The Byzness 22/01/17

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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 22th January 2017

 

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

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

The Oxford University Byzantine Society’s 19th International Graduate Conference: Transmitting and Circulating the Late Antique and Byzantine Worlds, 24-25th February, History Faculty, Oxford

We are pleased to announce the full timetable and poster for our forthcoming international conference. These can be found on our website by clicking here.

 

To register you interest in attending please fill in the form here. This is not binding but will assist us in estimating numbers.

 

 

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Money in the Medieval West and Byzantium Lecture Series, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Weekly lecture, Wednesdays, 12-1

Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Floor 2, Coin Study Centre, off Gallery 36 Japan after 1860

Lecturer: Dr Julian Baker, Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum Julian.baker@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

The Roman heritage, the inception of Byzantine coinage, Ostrogoths and Vandals, ca. 300-600 (18 Jan.)

The Byzantine “Dark Ages”, ca. 600-800 (25 Jan.)

Francia, Iberia, England, ca. 500-750 (1 Feb.)

Carolingians, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, and the birth of the medieval West, ca. 750-1150 (8 Feb.)

The Middle Byzantine period, ca. 800-1200 (15 Feb.)

The Commercial Revolution and the long thirteenth century (22 Feb.)

The Byzantine and post-Byzantine world, ca. 1200-1450 (1 March)

The late medieval crisis, ca. 1330-1450 (8 March)

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‘Greek ecclesiastical costume after 1453: between Byzantine tradition, Ottoman

aesthetic and Mediterranean cosmopolitanism’, Lecture by Nikolaos Vryzidis, Monday 13 February 2016, 6:30 pm, Edinburgh

Given as part of the Scottish Hellenic Society of Edinburgh. For more details click here.

 

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

Dumbarton Oaks Coins and Seals Summer School – Call for participants

Dear Colleague,

 

Dumbarton Oaks would like to announce that this summer it will once again offer its summer program in coins and seals.  It will take place this summer, from July 3 to 28, 2017, under the direction of Dr. Eurydice Georganteli (History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University) and Dr. Jonathan Shea (Dumbarton Oaks and George Washington University).  For additional information and application guidelines, please consult our website: http://www.doaks.org/research/byzantine/scholarly-activities/2017-coins-and-seals-summer-school

 

Please forwards this announcement to any graduate student or junior colleague whose research might benefit from the unique opportunity.  The application deadline in is February 20.

Sincerely,

Elena N. Boeck

Director of Byzantine Studies

 

 

  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Scholarships

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is offering scholarships for Australian or International PhD students to contribute to its ‘Modes of Knowing’ research project (see “Current Projects” at http://irci.acu.edu.au/research/biblical-early-christian-studies/).

 

Scholarships cover all fees, and provide a living allowance equivalent to $31,300AUD pa (2016 rate). Students would be based at ACU Melbourne, and would have the opportunity to spend time at Durham University or KU Leuven.

 

Additional funds are available to support travel and living expenses associated with such study at partner institutions. Funding supports projects for three years, with a flexible start date. The first students would start in July 2017. Applications will begin being considered immediately. For more information, see the attached file here.

 

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Job Opportunity at Council for British Research in the Levant

CBRL is looking to recruit a new Executive Officer to work in its London head office. The post involves coordinating the day-to-day activities of CBRL in the UK and its administrative governance. This includes supporting council meetings, acting as Company Secretary, coordination of finance and reporting functions, membership communications and liaising with our overseas Institutes which are largely self-administered. The ideal candidate will have a background in the charity or academic sectors and experience of administration, drafting publicity material and project management. Familiarity with academic culture and grant administration is desirable but not essential.

 

If you are interested in the role or know someone who might be, click here to find out more information.

 

To apply send a copy of your most recent CV along with a cover letter to our London office by Friday 3rd February. Interviews for the position will be held on Wednesday 22nd February.

 

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Fordham University Dissertation Fellowship in Orthodox Christian Studies

The Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University invites applications for its first Orthodox Christian Studies NEH Dissertation Completion Fellowship, for the 2017-2018 academic year (September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018). The Center actively desires the most compelling, exciting, and rigorous academic projects to join its efforts in fostering Orthodox Christian Studies as a field of scholarly inquiry in its own right. The Orthodox Christian Studies NEH Dissertation Completion Fellowship, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is intended to enable an advanced PhD student to devote full-time work to the final year of dissertation research and writing. The Fellow must be prepared to complete her or his dissertation within the period of the Fellowship.

 

Applications are welcomed for projects in any methodological discipline of the humanities (e.g., art history, history, philosophy, or theology), or for projects emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach including but not limited to those of gender studies, postcolonial studies, or postmodern studies as well as other contemporary theoretical methods of inquiry.  Proposals are encouraged for projects of any chronological period or geographical region so long as the primary subject of investigation relates to a critical examination of some aspect of the history, thought, or culture of Orthodox Christian Studies broadly conceived.

 

The recipient of the Fellowship will receive a stipend of $30,000 (which includes the costs incurred for the residency requirement) and will be expected to be absolved of any service or teaching responsibilities at his or her home institution. The Fellow will not be required to reside full-time in New York City, but she or he will be required to spend two weeks in residence in New York City over the course of the Fellowship year, with one week in the fall and one week in the spring. When in residency, the Fellow will be expected to participate in occasional Center activities and will be offered the opportunity to deliver a public lecture related to his or her research. The recipient of the Fellowship, by policy of Fordham University, must provide proof of health insurance. If health insurance is needed, the Fellow may buy in to the Fordham University health plan at a discounted rate.

 

During the Fellowship year, the Fellow will have access to all of the resources of Fordham University. Through existing relationships with other New York City institutions, the Fellow will be able to take advantage of neighboring universities (Columbia University, New York University, and others), seminaries (St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, and General Theological Seminary), and the many cultural institutions that New York City offers.

 

For further particulars and information on how to apply click here.

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate in History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

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The Oxford Listings – Week 2

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 2

 

Hilary Term 2017
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MONDAY 23 January
15:00 Medieval Archaeology Seminar

Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology

Martin Biddle & Cat Jarman

Resolving Repton? Bioarchaeological approaches to untangling Viking age identities

 

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

Sam Cohn (Glasgow)

Abandonment and Unity: the Long Shadow of the Black Death

 

TUESDAY 24 January

 

16:00 Patristic and Late Antique Seminar: Patristic Exegesis of Prophesy and Prophetic Literature

Room 2, Christ Church

Claire Hall (Oxford)

Origen’s Commentary on John

 

 

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17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

Henrike Laehnemann (SEH)

Perfumed Breasts. Smells in Williram of Ebersberg’s Song of Songs commentary

 

 
WEDNESDAY 25 January

12:00 Money in the Medieval West and Byzantium Lecture Series

Ashmolean Museum, Coin Study Centre, 2nd Floor

Julian Baker (Ashmolean Museum)

The Byzantine “Dark Ages”, ca. 600-800

 

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17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar/ OCBR Special Lecture

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Phil Booth (Oxford)

Egypt in the Sasanian Empire (619-629): Stability, Continuity, and Tolerance?

 

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17:00 Late Medieval Europe Seminar: Paper and Parchment

New Seminar Room, St John’s College

Oren Margolis (Somerville College)

Divine Impressions: Aldus Manutius and Catherine of Siena

 

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THURSDAY 26 January

11:00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar

First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre

Pawel Nowakowski (Oxford)

Reliquaries of Sugane in the Limestone Massif. New Evidence from the Tchalenko Archive

 

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14:00 Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi

Neil McLynn (Corpus Christi) and Conrad Leyser (Worcester)

 No seminar

 

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16:30 The Aquinas Seminar: Agency in Human Beings and Other Animals

Lecture Room, Blackfriars

Rev. Dr. Richard Condard (Director, Aquinas institute)

 Where is the Person that Makes the Decision?

 

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FRIDAY 27 January
9:30 Byzantine Text Seminar

Ioannou Centre,

Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College)

Reading: the travel account of Andreas Libadenos (s. XIV), ed.O. Lampsidis, Ανδρέου Λιβαδηνού βίος και έργα (Athens, 1975), 39-87 (available in the online TLG)

 

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12:00 Byzantine Literature Lectures

Ioannou Centre,

Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College)

Literature in the 9-10th Centuries

 

 

 

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Byzness 15/01/17

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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 15th January 2017

 

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

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

The Archaeology and History of Jerash: 110 Years of Excavations, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2-3 March 2017

You will find an outline of the conference as well as a programme here: http://urbnet.au.dk/events/show/artikel/the-archaeology-and-history-of-jerash-110-years-of-excavations/

 

If you wish to attend the conference, please send an email to Rubina Raja (rubina.raja@cas.au.dk ). Deadline: Wednesday 15 February 2017.

 

 

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EHESS Seminars by Professor Marcello Gerzaniti (University of Florence)

The Patriarch Photios and Byzantine Mission

January 19, 2017, from 11 am to 13 pm – EHESS (Room 9), 105 bd Raspail 75006 Paris

 

The Cyrillo-méthodiennes sources and Slavic Mission

January 26, 2017, from 11 am to 13 pm – EHESS (Room 9), 105 bd Raspail 75006 Paris

 

Historical circumstances of the composition and purpose Soterios

February 2, 2017, from 11 am to 13 pm – EHESS (Room 9), 105 bd Raspail 75006 Paris

 

The Soterios and Slavonic Version

February 9, 2017, from 11 am to 13 pm – EHESS (Room 9), 105 bd Raspail 75006 Paris

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Istanbul Urban Database

Istanbul Urban Database is an accessible, interactive mapping platform for historians, architects, city planners and other researchers to examine and contribute to the collective memory of Istanbul. This project is a sustainable platform that blends a wide range of historical data, and is the most comprehensive online archive of Istanbul’s urban history.

 

The project is an ongoing digital humanities project developed by Nil Tuzcu, a researcher at MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative. The project is being developed in collaboration with Professor Sibel Bozdogan, Gul Nese Dogusan Alexander, and Marysol Rivas Brito.

 

The platform presents a series of historical maps, aerial imagery, historical photos, geographical features like historical transportation routes, as well as many points of interest such as the historical beaches of Istanbul. Users can selectively examine historical maps or superimpose multiple maps with adjustable transparency values, and overlay georeferenced features to the base maps. The project also provides a tool for side-by-side comparison of two maps from different times, allowing users to examine in detail the changes took place over time.

 

Access the database at http://www.istanbulurbandatabase.com/

 

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New Volumes live in the Translated Texts for Historians E-Library

 

Khalifa ibn Khayyat’s History on the Umayyad Dynasty (660–750) Translated by Carl Wurtzel and edited by Robert G. Hoyland

http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/doi/book/10.3828/978-1-78138-175-5

 

Between City and School: Selected Orations of Libanius Translated by Raffaella Cribiore

http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/doi/book/10.3828/978-1-78138-252-3

 

Browse the 66 volumes currently available in the e-library: http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/series/tthe

 

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

Panel: Christian Responses to Ancient (Pagan) Mythography – Call for Papers

European Association for the Study of Religion 2017 Conference (Leuven, September 18-21)

How to talk about pagan myths as a Christian author? Both in the East and the West, cultural knowledge of ancient myths kept on being communicated long after the religious practices and the socio-cultural circumstances in which they had developed and thrived, died out.

 

Christian authors who wished to discuss Greek and Roman myth in their own literary creations (e.g. commentaries, education-oriented writings, mythistory, etc.) could find an aid and example in ancient mythographic texts. In the first place, these predecessors transmitted a wealth of material and had developed a way of communicating myth by stripping away the social, historical, literary, and ritual contexts which were neither relevant nor wanted in the age of Christianity.

 

Secondly, ancient mythography also included criticism of myths. By rationalizing supernatural events and historicizing mythical figures, mythographers such as Palaephatus and Euhemerus offered a tool to render them more suitable for consumption.

 

It is the aim of this panel to open a discussion on mythographic practices in a Christian context. We invite scholars to present a case-study of Christian-period writings that incorporate mythographic material, are inspired by Greek or Latin mythographic writings, and/or adopt a mythographic approach to myth. Each contribution will be allotted 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes discussion) in two sessions of three papers each.

 

Is mythography in a Christian era merely a stagnant continuation of an ancient practice? Or do these authors introduce innovation by assimilating the genre to their own background? Do they develop new tools to adapt them to a Christian worldview or do they adopt the rationalizing methods of their predecessors? How do they position themselves towards the ancient mythical and mythographic tradition? This panel seeks to shed light on the new place of pagan myths and the genre of mythography in Christian societies.

 

Chairs: Johanna Michels (KU Leuven) & Katrien Levrie (Research Foundation Flanders / KU Leuven)

 

Contact: johanna.michels@kuleuven.be  & katrien.levrie@kuleuven.be

 

Deadline for submission of abstracts (300 words maximum) is January 31, 2017. Submission via the website and more information about the EASR conference: http://kuleuvencongres.be/easr2017/articles/submitproposal

 

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Editing Late-Antique and Late Medieval Texts: Problems and Challenges, International Workshop, University of Lisbon, 23-24 November 2017

Call for Papers

 

This workshop aims at fostering and promoting the exchange of ideas on how to edit Late-Antique and Early-Medieval texts. By presenting case-studies, participants will be encouraged to share the editorial problems and methodological challenges that they had to face in order to fulfil their research or critical editions. Troublesome issues will be addressed like how to edit, for instance,

– an ‘open’ text or a ‘fluid’ one (as in the case of some glossaries, grammatical texts, chronicles or scientific treatises),

– a Latin text translated from another language, like Greek, or bilingual texts (like some hagiographic texts, hermeneumata, Latin translations of Greek medical treatises, etc.),

– a text with variants by the author or in double recensions,

– a text with linguistic instability,

– a collection of extracts,

– a lost text recoverable from scanty remnants or fragments,

– a text transmitted by a codex unicus or a text transmitted by a huge number of manuscripts,

– a text with a relevant indirect tradition,

– homiliaries and passionaries as collections of selected texts.

Attention will be devoted to different aspects of editorial practice and textual criticism.

 

Keynote speakers

Carmen Codoñer (Univ. Salamanca), Paolo Chiesa (Univ. Milano), Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute).

 

Papers

The papers should be 30 minutes in length and will focus on the edition of late-antique and early Medieval texts, in particular on editions currently in preparation, forthcoming or recently concluded. The scientific committee will select a number of proposals to be presented and discussed during the workshop. The papers can be presented in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

 

An abstract of around 200 words, including the name, institution and email, should be sent before May 30 2017 to: Lisbonworkshop17@letras.ulisboa.pt . Acceptance of the papers will be communicated until June 30, 2017.

 

Inscription fees

70 € for participating with paper.

50 € for Ph.D. students presenting a paper.

The payment should be done before July 31, 2017. Bank account details will be provided later. The fee includes the coffee breaks and a special dinner on the evening of first day of the workshop.

 

Organizing Committee

Paulo F. Alberto (Univ. Lisboa), David Paniagua (Univ. Salamanca), Rossana Guglielmetti (Univ. Milano).

 

Sessions

The sessions will be held at Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa, Alameda da Universidade, Lisbon.

 

More information at: Lisbonworkshop17@letras.ulisboa.pt. Webpage:

http://www.tmp.letras.ulisboa.pt/cec-eventos-cientificos/cec-coloquios-e-congressos/2623-editing-late-antique.

 

  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

PhD placements in Greek Papyri at the British Library

The British Library is offering a PhD placement opportunity for a student working on Greek papyri. This three-month placement will allow someone studying various aspects of Greek literature, papyrology, Late Antique history and religion to have first-hand experience with the ancient sources preserved in one of the world’s most renowned collections of papyri.

 

For more information follow this link: http://blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2017/01/new-phd-placements-greek-papyri-in-the-british-library.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate in History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

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The Oxford Listings – Week 1

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 1

 

Hilary Term 2017
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MONDAY 16 January
14:15 Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies

Horton Room, Western Library

Lesley Smith (History/ Harris Manchester)

Books for the Medieval Classroom

 

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17:00   Medieval History Seminar
Old Library, All Souls College

Julia Smith (All Souls)

Gender and Authenticity in the Medieval Cult of Relics

 

 

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TUESDAY 17 January

 

14:30 Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman PeriodOxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Dr Yuval Shahar (Tel Aviv)

Talmudic literature as an historical source: the test case of R. Akiva

 

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16:00 Patristic and Late Antique Seminar: Patristic Exegesis of Prophesy and Prophetic Literature

Room 2, Christ Church

Prof Ilaria Ramelli (Catholic University Milat – Angelicum University – Princeton)

Prophesy in Origen’s exegesis, theology and philosophy

 

 

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17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

Mary Carruthers (NYU & All Souls)

Sensory basics: sensus communis and imagination

 

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WEDNESDAY 18 January

 

17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar/ OCBR Special Lecture

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Dionysios Stathakopoulos:

How to spend it? Wealth, Charity and Remembrance in the late Byzantine Period

 

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17:00 Late Medieval Europe Seminar: Paper and Parchment

New Seminar Room, St John’s College

John Gagné (University of Sydney)

Toward a History of Obliteration in the Age of Paper

 

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THURSDAY 19 January

11:00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar

First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre

Corisande Fenwick (UCL)

Building God’s Empire: Archaeology and the Byzantine Reconquest of Africa

 

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14:00 Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi

Neil McLynn (Corpus Christi) and Conrad Leyser (Worcester)

Augustine of Hippo and Two African Revolutions

 

 
FRIDAY 20 January
9:30 Byzantine Text Seminar

Ioannou Centre,

Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College)

Reading: the travel account of Andreas Libadenos (s. XIV), ed.O. Lampsidis, Ανδρέου Λιβαδηνού βίος και έργα (Athens, 1975), 39-87 (available in the online TLG)

Start reading from p. 45, line 9.  

 

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12:00 Byzantine Literature Lectures

Ioannou Centre,

Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College)

Literature in the 9-10th Centuries

 

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17:00 The Cult of Saints in the First Millenium

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Sergey Minov (Oxford)

The Syriac Life of Mar Awgen: Portraying a monastic holy man in late antique Mesopotamia

 

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Byzness, 08/01/17

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 8th January 2017

 

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

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 19th Conference – Dreams, Memory and Imagination in Byzantium – Registration Closes January 30

Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 19th Conference, 24-26 February 2017, to be held at the Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

 

A reminder that registration is open and closes January 30; abstracts and programme are published.

 

Full details on the conference web site at http://www.aabs.org.au/conferences/19th/

 

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

 

Guest speaker: Professor Derek Krueger, Greensboro University, North Carolina

 

Convenor: Dr Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University

 

Enquiries: conference@aabs.org.au

 

 

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Survey about the Belgrade Congress and Upcoming Istanbul Congress

REMINDER: The US National Committee for Byzantine Studies seeks reflections of US-based Byzantinists on the Belgrade Congress, and to ask for any input regarding the planning of the 2021 Istanbul Congress. The committee represents US Byzantinists to the Association Internationale des Études Byzantine. We have received some useful feedback, but we want to give members a bit more time before we synthesize and communicate our input to the international body.

 

Since we represent only those Byzantinists based in the US, we are eager to gain feedback from US-based Byzantinists. Those based in Canada should communicate with the Canadian Committee of Byzantinists.

 

If you went to the Belgrade Congress, please send us your impressions of the Congress: What worked? What didn’t work? Was the meeting too long; too short? If you took any of the excursions, did they meet your expectations? How would you rate the venues in Belgrade? Did your attendance provide good value for money? How likely is it that you would recommend attending the next meeting to a colleague? Do you have suggestions for planning the next Congress? If you didn’t go, could you tell us why you did not? All views are welcome! Please send your thoughts to me at KruegerD@uncg.edu .  We will compile and organize these reflections and will send the dossier to the AIEB Secretariat so that they may be passed on to the organizers of the next Congress.

 

We look forward to representing you all over the next five years.

 

With best wishes,

 

Derek Krueger, Betsy Bolman, and Alicia Walker

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

CFP: “Mysticism & Devotion” – Spring 2017 Mediterranean Seminar Workshop

(21–22 April: Boulder CO)

Paper proposals and round-table participants are being sought for the Mediterranean Seminar’s Spring 2017 Workshop, sponsored by the CU Mediterranean Studies Group and the Program for Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, to be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder on 21-22 April on the subject “Mysticism and Devotion in the Multi-Religious Pre-Modern Mediterranean.”

 

For the workshop (to be held on Friday, 21 April), we invite abstracts of in-progress drafts of articles or book/dissertation chapters on any aspect of mysticism, devotion, theology, worship, or religiosity in the pre-Modern Mediterranean, broadly construed, but particularly papers relating to the multi-religious environment of the region, including cross-confessional influence, relations, syncretism, or papers that address the longue durée, methodology, or that are comparative in approach. Papers from any relevant Humanities or Social Sciences discipline are welcome. All North American-based scholars (or foreign scholars who will be in the US at this time) working on relevant material are encouraged to apply. Scholars from further abroad may apply but we cannot pay full travel costs. ABD PhD students, junior and non-tenure track faculty are particularly welcome to apply. The workshop will also feature a presentation by our featured scholar, Prof. Amy Remensnyder (History: Brown University)

 

The second day, Saturday, 22 April February, will feature a set of round-table conversations, focusing on questions such as:

  1. Mysticism and Doctrine – are they compatible or do they conflict?
  2. Do mystical traditions have a politics?
  3. “Mediterranean Religion”: does it function as a category?

 

Participants will be expected to attend the entire two-day symposium. Workshop presenters will have their travel and accommodation expenses paid for; round-table presenters will receive a substantial travel subvention.

 

A separate call for non-presenting workshop and symposium attendees will go out in February. Limited travel subsidies will be available for non-presenting attendees.

 

The deadline for workshop and round table  proposals is January 15, 2017.

Please submit an abstract (250-500 words) and two-page CV by this date to mailbox@mediterraneanseminar.org  (subject line: Spring 2017 Proposal).

If you are applying to present at the workshop, please indicate this clearly, state the title of your paper and its nature (e.g. article, book chapter, dissertation chapter).  Successful applicants are expected to submit a 35-page (maximum) double-spaced paper-in-progress for pre-circulation by March 15.

If you are applying to participate in a round-table, please indicate which round table(s) you are applying for. Round table participates will be required to submit a 3-5 page “position paper’ by April 7.

You may apply for both a workshop presentation and round-table discussion.

 

For further information, please consult www.mediterraneanseminar.org , or inquire at mailbox@mediterraneanseminar.org .

 

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Society for Biblical Literature International Meeting/ European Association of Biblical Studies (ISBL/EABS), Berlin, 7-11 August 2017, Medicine in Bible and Talmud (EABS)

 

Final Submission Date for Proposals: 1 February 2017

 

See more at: https://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Congresses_CallForPaperDetails.aspx?MeetingId=30&VolunteerUnitId=720#sthash.ak1PmwrG.dpuf

 

 

 

Call For Papers: (For the complete text of the 2017 CfP, see https://eabs.net/site/medicine-in-bible-and-talmud/ .)

 

Papers are invited on the comparative theme “Literary and discursive framing and concepts of (medical) knowledge in (Late) Antiquity”, from biblical and apocryphal texts, into later Jewish, Rabbinic-Talmudic traditions and beyond. The organizers explicitly welcome papers by scholars working on these questions as in neighboring or adjacent traditions (ancient Babylonia or Egypt; Graeco-Roman culture(s); Iranian traditions, early Christianity; Syriac traditions; early Islam etc.). Recent studies into ancient scientific traditions have emphasized the craft and artifice of those texts. On the one hand, these works can be characterized by a rather astonishing degree of literary expertise, discursive versatility and rhetorical sophistication. Ancient scientific authors were well versed not only in their very field of expertise but deployed compositional techniques from their respective cultural milieu. On the other hand, one notices also the complex framing of scientific knowledge in texts whose primary focus was religious, poetic, historiographic, or literary. Based on this, we welcome presentations on the representation and embedding of medical (and other) knowledge in particular texts and contexts. Papers may address the special design of such knowledge discourses. How does the use of rhetoric strategies, literary structures, or genres in `scientific texts’ affect the ideas conveyed? Could a specific hermeneutic (Listenwissenschaft/ encyclopaedism/ linguocentrism) not only serve as a ‘container’ but also as a method for knowledge acquisition? One might ask further: who constructs this discourse for whom, and with which (implicit/explicit) intention? How can the adoption of certain textual strategies and compositional techniques be seen as a vital venue for (structural/discursive) knowledge transfer, rather than the actual content of the passage?

 

Program Unit Chairs:

 

Markham Geller (mark.geller@fu-berlin.de)

 

Lennart Lehmhaus (lennart.lehmhaus@fu-berlin.de )

 

Propose a Paper for this Program Unit

 

If you are a SBL member, you must login before you can propose a paper for this or any other session. Please login by entering your SBL member number on the left in the Login box. If you are a member of the European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS), but not of SBL, please click here to propose a paper.

 

For all other persons wanting to propose a paper, you must communicate directly with the chair of the program unit to which you want to propose. Chairs have the responsibility to make waiver requests, and their email addresses are available above. SBL provides membership and meeting registration waivers only for scholars who are outside the disciplines covered by the SBL program, specifically most aspects of archaeological, biblical, religious, and theological studies.

 

Questions About Membership? Call 866-727-9955 Toll Free in the US Call 404-727-9498 Outside the US Fax us at 404-727-2419 Email us at sblservices@sbl-site.org

 

 

  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Mary Jaharis Center Grants 2017–2018

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce its 2017–2018 grant competition. Our grants reflect the Mary Jaharis Center’s commitment to fostering the field of Byzantine studies through the support of graduate students and early career researchers and faculty.

 

Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Development Grants target graduate students who have completed all coursework, language requirements, and exams necessary to advance to Ph.D. candidacy. Grants are meant to assist with the costs of travel associated with the development of a dissertation proposal in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived, e.g., travel to potential research sites, museum collections, research and special collections libraries. The goal of these grants is to assist students in refining their initial ideas into a feasible, interesting, and fundable doctoral project.

 

Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Grants are awarded to advanced graduate students working on Ph.D. dissertations in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived. These grants are meant to help defray the costs of research-related expenses, e.g., travel, photography/digital images, microfilm.

 

Mary Jaharis Center Publication Grants support book-length publications or major articles in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived. Grants are aimed at early career academics. Preference will be given to postdocs and assistant professors, though applications from non-tenure track faculty and associate and full professors will be considered. We encourage the submission of first-book projects.

 

The application deadline for all grants is February 1, 2017. For further information, please see http://maryjahariscenter.org/grants/ .

 

Contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu ), Director, Mary Jaharis Center, with any questions.

 

 

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Jesus College, Oxford, Visiting Senior Research Fellowship 2017-18

 

The College offers a Visiting Senior Research Fellowship to a scholar of international distinction in research who holds a remunerated post in another University or equivalent and who wishes to spend time in Oxford to pursue his or her research.  The Fellowship is tenable from 1 October 2017, preferably for one year, although consideration may be given to applications to hold the Fellowship for one or two terms.  The College seeks applications from candidates in any field of research, although there is a preference this year for candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

The Fellowship provides free living accommodation at the College’s East Oxford annexe site (a flat suitable for a single person or couple only), a study in College, Senior Common Room membership and full lunching and dining rights.

 

Further information on the Visiting Senior Research Fellowship may be obtained from the link below.  Applications should be sent to the Principal, Jesus College, Oxford, OX1 3DW by Friday 17 February 2017, comprising a CV, a proposal for the use of the time in Oxford and the names and contact details of three referees.  It is the responsibility of applicants to ask their referees to send their references direct to the Principal’s secretary (helen.gee@jesus.ox.ac.uk ) by the same date.

 

Jesus College, Oxford is an equal opportunities employer.

For the further particulars click here.

 

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Exeter College, Oxford, Non-Stipendiary Vising Fellowships, 2017

Exeter College proposes to appoint distinguished scholars to (non-stipendiary) Visiting Fellowships. The Fellowships are intended for scholars who are on sabbatical or research leave from an academic institution outside Oxford (i.e. who are already provided with financial support as a result of being employed by that institution), but who will be spending between one and three terms of the academic year 2017/2018 in Oxford undertaking research.

 

There is no stipend attached to these appointments as the Fellowships offer an association to the College, not employment.

 

Duties

The Visiting Fellowships do not have any specific duties, as they do not constitute an employment.

 

However, the Visiting Fellows will be expected during the period of the Fellowship to engage in research in Oxford in a subject area relevant to the College and which, in the opinion of the Governing Body, is likely to produce valuable results.

 

In addition, there is an expectation that the Visiting Fellows will play an active role within the College community. In particular, it is hoped that they may be willing to participate in sharing some of their research with other College members – for example during one of the Senior Common Room event nights, or by volunteering to give a seminar(s) to students of the College.

 

How to apply

To download a copy of the Further Particulars,  please click here.

 

The closing date for applications is 12pm noon (GMT) on Friday 10 February 2017. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that her or his application and any supporting documentation arrive before the deadline.

 

Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

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Keeley Visiting Fellowships, Wadham College, Oxford, 2017

The College proposes to elect one or more distinguished visitors to Oxford to Visiting Fellowships for all or part of the academic year 2017-18.

 

Application deadline: noon on 17 February 2017

 

The Fellowships, which are for scholars who will already have full financial support, are intended to provide the visitors with a social and academic base where they can meet academics with a broader range of interests than might otherwise be likely within a single Faculty or Department. It is expected that the Fellows will be based in Oxford for the period of the Fellowships and will actively contribute to the academic and social life of the College.

 

Nominations are invited from Faculties or Departments, and from individual senior members of the University.  The nomination letter should demonstrate a clear, mutual benefit to the candidate and the College from the association.

 

Applications for the Keeley Visiting Fellowship will be judged against the criteria set out below.

 

  • intellectual distinction

 

  • an interesting and credible research project

 

The Visiting Fellows will be members of the College’s Senior Common Room and will be entitled to lunch and dinner free of charge at Common Table for the duration of their fellowship.  Accommodation is not provided. Awards will not normally be made to candidates who have recently held a Keeley Visiting Fellowship. The Fellowships are open to persons undertaking academic research in any subject.

 

Applications should be sent by email to warden.ea@wadh.ox.ac.uk  by noon on Friday 17th February 2017. These should include a curriculum vitae, a list of key publications and a brief statement by the candidate of the work to be pursued in Oxford. These must be supported by a letter of recommendation from the nominator and by two other references from outside Oxford, and applicants should ensure that all references are sent to warden.ea@wadh.ox.ac.uk  by the deadline.

 

Enquiries can be directed to the Warden’s Executive Assistant at warden.ea@wadh.ox.ac.uk .

 

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

 

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DFG Research Training Group 1878 Graduate Fellowships

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

 

At the DFG Research Training Group 1878 of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn on the topic of “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies”, 3 graduate fellowships are to be filled with effect from April 1st, 2017. We would be pleased if you could place the attached announcement on your website or share it through your department chairs listserv/mailing list. Applications in German or English should be sent in electronic form by January 15th, 2017. Please find here further information: http://www.wirtschaftsarchaeologie.de/en/call-for-applicants-2/

 

Thank you very much in advance.

 

Sincerely yours,

Ina Borkenstein

 

To find the attachment click here.

 

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ONASSIS International Foundation Scholarships for Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Economics and Finance in Greece, 2017/8

Announcement: The Foundation announces the twenty-third (23rd) annual Program of Scholarships starting on October 1st, 2017  which is addressed to non-Greek nationals, University Professors of all levels (Ph.D. holders), Postdoctoral Researchers and Ph.D. Candidates.

 

We look forward to your cooperation in bringing the foregoing to the attention of those interested, to apply to us no later than February 28, 2017.

 

More information is available at www.onassis.org

 

Onassis Fellowships Program for International Scholars

Coordinator: Frédérique Hadgiantoniou

fhadgiantoniou.ffp@onassis.org

 

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate in History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

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The Byzness – Christmas Bumper Issue

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SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 20th December 2016

 

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

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

Summer School: Gennadius Library, Athens, Medieval Greek Summer Session, June 26th-July 25th 2017.

For further information and application procedure, click here.

 

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

SEGUNDO COLOQUIO BIZANTINO DE LA UBA: “Entre castidad y lujuria. Sexo y amor en Bizancio”, 28-9 Augusto, 2017, Buenos Aires

Rivers of ink have flown since A. Kazhdan’s seminal contribution, “Byzantine Hagiography and Sex in the Fifth to Twelfth Century” (1990), including V. Burrus’ The Sex Lives of Saints (2004). Nevertheless, to the best of our knowledge no study to date covers in a comprehensive way divine and human love, the codification of the relation between sexes, the interaction between an avowed morality and the real practice of sexuality. This colloquium aims to put together a number of works tackling these and similar issues

 

A historical, anthropological or sociological perspective still has a fair job to do in this area. The UBA research team, with its focus on narratology, will pay special attention to love as a dynamic principle in Byzantine storytelling, either hagiographical, historical, or of other kind. Indeed, the centrality of love, which can take myriad forms (as a topos, as a target towards which a given plot aims, as a powerful tool towards meaningful characterization, as a social expectation horizon, etc.) should be evaluated in the framework of the evolution of narrative forms. We believe that a dynamic analysis of erotic motifs can be so productive for diachronic narrativity as the spatiality, temporality, or the studies of narrators and narratees.

 

At the same time, any other point of view is welcome: from a presentation on the Song of Songs, to a study of Byzantine marriage; from the love poetry in the Anthology to the apparent desacralization of erotism studied by H.-G. Beck in his Byzantinisches Erotikon; from the ever-lasting reading of the Greek novels to the erotic connotations – or not – of virginity and mystical experience. More metaphorical subjects such as the “love of learning” are also welcome.

 

Please send your abstract, no later than May 31st, 2017, to Tomas.Fernandez@conicet.gov.ar , pablo.a.cavallero@gmail.com . Any query or comment will also be more than welcome.

 

For more details and an application form click here.

 

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3rd ARDIT International Congress: “Living on the Edge: Transgression, Exclusion and Persecution in the Middle Ages”, Barcelona, 17-19 May 2017

 

It is widely accepted that the essence of a manuscript cannot be fully grasped without studying its marginalia. Glosses, the most medieval of techniques, sit on the margins of the text and clarify it, adding a whole new dimension to it and becoming an inextricable part of its content. Similarly, no society can be fully understood without knowledge of what lies on its margins, for the outliers of any given culture provide us with just as much information as its alleged foundational principles. At a time when the Western world ponders building up walls against perceived threats and frightening differences, it seems especially important to recall that it is mostly through tearing down walls that we learned our way forward.

 

The conference Living on the Edge: Transgression, Exclusion, and Persecution in the Middle Ages aims to address the widespread medieval phenomenon of transgression as both a result of and the cause for the exclusion and persecution of those who were considered different.

 

We invite papers from postgraduate and early career scholars that explore social, gender, sexual, religious, political, intellectual, and artistic transgression, as well as those that analyse the different instances of exclusion and persecution of individuals and communities in the medieval period. We welcome scholars from a range of disciplines, including history, philology, art history, philosophy, and archaeology to submit proposals for 20 minute papers.

 

Please email an abstract of no more than 300 words to congress.ardit@ub.edu  by the

31st of January 2017 including your personal details (name, affiliation, and contact address). The main language of the conference will be English but papers in Catalan, Spanish, Galician, French, Italian, and Portuguese are also welcome.

 

The Scientific Committee will consider all proposals and we will communicate its decision by the end of February. A selection of the papers presented during the conference will be published in a monograph.

 

The conference will also include three keynote lectures and a final round-table, as well as opportunities for networking and guided tours of some of Barcelona’s medieval landmarks.

 

Registration fee: 20€ (free of charge for members of ARDIT Cultures Medievals)

 

http://www.ub.edu/ardit/?page_id=12

 

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Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Ninth International Graduate Student Conference in Modern

Greek Studies, “Works in Progress: New Approaches”, Friday, May 5, 2017, Princeton

 

The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University announces our ninth annual International Graduate Student Conference in Modern Greek Studies.

 

We invite submissions from doctoral candidates at the final stages of their dissertation work.  We seek proposals for papers that draw on research relevant to the study of any aspect of modern Greece and the Hellenic world, broadly defined, 15th century AD to the present. We welcome submissions from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences. Comparative and/or interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged. Papers should be in English and presentations must not exceed 30 minutes.

 

The conference will bring together six to eight outstanding doctoral students for a week-long visit to Princeton, culminating in an intensive day of presentations and intellectual exchange. Each presentation will be followed by a short response and in-depth discussion of the paper. In addition to their participation at the conference, speakers will have the opportunity to meet with Princeton faculty, graduate students and visiting scholars, to access the Princeton Hellenic Collections, and to take part in a range of activities over the course of their week-long stay in Princeton (arrival Sunday, April 30 – departure Sunday, May 7).

 

Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words by Friday, February 3, 2017. Abstracts should include reference to the theoretical and/or methodological approach(es) employed . All Greek (or other foreign) words should be transliterated. Each abstract should be accompanied by (i) a cover letter (one page, maximum) reflecting on how the proposed paper relates to the dissertation-in-progress, and situating the applicant’s research within his/her academic field(s); (ii) a curriculum vitae; (iii) the applicant’s contact information (name, current affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses,  tel. nos.); (iv) the names and e-mail addresses of two academic referees, including the dissertation supervisor and one other person familiar with the candidate’s current research.

 

Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged. Applicants will be notified by Monday, March 6, 2017 regarding acceptance. Participants will be expected to submit the full text of their papers by Friday, April 14, 2017. Papers will be pre-circulated among speakers, chairs, and respondents.

 

The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies will cover participants’ travel expenses to Princeton, at the lowest available rates. Speakers will be offered shared (double-occupancy) accommodation (for seven nights), as well as some meals during their stay in Princeton.

 

Submissions should be e-mailed to: hellenic@princeton.edu  and araiffe@princeton.edu

 

Submissions by fax or hard copy will not be accepted.

 

Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017

 

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THE 8TH CENTURY. Patterns of Transition in Economy and Trade Throughout the Late Antique,

Early Medieval and Islamicate Mediterranean

 

From Frederic Krueger:

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

it is my pleasure to invite you, on behalf of its organizers, Stefan Esders, Silvia Polla, and Tonio Sebastian Richter, as well as its scientific board, to the international conference

 

THE 8TH CENTURY.

Patterns of Transition in Economy and Trade Throughout the Late Antique,

Early Medieval and Islamicate Mediterranean

 

which will take place in Berlin, 4 – 7 October 2017 and for which we are excited to announce the following keynote speakers:

 

Sauro Gelichi (Venice)

Stefan Heidemann (Hamburg)

Richard Hodges (Rome)

Andreas Kaplony (Munich)

Cécile Morrison (Paris/Dumbarton Oaks)

Bernhard Palme (Vienna)

Paul Reynolds (Barcelona)

Jean Christoph Treglia (Aix en Provence)

Joanita A. C. Vroom (Leiden)

Christopher Wickham (Oxford)

 

Attached you will find an exposé that summarizes the conference’s aims and thematic sessions. Please let us know whether you would like to participate with a paper or poster that fits our thematic framework. We would also greatly appreciate your sharing this Call for Papers with your colleagues and affiliated institutions who may be interested in our event. We are attempting to arrange for the funding of all travel and accommodation expenses.

 

We would ask those of you who indicate their wish to participate with a paper/poster to provide us with an abstract and a working title by 15 January 2017.

 

We are looking forward to receiving your responses and hopefully learning about your research in Berlin next year.

 

Kind regards,

 

Frederic Krueger

Conference secretary

Freie Universität Berlin

Project Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic

frederic.krueger@fu-berlin.de

 

on behalf of the organizers

 

 

  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Byzantine Studies Librarian, Dumbarton Oaks

The position is advertised until filled. For more details click here.

 

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Visiting Fellowship at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge

The Woolf Institute, which specialises in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship. The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2018:

 

Lent term: 16 January–16 March 2018

Easter term: 24 April–15 June 2018

 

The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in a project of academic research or public education in an area relevant to the Institute’s work. The Fellow will be asked to present their work at a symposium on the subject of their project proposal.There is no stipend attached to the Fellowships, but Fellows will be entitled to free accommodation in Cambridge and one round-trip journey to Cambridge. They will also have access to the Woolf Institute and Cambridge University libraries.

 

The Fellowship is available for a postdoctoral scholar of any academic rank, a policymaker or analyst in a relevant area of work and will most likely be asked to participate in some of the Institute’s teaching or practice-based activities. Further information about the Institute can be found here.

 

A letter of application, CV, the names of two referees who may be approached, a project proposal (1,500 words max.), and a sample of work should be sent to:

 

Electors of the Visiting Fellowship, Woolf Institute, 12-14 Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DU, UK or e-mailed to Tina Steiner at bs411@cam.ac.uk .

 

Questions may be addressed informally to the Deputy Director, Dr Shana Cohen atsc736@cam.ac.uk .

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Postdoctoral Research Position (Roman legal literature) — University of Pavia (2+1 years)

The research project REDHIS (“Rediscovering the Hidden Structure. A New Appreciation of Juristic Texts and Patterns of Thought in Late Antiquity”) is opening a position for a post-doctoral researcher. The appointment will be for two years. There will be a possibility for renewal for a third year.

 

REDHIS is an interdisciplinary research project hosted by the Università di Pavia (Italy) and funded by an ERC-advanced grant (Principal Investigator: Prof. Dario Mantovani; Senior Staff: Prof. Luigi Pellecchi). The project studies the continued existence of a high-level legal culture in Late Antiquity, as shown among other things by the copying and continued use of the writings of the classical jurists. A comprehensive understanding of legal culture includes therefore the study of the transmission of these texts and the reception of their contents. To learn more about the REDHIS Project, visit our website at http://redhis.unipv.it/

 

In line with the goals of the project, the appointee will be asked to contribute several well-researched chapters, written in English, to an extensive collaborative volume on the circulation, use, and reception of Roman juristic writings in Late Antiquity. Depending on her/his precise qualifications, the appointee may also be asked to contribute to the project’s annotated corpus of juristic papyri.

 

In pursuing her/his research, the appointed applicant will be supervised by the Principal Investigator. She/he will collaborate with other staff and post-doctoral researchers in an interdisciplinary working group. Place of work: University of Pavia, Pavia (Italy).

 

Preference will be given to applicants who hold a PhD awarded by a University from outside Italy, with a doctoral dissertation in one of the following scholarly areas: Classical Philology, Palaeography, Papyrology, Ancient History, Latin, and/or Roman law. The doctoral dissertation has to show that the applicant is competent in and comfortable with applying a philological approach to the study of Roman legal texts, in Latin and Greek, in order to contribute fruitfully to the research objectives of REDHIS. We are looking for someone with experience in writing in (and translating into) English.

 

The closing date for applications is 9 January 2017 at 12:00 noon (CET). Applicants are advised to make sure that their applications comply with Italian regulations as laid out in the official “bando” of this post (especially art. 4), which can be found in Italian and English at http://www-5.unipv.it/alboufficiale/files/001864443-UNPVCLE-f7737827-a4a1-4f32-a4ea-67dade9a82c6-000.pdf.

 

In case you have any questions or require assistance of any kind with the formalities, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Matthijs Wibier (mh.wibier@unipv.it ).

 

Further informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Dario Mantovani (dario.mantovani@unipv.it )

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European Union Postdoc Positions in Leiden

The LEaDing Fellows Programme offers 90 postdoc positions (in three calls) for incoming researchers and is funded by the EU. Programme partners are Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University Medical Centre and Erasmus University Medical Centre. Delft is beneficiary of the project.

 

In the last months a lot has been done in preparation for the 1st call, which will be open from 1st of February 2017 until 31 March 2017. In this first call there are 20 postdoc-positions available. The LEaDing Fellows Panel, consisting of tenured academic staff of the five partners, is responsible for candidate selection. External review is part of the selection procedure.

 

Benefits of the programme:

–          Contribute to the career perspective of young researchers by providing nterdisciplinary research training

–          Provide opportunities for international mobility for academic talent

–          Connect partners and universities abroad and organisations and industry in the Randstad

–          Explore research related employment opportunities outside academia

 

 

Benefits for hosting groups:

–          Attract talented incoming researchers

–          The European Commission funds €2625, – per fellow per month From January 2017 on the programme will be advertised on various websites and international job boards.

 

Information for applicants is available on the website www.leadingfellows.eu

For more information click here.

 

 

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12 month post-doctoral position at the University of Durham

THE INSTITUTE OF MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN STUDIES at Durham University is pleased to announce details of a new post-doctoral fellowship to carry out research in the context of the Durham Priory Library Recreated digitisation project [1]. Further information is attached and the online job advertisement is available here: http://bit.ly/2gfEfxg

 

ZENO KARL SCHINDLER FOUNDATION/DURHAM UNIVERSITY POST-DOCTORAL

FELLOWSHIP

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12 noon, 9th January 2017

 

INTERVIEW DATE: 20th January 2017

 

START DATE: 1st March 2017

 

Purpose: To conduct post-doctoral research in the context of the Durham  Priory Library Recreated digitisation project. (https://www.dur.ac.uk/imems/durhampriory/)
This project is a  collaboration between Durham Cathedral and Durham University for the  digitisation of 480 volumes of manuscripts and several dozen printed  books belonging to the pre-Reformation Cathedral Library and dating from  the seventh century AD onwards. The fellow will work on material that has been, or is being, digitised in one of five (overlapping) research areas:

 

(1) History of the Book;

(2) Community Living: Liturgy, Rules and Well-Being;

(3) Scholastic Learning and Philosophical Enquiry;

(4) Science, Knowledge and the Natural World;

(5) Digital Recreations

 

For a job specification click here.

 

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The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship in post-Classical Studies at the Gennadius Library

 

Deadline: January 15

 

The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, formerly known as the Gennadeion Fellow in Post-Classical Studies, was named in honor of photographer and archaeologist, M. Alison Frantz (1903 – 1995) whose photographs of antiquities are widely used in books on Greek culture.

 

Fields of study: Late Antiquity, Byzantine Studies, post-Byzantine Studies, or Modern Greek Studies.

 

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s (up to five years) from a U.S. or Canadian institution. Successful candidates should demonstrate their need to work in the Gennadius Library.

 

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the School for the full academic year from early September to June 1. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

 

Application: Submit application form for Associate Membership with fellowship, curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (3 – 5 pages in length), and three letters of reference online on the ASCSA web site at:

 

http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/student-associate-membership .

 

Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr  or http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/grants

 

E-mail: application@ascsa.org

 

The award will be announced by March 15.

 

 

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Job Posting in Early Christianity, Department of Religion, Mount Holyoke College

 

Click here for more details.

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate in History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

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The Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 4th December 2016

 

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

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

11th International ANAMED Annual Symposium: Sacred Spaces and Urban Networks, 9th December, Istanbul, 2016

Throughout history, the relationship between sacred spaces and the development of urban settlements has been a familiar phenomenon for almost all Anatolian civilizations. This symposium investigates various forms of “sacred” spaces and their spatial and sociocultural dynamics with the urban landscape in Anatolia from the eleventh century onward. Sites such as monasteries, dervish lodges, funerary buildings or sacred landscapes are of particular importance since they act as centers of gravity in the urban context. Of further significance is the mobility of people that populate these spaces and circulation of the artifacts perceived as sacred.

 

The 11th annual symposium of ANAMED aims to remove some of the disciplinary boundaries by bringing together archeologists, historians, art historians, historians of architecture and landscape in order to examine the material in more detail from a broader and different perspective. It also endeavors to understand other spaces deemed “sacred” that have attracted less scholarly attention and their relationship to the city.

 

The symposium is open to public and English -Turkish simultaneous translation will be provided.

Click here for the programme.

 

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‘Contra Latinos et adversus Graecos’: the separation between Rome and Constantinople from the ninth to the fifteenth century, XIII Giornata di Studi dell’AISB (Venezia, 15-17 dicembre 2016)

For a full programme click here.

 

For information on how to register click here.

 

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Third Parekbolai Symposium: “Byzantine Poetry”, Friday 16.12.2016, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistian University of Athens, and Saturday 17.12.2016, Byzantine and Christian Museum (Athens)

For a poster click here.

 

For a full timetable click here.

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

Call For Papers: Medieval Rites: Reading the Writing, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 21-23, 2017

 

CFP Deadline: January 1, 2017

 

Click for a full conference description.

 

To study the history of the Christian liturgy is usually to study texts. Though some

texts survive even from the period of the early Church, it was mostly during the Middle Ages that thousands of texts—prayers, hymns, and lections—were compiled and organized into large and complex liturgical books. Some of these medieval liturgical books continued to be used by worshippers even into modern times, or served as models or anti-models for compilers of post-medieval liturgical books.

 

Moving beyond the notion that writing was simply a means of coordinating ritual

activity, or an alternative to oral transmission, Medieval Rites: Reading the Writing will explore the breadth of possible literate interactions with Christian liturgy during, before, and after the Middle Ages, in both Eastern and Western traditions.

 

Anyone interested in reading a 20-minute paper at the conference may send a 300-word abstract to ismevents@yale.edu , by 1 January 2017.

 

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by email no later than the end of January.

 

Conference organizers:

Henry Parkes (Yale Institute of Sacred Music)

Peter Jeffery (University of Notre Dame)

 

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Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC), Seventh Biennial Conference, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), March 10-11, 2017

 

The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture, Inc. (ASEC) announces its seventh biennial conference to be held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, March 10-11, 2017 (with a pre-conference reception on March 9).

 

The theme is “Eastern Christianity, Reformations, and Revolutions,” in honor of the five-hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the one-hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, and is conceptualized to embrace any discipline, topic, period or region related to Eastern Christian groups.

 

The theme’s intent is broadly conceived to address the impact of either the Protestant Reformation or the Russian Revolution on any form of Eastern Christianity, including their extended repercussions and legacy to the present day and globally, as well as the impact of other reform movements and revolutions. Papers are also welcome that do not explicitly address these topics. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to participate.

 

Panel proposals of three participants and chair are preferred, but individual papers are also encouraged. Send paper and panel proposals with abstracts of 100-200 words for each paper, and a brief one-page curriculum vitae for each participant to Eugene Clay (Eugene.Clay@asu.edu ). The new deadline for proposals is December 15, 2016.

 

Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with assistance for travel expenses.

For more information on the conference and its venue, contact Scott Kenworthy (kenwors@miamioh.edu ).

 

 

  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Fellowships at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/grants

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today, over 135 years later, it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the Greek world after the end of antiquity.

 

Membership application to the ASCSA must be made online at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr at the same time you apply to any outside funding organization for work at the School.

 

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA

(FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)

 

REGULAR MEMBER FELLOWSHIPS: Up to twelve fellowships are available for the School’s Regular Members. Fellowships provide a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall on the School grounds and waiver of School fees. Regular Member fellowships are awarded for the entire nine-month program. All awards are made on the recommendation of the Committee on Admissions and Fellowships and are based on the results of the qualifying examinations and materials submitted with the application.

 

Fellowships include the Heinrich Schliemann and the John Williams White Fellowships in archaeology, the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship in history and literature, and nine Fellowships unrestricted as to field — the Virginia Grace, the Michael Jameson, the Philip Lockhart, the Lucy Shoe Meritt, the Fowler Merle-Smith, the Martin Ostwald, and the James Rignall Wheeler. The Bert Hodge Hill is unrestricted, but with a preference for a student in art history, and the Emily Townsend Vermeule is unrestricted, but with a preference for Bronze Age archaeology. $50 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

STUDENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Advanced graduate students in the same fields as Regular Members who plan to pursue independent research projects, who do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS: Several fellowships for the full academic year at the School with a stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees are available to students who have completed the Regular Program or one year as a Student Associate Member and plan

to return to the School to pursue independent research, usually for their Ph.D. dissertation.

 

Advanced Fellowships awarded by the School: the Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in art and architecture of antiquity; the Gorham Phillips Stevens Fellowship in the history of architecture; the Ione Mylonas Shear Fellowship in Mycenaean archaeology or Athenian architecture and/or archaeology; the Homer A. and Dorothy B. Thompson Fellowship in the study of pottery; and three Fellowships unrestricted as to field: the Edward Capps, the Doreen Canaday Spitzer, and the Eugene Vanderpool Fellowships. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15.

 

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS: Contact the Institute of International Education,http://us.fulbrightonline.org for application and stipend information. Candidates must submit ASCSA application for Student Associate Membership by due date for Fulbright application. Student Associate membership is only eligible membership for the Fulbright grants.  DEADLINE: OCTOBER 11.

 

SUMMER SESSION: Six-week session to explore the sites and museums in Greece for graduate and undergraduate students, and secondary school and college teachers. Fee of $4,900 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board. Scholarships available. $25 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

SUMMER SEMINARS: Two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, history, literature, and culture. Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Each seminar is limited to twenty participants. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY 2017: Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine, or medieval studies at any university worldwide.  Month-long program in intermediate level Medieval Greek language and philology at the Gennadius Library, with site and museum trips. Scholarships available. $25 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)

 

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s forplus room, board, and waiver of School fees.

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

THE JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP: For projects carried out in Greece, Ph.D. candidate from U.S. or Israel (Israeli citizens) writing a dissertation or recent Ph.D. revising a dissertation for publication. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

WIENER LABORATORY FELLOWSHIP (2017-2019): Funding up to $20,000 per year for a two-year fellowship term. Ph.D. candidates from colleges or universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory.

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OR POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS)

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL AMERICA  (AIA) ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOW:  Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s whose field is classical archaeology. Contact the AIA, Boston, MA for information. Applications completed on website: http://www.archaeological.org.  Stipend of $5,500. Next competition is 2018-2019 academic year.

 

THE HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP: North American or Greek graduate students researching ancient Greek law or Greek graduate students working on a School excavation. The $1,875 fellowship is awarded periodically. School fees are waived. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE:  Short-term travel-to-collections award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students for projects and research at the Gennadius Library. At least one month of residency required. School fees are waived. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

THE GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.’s researching Greece in the 1940’s and the post-war period. Fellows are required to make use of and refer to the George Papaioannou Papers housed at the Archives of the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. Stipend of €1,000. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

THE HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidate or Ph.D. for research on a doctoral dissertation or primary publication specifically on Corinth, requiring the use of the resources, archaeological site, and collections at the ASCSA excavations at Ancient Corinth. Open to all nationalities. The Robinson Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another School fellowship. One or more grants for up to three months, maximum amount of stipend is $4,000. School fees are waived. Next competition is 2018-2019 academic year.

 

WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS: Short-term funding for Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars from colleges and universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Variable amounts up to $7,000. Term variable, up to nine months.

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY

 

OSCAR BRONEER TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D. for study in Athens and Rome in alternate years, using either the American Academy in Rome (AAR) or the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) as a base from which to pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials of interest to the Fellow’s studies. To be announced.

 

COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE, Program of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC):  Short-term fellowships for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Stipend of $250 per week plus up to $500 for travel expenses. Send applications to ASCSA. DEADLINE: MARCH 15.

 

MELLON MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM  (CAORC):  US citizen, Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D., researching in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Fellowship program funded by the Mellon Foundation. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: http://www.caorc.org.

 

MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars with research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences requiring travel to several countries with an American overseas research center. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: http://www.caorc.org.

 

THE PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Regular members and Student Associate members already attending the School for the entire academic year. Grant of $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts. School fees are waived. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece and Magna Graeca to conduct a research project during the current academic year from September 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017.  DEADLINE: MARCH 1.

 

FUNDING FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA

 

KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS: Postdoctoral scholars working on assigned material from excavations at Ancient Corinth, Ancient Agora, Lerna, and affiliated projects of the ASCSA to support research for publication of the excavated material. Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000).

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities. Terms: Two to four fellowships, five to ten months in duration. Maximum stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. School fees are waived. U.S. citizens or foreign nationals being U.S. residents for three years before application deadline. Applicants must hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31.

 

WIENER LABORATORY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (2017-2020): Fellowship for recent postdoctoral scholar from colleges or universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Stipend of $35,000 per year for three-year term. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.

 

 

ASCSA programs are generally open to qualified students and scholars at colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada; restrictions may apply for specific fellowships and programs. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership.

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate in History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

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The Byzness 28/11/16

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 20th November 2016

 

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS
  2. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

Symposium Autocéphalies, second session, French School of Rome 23-25 November 2016

Vous trouverez ci-joint le programme du colloque organisé par Marie-Hélène Blanchet (CNRS, UMR 8167, Paris), et Frédéric Gabriel (CNRS, IHRIM, Lyon) et Laurent Tatarenko (Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien et centre européen, Paris) à l’Ecole française de Rome du 23 au 25 novembre 2016 :

 

« Autocéphalies : l’exercice de l’indépendance dans les Églises slaves orientales (Xe-XXe siècle). Seconde session, Pratiques de l’indépendance et rapports d’entités, entre unité(s), schismes et Églises sœurs ».

 

Poster.

 

 

 

  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Lecturer in Byzantine History, University of Birmingham

For full information on the job listing click here.

 

The closing date is December 18.

 

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Fully-funded PhD at Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University (School of Arts and Humanities) is offering a fully funded PhD studentship for a project relating to “Religion and Conflict in the Age of the Crusades” supervised by Dr Nicholas Morton and Dr Natasha Hodgson. For further information about the Project and its scope, please click here.

 

For informal discussion regarding the project please contact: nicholas.morton@ntu.ac.uk or natasha.hodgson@ntu.ac.uk

 

If you are interested in applying then please look at the application guidance and other information available on the Nottingham Trent website. For further information, click here

 

Deadline: 9th December, 2016, 12PM.

 

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Woolf Institute Visiting Fellowships 2018

The Woolf Institute, which specialises in the study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims from a multidisciplinary perspective, invites applications for its annual visiting fellowship.

 

The Fellowship is tenable for a two to three month period that overlaps one of the Cambridge terms 2018:

 

Lent term: 16 January–16 March 2018

Easter term: 24 April–15 June 2018

 

The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in a project of academic research or public education in an area relevant to the Institute’s work. The Fellow will be asked to present their work at a symposium on the subject of their project proposal.

 

There is no stipend attached to the Fellowships, but Fellows will be entitled to free accommodation in Cambridge and one round-trip journey to Cambridge. They will also have access to the Woolf Institute and Cambridge University libraries.

 

The Fellowship is available for a postdoctoral scholar of any academic rank, a policymaker or analyst in a relevant area of work and will most likely be asked to participate in some of the Institute’s teaching or practice-based activities. Further information about the Institute can be found at: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk.

 

A letter of application, CV, the names of two referees who may be approached, a project proposal (1,500 words max.), and a sample of work should be sent to:

 

Electors of the Visiting Fellowship, Woolf Institute, 12-14 Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DU, UK or e-mailed to Tina Steiner at bs411@cam.ac.uk .

 

Questions may be addressed informally to the Deputy Director, Dr Shana Cohen at sc736@cam.ac.uk .

 

Deadline for the submission of applications is 17 February 2017.

 

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5 Fully funded PhD and 1 post-doc position at the graduate school ‘Factual and Fictional Narration’

The graduate school ‘Factual and Fictional Narration’ at the University of Freiburg, Germany, is inviting applications for several positions starting on April 1, 2017. For further information see the advertisements at http://www.grk-erzaehlen.uni-freiburg.de/application-calls , and a description of the project at http://www.grk-erzaehlen.uni-freiburg.de/english-summary/.

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate in History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

Posted in Byzness

The Oxford Listings

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OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 8

 

Michaelmas Term 2016
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MONDAY 28 November

15:00 Medieval Archaeology Seminar

Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology

Adam McBride:

Kingdom Formation and the Distribution of Material Wealth in Early Wessex: a quantitative approach to large-scale power dynamics

 

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

Daniel Lord Smail (Harvard University)

Recycling and the nature of the object in late medieval Europe: household

inventories from Marseille

 

 

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TUESDAY 29 November

 

17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

Michael Clanchy (IHR)

What Was Abelard Aiming To Do In The Book He Called Ethics or Know Thyself?

 

 

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WEDNESDAY 30 November

 

 

14:00 Byzantine-Chinese Reading Group

Ioannou Centre

Yegor Grebnev (Merton) and Marek Jankowiak (Wolfson)

 

Contact marek.jankowiak@history.ox.ac.uk for more details.

 

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17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Niels Gaul (Edinburgh):

All the Emperor’s Men (and His Nephews): Paideia and Networking Strategies at the Court of Andronikos II Palaiologos, 1290–1320

 

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20:00 OUBS Christmas Dinner

Mamma Mia Pizzaria, Walton St.

There are still spaces – to come email: byzantine.society@gmail.com

 

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THURSDAY 1 December

17:00 Late Roman Seminar
Seminar Room, Corpus Christi

Peter Heather (King’s College, London):

Decline, Fall, and the Cultural Turn

 

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FRIDAY 2 December
9:30 Byzantine Text Seminar

Ioannou Centre,

Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College)

Reading: John Mauropous’ Life of Dorotheos the Younger, a local 11th-C. saint from Chiliokomos in the Pontos region

 

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11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
No seminar
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12:00 Byzantine Literature Lectures

Ioannou Centre,

Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College)

The Lesser Known Texts of the Eleventh Century

 

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

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The Byzness 20/11/16

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The Byzness, 20th November 2016

 

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS
  2. CALL FOR PAPER

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

Workshop Asia Minor in the Long Sixth Century, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 December 2016, St. John’s College, Oxford.

This workshop brings together historians and archaeologists working on diverse aspects of Asia Minor in the sixth century, in order to produce a comprehensive impression of the quality of life during the last century or so before the end of Antiquity. Topics to be discussed include the physical development of large and small settlements, their financial situation, and the proportion between public and private investment. We will compare imperial, provincial, and local initiatives in city and countryside and examine the main motivations, including civic or personal pride, military incentives and, of course, religious stimuli.

 

The workshop will take place on Saturday 3 December. The evening before Andrew Wilson will present recent results of the Aphrodisias South Agora excavations. All are welcome.

 

For a poster with more details click here.

 

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“Monastic Journeys from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Religious Aspirations, Political Goals and Economic Concerns”, 17-19 November, Viena

Programme:

 

http://rapp.univie.ac.at

 

http://www.orient-mediterranee.com/spip.php?article3166

 

 

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The New Testament in Syriac Roundtable, November 18, Institut protestant de théologie 83, Bd Arago 75014 Paris

For a full programme click here.

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Late Roman and Early Islamic Discoveries at Metelis (Kom El-Ahmer) near Alexandria, Egypt. Dr Mohamed Kenawi (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria Centre for Hellenistic Studies) 11 am, Friday 25 November, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies,

 

Click here for a poster.

 

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Marrying in Byzantium: Medieval Christian Liturgies in the Eastern Mediterranean World. Gabriel Radle, Mary Seeger O’Boyle Postdoctoral Fellow, Primceton Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Monday, November 21, 2016

 

4:30 p.m.

 

Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103

 

Across cultures, marriage is viewed as a key social and religious rite of passage. Yet no major study has been dedicated to the history of nuptials in Byzantium. The primary reason for this lacuna is the simple fact that the majority of liturgical manuscripts containing marriage rites have never been edited and remain scattered in monastic and national libraries around the world. This lecture will explore the evidence offered by these sources and examine the ways in which Christians of the medieval Eastern Mediterranean formed their marriage bonds through various church services and domestic rituals. The talk will compare these manuscripts to other textual sources, as well as extant visual and material evidence, in order to identify both common traits and regional variance in marriage ceremonies from Southern Italy to Palestine. The lecture will also raise a number of methodological questions regarding the historical study of Byzantine and Hellenic ritual culture.

 

Gabriel Radle specializes in the history of Christian ritual practice in the late ancient and medieval periods. His publications include studies on life cycle rites in the Middle East, monastic liturgy at Mt.  Sinai, medieval Christianity in Southern Italy, Byzantine migration patterns during the Arab conquest, and theories of prayer posture in East and West. He completed his doctorate in 2013 at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. He went on to hold fellowships at Yale University, Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Center for the Study of Christianity.

 

 

 

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Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 19th Conference – Dreams, Memory and Imagination in Byzantium – Registration Open

 

Dreams, Memory and Imagination in Byzantium

 

Australian Association for Byzantine Studies 19th Conference, 24-26 February 2017, to be held at the Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

 

Registration is now open; abstracts and programme are published.

 

Full details on the conference web site at http://www.aabs.org.au/conferences/19th/

 

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

 

Guest speaker: Professor Derek Krueger, Greensboro University, North Carolina

 

Convenor: Dr Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University

 

Enquiries: conference@aabs.org.au

 

 

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

CFP: Reception and Transformation of Ancient Sea Power

 

The reception of antiquity in the Middle Ages and especially the Early Modern period has been extensively studied. Sea power and thalassocracy are familiar topics in the fields of classics and ancient history. Nevertheless, only rarely have the two themes been combined, and to date there has been no overarching treatment of the later reception of ancient sea power.

 

In order to fill this gap, we organized a conference in Berlin in May 2015, entitled ‘Thalassokratographie: Rezeption und Transformation antiker Seeherrschaft’. This title was programmatic. On the one hand, we were interested in the act of writing about sea power and thalassocracy, in the act of creating images and ideas that gave ancient sea power a prominent place in later times – ‘thalassocrato-graphy’, so to speak, not ‘thalassocracy’. On the other, we were concerned with issues of transformation. The conference was not focused solely on a one-dimensional process of reception of classical antiquity in later epochs, but aimed above all to ask how, during this process, images and ideas of antiquity were newly created, with which intentions and to what ends, and how these newly-developed ideas about ancient texts, myths and narratives may even have influenced the later scholarly treatment of these phenomena.

 

We intend to publish the proceedingss of this conference, the program of which can be seen here: http://www.topoi.org/event/29492/ in a volume that will then be the first publication dedicated to this topic. It will be published as a volume in the series ‘Transformationen der Antike’ (de Gruyter), depending on a successful peer-review-process. In addition to the papers presented at the conference we would welcome further contributions (in English, German or French) that, while adhering to the approach outlined above, treat one of the following topics:

 

The reception of ancient sea power

 

  • in architecture
  • as part of monuments or fountains
  • in the visual arts, esp. in paintings
  • in music
  • in literature, esp. historical novels
  • in the naming of ships
  • in film, theatre and opera
  • in modern mass media

 

 

Submission Details

Abstracts of no more than 300 words and a short CV should be sent before 30 November 2016 to h.kopp@fu-berlin.de. Those who submitted an abstract will be informed within two weeks after the deadline whether or not their proposals have been accepted. Final versions of accepted papers should then be submitted by 31 March 2017.

 

Christian Wendt (christian.wendt@fu-berlin.de) and Hans Kopp (h.kopp@fu-berlin.de) will be glad to answer any questions you might have.

 

 

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CFP: Building, Bending and Breaking Boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean World, Fifth CEMS International Graduate Conference, Budapest, 1-3 June

For more information click here.

 

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Call for Applications: Medieval Ascension Narratives in Islamic and European Traditions Workshop

This is an interdisciplinary workshop called Medieval Ascension Narratives in Islamic and European Traditions organised by the Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) and the David Collection that will take place in Copenhagen in March 2017. The workshop will be led by CML researchers and Prof. Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan) who has written widely on Islamic book arts, ascension images and narratives, and depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. It is centred on the topic of ascension narratives, from al-Sarai’s Nahj al-Faradis to the Liber Scale Machometi and Dante’s Commedia and seeks to open new avenues and approaches asking, in particular, how can we conceptualize narratives that travel and are adapted, reformed, and reimagined across various temporal and geographical domains.

 

It is open to researchers from all disciplines but those who are interested in discussing questions of cross-cultural engagement, text and image issues, and medieval narratives across both the Islamic and European traditions.

 

Attached the Call for Applications.  Deadline: 10 December 2016.

 

For more information click here.

 

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Call for articles: a Book Project Concerning Anatolian Bronzes

Dear Colleague,

 

We are now working on a book, entitled „Ancient Bronzes from Anatolia and Neighbouring Regions”. In this book it is our intention to collect new papers on Greek, Roman and Byzantine bronze finds from Asia Minor. These materials could be originated both from the field projects and local museums. We are hoping to submit this book approximately in February 2017 to the publisher. We would be happy if you could consider to send your article about Greek, Roman and Byzantine bronze finds from Asia Minor and other close regions until January 1, 2017. Please contact us about the publication guidelines and do not hesitate to share with us any of your thoughts relating to this book project.

Hoping to welcoming you in Lydia Symposium in May 2017 (circular of which I have attached to hereby), all my best wishes from Sinop, Turkey!

 

Gulseren KAN SAHIN

 

Click here for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate in History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

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