavar-Rahmani Center invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the medieval history of Iran in the period ca. 100-1000 CE, preferably with a focus on the history, sources and language(s) of the Sasanian period, starting in September 2016. This twelve-month position may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance.  Additional details available at jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67576  

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 The British School at Athens Postgraduate Training Course in Greek Numismatics, 15th May – 28th May 2016

Information can be obtained from the BSA website (www.bsa.ac.uk). Completed application forms and an academic reference letter should be emailed to the Assistant Director, Dr. Chryssanthi Papadopoulou, (assistant.director@bsa.ac.uk) no later than February26th 2016.

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The British School at Athens Postgraduate Training Course in Greek Epigraphy, 26th June – 10th July 2016

 Information can be obtained from the BSA website (www.bsa.ac.uk). Completed application forms and an academic reference letter should be emailed to the Assistant Director, Dr. Chryssanthi Papadopoulou, (assistant.director@bsa.ac.uk) no later than January 30th 2016.

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Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies at ASCSA

For information 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

The Byzness, 3rd January 2016

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

3. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 1. NEWS & EVENTS

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Being a Woman Byzantinist

Time: 17:00-18:30

Drinks reception: 18:30-19:00

Date: 19th January, 2016

Venue: Ertegun House, University of Oxford, 37A St. Giles Street, Oxford. OX1 3LD

SPEAKERS:

DAME AVERIL CAMERON (Former Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History & Former Warden, Keble College, Oxford)

ELIZABETH JEFFREYS (Former Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, Exeter College, Oxford)

JUDITH HERRIN (Former Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, King’s College London & Constantine Leventis Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London)

CATHERINE HOLMES (Associate Professor of Medieval History & A.D.M. Cox Old Members’ Tutorial Fellow in Medieval History, University College, Oxford)

Discussion (open to the floor) led by:

INE JACOBS (Associate Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture, University College, Oxford)

IDA TOTH (Lecturer in Byzantine Epigraphy & Senior Instructor in Medieval Latin and Greek, Wolfson College, Oxford)

MARK WHITTOW (University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies & Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford)

Generously supported by the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity (OCLA) and the Oxford University Byzantine Society (OUBS). For further enquiries please contact the organiser of the event, Sukanya Rai-Sharma, at sukanya.raisharma@history.ox.ac.uk.

For the event poster see here.

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 Byzantine History Revived: Constantine VII & co. A colloquium to celebrate the publication of Theophanes Continuatus I-IV, Friday 19th February 2016 – Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

For details see the programme here.

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 The Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams (DBBE) has launched and is now freely accessible online

 This database, hosted by Ghent University, seeks to collect all book epigrams (or: metrical paratexts) found in Greek manuscripts up to 1500 and can be found here.

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Views of Constantinople: The Freshfield Album online

It is also on display in the Wren Library at Trinity College, Cambridge, see here for details.

 2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

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

In spite of the striking abundance of extant primary material – over 4000 Greek texts produced in the period between the sixth and fifteenth centuries – Byzantine Epigraphy remains largely uncharted territory, with a reputation for being elusive and esoteric that obstinately persists. References to inscriptions in our texts show how ubiquitous and deeply engrained the epigraphic habit was in Byzantine society, and underscore the significance of epigraphy as an auxiliary discipline. The growing interest in material culture, including inscriptions, has opened new avenues of research and led to various explorations in the field of epigraphy, but what is urgently needed is a synthetic approach that incorporates literacy, built environment, social and political contexts, and human agency. The SPBS Symposium 2016 has invited specialists in the field to examine diverse epigraphic material in order to trace individual epigraphic habits, and outline overall inscriptional traditions. In addition to the customary format of panel papers and shorter communications, the Symposium will organize a round table, whose participants will lead a debate on the topics presented in the panel papers, and discuss the methodological questions of collection, presentation and interpretation of Byzantine inscriptional material.

Panels

Panel One: Collecting and reading inscriptions in Byzantium

Panel Two: Traditions and transitions

Panel Three: Seventh-century epigraphy three ways

Panel Four: Place, placement, paratextuality

Panel Five: The (in)formality of the inscribed word

Panel Six: Material turn

Round Table: SPBS Debate on Byzantine epigraphy

Call for Communications

Academics, research students, and other members of the scholarly community are invited to offer communications – ten minutes papers – that explore any aspect of Byzantine Epigraphy from a textual, visual, historical, religious, social or cultural angle. Abstracts of no more than 300 words of proposed communications, including their titles, should be sent to Ida Toth (ida.toth@history.ox.ac.uk) by 15 January 2016 at the latest.

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Rethinking the Mediterranean, History and Historiography issues on the Eastern Mediterranean, Athens, 9-13 May 2016

Doctoral workshop run by The École française d’Athènes / The National Hellenic Research Foundation.

See the call for papers here.

  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 Postdoctoral Fellow positions focusing on Confessional Dynamics in Armenian Communities, 15th-18th Centuries  and Confessional Dynamics in Greek Orthodox Communities, 15th-18th Centuries at CEU

 For details see here and here.

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Assistant Professor, Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and History of Art Koç University

 For details see here.

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Grants for Younger Scholars for the participation at the 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies (Belgrade 2016)

For more details see here.

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 The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture 2016-2017 grant competition

Details of the Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Development Grants, Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Grants, and Mary Jaharis Center Publication Grants  can be found here.

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Post doctoral Research Fellowship 2016-2017 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

For more 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

The Byzness, 13th December 2015

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 NEWS & EVENTS

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Being a Woman Byzantinist

Time: 17:00-18:30

Drinks reception: 18:30-19:00

Date: 19th January, 2016

Venue: Ertegun House, University of Oxford, 37A St. Giles Street, Oxford. OX1 3LD

SPEAKERS:

DAME AVERIL CAMERON (Former Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History & Former Warden, Keble College, Oxford)

ELIZABETH JEFFREYS (Former Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, Exeter College, Oxford)

JUDITH HERRIN (Former Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, King’s College London & Constantine Leventis Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London)

CATHERINE HOLMES (Associate Professor of Medieval History & A.D.M. Cox Old Members’ Tutorial Fellow in Medieval History, University College, Oxford)

Discussion (open to the floor) led by:

INE JACOBS (Associate Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture, University College, Oxford)

IDA TOTH (Lecturer in Byzantine Epigraphy & Senior Instructor in Medieval Latin and Greek, Wolfson College, Oxford)

MARK WHITTOW (University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies & Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford)

Generously supported by the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity (OCLA) and the Oxford University Byzantine Society (OUBS). For further enquiries, and to book spaces for the dinner afterwards, please contact the organiser of the event, Sukanya Rai-Sharma, at sukanya.raisharma@history.ox.ac.uk by 23rd December 2015.

For the event poster see here.

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 Genetics, the Archaeology of Ethnicity, and Nationhood 

Nicholas Matheou talks to Florin Curta, The Long History of Ethnicity and Nationhood, podcast 1: Genetics, the Archaeology of Ethnicity, and Nationhood.

For a link to the podcast 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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