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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 6

Hilary Term 2014

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WEDNESDAY 27th February

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

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THURSDAY 27th February

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

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OUBS XVII International Graduate Conference

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

Timetable Poster, pg 1

Timetable Poster, pg 2

 

 

 

 

 

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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 6

Hilary Term 2014

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MONDAY 23rd February

14.00   Christianity and daily life in late antique and Byzantine times
Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology
Ine Jacobs (University College)
Pilgrimage, pilgrimage centres and pilgrimage art

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17.00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls
Justine Firnhaber-Baker (University of St Andrews)
The Eponymous Jacquerie

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TUESDAY 24th February

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

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14.30   Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute Building, Walton Street
Dr Katharina Keim (Manchester)
The exposition of scripture in Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer

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16.00   Patristic and Late Antique Seminar: Patristic Exegesis of Pauline Epistles
Room 2, Christ Church
Dr Susan Griffith
ComPaul Project      

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WEDNESDAY 5th January

12.00   Money in the Medieval West and Byzantium
Herbeden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum
Julian Baker
The Byzantine and post-Byzantine world, c. 1200-1450

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17.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Robert Wisniewski (University of Warsaw)
Displaying, seeing and hiding relics in Late Antiquity

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17.00   Carlyle Lectures
Examination Schools
Dr Stuar Airlie (University of Glasgow)
Ordering the Carolingian World I

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THURSDAY 26th February

11.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Jim Crow (Edinburgh)
Research on the citadel at Sinope: reflections on Byzantine cities and the sea

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17.00   Late Roman Seminar
Sutro Room, Trinity College
Phillippe Blauduea (Angers)
Liberatus of Carthage’s Breviarium (566?): very special history with very special purpose

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17.00   From Panopolis to Baghdad and back: centres and networks in the Classical, Late Antique and Medieval Near East
Swire Room, University College
Peter van Minnen (Cincinnati)
Only connect…the Beast and the Monk: Panopolis in the Late Antique World

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FRIDAY 27th February- SATURDAY 28th February

Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Byzantine World (c. 300-1500): OUBS XVII International Graduate Conference
History Faculty, Oxford

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Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 22nd February 2015

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1. NEWS & EVENTS
2. JOB & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

RCAC Summer Programmes

Cappadocia in Context

The summer program “Cappadocia in Context” is open to graduate students in all areas of Byzantine Studies from all countries.  The 2015 program will be held 11-26 June.  Scholarship assistance is available for qualified students.  For more details and applications, see: https://rcac.ku.edu.tr/en/cappadocia

Istanbul through the Ages​

​​The summer program “Istanbul through the Ages” is open to graduate students from all countries.  The 2015 program will be held ​29 June-21 July. Scholarship assistance is available for qualified students.  For more details and applications, see: http://rcac.ku.edu.tr/en/istanbul​

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Event at the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College, London

Plutarch’s revival in late Byzantium: self-identity & model in Theodore Metochites’ Essay 71 of the Semeioseis gnomikai

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

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

Sophia Xenophontos (University of Glasgow) will discuss how Metochites’ pointed representation of Plutarch fits into the ideological constraints of contemporary Constantinople. Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

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Oxford University Greek Society: Talks & Seminars

Byron’s Greece (1809-1824)

Roderick Beaton, Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature, and Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, at King’s College London

Room 2, Taylor Institute Library

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Law, Custom and Ritual in the Medieval Mediterranean, Lincoln UK, July 2015

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

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

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

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  1. JOB & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Post-doctoral fellow in Classics at Florida State University

The College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University has inaugurated a Post-Doctoral Fellows program in the Humanities, and the Department of Classics has been awarded one of the first such Fellow positions. This position is a two-year appointment to begin August 2015, of nine months for each of the two academic years, non-renewable. In addition to engagement with the undergraduate and graduate students and participation in the research program of the Department, the duties of the position shall include a teaching load of 2 courses each term, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The salary is set at $40,000 per annum; if eligible under ACA requirements, health insurance benefits are available. This position is open only to those who have received the Ph.D. after January 1, 2011; the Ph.D.must be in hand by July 1, 2015 (this is a requirement of the University and is not negotiable).

We seek an individual whose innovative research in Classics emphasizes combinations of the existing strengths of the Department, such as material culture and its social context; history and its records; the intersection of religion and politics; and political economy. The period of specialization is open, including Late Antiquity.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample (a dissertation chapter or an article) and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Department. Electronic applications and letters of recommendation may be submitted to the Department at Classics-Search@fsu.edu. All materials should be received by March 23, 2015. Please address questions about this position to Professor Daniel J. Pullen, Chair, at dpullen@fsu.edu.

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Access/ Affirmative Action/ Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer:http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.p

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Postdoc in Mediterranean Studies at University of California at Santa Cruz

Please find the details here.

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Post Doctoral Fellowship/s in Byzantine Studies, Koc University
Dear Colleagues,

I would like to bring to your attention a new post doctoral fellowship in Late Antique and Byzantine studies at Koc University.  The application deadline is, March 1, 2015.

Below is the announcement:

http://cssh.ku.edu.tr/Post-doctoral_fellowships_in_CLABS

Please, do encourage prospective applicants with research interests in various aspects of Byzantine archaeology, including field work to apply.

Thank you for disseminating the announcement to interested ones.

All the best from Istanbul,

Asst. Prof. Alessandra Ricci
Department of Archaeology & History of Art
Koç University – Rumeli Feneri Yolu – Istanbul – Sariyer
aricci@ku.edu.tr

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The Byzantinist

It is with great pleasure that we announce the fifth issue of The Byzantinist, the Oxford University Byzantine Society’s annual newsletter. 

I would like to thank all the contributors and to James and Kirsty for all their hard work in making this latest issue of ‘The Byzantinist’ possible.

Andrew

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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY

SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 5

Hilary Term 2014

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MONDAY 16th February

14.00 Christianity and daily life in late antique and Byzantine times
Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology
Ine Jacobs (University College)
Christian objects in use

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17.00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls
Nicholas Orme (Exeter University)
The discovery of England in the fifteenth century

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TUESDAY 20th January

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

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14.00   Byzantine Epigraphy
Ioannou Centre
Ida Toth
Byzantine inscriptions in the seventh-century


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16.00   Patristic and Late Antique Seminar: Patristic Exegesis of Pauline Epistles
Room 2, Christ Church
James Cook
Chrysostom’s sermons

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WEDNESDAY 21st January

12.00   Money in the Medieval West and Byzantium
Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum
Julian Baker
The Middle Byzantine Period, c. 800-1200

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17.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Michael Jeffreys (University of Sydney/Oxford)
Michael Psellos and Constantine X: pacifism, philosophy and provincial government

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THURSDAY 19th February

11.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Natalija Ristovska
Enamelled metalware between Byzantium and the Islamic world: reconstructing the contexts of exchange (9th/10th centuries-12th centuries)

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17.00   Late Roman Seminar
Sutro Room, Trinity College
David Lambert (Oxford)​

Heraclea, 515: The ecumenical council that never was

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20.00   OUBS & OMS Special Event: Cities in the East

​The Goodhart Seminar Room, University College​
Jonathan Harris (Royal Holloway): ​Shock of the foreign: travellers’ tales from the last days of Byzantine Constantinople
Anthony Bale (Birkbeck) : ​Edmund Wighton of London: a fifteenth century Englishmen in Jerusalem and beyond’

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FRIDAY 20th February

12.00   Byzantine Literature
Ioannou Centre
Marc Lauxtermann
Byzantine Hymnography

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Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 15th February 2015

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

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

​’Cities in the East’- An OUBS Special Event

​In collaboration with the Oxford Medieval Society, ​we will have two prestigious speakers, Anthony Bale (Birkbeck) and Jonathan Harris (Royal Holloway), giving talks on the topic of ‘Cities in the East’ at 8pm, Thursday 19th February (5th week), in the Goodheart Room at University College.

​Anthony Bale (Birkbeck): ‘Edmund Wighton of London: a fifteenth-century Englishmen in Jerusalem and Beyond’

Jonathan Harris (Royal Holloway): ‘Shock of the foreign: travellers’ tales from the last days of Byzantine Constantinople’​

A drinks reception will take place before and after the talks.

Please feel free to distribute this event where you see fit.

​Please find the event poster here

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Imperial Presence in Late Antique Rome (3rd-6th centuries), 20th-22nd March 2015, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main

Please find details here.

Attendance is free, however space is limited, so please register for this event by emailing Mcevoy@emi.uni-frankfurst.de

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Vienna Bibliography, No. 157, Jan 2015

Please find the latest bibliography here.

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

Tuesday 24 February, 17.30-18.30

Plutarch’s revival in late Byzantium: self-identity & model in Theodore Metochites’ Essay 71 of the Semeioseis gnomikai

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

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

Sophia Xenophontos (University of Glasgow) will discuss how Metochites’ pointed representation of Plutarch fits into the ideological constraints of contemporary Constantinople. Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

Monday 2 March, 17.30-18.30

A politician & his books: the Venizelos library in Chania

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

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

Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith (King’s College London) will tell the story of Eleftherios Venizelos’ library, relating the books to the turbulent times of his life and the years after his death. Part of the Modern Greek seminar series.

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

Parenthood and Childhood in the Middle Ages, 8th-9th October 2015, University of Edinburgh

Please find the call for papers here.

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Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church, OTSA conference 2015, 1st March 2015

Please find the call for papers here.

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  1. JOB & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

A new post-doctoral fellowship, Koc University

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to bring to your attention a new post doctoral fellowship in Late Antique and Byzantine studies at Koc University.  The application deadline is, March 1, 2015.

Below is the announcement:
http://cssh.ku.edu.tr/Post-doctoral_fellowships_in_CLABS
Please, do encourage prospective applicants with research interests in various aspects of Byzantine archaeology, including field work to apply.

Thank you for disseminating the announcement to interested ones.

All the best from Istanbul,
Alessandra Rici
Department of Archaeology & History of Art
Koç University – Rumeli Feneri Yolu – Istanbul – Sariyer
aricci@ku.edu.tr

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Post-doctoral fellow in Classics at Florida State University

The College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University has inaugurated a Post-Doctoral Fellows program in the Humanities, and the Department of Classics has been awarded one of the first such Fellow positions. This position is a two-year appointment to begin August 2015, of nine months for each of the two academic years, non-renewable. In addition to engagement with the undergraduate and graduate students and participation in the research program of the Department, the duties of the position shall include a teaching load of 2 courses each term, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The salary is set at $40,000 per annum; if eligible under ACA requirements, health insurance benefits are available. This position is open only to those who have received the Ph.D. after January 1, 2011; the Ph.D.must be in hand by July 1, 2015 (this is a requirement of the University and is not negotiable).

We seek an individual whose innovative research in Classics emphasizes combinations of the existing strengths of the Department, such as material culture and its social context; history and its records; the intersection of religion and politics; and political economy. The period of specialization is open, including Late Antiquity.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample (a dissertation chapter or an article) and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Department. Electronic applications and letters of recommendation may be submitted to the Department at Classics-Search@fsu.edu. All materials should be received by March 23, 2015. Please address questions about this position to Professor Daniel J. Pullen, Chair, at dpullen@fsu.edu.

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Access/ Affirmative Action/ Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer:http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.p

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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY

SEMINARS AND EVENTS: Week 4

Hilary Term 2014

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MONDAY 9th February

14.00   Christianity and daily life in late antique and Byzantine times
Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology
Ine Jacobs (University College)
The church and the economy

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15.00   Medieval Archaeology Seminar
Lecture Room, Institute of Archaeology
Helena Hamerow
Furnished Female Burial in Seventh-Century England: Gender and Saacral Authority in the Conversion Pediod

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17.00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls
John Hudson (University of St Andrews)
From the Articles of the Barons to Magna Carta

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TUESDAY 10th February

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

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14.00   Patristic and Late Antique Seminar: Patristic Exegesis of Pauline Epistles
Room 2, Christ Church
Dr Stan Rosenberg
Ambrosiater

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17.00   Medieval Church and Culture
Carpenter Room, Harris Manchester
Bryan Ward-Perkins (Trinity)

The cult of saints project: ambitions and problems

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WEDNESDAY 21st January

12.00   Money in the Medieval West and Byzantium
Headley Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, Ashmolean Museum
Julian Baker
Carolingians, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, and the birth of the medieval West, c. 750-1150

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Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marjolijne Janssen (Cambridge)
The Cambridge Grammar of Medieval Greek Project

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11.00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Georges Kazan
The Golden Gate at Constantinople: evidence and interpretation

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17.00   Late Roman Seminar
Sutro Room, Trinity College
Gavin Kelly
Why do we need a new text and translation of Ammianus Marcellinus?

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17.00   From Panopolis to Baghdad and back: centres and networks in the Classical, Late Antique and Medieval Near East
Swire Room, University College
Jonathan Shepard (Oxford)
Imperial fields and market forces: creative tensions and Byzantium

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FRIDAY 23rd January

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

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 8th February 2015

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

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

​’Cities in the East’- An OUBS Special Event

​In collaboration with the Oxford Medieval Society, ​we will have two prestigious speakers, Anthony Bale (Birkbeck) and Jonathan Harris (Royal Holloway), giving talks on the topic of ‘Cities in the East’ at 8pm,

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Thursday 19th February (5th week), in the Goodheart Room at University College.

​Anthony Bale (Birkbeck): ‘Edmund Wighton of London: a fifteenth-century Englishmen in Jerusalem and Beyond’

Jonathan Harris (Royal Holloway): ‘Shock of the foreign: travellers’ tales from the last days of Byzantine Constantinople’​

A drinks reception will take place before and after the talks.
We are also organising a pre-event dinner, which will take place at 6pm at the Shezan Indian restaurant on the High Street. As with last year’s collaboration, the dinner is an opportunity for estranged westerners and easterners to get to know each other better, and should help set a relaxed mood for the evening.

Dinner will consist of a selection of dishes (starters and a main) for £17.95 per person; drinks are not included in this price.
Please feel free to distribute this event where you see fit.

​Please find the event poster here

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​Ancient and Modern Prize 2015​

The 9th Ancient & Modern Prize, an award of £1,000, will be given to a
candidate aged under 26 or over 60 for an original research project.

The Godfrey Goodwin Prize of £500, in honour of the distinguished Ottoman
architectural historian Godfrey Goodwin (1921–2005), will be awarded to the
runner-up.

Sponsored by HALİ and CORNUCOPIA and by Bonhams, Christies and Sotheby’s

Application details attached or visit: http://www.ancientandmodern.co.uk
Application deadline April 30, 2015

​Please find more details here.​

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​Viva la differenza?​ Italian towns in the early middle ages, 500-1100, a conference to mark the retirement of Dr Tom Brown, 29th-30th May 2015

​Confirmed speakers:

Dr Ross Balzaretti, University of Nottingham

Dr Neil Christie, University of Leicester

Dr Enrico Cirelli, University of Bologna

Dr Eddie Coleman, University College Dublin

Dr Roger Collins, Edinburgh

Emeritus Professor Edward James, Trinity

College Dublin

Dr Simon Loseby, University of Sheffield

Dr Vivien Pr​i​gent, CNRS, Paris

Professor Bryan Ward-Perkins, Oxford

Further details and online booking at http://www.shca.ed.ac.uk/tb-retirement

​Please find the conference poster here.​

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​A new Byzantine inscription​

Dear Colleague,

Bru/E. Lafli, Inscriptions greco-romaines d’Anatolie III, in: H. Bru/G. Labarre (eds.), Chronique d’Orient, Dialogues d’histoire ancienne 40/2, 2014, 268-282.

In this paper 16 new Greek inscriptions from Caria, Samsun and Ionia are being presented. There is a Byzantine inscription, too.

Best wishes from Izmir, Turkey!

Prof. Dr. Ergün LAFLI

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  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

The Land of Fertility: South-East Mediterranean since the Bronze Age to the Muslim Conquest, 12th-13th June 2015

This year we would like to focus on the ancient city, its formation and development. It has

been set to focus on the ancient city as a place where people live, as well as the urbanisation process, relations between urban centres, urban ideology etc.

May we ask You for distribution of the information for all interested reserchers of relevant branch of study.

In attachment You can find Leaflet and Call for papers (with Application Form)

Thank You,
Best Regards,

Łukasz Miszk, MA, Department of Classical Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University

Małgorzata Kajzer, MA

Maciej Wacławik, MA

​Please find conference poster here and the full call for papers here.​

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International Ancient Warfare Conference, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 29th June-2nd July, 2015​

This conference will be held from the 29TH of June 2015 to the 2nd of July 2015, at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. Conference Organiser: Geoff Lee.

The conference is aimed equally at postgraduate students, early career researchers and established academics. The intent is to facilitate a multi-disciplinary conference and therefore researchers from any relevant discipline are encouraged to participate. Papers on any aspect of Ancient Warfare are sought. These will be of thirty minutes duration with ten minutes for comments/questions.

Ancient Warfare in this context is from the ‘Dawn of Time’ until the ‘Fall of Constantinople’. However, papers that show a continuation from this period to other periods, including those relating to future warfare, will be considered. Submissions relating to all cultures and regions of the globe will be considered.

Confirmed speakers, so far, are: Professor Philip Sabin (Kings College London), Doctor Jason Crowley (Manchester Metropolitan University), and Doctor James Thorne, (Honorary Research Fellow, University of Manchester, and Head of Latin, St Mary’s College Crosby).

There may also be a day trip to the Dolacouthi mines and the nearby Roman fort where Professor Barry Burnham has kindly offered to be available to give us the benefit of his extensive knowledge of these sites. This trip will only be organised if there is enough interest. More on this at a later time.

The deadline for submission of abstracts, which should be of c. 300 words, is March 1st 2015. All contributors will be required to pay a fee which is £25.00 for current students or the unwaged and £35.00 for other participants. This is a reduced fee and covers attendance at all four days of the conference.

If you wish to gain some experience as an assistant at the conference, then please let me know – some people will be needed to check delegates in, act as guides and several other tasks which facilitate a successful conference. Please feel free to pass this to potential helpers from any academic discipline who may wish to be involved

If you are an experienced academic, willing to act as a chair or able to offer help with choice of abstracts, and other aspects of organising the conference, please contact me.

Please note that any helpers at the conference will not be expected to pay for attendance at the conference.

Also, please note that if you will require a signed certificate for attendance then please make sure you bring the certificate(s) to the conference so that it/they can be signed whilst the conference is running.

Aberystwyth is easily accessible by rail. Postgraduate students needing help with their travel costs are encouraged to apply to the Thomas Wiedemann Memorial Fund (http://www.thomaswiedemann.org.uk/).

Accommodation and meals will not be arranged for the workshop. However, as Aberystwyth is a popular seaside holiday resort there is an abundance of accommodation available. The National Library has a canteen and a café and there are also several good places to eat within easy walking distance. If university accommodation is available details will be posted on the BLOG. In addition suggested meeting places for each evening will be posted on the BLOG as will details of the conference dinner.

The conference BLOG, which is currently being developed, will be available at: https://ancientwarfare2015.wordpress.com/

To submit an abstract or for more information please contact the conference organiser at: geofflee101@yahoo.co.uk

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BIAA Funding Opportunities 2015/16​

The British Institute at Ankara, one of the foreign schools and institutes supported by the British Academy, invites funding applications for project grants (up to £5000 per year for up to three years) and for study grants (up to £2000 per year), to be carried out in 2015/16.

The research remit of the BIAA covers Turkey and the Black Sea.  BIAA research engages with Turkey as a crossroads, Turkey’s interactions with the Black Sea region and its other neighbours, and Turkey as a distinctive creative and cultural hub in a global and neighbourhood perspective. The overall focus of applications should be on History, Society and Culture.  The BIAA has primary experience and resources as an archaeological and historical research centre, including a first-class library in Ankara.  Priority is given to research projects with a historical dimension, even when the prime focus is on contemporary Turkey or climate issues. In line with the mission of the BIAA as a centre of excellence for archaeological research, substantial funds will be set aside for selected field projects running over a number of years. Currently three or four projects of this type are supported.

Applications for funding should fit within the five Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI) which define the current shape of BIAA research policy:

    • Climate and its historical and current impact
    • Migration, Minorities and regional identities
    • Religion and politics in historical perspective
    • Habitat and Settlement in prehistoric, historical and environmental perspective​s
    • Cultural heritage, society and the economy

Proposals may relate to all historical periods up to contemporary Turkey.  The BIAA is especially interested in supporting projects that employ comparative and cross-disciplinary approaches, and to establish collaborations with other institutions with a view to generating larger overall project funding.  A single applicant (e.g. an excavation project director) may only apply for funding under one of these headings.  The organisers of potentially diverse and projects should identify the main strand of their investigation and the main research questions that the BIAA is asked to fund.

Currently, no new permits are being issued to overseas researchers by the Turkish authorities.  However, the BIAA is prepared to offer support applications to carry out archaeological research as part of Turkish or non-Turkish directed projects which already hold permits.

Current research based at the BIAA within the above SRI’s:

Previous 5K Grants:

‘Quaternary environments in the upper catchment of the Kura River, North-Eastern Turkey: A context for early human occupation and migration’

‘Prototyping visitor-centred mobile and mixed reality interpretation at Çatalhöyük, Turkey’ ‘Lower Göksu Archaeological Salvage Survey’

‘Lower Göksu Archaeological Salvage Survey’

‘Life on the frontier: climate and landscape change in Byzantine Anatolia, 500-1200 AD’

 

Previous 2K Grants:

‘Tell Majnuna: Feasting and Mass production at the dawn of cities in Mesopotamia’

‘Identification of archaeobotanical remains from the West Mound of Çatalhöyük and Çamlıbel Tarlası’

‘The role of cultural, social and historical values in shaping investment and energy policies: the case study of Turkey’
‘Exploring the climatically and socio-ecologically responsive urban built environment in the vernacular settlement of Mardin’

 

Please visit our website at http://biaa.ac.uk/opportunities-grants for information and application forms. The closing date for all applications is 1 May 2015.

 

Details of the position of Assistant Director commencing on 1 September 2015 can be found here:  http://biaa.ac.uk/opportunities

 

Details of the Post-doctoral Fellowships commencing on 1 September 2015 can be found here: http://biaa.ac.uk/grants/post-doctoral-fellowship

 

Grants for our Turkish Scholars Fund http://biaa.ac.uk/grants/turkish-and-black-sea-scholars-fund  and our joint award with the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies  http://biaa.ac.uk/grants/fieldwork-grantsare also open for applications.

 

Please email the Director, Dr Lutgarde Vandeput at lvandeput@biaatr.orgfor more information.  Please forward this email to any interested parties.

 

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