Byzness 18/06/17

THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 18th June 2017

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  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

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  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

ReLACS (Regional Late Antiquity Consortium Southeast) 2017, Vanderbilt University, October 19-20 2017

 

ReLACS, now in its fifth year, is a annual workshop of scholars of Late Antiquity held on a rotating basis at Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Kentucky.

 

The 2017 meeting will be hosted by the Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies and the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Participation is open to all scholars interested in Late Antiquity broadly defined. Participation by graduate students is particularly encouraged

 

The workshop kicks off with a public lecture on the evening of Thursday, October 19th given by Stephen J. Davis, Professor of Religious Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University, on “The Archaeology of Early Christian Monasticism: Evidentiary Problems and Criteria.” This lecture presents a reassessment of what we know (and how we know what we know) about the archaeological evidence for Christian monasticism in the first millennium CE. Assessing the current state of the field, Prof. Davis will first address problems we face in both the identification and the dating of “monastic” sites and then discuss criteria by which we can engage more critically with the material evidence available to us.

 

On Friday, October 20th, the workshop will host several sessions. Phillip I. Lieberman, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Law at Vanderbilt University, will lead a pro-seminar on “Introduction to the Cairo Geniza” designed to introduce non-specialists to resources for using the Geniza in teaching and research. The Cairo Geniza comprises the largest collection of documentary materials from the premodern Islamic world and is a critical resource for the social, economic, legal, and political history of the reception of antiquity into the medieval Mediterranean.

 

In addition we invite proposals from regional participants for work-in-progress papers on any topic broadly related to Late Antiquity or the early middle ages in any geographic region. Papers will be given 30-minute sessions and may be read aloud or pre-circulated to allow more time for discussion.

 

Please send a short description of the paper (approximately 200 words) including mention of its context (conference paper, part of a book manuscript, etc.) to David Michelson (david.a.michelson@vanderbilt.edu). Paper proposals will be considered by a steering committee (faculty from UT, VU, and UK) and selections will be made on the basis of maximizing regional participation from a diverse group of presenters. Proposals are due by August 1, 2017.

 

5th International Scientific Symposium, ‘Days of Justinian I’, Skopje, November 17-18 2017

 

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

 

This year the International Symposium “Days of Justinian I” chose a special thematic strand “Byzantium and the Slavs: Medieval and modern Perceptions and Receptions”, with the aim of discussing various aspects of the Slavic world and its legacy, from the Medieval and Modern perspective. The Symposium will address many issues concerning the Origins, Ethnicity, Identity, the State Formation of the Slavs and the relationships with Byzantium and Western Europe. The reception of the Slavic legacy in post-medieval Europe will also be explored and compared with the divergent visions of the Byzantine heritage, with the aim of defining their place within the frame of the European civilizational concept.

 

Тhe Symposium will embrace broader issues, geographical areas and chronological scopeaddressing the diverse aspects of religion, politics, ideology, identity, ethnicity, literary and artistic expression, political and cultural memory reflected in the historical and cultural legacy of the Slavia Orthodoxa, Slavia Romana and Byzantium.

 

Papers are welcomed on various topics that may include, but are not limited to the following areas of discussion:

 

The origin of the Slavs reconsidered

The emergence of the Slavs in Europe: Between migration and construction

Slavic Ethnicity and identity:A reinterpretation

Antiquity and the Slavs: Medieval and Modern receptions

Byzantine and Western perceptions of the Slavic World

Christianization of the Slavsand the concept of barbarism

Slavia Orthodoxa and Slavia Romana: Political and ideological contexts

State formation in the Middle Ages: Slavs, Byzantium and Western Europe

Sharing the traditions in Europe: The reception of the mission of Sts. Cyril and Methodius

Projecting the Middle Ages in the ideologies of Pan-Slavism and Yugoslavism

Appropriation of the medieval past in 19th century Europe

Imagining the Byzantine-Slavs rivalry in the 19thand 20thcentury Balkans

The Slavic identity and the nationalism in Europe

Literary Receptions of the Middle Ages

Reinterpreting the archaeological evidence

Reconstructing the messages of medieval visual narratives

Languageand folklore

Music and liturgical practices

Heritage politics and the perception of the Past

Preserving the cultural heritage: Restoration and protection

 

PAPER SUBMISSION

First Deadline for submitting the abstract of the papers: 10 August, 2017

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

Presentation of the papers will be limited to 10 minutes.

Working languages: Macedonian, Italian and English.

No participation fee is required.

http://euba.edu.mk/izvestuvaa-detali/items/id-5th-international-scientific-symposium-days-of-justinian-i.html

 

The Byzantinist Society of Cyprus, Second Annual Conference on Byzantine and Medieval Studies (CBMS), Nicosia, January 12-14 2018

 

Deadline for abstracts: September 1st, 2017

 

The Byzantinist Society of Cyprus (ΒΕΚ: Βυζαντινολογική Εταιρεία Κύπρου) invites papers to be presented at the Second Conference of Byzantine and Medieval Studies, to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, between the 12th and 14th of January 2018.

Honorary President: Vassos Karageorghis, Professor Emeritus, University of Cyprus

Keynote Speaker: Holger Klein, Professor, Columbia University

Scholars, researchers and students are encouraged to present their ongoing research, work-in-progress or fieldwork report on any aspect of the history, archaeology, art, architecture, literature, philosophy and religion of Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean during the Byzantine, Medieval and Ottoman periods.

The languages of the conference will be Greek, English, French and German.

 

Paper proposal submission material (see formatting details below):

 

Every paper proposal submission must be accompanied by an abstract between 300 and 500 words summarizing the presented research, report or work-in-progress and indicating its original contribution.

Please provide the requested information and submit your abstracts using our online application forms:

Paper proposal: https://goo.gl/forms/p6YuDDaxyhhMkP9K2

Sessions of up to five papers can be submitted together in the following form by the session organizer.

Session proposal: https://goo.gl/forms/syk6GQTCqUCFAsdn1

Paper proposals will be reviewed based on their abstract and accepted on merit. This review will be anonymous. Notification of paper review will be send by email by the beginning of October, 2017. Papers will be grouped in sessions according to their topic and theme. Each participant may deliver only one paper limited to 20 minutes. Accepted paper abstracts will be published in the conference’s ‘Book of Abstracts’.

 

A limited number of bursaries will be available, upon application, to assist graduate students’ travel and participation. Recipients will be selected on the merit of submitted abstracts along with financial considerations.

The conference is organized by the Byzantinist Society of Cyprus.

For the Byzantinist Society of Cyprus and membership information please visit the society’s website: http://www.byzantinistsociety.org.cy

For inquiries send email to: cbms2018@byzantinistsociety.org.cy

 

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Adele Curness

MPhil Candidate, Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

https://twitter.com/oxbyz

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Byzness 11/06/17

THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 11th June 2017

 

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

OCBR Annual Lecture and Drinks Party, Tuesday 13th June, 5pm, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies

 

Warren Treadgold (National Endowment for the Humanities Professor for Byzantine History, St Louis University) will speak on ‘The Lost Books of Ammianus Marcellinus in Byzantine Historiography.

 

A poster for the event can be found here.

 

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Adele Curness

MPhil Candidate, Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

https://twitter.com/oxbyz

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The Oxford Listings – Week 8

OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 8

Trinity Term 2017
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Message from OUBS Committee

Dear all,

Please note that the full OUBS Committee for 2017-18 has now been elected:

President: Adele Curness

Secretary: Sydney Taylor

Treasurer: Constanta Burlacu

We extend our warmest thanks to the outgoing committee, Mirela and Hugh, for all their hard work this year, and can only hope to match their commitment and success in the year to come.

All best,

OUBS Committee, 2017-18

MONDAY 12 June

11:15   New Perspectives on Mediterranean History

Old Common Room, Balliol College

Stephen Davis (Yale)

At the periphery of texts, at the center of textual history: A study of Christian Arabic manuscripts at the monastery of the Syrians, Egypt

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

Daniel Power (Swansea)

 

Remembering and forgetting the Anglo-Norman realm after 1204
TUESDAY​ 13 June

14:00 The Greek City under Rome

Ioannou Centre

Ine Jacobs (University College, Oxford)

Prosperity after disaster? The effects of the Gothic invasion in Athens and Corinth 

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14:00 The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West

Khalili Research Centre Lecture Room,

Corisande Fenwick (UCL)

Berbers and Borderlands: state formation and urbanisation in early medieval Morocco

 

Renata Holod (University of Pennsylvania)

How were the traces of their edifices erased?Archaeological/ethno-historical survey of Jerba, Tunisia

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17:00 Patristics Seminar

Christ Church

Mark Clavier

Augustine, Cicero and the Late Antique Episcopacy 

 

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17:00 OCBR Annual Lecture

Ioannou Centre

Warren Treadgold (St Louis University)

The Lost Books of Ammianus Marcellinus in Byzantine Historiography
WEDNESDAY 14 June

17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies

Arianna Gullo (Durham)

Working on the Greek Anthology 

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17:00 Julian: historical and philosophical Perspectives

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Gabor Buzasi (ELTE, Budapest)

Emperor Julian’s theology of the Sun 

THURSDAY ​15 June

Monumentality across Media in the Late Antique East

First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre

9.30 Julia Burdajewicz (Warsaw): Late Antique wall-paintings from the basilica and residential district at Porphyreon (Jiyeh, Lebanon)

10.15 Ségolène de Pontbriand (Paris): Murals from Europos-Dura (Syria): recent discoveries

11.00–11.30 Tea

11.30 Sean Leatherbury (Oxford/Ohio): Multimediality in Late Antique Syria: Monumental Art Between Sculpture and Mosaics

12.15 Foteini Spingou and Judith McKenzie (Oxford): Weaving for Architecture: Late Antique Egyptian Hangings

1.00–2.00 Lunch

Please book a place by emailing: foteini.spingou@classics.ox.ac.uk
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17:00 After Rome: Aspects of the history and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Century

Sutro Room, Trinity College

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

‘In the battle-line of Christ’, Gildas’ martyrs: Alban, Aaron and Julius

 

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Adele Curness

MPhil Candidate, Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

https://twitter.com/oxbyz

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The Byzness 6/04/17

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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 6th June 2017

 

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS
  2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

HERITAGE: Rebuilding the Future from the Past, Thursday, 8th June, 2017, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU

 

When: Thursday, 8th June 2017

Where: Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU

Cost: Free, but booking essential (see below).

 

PROGRAMME

 

11.00 Registration, morning tea/coffee

 

11.20 Bill Finlayson (CBRL) Opening Remarks

11.30 Judith McKenzie (Manar al-Athar, Oxford) “The Built Environment and Identity”

12.00 Robert Bewley (EAMENA, Oxford) “Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East

and North Africa: Approach and Recent Results”

12.30 Edmund Herzig (Oriental Studies, Oxford) “Bactria/Balkh – Cultural Heritage

Research and Management in Afghanistan”

 

1.00-2.00 Lunch

 

2.00 Ross Burns (Monuments of Syria, Sydney) “Aleppo – a Reckoning”

2.30 Round table discussion

 

3.00-4.00 Afternoon tea/coffee, with book launch for Ross Burns’ Aleppo: A History

and Origins of the Colonnaded Streets in the Cities of the Roman East

 

The event is free (with lunch), but please book:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heritage-rebuilding-the-future-from-the-past-tickets-33623703402

or email: miranda.williams@classics.ox.ac.uk  (ph. 01865-610 236)

 

Organised by Judith McKenzie and Miranda Williams for the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL); and Oxford University’s Humanities Division, Manar al-Athar, Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA), and ERC project The Monumental Art of the Late Antique Christian and Early Islamic East.

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“In the Garden of the Most Holy Mother of God. Rus’ and Athos: 1000 years of spiritual unity”, Sergei Shumilo, director of the International Institute of the Athonite Heritage, Thursday 8th June, 5PM, 1 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU

Oxford University Orthodox Christian Student Society and

The International Institute of the Athonite Legacy in Ukraine are delighted to invite you to their event:

 

“In the Garden of the Most Holy Mother of God. Rus’ and Athos: 1000 years of spiritual unity”

Speaker: Sergei Victorovich Shumilo, director of the International Institute of the Athonite Heritage and editor in chief of “The Athonite Heritage” (Kiev, Ukraine)

 

on Thursday, 8 June, at 5PM.

Venue: 1 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU

 

Programme:

 

– Documentary “One thousand years on Athos” (in Russian with English subtitles)

 

– An interactive lecture on the 1000 year old heritage of Russian monasticism on Mt Athos.

 

– Photo exhibition

 

– Presentation of publishing projects of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) and the Institute of the Athonite Heritage dedicated to 1000 years of Russian monasticism on Mt Athos and heritage of St Paisius Velichkovsky and other native Saints.

 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1436659496391337/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story

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HALF-DAY WORKSHOP: Monumentality across Media in the Late Antique East, Thursday 15 June 2017, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU

 

New Evidence for Late Antique Paintings in Lebanon and Syria

9.30 Julia Burdajewicz (Warsaw):

Late Antique wall-paintings from the basilica and residential district at Porphyreon (Jiyeh, Lebanon)

10.15 Ségolène de Pontbriand (Paris):

Murals from Europos-Dura (Syria): recent discoveries

 

11.00–11.30 Morning tea

 

Transmission of Imagery between Media in Monumental Art

11.30 Sean Leatherbury (Oxford/Ohio):

Multimediality in Late Antique Syria: Monumental Art Between Sculpture and Mosaics

12.15 Foteini Spingou and Judith McKenzie (Oxford),:

Weaving for Architecture: Late Antique Egyptian Hangings

 

This half-a-day workshop presents new evidence for late antique wall-painting from Lebanon and Syria, and explores the transmission of monumental art between different media.

 

Organised by Foteini Spingou and Judith McKenzie, in collaboration with the Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar, and sponsored by the ERC Advanced Project Monumental Art of the Christian and Early Islamic East http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/monumental-art-of-the-christian-and-early-islamic-east.html , directed by Judith McKenzie.

 

Attendance and refreshments, including lunch, are free, but please book a place foteini.spingou@classics.ox.ac.uk . Please note: places are limited.

 

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Documentary Screening and Lecture: 1000 years on Athos, Oxford, June 8th

For more information click here.

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

CFP: Understanding Hagiography and its Textual Tradition (Univ. of Lisbon, October 24-26, 2018)

Between the sixth and the eleventh century, passions, lives of saints, translations of relics, miracles and other hagiographical genres underwent a remarkable process of transmission and rewriting. This conference aims at producing a fresh look at the transmission and the evolution of these crucial pieces of the spiritual and cultural life in the early Middle Ages. It will explore manuscript and textual traditions and literary reshaping, both in the history of the hagiographic genre and in the evolutionary process of the specific texts, without overlooking their function as pieces of a cult or simply of edification.

 

Call for papers

The papers should focus on hagiographic texts (passions, lives of saints, translations of relics, miracles and other hagiographic pieces) produced between the sixth and the eleventh centuries, as well as on hagiographic books (passionaries, legendaries and other sorts of compilation) composed before the late eleventh century.

 

Main thematic lines

  • Transformation of the hagiographic text, both at the linguistic and at the literary level, generating new versions (by abbreviation, amplification or otherwise) · Textual history and manuscript tradition · Creation, evolution and transmission of passionaries, legendaries and other sorts of compilation.

 

Keynote speakers:

François Dolbeau, Guy Philippart, Carmen Codoñer, Monique Goullet, Paolo Chiesa, Rosalind Love, Mark Humphries, Patrick Henriet, Paulo Farmhouse Alberto

 

Organization

Paulo Farmhouse Alberto, Paolo Chiesa, Monique Goullet

 

Submitting papers

The papers should be 20 minutes in length and can be presented in English, French, Italian or Spanish. An abstract of ca. 200 words, including the name, institution and email, should be sent before May 30 2018 to: UHTT_Lisbon2018@letras.ulisboa.pt . Acceptance of the papers will be communicated until June 30, 2018. Website: uhttlisbon2018.letras.ulisboa.pt .

 

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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 7

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 7

 

Trinity Term 2017
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MONDAY 5 June

 

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

Edel Bhreathnach (Dublin),

Sovereignty, religion and landscape: Irish ‘royal’ sites from prehistory to the Middle Ages.’
TUESDAY​ 6 June

 

14:00 The Greek City under Rome

Ioannou Centre

Ted Kaizer (University of Durham):

Oasis-polis: Tadmor-Palmyra as a Greek city (or not) in five episodes

 

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14:00 The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West

Khalili Research Centre Lecture Room,

Professor Antonio Almagro Gorbea (Granada, CSIC)

New (graphic) documents for the study of Almoravid and Almohad architecture

 

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

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institue

Donald T. Ariel (Israel Antiquities Authority)

The Significance of the coin evidence from Judaea for Jewish history

 

 

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17:00 Patristics Seminar

Christ Church

Elena Ene D-Vasilescu:

Generation in Gregory Nazianzen’s poem On the Son

 

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17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

Alexander Peplow (Merton)

The Carmina Burana and Papal-Imperial Conflict  

 

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WEDNESDAY 7 June

 

17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies

Georgi Parpulov (London-Oxford):

The Byzantine Text of the Greek New Testament

 

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17:00 Julian: historical and philosophical Perspectives

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Riccardo Chiaradonna (Roma Tre University):

Teaching Philosophy in the fourth century: Julian and the so-called “School of Pergamum”

 

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2:45 Empires of Faith: Talking Religion: Discussing Religious Materiality

Ioannou Centre

2.45–3pm        Introduction

3–4pm             Panel: Man-made artefacts: from silverware to stucco

Chair: Professor Richard Gordon (University of Erfurt

3–3.20pm        Dr Richard Hobbs (British Museum)

3.20–3.40pm   Agnieszka Lic (University of Oxford)

3.40–4pm        Discussion

4–4.30pm        Coffee

4.30–5.30pm   Panel: Harnessing nature: water in religion and ritual

Chair: Dr Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis (British Museum)

4.30–4.50pm   Dr Eleanor Ghey (British Museum)

4.50–5.10pm   Eris Williams-Reed (University of Durham)

5.10–5.30pm   Discussion

Concluding remarks and general discussion:

5.30–6pm        Professor Nicholas Purcell (University of Oxford)

6pm: Drinks reception

Registration not necessary, but expressions of interest are welcome

For further details email Philippa.adrych@magd.ox.ac.uk

or visit https://empiresoffaith.com

 

THURSDAY ​8 June

11:00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar

First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre

Tassos Papacostas (KCL):

From Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages, once more: making sense of a multi-period rural church in Cyprus

 

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17:00 After Rome: Aspects of the history and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Century

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Helena Hamerow (University of Oxford):

The circulation of garnets in the North Sea and Baltic zones, c.400–700

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​FRIDAY ​9 June

 

There will be no Byzantine Literature Lecture and Byzantine Greek Reading Class this week.

 

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17:00 The Cult of Saints in the First Millenium

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Leslie Brubaker (Birmingham)

Mary at Daphni

 

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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 28/05/17

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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 28th May 2017

 

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

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 23-24th June, 2017, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Humanities Building

The application of spatial paradigms to the study of late medieval and early modern societies is now well underway. In contrast, the so-called ‘mobility turn’ has struggled to find its way from the social sciences to the humanities and particularly to disciplines concerned with the study of the past. This conference proposes to bring the two together by focusing on how everyday mobility contributed to the shaping of late medieval and early modern spaces, and how spatial frameworks affected the movement of people in pre-modern Europe.

 

In focusing on these issues, the conference also intends to relate to current social challenges. The world is now more mobile than ever, yet it is often argued that more spatial boundaries exist today than ever before. The conference hopes to reflect on this contemporary paradox

by exploring the long-term history of the tension between the dynamism of communities, groups and individuals, and the human construction of spaces and borders.

 

For further information, please email the organisers luca.zenobi@new.ox.ac.uk  & pablo.gonzalezmartin@wadh.ox.ac.uk

 

To register, please visit https://mobilityandspace.wordpress.com

 

For a full programme click here.

 

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Documentary Screening and Lecture: 1000 years on Athos, Oxford, June 8th

For more information click here.

 

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology Cologne/Bonn, 22 – 26 May 2018, Call for papers

 

Starting on 15 May 2017 you can apply to present a paper. The call closes on the 31 August 2017. You can apply to participate in one of the proposed panels or in one of the 12 sessions. For either, an abstract must be submitted for review (max. 1500 characters, including spaces). Each paper will be alloted 20 minutes.

 

Application for a panel:

 

During the call for panels more than 100 panels were proposed. Some of those accepted have been designated as closed panels. In these cases, the papers of the session have been pre-approved by the panel organizers. If you are a speaker in a closed panel, you can upload your abstract via the conference management system Converia.

 

If you are not already scheduled as a speaker, you can apply for one of the panels, labeled open panel. Please have a look at the list of panels first and note down the abbreviation of the selected panel. You can only apply for one of the panels. If necessary the organisation team of the congress will make a different assignment.

 

Application for a session:

 

If your proposed paper does not match one of the panels, you can apply to participate in one of the twelve open sessions. In these cases, the organization team will assign new panels and will accept paper proposals into them that are thematically related to at least three other proposed papers.

 

Rejected papers will be automatically considered for the poster session. Participation in the poster session is not obligatory.

 

The conference management system Converia will guide you through the submission process.

 

For further information: http://www.aiac2018.de/calls/papers/?lang=en

 

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Georgia – Byzantium – Christian East (Actual Issues of Cultural Relations), International Conference, call for papers, 25 -27  September, 2017

 

Georgian identity among modern European world is defined by the proper definition of its cultural and historic experience in the history of world civilization. The aim of the conference is to prove that the Georgian culture is an essential part of world heritage. Georgian culture of the Middle Ages is an effective participator of the modern World cultural dialogue, as it is the part of common Christian world.

 

In the context of globalization sharing international scholarly-research experience in the frames of international forum is greatly important. The study of interrelation and influence of Georgian-Byzantine and Christian East cultures in humanitarian studies is prioritized.

Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Center of Manuscripts (1/3 M. Aleksidze. Tbilisi, Georgia) is organizing the International Conference “Georgia-Byzantium-Christian East” on 25-27 September, 2017.

 

Conference Languages: Georgian and English.

 

CVs and abstracts (not more than 500 words max; Georgian texts in AcadNusx, English texts in Times New Roman); English translation should be attached to Georgian texts) should be submitted by e-mail: manuscript.conference@gmail.com

 

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Successful participants will be informed in the first decade of July.

No registration fee required.

The conference address the themes: philology, history, theology and art history.

 

For more information on the sessions please click here.

 

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Call for Papers for the Second Annual Conference on Byzantine and Medieval Studies (CBMS), Nicosia, Cyprus, between the 12th and 14th of January 2018.

 

For more information please click here.

 

  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

PhD Scholarships at the IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca (Italy)

 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017/18 PhD program at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it), one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent E-Multirank survey.  Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 36 fully-funded scholarships.

 

One of the four field-specific curricula is the Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage curriculum. The curriculum proposes courses in Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Institutions, European and International Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape, Art History, Museology, Technologies applied to the valorization of Cultural Heritage. Both research oriented and practice oriented courses constitute the program, which aims at educating qualified professionals operating in the concrete field of cultural management and academics. It promotes research offering the students a lively contact with different research approaches and methodologies, through case studies belonging to research fields such as Art History, Classical Archaeology and Museology. During their doctoral studies, students are encouraged to carry out their research with the School’s Research Units.

 

All students are based in the recently restored San Francesco complex, a fully integrated Campus in the historical center of the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. The Campus includes renewed residential facilities, an on-site canteen, study and living rooms, a state-of-the-art library and outdoor recreational spaces, which foster a unique cultural, professional and social environment for our doctoral program. Eligible students, in addition to free room and board, will also receive a research scholarship which amounts to approximately €13,630/year. Additional funding for further research stages, including scholarships to cover an eventual forth year to complete the PhD thesis, can be assigned on a competitive basis.

 

The PhD program at the IMT School attracts students from around the world, providing a truly international environment. English is the official language of the School. Moreover, all students will have the opportunity to spend periods abroad at research institutes, laboratories or universities, both within the Erasmus+ framework and through ad hoc mobility agreements.

 

To find out more about the School, the admission requirements and how to apply, please see www.imtlucca.it/phd

 

The deadline for applications is July 18th 2017, 12:00 pm (midday) Italian time.

 

 

Sara Lindsey Olson

 

Ufficio Offerta didattica, dottorato e servizi agli studenti

Graduate Education and Student Services Office

 

 

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Call for Applicants (PhD): Graduate Fellowship at the DFG Research Training Group 1878 (RTG) of the University of Cologne and Bonn: ‘Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies’

The DFG Research Training Group 1878 (RTG) of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn on the topic of “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies” invites applications for one position of Graduate Fellowship leading to a Ph.D. at the University of Cologne to begin on October 1st, 2017. Applications are welcome in all subjects of the Research Training Group in Cologne. Applications for the field of Byzantine Studies are particularly desirable.

 

The position is for two years with the option to continue for a third year following a positive interim project evaluation. The well-supported salary will be according to the official German classification group TV-L 13 (for detailed information please see: salary calculator).

 

Objectives, issues

 

The aim of the RTG is to record economic systems and economic areas of premodern societies in terms of their structure, efficiency and dynamics (genesis, transformation processes through to a potential dissolution) as well as to analyse them in interaction with their respective physical geographical, political, societal, religious and cultural conditions. The investigations will be focussed along three lines of research, ‘Economic Networks’, ‘Settlement Centres and Their Environs’ and ‘Religious Institutions and Households as Economic Units’.

 

Subjects

Applications are welcome in all subjects of the Research Training Group in Cologne: Pre- and Early History, Classical Archaeology, Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Byzantine Studies, Ancient History, Ethnology. Applications for the field of Byzantine Studies are particularly desirable.

 

Dissertation topics

Enquirers can develop their own project proposals within the framework of the outlined research programme.

 

Language

The RTG languages are German and English. German language lessons can be taken free of charge if required. The dissertation may also be written in another language.

 

Location and supervison

The doctoral candidate (m/f) will be registered as a doctoral student at the University of Cologne. Generally he/she will be looked after by two fellow applicants. Willingness to move to the Cologne/Bonn region is expected.

 

Study programme

The doctoral programme will be conducted within a structured study programme comprising weekly seminars, workshops or international meetings; participation is mandatory.

 

Support measures

In addition to the posts, resources for material and travel costs as well as for holding conferences are available. The University of Cologne offers comprehensive further training measures. Doctoral candidates with children can obtain additional support.

 

Application requirements

Completed relevant university studies in line with the requirements for admission to doctoral studies at the participating universities.

 

Application documents

– Completed application form (s. below)

– CV (résumé)

– Copies of university diplomas and job references (if applicable)

– Digital version (PDF) plus summary (2 pages) of the Magister/Master thesis

– Outline of ideas (max. 5 pages) on the planned dissertation project

– Names and addresses of two university teachers who will be able, if necessary, to provide further information about the applicant

 

Application procedure

Applications in German or English should be sent in electronic form by 30.06.2017 to the RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann at the following e-mail address: ina.borkenstein@uni-koeln.de (subject: Bewerbung GRK 1878).

 

– Closing date for applications: June 30th, 2017

– Applicant interviews: anticipated CW 28

– Commencement of employment/stipend: October 1st, 2017

 

The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Information

If you have any further questions please contact the two RTG spokespeople by email: http://www.wirtschaftsarchaeologie.de/en/persons/sprecher/

 

For a job announcement click here.

For an applicant form 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 6

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OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 6

 

Trinity Term 2017
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MONDAY 29 May

 

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

Stefan Esders (FU Berlin)

‘King Chindasvind, the ‘Gothic disease’, and a Mediterranean crisis.’
TUESDAY​ 30 May

 

14:00 The Greek City under Rome

Ioannou Centre

Lieve van Hoof (Ghent University)

Choose your city: Libanius between Athens, Constantinople and Antioch

 

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14:00 The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West

Khalili Research Centre Lecture Room,

Dr María Teresa Casal García (Madrid, CSIC)

Life beyond the medina of Cordoba: districts (rabad) and cemeteries (maqābir)

15:00  Dr Chloe Duckworth (Newcastle University)

Glassmaking in Umayyad and post-Umayyad al-Andalus

 

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17:00 Patristics Seminar

Christ Church

Nicole Chen

Justin’s Portrayal of Marcion

 

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17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

Conor McKee (LMH)

Piers Plowman and Scholastic Theology

Lauren Urbont (St Hilda’s)

Vernacular Hagiography

 

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WEDNESDAY 31 May

 

17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies

Maria Lidova (Oxford)

Christ, Fire, Gospels: Images of Theophany in the Chapel of Galla Placidia in Ravenna

 

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17:00 Julian: historical and philosophical Perspectives

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Peter van Nuffelen (Ghent University)

Speaking out: proper and improper parrhesia in the fourth century

 

 

THURSDAY ​1 June

11:00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar

First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre

Louise Blanke

The World Engaged: monastic economies in late antique Egypt

 

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17:00 After Rome: Aspects of the history and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Century

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Elizabeth O’Connel (British Museum)

Charity and care for the dead in late Antique western Thebes (c.600-800)

 

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​FRIDAY ​2 June

 

12:00 Byzantine Literature Lectures: Guest Lecture

Ioannou Centre,

Anne McCabe

Two Byzantine Compilations on Animals: the Hippiatrica and the Bestiary of Constantine VII

 

 

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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 22/05/17

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The Byzness, 22th May 2017

 

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

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

Monkeys, Mules and Mockery: a workshop on animals and the pejorative in pre-modern texts, 5pm June 2nd, Mure Room, Merton College Oxford

For a poster with more information and the programme click here.

 

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“The battle of Yarmūk. Rethinking ‘conquest’ in the Late Antique Near East” Tübingen, June 16-17, 2017

For a full programme and more information click here.

 

 

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

CfP: 5th International Symposium “Days of Justinian I”, Byzantium and the Slavs: Medieval and Modern Perceptions and Receptions, Skopje, 17-18 November

 

Special Thematic Strand for 2017

“Byzantium and the Slavs: Medieval and Modern Perceptions and Receptions”

Skopje, 17-18 November, 2017

 

Organised by “EURO-BALKAN UNIVERSITY, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

and UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, Italy, in partnership with the Institute of National History – Skopje

 

With the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia and the City of Skopje

 

 

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

 

This year the International Symposium “Days of Justinian I” chose a special thematic strand “Byzantium and the Slavs: Medieval and Modern Perceptions and Receptions”, with the aim of discussing various aspects of the Slavic world and its legacy, from the Medieval and Modern perspective. The Symposium will address many issues concerning the Origins, Ethnicity, Identity, the State Formation of the Slavs and the relationships with Byzantium and Western Europe. The reception of the Slavic legacy in post-medieval Europe will also be explored and compared with the divergent visions of the Byzantine heritage, with the aim of defining their place within the frame of the European civilizational concept.

 

Тhe Symposium will embrace broader issues, geographical areas and chronological scope addressing the diverse aspects of religion, politics, ideology, identity, ethnicity, literary and artistic expression, political and cultural memory reflected in the historical and cultural legacy of the Slavia Orthodoxa, Slavia Romana and Byzantium.

 

Papers are welcomed on various topics that may include, but are not limited to the following areas of discussion:

 

– The origin of the Slavs reconsidered

 

– The emergence of the Slavs in Europe: Between migration and construction

 

– Slavic Ethnicity and identity: A reinterpretation

 

– Antiquity and the Slavs: Medieval and Modern receptions

 

– Byzantine and Western perceptions of the Slavic World

 

– Christianization of the Slavs and the concept of barbarism

 

– Slavia Orthodoxa and Slavia Romana: Political and ideological contexts

 

– State formation in the Middle Ages: Slavs, Byzantium and Western Europe

 

– Sharing the traditions in Europe: The reception of the mission of Sts. Cyril and Methodius

 

– Projecting the Middle Ages in the ideologies of Pan-Slavism and Yugoslavism

 

– Appropriation of the medieval past in 19th century Europe

 

– Imagining the Byzantine-Slavs rivalry in the 19th and 20th century Balkans

 

– The Slavic identity and the nationalism in Europe

 

– Literary Receptions of the Middle Ages

 

– Reinterpreting the archaeological evidence

 

– Reconstructing the messages of medieval visual narratives

 

– Language and folklore

 

– Music and liturgical practices

 

– Heritage politics and the perception of the Past

– Preserving the cultural heritage: Restoration and protection

PAPER SUBMISSION

 

First Deadline for submitting the abstract of the papers: 10 August, 2017

 

Second Deadline for submitting the abstract of the papers: 20 October, 2016

 

Notification of acceptance for early applicants: 15 August, 2017

 

Notification of acceptance for other applicants: 25 October, 2017

 

Deadline for submitting the full papers for publication: 1 March, 2018

 

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

 

EURO-BALKAN UNIVERSITY, Blvd. Aleksandar Makedonski 24, 1000, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia / Tel: 00389 2 3075570

 

Presentation of the papers will be limited to 10 minutes.

 

Working languages: Macedonian, Italian and English.

 

No participation fee is required.

 

Travel and accommodation expenses are covered by the participants themselves.

 

The full papers will be peer-reviewed.

 

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

 

For further inquires please contact the Secretary of the Symposium: Dr. Dragan Gjalevski:

 

Please check the Euro-Balkan website: http://www.euba.edu.mk for news on the Symposium, the agenda, special events and the online application form.

 

https://www.academia.edu/33019750

 

 

Symposiarch: Professor Mitko B. Panov

 

 

  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Hieronymus Scholarship at Polis Institute for 2017/2018

 

The Hieronymus scholarship is named after Saint Jerome, an outstanding Christian scholar from the second half of the 4th Century AD. Jerome is the second most prolific writer (after Augustine of Hippo) in ancient Latin Christianity. He was one of the very few scholars of Antiquity who mastered at the three Classical languages (Latin, Greek and Hebrew), which is why he was called vir trilinguis, “the trilingual man”. He lived in Bethlehem for more than 30 years. Saint Jerome had contact with many prominent Jewish scholars who helped him in his translation of the Hebrew Bible into Latin. This translation is called the Vulgate and has been praised for its literary quality.

 

The recipient of this scholarship will volunteer as a secretary and editorial assistant in different projects (Latin method, Conference Proceedings, Educational books).

 

The recipient of the Scholarship will receive:

–       11,600 EUR/11 months to cover lodging and flight expenses

–       Health Insurance coverage in country during volunteer period

 

Specific requisites: Candidates should have a BA in one of the fields of Humanities. They should have a basic knowledge of Latin and mastery of the French language (oral and written) and have fluency in English. They should be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop.

 

All Applicants will hold a personal interview with the Administrative Director in English. Accepted candidates will have to accept and sign the terms and conditions regarding the volunteer work at the Institute.

Volunteering work: 40 Hours/week for 11 months.

 

These policies are in effect for the 2017-2018 academic year.

For more information on this scholarship, please visit our site: http://www.polisjerusalem.org/scholarships

 

 

 

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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 5

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OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 5

 

Trinity Term 2017
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MONDAY 22 May

 

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

Frances Andrews (St Andrews)

Churchmen and the Popolo in thirteenth century Italy
TUESDAY​ 23 May

 

14:00 The Greek City under Rome

Ioannou Centre

Benjamin Gray (University of Edinburgh)

Debates about the scopes of politics in the Greek city under Rome: Civic Rhetoric and Political Thought

 

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14:00 The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Medieval Islamic West

Khalili Research Centre Lecture Room,

Professor Jonathan Bloom (Boston College)

Writing a New History of Western Islamic Architecture

 

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17:00 Patristic Seminar

Christ Church

John Witty

The Concept of Tradition in Basil of Caesarea

 

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17:00 Medieval Church and Culture Seminar

Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester College

Jennifer Hohmann (Worcester)

‘may / By matrymoyne pees and unite / Been had’: Female Non-Conformity in Late Medieval Marriage

Audrey Southgate (Merton)

Chaucer, Boethius and Jean de Meung

 

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WEDNESDAY 24 May

 

17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies

Alexandra Vukovich (Cambridge)

Dobrynia Iadreikovich’s 1200 pilgrimage to Constantinople: Byzantine ceremonial culture through the eyes of travellers from Rus

 

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17:00 Julian: historical and philosophical Perspectives

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College

Alan Ross (Southampton)

Kingship in theory and practice: Julian, Themistius and Constantius

 

 

THURSDAY ​25 May

11:00 Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar

First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre

Vivien Prigent (CNRS)

‘New sigillographic evidence for the history of the Latin Church in the East, 11th-13th centuries’

 

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17:00 After Rome: Aspects of the history and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Century

Sutro Room, Trinity College

David Wierzejski (University of Frankfurt)

Patriarchs of Antioch in the sixth century as imperial envoys and agents

 

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20:00 Oxford Medieval Society and Oxford University Byzantine Society Joint Event

Goodhart Seminar Room, Univeristy College

 

Outlaws and Exiles

Elizabeth Jeffreys (Emeritus Bywater and Sotherby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek)

Megan Cavell (Departmental Lecturer in Old and Early Middle English)

 

If you would be interested in coming to a dinner with the speakers before the event, please email hugh.jeffery@lincoln.ox.ac.uk by Midnight on Monday 22nd May.

 

 

​FRIDAY ​26 May

 

12:00 Byzantine Literature Lectures

Ioannou Centre,

Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College)

Beast Literature in Byzantium

 

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17:00 The Cult of Saints in the First Millenium

Sutro Room, Trinity College

Aude Busine (Brussels)

Saint Basil and Basilissa at Ancyra

 

 

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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 14/05/17

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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 14th May 2017

 

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS
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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

“From the Human Body to the Universe… Spatialities of Byzantine Culture” Conference, the Museum Gustavianum in Uppsala on May 18-21, 2017.

 

Information on the program and abstracts can be found on the webpage www.byzantinespace.net.

 

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‘The Ottoman Conquest and Knowledge: A Transcultural History’ , Newnham College, University of Cambridge, July 6-7, 2017

 

‘The Ottoman Conquest and Knowledge: A Transcultural History’ will take place at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, July 6-7, 2017 (see attached poster here). The aim of this conference is to further our understanding of the ways in which knowledge was transformed, exchanged, diversified, expanded, and suppressed during the period beginning with the Ottoman conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean. The broad (transcultural) scope of this conference is represented by scholars from diverse fields who have been brought together to discuss the far-reaching and varied impact of the Ottoman conquest.

 

For further information about the conference and attendance, please contact the conference organiser, Dr Alexandra Vukovich, at av347@cam.ac.uk

 

Best wishes,

Alexandra

 

Dr Alexandra Vukovich

Joyce Lambert Research Fellow – Faculty of History University of Cambridge Newnham College Cambridge, CB3 9DF

 

 

  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Lectureship in Byzantine History, University of Edinburgh

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, is seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar to a Lectureship in Byzantine Studies, with a  focus on Byzantine History. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of internationally excellent publications and clear evidence of the potential for future development at the highest level. S/he will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching of Byzantine Studies at undergraduate level, in both Classics and History, as well as at postgraduate level, especially in the framework of the cross-disciplinary Master’s programme in Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies. The search will be open in terms of period and thematic interest, but with a preference for candidates who complement existing strengths in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.

 

This post is full time, 35 hours per week, open ended and available from 1 September 2017.

 

Salary: £39,324–£46,924 per annum.

 

Closing date: 5pm (GMT) 8th June 2017.

 

https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=039868

 

Questions regarding this post can be directed to Prof. Gavin Kelly (Gavin.Kelly@ed.ac.uk ), Head of Classics, or Prof. Niels Gaul (N.Gaul@ed.ac.uk ).

 

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

 

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Fellowships Tübingen, Germany: “Migration and Mobility in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages”

The Centre for Advanced Studies “Migration and Mobility in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages” at the University of Tübingen, Germany, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for resident fellowships starting in the year 2018. The fellowships are available for a duration between one and twelve months.

 

The Centre for Advanced Studies brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines working on migration and mobility in Europe and the Mediterranean between 250 and 900 CE. The overall aim of the Centre is to explore new approaches to migration and mobility in this period and to set the scholarly debate in the field on a new footing. For more details on the program, see http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/de/93696

 

Fellowships are available for scholars at all stages of their academic career who have completed their doctoral degree and established an independent research profile. Applicants should be engaged in a research project in any relevant discipline that is related to the Centre’s interests in migration and mobility in the period and area in question. The Centre also welcomes applications from scholars working on migration and mobility in the contemporary world whose research has a strong focus on theoretical and methodological issues.

 

Fellows are required to reside in Tübingen, where they pursue their own research project while also participating in the colloquia held at the Centre and in its annual conference in July 2018. For the duration of their stay fellows receive a salary or a stipend covering  accommodation, travel, and/or living expenses in accordance with their needs and the pertinent regulations of Tübingen University and the DFG.

 

Applications should include a CV, a research proposal for the project pursued at Tübingen (2000 words), and an indication of the months the applicant wants to spend at the Centre and the kind of financial support they require. All materials should be sent in a single pdf document to julia.hagenlocher@uni-tuebingen.de  by June 15, 2017.

 

Should you have any questions pertaining to the details of the fellowship program or the application, please contact the organizers: Mischa Meier (mischa.meier@unituebingen.de ), Steffen Patzold (steffen.patzold@uni-tuebingen.de ), and Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner (sebastian.schmidt-hofner@uni-tuebingen.de ).

 

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek, Ghent University

Position: assistant professor of Ancient Greek at Ghent University, in the tenure track system (permanent appointment is possible after five years).

Applications are expected by May 26. The starting date will be most probably February 1, 2018. You find the links to the job openings below, with all specifics about the position and application instructions.

 

https://www.ugent.be/en/work/vacancies/professorial-staff/ft-position-of-assistant-professor-tenuretrack-bof-inthefieldofancientgreek

 

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4 postdocs and 1 post for Project Manager in the ERC project, “Mapping Ancient Polytheisms”, University of Toulouse

 

APPEL À CANDIDATURES

 

Dans le cadre du Projet ERC Advanced Grant 741182 MAP (Mapping Ancient Polytheisms. Cult Epithets as an Inteface between Religious Systems and Human Agency), coordonné par Corinne Bonnet, 4 postes contractuels de Post-Doctorant à temps plein (100%) sont à pourvoir, à dater du 01/10/2017.

 

Lieu d’exercice : Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, Maison de la Recherche (présence sur place indispensable). La réalisation du projet peut impliquer des missions scientifiques en France et/ou à l’étranger. Catégorie de contrat : A

 

Durée du contrat: 3 ans, avec un renouvellement possible de 2 ans.

 

Missions principales

 

Les 4 post-doctorants travailleront sur les épithètes divines au départ des deux terrains d’enquête retenus pour le projet : le monde grec (2 post- doc) et le monde sémitique de l’ouest (2 post-doc), dans la longue durée qui va de l’émergence des cités grecques à la fin de l’Empire romain.

 

Il s’agira de répertorier, dans les sources épigraphiques, papyrologiques et littéraires, d’enregistrer dans une base de données, de traiter au moyen d’outils issus de l’analyse de réseaux et de la cartographie, et d’analyser en fonction des contextes les épithètes divines en tant qu’élements donnant accès aux modes de représentation, de structuration et de déclinaison du divin, ainsi qu’aux stratégies de communication entre hommes et dieux. L’approche comparative permettra aussi d’affronter les questions de transferts, traductions, adaptation des épithètes, ainsi que leur mise en images et en récits.

 

Activités

 

Les activités principales seront les suivantes :

– dépouiller des corpus épigraphiques et littéraires ;

– participer à la conception et à l’enrichissement d’une base de données ; – analyser les données recueillies avec les outils traditionnels des Sciences de l’Antiquité et des méthodes innovantes, comme l’analyse des réseaux sociaux et leur visualisation ;

– produire des publications originales (articles et/ou monographies), en langue française et anglaise essentiellement ;

– disséminer les résultats des recherches en dehors de Toulouse ;

– participer aux activités scientifiques de l’équipe : séminaires, journées d’étude, colloques, écoles d’été…, et à leur organisation ;

– assurer le suivi du site web et d’un blog scientifique ;

– s’ils le souhaitent, les post-doctorants pourront enseigner à l’UT2J en qualité de Chargé de cours rémunéré ;

– à tour de rôle, les post-doctorants assumeront la co-direction du projet durant un an ;

– les axes du projet seront placés sous la responsabilité de deux post- doctorants afin de favoriser le comparatisme.

 

Compétences requises

 

– Formation approfondie et expérience de recherche (thèse, post-doc) dans l’Histoire des religions de l’Antiquité ; la soutenance de thèse devra idéalement se situer dans les 5 années précédant le début du contrat ;

– excellente connaissance des langues classiques (grec et latin) et/ou sémitiques de l’ouest (hébreu, araméen, phénico-punique) ;

– familiarité avec les corpus épigraphiques et papyrologiques ;

– expérience dans le domaine de bases de données ;

– maîtrise du français, de l’anglais et de l’allemand (au moins écrit) ; – capacité à travailler en équipe.

 

La connaissance des outils de l’analyse des réseaux sociaux et de la cartographie serait un atout supplémentaire.

 

Pour diversifier les compétences au sein de l’équipe, les profils souhaités seraient les suivants:

– compétences dans le domaine des rituels civiques et de l’articulation entre religion et politique ;

–  compétences dans le domaine de la construction et de la représentation du pouvoir des dieux dans les rituels ;

–  compétences dans le domaine du multiculturalisme ou du comparatisme entre monde sémitique et monde grec ;

–  compétences dans le domaine de l’ancrage des dieux dans l’espace et dans leur mise en images.

 

Environnement professionnel

 

Les post-doctorants recrutés seront placés sous la responsabilité du Principal Investigator du projet MAP, à savoir Corinne Bonnet. Ils travailleront en collaboration au sein de l’équpe, qui comprendra aussi un(e) animateur/trice de projet, un(e) informaticien(ne). Deux doctorant(e)s et des chercheurs/euses visiteurs se joindront à l’équipe à partir de l’année 2 du projet.

 

Diplômes souhaités

 

Les post-doctorants recutés seront docteur en Sciences de l’Antiquité, ou intitulé équivalent.

 

Personne à contacter pour toute information sur le poste:

 

Corinne BONNET : cbonnet@univ-tlse2.fr

 

Date limite de dépôt des candidatures : 31/05/2017

 

Constitution et envoi des dossiers:

–  Curriculum Vitae (Formation, Expérience de recherche, Publications, Projets ; 5-6 pages max.)

–  Lettre de motivation (1 p.)

–  PDF de la thèse de doctorat et du rapport de thèse

 

à adresser à par courrier :

 

Université Toulouse – Jean Jaurès

Direction d’Appui à la Recherche

Pôle Suivi des Embauches

5, allées Antonio Machado 31058 TOULOUSE cedex 9 ou par mail : pse.recherche@univ-tlse2.fr

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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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