The Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 11th July 2016

 

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

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

Oxford Summer Workshop on the Sacred in Life and Art, 14-17th July

 

Please find the poster here and here.

 

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42nd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 6-9th October, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

 

Attached here you will find the Program draft for the 42nd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The conference is from October 6th – 9th.

 

The local arrangements committee urges all attendees and participants to register for the conference, book hotels and flights sooner rather than later.

 

The hotel options in Ithaca are limited. Please consult the website for that information: http://bsc2016.weebly.com/. Questions about local arrangements may be directed to the Co-Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee, Benjamin Anderson (bwa32@cornell.edu ).

 

Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in Ithaca.

Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen

Chair, Program Committee

 

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Intertextuality in Greek and Roman Literature Workshop, 10-11th October, University of Oslo

Please find more information here. The deadline for registration is 15th September 2016.

 

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7th Sudak International Research Conference “Black Sea region, Crimea, Rus’ in history and culture” 29-30th September, 2016.

 

Please find more information here. The deadline for registration is 15th August, 2016.

 

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Χειρόγραφα: Four Summer Lectures about Greek Manuscripts, University of Oxford

Monday 1 August – NIGEL WILSON, The Rewards of Palaeography

Tuesday 2 August – MARC LAUXTERMANN, Byzantine Poetry: Collecting and Copying

Wednesday 3 August – PETROS BOURAS-VALLIANATOS, Byzantine Scientific Manuscripts

Thursday 4 August – MARJOLIJNE JANSSEN, Vernacular Texts and Editions

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies

66 St Giles’, Oxford

All welcome

 

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

4th International Symposium “Days of Justinian I”: ‘The Byzantine Missionary Activity and Its Legacy in Europe’, Euro-Balkan University, University of Bologna, Skopje, 11-12 November 2016

Please find the call for papers here.

 

PAPER SUBMISSION

 

First Deadline for submitting the abstract of the papers: 5 August, 2016

Second Deadline for submitting the abstract of the papers: 15 October, 2016

Notification of acceptance for early applicants: 10 August, 2016

Notification of acceptance for other applicants: 20 October, 2016

Deadline for submitting the full papers for publication: 1 March, 2017

 

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

 

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‘Reconsidering the Concept of Decline and the Arts of the Palaiologan Era’, One day and a half Symposium & Workshop, 24-25th February 2017, University of Birmingham

 

Please find the call for papers attached here.

 

Titles of proposed papers, abstracts of 250 words, and a short CV should be sent to Maria Alessia Rossi – m.alessiarossi@icloud.com and Andrea Mattiello – axm570@bham.ac.uk by 30 September 2016.

 

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‘Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity’ Workshop in Oslo, in December 2-3, 2016.

 

The Workshop is an opportunity especially for early career researchers (PhD, postdocs, young scholars). All information is available here:

 

http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/news-and-events/events/conferences/2016/platonism-and-christian-thought-in-late-antiquity.html

 

The deadline for submitting Abstracts is: August 10, 2016.

 

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Hospes eram et collexistis me: Crisis and Migration in Late Antique and Early Medieval Europe and Byzantium, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 4-5th November, 2016

 

 

Migration seems to be one of the unifying aspects of human societies: whether in one epic journey to a new homeland or in seasonal trips, whether in search of security or employment, people are often on the move. As we go, we bring objects, foods, diseases, and ideas; opportunities and crises follow. The theme of the Crisis and Migration colloquium is ‘migration’ writ large, incorporating the movement of people, objects, texts, and ideas. The colloquium focuses especially on movements prompted either by crises (e.g political collapse of the Roman or Byzantine Empire) or by boons (e.g. early Carolingian Empire). Were crises connected with large population movements? Was there any cultural flourishing and change brought on by the immigration of new groups? Did the trade and movement of relics and commercial objects remain prevalent during periods of crisis? The colloquium hopes to answer some of these questions, bringing into debate the impact of mobility throughout the period.

 

We would like to invite offers of twenty-minute papers on any aspect of mobility of people, ideas, and objects in the Late Antiquity and Early medieval period. Papers dealing with later periods addressing the topic will also be considered. Abstracts of not more than 300 words should be sent to Grant Schrama at GS82@queensu.ca  by September 16th, 2016. Both established scholars and graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals.

 

Conference Organizers: Grant Schrama (Queen’s University) and Dr. Eduardo Fabbro (University of Toronto). Generous financial contributions have been made to this colloquium from the Nugent Fund at Queen’s University and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Toronto. Questions and queries about the conference can be sent to the email above or to Eduardo Fabbro at eduardo.fabbro@utoronto.ca .

 

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Natural Disasters, Sacred Time, and Eschatology in the Eastern Mediterranean, College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, February 15 – 18, 2017

 

Chairs: Armin Bergmeier (Leipzig University), armin.bergmeier@uni-leipzig.de ;

Heba Mostafa (University of Kansas), h797m476@ku.edu

 

The impact of the environment and the natural world on the human condition has incited a growing scholarly interest in recent years. This panel examines representations of natural disasters (fire, earthquakes, plagues, etc.) marking sacred time and asks how catastrophic events in the natural world structured the historical perception of sacred time. In many cultures, the eschaton or the end of time was a crucial moment in sacred time, intimately linked to destructive forces in the natural world. In Judaism, theophanies were often accompanied by frightening natural phenomena. In Middle Byzantine times, Last Judgment scenes began to incorporate a river of fire that leads to hell and opens up into a fiery abyss; while in Islam, the Day of Judgment would be announced by a massive upheaval of the natural order of the world, from cataclysmic earthquakes to the parting of the heavens.

The panel queries how the relationship between natural disaster and any moment in sacred time was visualized and materialized in artifacts, architecture, and the design of specific sites. Some of the questions may include how natural disasters triggered expectations of divine agency or the advent of the eschaton. How were these events imagined, represented, or even counteracted? Which natural sites were associated with events in sacred time, and how were they architecturally and ritually framed or represented visually across various media.

 

PROPOSALS FOR PAPERS TO SESSION CHAIRS are due August 30, 2016

 

For submission guidelines:

http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/2017-call-for-participation.pdf

 

 

 

 

  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Two Teaching Fellowships at the University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics and Archaeology

1) Teaching Fellowship in Late Roman History

 

The Classics Subject Area seeks to appoint a fixed-term Teaching Fellow in Late Roman History from 1 September 2016, for a period of 12 months. Applications are invited from scholars with research interests and teaching experience in later Roman and late antique history.

 

The appointment is a full time, fixed-term post.

Salary scale: £31,656 – £37,768 per annum

Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Friday 29th July 2016.

 

For the Further Particulars, please consult https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=036672

 

 

2) Teaching Fellowship in Byzantine Archaeology

 

The Archaeology Subject Area seeks to appoint a fixed-term Teaching Fellow in Byzantine Archaeology (0.9 FTE) from 1 September 2016, for a period of 10 months. Applications are invited from scholars with research interests and teaching experience in Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology.

 

The appointment is part-time, 31.5 hpw, and is fixed-term for 10 months from 1 September 2016.

Salary: £31,656 – £37,768 per annum (pro-rata)

Closing date: 5pm (GMT) on Monday 1 August 2016

 

For the Further Particulars, please consult https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=036675

 

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

MSt Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

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The Byzness 29.06.16

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 29nd June 2016

 

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

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

Oxford Summer Workshop on the Sacred in Life and Art, 14-17th July

 

Please find the poster here and here.

 

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42nd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 6-9th October, 2016

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Attached here you will find the Program draft for the 42nd Annual Byzantine Studies Conference at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The conference is from October 6th – 9th.

 

The local arrangements committee urges all attendees and participants to register for the conference, book hotels and flights sooner rather than later.

 

The hotel options in Ithaca are limited. Please consult the website for that information: http://bsc2016.weebly.com/. Questions about local arrangements may be directed to the Co-Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee, Benjamin Anderson (bwa32@cornell.edu ).

 

Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in Ithaca.

Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen

Chair, Program Committee

 

 

Concert: ‘Cyprus Between Greek East and Latin West’, Friday 1st July, 7.30 PM in the church of St Giles Cripplegate, Barbican

 

City University London presents the world-renowned vocal ensemble Cappella Romana, directed by Alexander Lingas, in a one-night-only performance of ‘Cyprus: Between Greek East and Latin West’. This concert will take place on Friday, 1 July 2016 at 7.30 PM in the church of St Giles Cripplegate, located in the middle of the Barbican.

 

Students may obtain free tickets to this event by using the discount code UNI or by booking directly using this link:

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cappella-romana-performs-cyprus-between-greek-east-latin-west-tickets-25845116439?discount=UNI

 

More information is available here:

 

http://www.city.ac.uk/events/2016/july/cappella-romana

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/672696702888150/

 

This concert takes place prior to engagements in the Festival de Wallonie in St-Hubert and Namur (Belgium) and the Utrecht Early Music Festival (Netherlands). The ensemble has been presented multiple times at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Center, and Stanford Live at Stanford University. UK engagements have included St Bartholomew-the-Great and St Paul’s Cathedral London.

 

This programme explores the repertoires of Byzantine and Latin sacred music that coexisted on the island of Cyprus in the late Middle Ages. The Crusades brought to Cyprus French kings, whose imported musical traditions flourished alongside those of their Greek subjects. The vibrancy of their Mediterranean soundscape is captured in this programme, which traverses the diverse range of sacred music heard during the fifteenth century in Nicosia’s Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals: Greek and Latin hymns celebrating the divine patronage of St Hilarion of Gaza, lavish prayers for French royalty set to Ars Nova polyphony from the codex Torino J.II.9, and virtuosic Byzantine chants by Constantinopolitan and Cypriot composers.

 

 

 

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

4th International Symposium “Days of Justinian I”: ‘The Byzantine Missionary Activity and Its Legacy in Europe’, Euro-Balkan University, University of Bologna, Skopje, 11-12 November 2016

 

Please find the call for papers here.

 

PAPER SUBMISSION

 

First Deadline for submitting the abstract of the papers: 5 August, 2016

Second Deadline for submitting the abstract of the papers: 15 October, 2016

Notification of acceptance for early applicants: 10 August, 2016

Notification of acceptance for other applicants: 20 October, 2016

Deadline for submitting the full papers for publication: 1 March, 2017

 

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

 

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‘Reconsidering the Concept of Decline and the Arts of the Palaiologan Era’, One day and a half Symposium & Workshop, 24-25th February 2017, University of Birmingham

 

Please find the call for papers attached here.

 

Titles of proposed papers, abstracts of 250 words, and a short CV should be sent to Maria Alessia Rossi – m.alessiarossi@icloud.com and Andrea Mattiello – axm570@bham.ac.uk by 30 September 2016.

 

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‘Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity’ Workshop in Oslo, in December 2-3, 2016.

 

The Workshop is an opportunity especially for early career researchers (PhD, postdocs, young scholars). All information is available here:

 

http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/english/research/news-and-events/events/conferences/2016/platonism-and-christian-thought-in-late-antiquity.html

 

The deadline for submitting Abstracts is: August 10, 2016.

 

 

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

MSt Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

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The Byzness – 12/06/16

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 12th June 2016

 

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

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

“Greek Studies in 15th century Europe” – Conference, 14-15th June, Corpus Christi College, Oxford and Website Launch

 

“Greek Studies in 15th Century Europe” is a Marie Curie individual research project held by Dr. Paola Tomè and financed by the European Union at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages in Oxford. A new website of the project has been launched, featuring the most important research topics and information about ongoing events, activities, resources and people involved”:  http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/research/greek-studies-15th-century-europe

 

The conference for the launch of the project will take place at Corpus Christi College on 14th-15th June. The title is “MAKING AND RETHINKING RENAISSANCE BETWEEN GREEK AND LATIN IN 15th – 16thc EUROPE“, programme and more detail available here:

 

http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/events/2016/06/14/conference-making-and-rethinking-renaissance-between-greek-and-latin-15th-16th

 

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Armenia: Life and Study of an Enduring Culture – Final reception and lecture, 17:30, Thursday June 16th, Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College, Oxford

 

Robert Thomson and the Quiet Revolutionaries of Armenian Studies

Dr Levon Avdoyan

(Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.)

 

The timetable is as follows:

5:30 Reception

6:15 Oxford Armenian Choir performs Komitas & Shnorhali

7:00 Lecture

 

For full details of the lecture click here.

 

 

 

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International Conference on the Importance of Byzantine Studies and Heritage Radboud University, 16-17 June 2016, Nijmegen

 

Please find all details regarding the conference here.

 

 

 

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

Call for Papers: From the Human Body to the Universe – Spatialities of Byzantine Culture

 

Please find here a link for the Call for Papers for the Conference “From the Human Body to the Universe – Spatialities of Byzantine Culture” to be held in Uppsala University on May 18-21, 2017.

 

If you are interested to attend by oral or poster presentation, please send an abstract of no more than 400 words, the thematic panel to which you would like to contribute and a brief CV to myrto.veikou@lingfil.uu.se by September 30, 2016.

 

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Narrative exchanges between Byzantium and Armenia: contact, conflict, & connotation. A workshop for postgraduate and early-career scholars. March 16-17, 2017, Uppsala University, Sweden

 

The shifting borderland between Byzantine and Armenian culture-complexes in Eastern Anatolia and the Armenian plateau was a site of contact and conflict, alliances made and discarded, cultural exchange and cultural imperialism. This two-day workshop will explore narratives of exchange and conflict between Byzantium and Armenia, broadly defined: narrative in its largest and most productive sense of telling stories; and ‘Byzantium’ and ‘Armenia’ encompassing the encounter in the frontier zone, the presence of Armenians in Byzantine society, the exchange of ideas, relics, language, and persons over cultural and cultic boundaries, and the perils and problems of annexation, imperialism(s), and survival.

 

Papers given at this workshop should explore the narrative process behind these moments of contact and conflict. Possible angles of approach might include: the enshrinement of memory (in historiography, relics, art); self-fashioning of Byzantine and Armenian ‘border-crossers’; the process of translation; narratives of enmity or of conversion; nationalist narratives (their problems and their benefits); self-fashioning of modern ‘Armenologists’ and ‘Byzantinologists’ with reference to what we might gain from one another – amongst other topics.

 

Abstracts should be sent to AnnaLinden Weller (annalinden.weller@lingfil.uu.se ) by September 30, 2016.

 

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Call for Sessions:  Mary Jaharis Centre Sponsored Panel at Leeds 2017

 

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 24th International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 3–6, 2017. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

 

The thematic strand for the 2017 IMC is “Otherness.” See the IMC Call for Papers (https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2017_call.html ) for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion.

 

Session proposals should be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website site (http://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/23rd-international-medieval-congress/ ).

The deadline for submission is August 31, 2016. Proposals should include:

**Title

**100-word session abstract

**Session moderator and academic affiliation

**Information about the three papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 100-word abstract

**CV

 

Successful applicants will be notified by mid-September if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress. The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the International Medieval Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal.

 

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $600 maximum for EU residents and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

 

The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session.

 

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu ), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.

 

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

Post-doc in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging (HMML, MN)

 

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library invites applications for a two-year, full-time, benefit-eligible position of Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging. The Fellow will provide vital support for HMML’s efforts to catalog recently digitized Eastern Christian manuscripts. Under the guidance of the Lead Cataloger of Eastern Christian Manuscripts, the Fellow will undertake original cataloging of digital surrogates at HMML as well as revision of existing cataloging.

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Original cataloging of Arabic (including Garshuni), Syriac, and possibly Coptic manuscripts from HMML’s digitization projects in the Middle East, India, and Africa.
  • Correction and standardization of existing cataloging.

 

Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in history, theology, classics, Semitic languages, or cognate field.
  • Knowledge of Arabic (including Garshuni) and Syriac, and associated literatures; familiarity with Arabic literature beyond the Christian tradition is desirable. Coptic is not required but would be a desirable asset.
  • Direct experience of research using manuscripts, and ideally of description/cataloging of manuscripts.
  • Experience with digital research in the humanities; ease with the use of common software and ability to understand and work with HMML’s digital platforms and tools.
  • Good communication skills in both written and spoken English. Attention to detail; accuracy and thoroughness in work habits; ability to manage multiple, complex tasks.

 

For more information or to apply, visit the Saint John’s HR website (link below); scroll down to the Post-doctoral Fellow position.

https://apps.csbsju.edu/employment/default.aspx?page=jobs

 

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Position at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Full-time position in Princeton, NJ.

Deadline: June 22, 2016

 

Established in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is “the pre-eminent center for the study of the Greek world.”  It is not only the first but also the largest American overseas research center. The ASCSA is a consortium of 192 educational and research institutions and it pursues a broader mandate to advance knowledge of Greece in all periods, train young scholars, sponsor and promote archaeological fieldwork, provide resources for scholarly work, and disseminate research. Virtually all departments of classical studies at the leading institutions of higher education in the United States have benefited from the research and teaching opportunities offered by the School.  Generations of Hellenic scholars have spent time at ASCSA and have taken their formative experience into their academic careers. Although the American School’s physical campus is in Athens, Greece, its central administrative offices are located in Princeton, NJ and it is a U.S.-based 501c3 non-profit organization.

 

Summary

Reporting jointly to the faculty director (Chair, ASCSA Managing Committee) and to the Executive Director of the American School, the Program Director provides critical administrative support to the faculty leadership and to the standing committees. The Program Director also serves as the key liaison to representatives of affiliated institutions. Specifically, this position requires an experienced administrative manager to support many of the School’s programs, fellowships, meetings, member application processing, communicating with members, potential students, and affiliated institutions.

 

Position Requirements

– Excellent written communication skills for preparing correspondence, documents and reports.

– Excellent oral communication and pleasant interpersonal skills for effectively dealing with a broad range of individuals at various levels within an academic organization.

– Administrative experience with the ability to prioritize competing issues, anticipate needs, work under the pressure of deadlines and exercise good judgment, particularly with sensitive or confidential matters.

– Strong self-motivation skills for establishing effective working relationships with member organizations and faculty and staff at all levels of the organization. Liaise with Athens administrative office.

– Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.

– Experience in non-profit administration and general business and accounting practices.

– Experience with standard electronic word processing, spreadsheet, database software, online surveys, calendar, and email programs.

– A BA degree is required; a major in in classics, art history, archaeology, or related field is preferred.

 

Application requirements.

Complete online form by linking to:

https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/program-director-application/  and attach your statement of interest including salary requirements, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references.

 

Excellent benefits, pleasant working conditions, salary commensurate with experience.

ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.

 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

MSt Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

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Oxford Listings – Week 8

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 8

 

Trinity Term 2016

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Message from OUBS Committee

 

Dear all,

 

Please note that the full OUBS Committee for 2016-7 has now been elected.

The new committee positions are as follows:

 

President: Mirela Ivanova

Secretary: Hugh Jeffery

Treasurer: Adele Curness

 

We extend our warmest thanks to the outgoing committee, Matthew, Anya, David and Joe for all their hard work in 2015-6, and can only hope to match their commitment and success in the year to come.

 

Expect to hear more from us.

 

All best,

OUBS Committee, 2016-7

 

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MONDAY 13 June
17:00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College

Leslie Brubaker (University of Birmingham)

The cult of the Virgin, 400–1200: a comparative perspective (Catholic, Orthodox, Islam)

 

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

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Professor Kenneth Atkinson (Northern Iowa):

The perplexing reign of John Hyrcanus in the War and Antiquities of Josephus

 

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16:00   Patristic Seminar

Christ Church, Room 2

Susanna Elm:

Augustine and the Extra-Ordinary

 

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WEDNESDAY 15 June

 

10:00 Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies: “Israel in Egypt: The land of Egypt as concept and reality for the Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period”

Clarendon Institute

DrMarie Legendre (Aix-Marseille Université):

Jews in Egyptian papyri of the early Islamic period

 

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13:00 Roman Discussion Forum

Institute of Archaeology

Dr Antionio Jakimovski (Ss Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje,

Faculty of Philosophy, Skopje):

The Roman theatre in Scupi: recent finds from excavations

 

 

17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Elena Ene Draghici-Vasilescu (Oxford):

Cappadocian churches: hubs of monasteries or civic shrines?

 

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17:00   Gregory of Nyssa: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

Corpus Christi College Seminar Room

Susanna Elm (University of California Berkeley):

New Romans: Gregory of Nyssa’s life of Moses

 

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THURSDAY 16 June

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Andrea Zerbini and Michael Fradley:

Endangered Archaeology in Yemen: the role of satellite imagery analysis in surveying the inaccessible

 

17:30 Armenia: Life and Study of an Enduring Culture – Reception and Lecture

Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College

Levon Avdoyan (Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.)

Robert Thompson and the Quiet Revolutionaries of Armenian Studies

 

Please note that the reception will begin at 17:30, followed by a performance by the Oxford Armenian Choir at 18:15. The lecture will begin at 19:00.
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17:00 After Rome: Aspects of the History and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Centuries – OCLA Special Lecture

 

The OCLA Special Lecture has been cancelled.

 

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FRIDAY 17 June
There will be no Byzantine Text Seminar or Byzantine Literature Lecture this week.
 

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

MSt Late Antique and Byzantine Studies,
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

 

 

 

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The Oxford Listings

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 7

 

Trinity Term 2016

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Message from Ine Jacobs

 

Guided tour of Sicily – Culture and Conquest. British Museum, 15 June 2016, 9.30 am.

The curator of the Sicily exhibition, Dirk Booms, has offered to give Oxford staff and students an extended and free tour, on 15 June, starting at 9.30 am, half an hour before the normal opening of the museum.

 

If you want to join, please send an email to Ine.Jacobs@classics.ox.ac.uk  before Monday 13 June.

 

All best,

Ine

 

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MONDAY 12 October
17:00   Medieval History Seminar
Wharton Room, All Souls College

Alice Rio (King’s College, London)

Carolingian Slavery

 

 

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TUESDAY 13 October
14:30   Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Professor Galit Hasan-Rokem (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Remembering Alexandria in the Galilee: Local adaptation of regional folklore

 

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16:00   Patristic Seminar

Christ Church, Room 2

Claire Hall

Prophecy in Origen

 

 

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WEDNESDAY 14 October

 

17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Dominic Brookshaw (Wadham College)

Title to be confirmed

 

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17:00   Gregory of Nyssa: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

Corpus Christi College Seminar Room

Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford)

Gregory of Nyssa on the Trinity

 

 

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THURSDAY 15 October

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Agnieszka Lic (Oxford)

The stucco torso from a church in Koke (Seleucia-Ctesiphon) and the art of Byzantium

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17:00   After Rome: Aspects of the History and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Centuries
Ertegun House
Erica Buchberger (College of Charleston. South Carolina):

Identifying Others in the Life of Caesarius of Arles

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FRIDAY 16 October
There will be no Byzantine Text Seminar or Byzantine Literature Lecture this week.
 

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17:00   The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium

Radcliffe Humanities Building, Collin Matthew Room (Ground floor)

Robert Wiśniewski (University of Warsaw)

The burials ad sanctos

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

MSt Late Antique and Byzantine Studies,
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

 

 

 

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The Byzness, 5th June 2016

 

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

SPBS and Hellenic Centre Summer Lecture 2016, 19:15 Tuesday 7th June

 

Please see the poster for the lecture by Professor Liz James on Material Faith: the Mosaic of Archangel Gabriel in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople and the angels of the Panaghia Angeloktistos, Kiti, Cyprus here.

 

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‘And you shall be unto me a Kingdom of Priests, a Holy Nation’: Chosen Peoples from the Bible to Daesh, Ertegun House & TORCH, 20-21st June, 2016

 

This two-day, single-strand conference addresses the concept of divine nations and elect peoplehood, forms of ethno-centrism found in countless historical moments. Often perceived as a phenomenon tied to particular, even peculiar examples such as Jewishness, notions of divine election and chosenness are essential to the self-situation and mobilisation of a wide variety of ethno-national actors and political entrepreneurs. Bringing together twelve speakers in comparative sessions, alongside three keynotes assessing the Islamic example from the seventh century to the contemporary world, the event comprehensively opens debate on divine nations and elect peoplehood across time and place.

 

For the poster see here. For the full timetable see here. Please register by Monday 13th June as described in poster.

 

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Petition regarding the Hellenic Institute for Byzantine and Post Byzantine Studies in Venice

 

Open petition against recent attempts to reshape the Hellenic institute, which you can find out more about and sign here.

 

 

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The 4th International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium: Byzantine Identity and the Other in Geographical and Ethnic Imagination, 23-25th June, 2016, Koç University Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations

 

Please see the poster here and the full programme for the symposium here.

 

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Conference: “Making and Rethinking Renaissance between Greek and Latin in 15th- and 16th-century Europe,” Oxford, 14-15th June, 2016.

 

Please see the poster here and the full programme here. Note that registration is now open here.

 

 

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

PhD fellowship in Greek / Byzantine Studies at Ghent University

 

The Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for a fully-funded and full-time doctoral research fellowship (4 years), starting between 1 October 2016 and 1 January 2017. The successful applicant will be working on a project entitled Poetry from the Margins, which is closely connected with the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams.

 

Application deadline: 7 July 2016.

 

For more information and details on how to apply, see http://www.letterkunde.ugent.be/en/node/4542  or the document here.

 

Please direct any queries to kristoffel.demoen@ugent.be .

 

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

MSt Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 30th May 2016

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

For a list of translations and editions currently in progress, see here. For details please email Dr Alessandra Bucossi at greek.editions.translations@gmail.com.

 

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A workshop on “Magical Traditions and Medieval, Religions of the Book” sent by Dr Angusheva-Tihanov.

 

For details see here.

 

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

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 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, “GEORGIAN MANUSCRIPTS” (19-28 July, 2016: Tbilisi, Georgia)

 

For details see here.

 

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DIRECTOR OF THE CORINTH EXCAVATIONS, Deadline: October 31

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an active scholar and experienced archaeologist to direct its excavations at Ancient Corinth. Familiarity with the School’s program of excavation and research at Ancient Corinth is highly desirable. The Director works with the staff at Corinth in developing and conducting the fieldwork and documenting the results. The Director supervises the collections of the excavation and the publication of all finds. The Director administers the School’s plant and facilities at Ancient Corinth. The Director participates in the School’s activities, including its academic program and the instruction of students at the School through its field training program. The Director identifies projects for funding and helps to identify possible sources of funds for Corinth. Good command of Modern Greek is essential. Candidates must demonstrate strong qualities of leadership and articulate clearly their vision for the future of the Corinth Excavations.

The term of residency at Corinth is flexible in order to accommodate applicants who teach on semester and quarter terms or other university teaching requirements. The initial appointment is for three to five years. It begins on July 1, 2017, and is renewable. Salary and benefits commensurate with rank and experience, housing and travel provided. The Director of the Excavations at Ancient Corinth reports to the Director of the School and through the Director to the Managing Committee.
The deadline for applications and all supporting materials is October 31, 2016.  Candidates apply online, uploading a curriculum vitae and a statement explaining their interest in the position and their vision for it (max. 750 words), at:
https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/director-of-corinth-excavations-application/. Candidates should ask three people familiar with their work to send a letter of support as a Word or PDF file to application@ascsa.org. Address letter to Professor Peter Krentz, Chair, Committee on Personnel, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6 – 8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540-5232.
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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

 

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Oxford Listings

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OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 6

 

Trinity Term 2014

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MONDAY 30 May
TUESDAY 31 May
14:30   Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street

Professor John Collins (Yale)

Temple or taxes: the causcabean Revolt

 

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16:00   Patristic Seminar

Christ Church, Room 2

Andrew Radde-Gallwitz

To be arranged

 

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WEDNESDAY 1 June

 

17:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Studies Seminar

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Michael Jeffreys (University of Sydney / Oxford)

The lives of the women of the Komnenian house under Manuel I, as seen in the poems of Mangeneios Prodromos

A Message from Michael Jeffreys: “This week’s homework: please read the translation (at least) of this poem. It looks like a middle-aged poet gazing at a ten-year-old princess in her party dress and checking her dating potential. The seminar will show (among other things) that the cultural situation is more complex.”

For the text see here.

 

 

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17:00   Gregory of Nyssa: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

Corpus Christi College Seminar Room

Andrew Radde-Gallwitz (University of Notre Dame)

Gregory of Nyssa and the Medical Art

 

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THURSDAY 2 June

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Kristina Terpoy

Between coast and hinterland: settlement development in Late Antique Lycia.
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17:00   After Rome: Aspects of the History and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Centuries
Ertegun House
Phil Booth (Theology and Religion, Oxford)

A circle of Egyptian bishops at the end of Roman rule (c.600 CE): sources and contexts

 

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FRIDAY 3 June
 

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

 

 

 

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OXFORD LISTINGS: Week 5

 Trinity Term 2014

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MONDAY 23 May
19:00   Armenia: Life and Study of an Enduring Culture

Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College

Nikoloz Aleksidze

The Cult of Saints and the Body Politic: Dilemmas of Nationhood and Sainthood in the Caucasus

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TUESDAY 24 May
10:00-12:00     Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies: “Israel in Egypt: The land of Egypt as concept and reality for the Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period”, Workshops and Project Seminars

Clarendon Institute

Professor Alan Bowman (University of Oxford)

SEMINAR: The Jews of Alexandria and Egypt in the papyri

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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, Walton Street

Professor Tal Ilan (FU Berlin)

Julia Crispina between Ein Gedi and the Fayum

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16:00   Patristic Seminar

Christ Church, Room 2

Dimitrios Pallis

From Monastic Cell to Lecture Hall: the Journey of the Areopagite in Modern Greece

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WEDNESDAY 25 May

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

Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
Tia Kolbaba (Rutgers University)

Reading about writing about heretics: Recent scholarship on heresiology and some ideas for moving forward

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17:00   Gregory of Nyssa: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

Corpus Christi College Seminar Room

Neil McLynn (University of Oxford)

The two Gregories: Nyssen and Nazianzen

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THURSDAY 26 May

11:00   Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar
New Seminar Room, St John’s College
Stefanie Lenk (Oxford, ‘Empires of Faith’)

Pre-Christian imagery in baptisteries in Late Antique Iberia and North Africa – A paradox?

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17:00   After Rome: Aspects of the History and Archaeology of the Fifth to Seventh Centuries
Ertegun House
Christian Boudignon (University of Aix-Marseille)

Who wrote the first part of Nicephorus’ Short History?

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FRIDAY 27 May

10:00-11:30   Byzantine Text Seminar
Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford)
Ioannes Tzetzes (Epistulae)

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

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 17:00   The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium

Radcliffe Humanities Building, Collin Matthew Room (Ground floor)

Simon Loseby (University of Sheffield)

Thinking about saints with Gregory of Tours

 

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

 

 

 

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 22nd May 2016

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 NEWS & EVENTS

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Late Antique Archaeology 2016: ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM A.D. To be held at The Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE (inside the Royal Academy), Saturday 8th October 2016

Places are limited. To register for the conference write to M.Mulryan@kent.ac.uk before 15th September. Registration opens at 9:15. The conference begins at 9:30. Underground: Green Park and Piccadilly Cost (to be paid in advance): 12GBP for students and OAPs; 25GBP for others. See details here.

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The Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia, Medieval Georgian Heritage in Turkey (17-18 June, Ertegun House, 37a St Giles’, Oxford)

Participation at this colloquium is free, but registration is essential. Email, before 13 June to Nikoloz Aleksidze: aleksidze@gmail.com. See the poster here and the schedule here.

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Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies  “ISRAEL IN EGYPT”: The land of Egypt as concept and reality for the Jews in Antiquity and the early medieval period

Please see the programme for the forthcoming conference taking place at the Clarendon Institute on 20-21 June, here.

All are welcome, but please pre-register  via the e-mail address below, and also kindly indicate whether you would like a sandwich lunch (for which there will be a £5 charge, payable on the day[s] you attend.) sue.forteath@ochjs.ac.uk

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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Curator: Late Antique Egypt – British Museum [12 month post]

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the British Museum for a Curator to undertake research into and make publicly accessible the Late Antique collections from Egypt, in line with the Museum’s Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies. The post is a one-year, fixed-term position to cover a period of research leave within the department. In this role, you will participate in research and outreach activities for a variety of audiences and will lead on up-grading the documentation of the collection. This role will also involve working to improve the display of the collection in the Ancient Egypt and Sudan galleries and elsewhere, both on- and off-site. Educated to PhD level, or equivalent, in Archaeology, Ancient History, Egyptology, or a related subject, you will have strong knowledge of the history and material culture of ancient Egypt, specialising in Late Antiquity. You will possess museum/project/research experience and will be proficient with software packages, including databases. Applications from specialists in Coptic epigraphy or papyrology would be especially welcome. Demotic specialists will also be considered. As a highly organised individual, you will ensure a high level of accuracy in all your work and will be able to prioritise your workload effectively. With excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, you will be confident in interacting with a variety of audiences. A publication history in relevant peer-reviewed journals is essential.

About the British Museum: Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.8 million visitors in 2015, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including: Membership of the civil service pension scheme; Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions; Participate in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections; Generous annual leave allowance; Interest-free season ticket loan; Child care; voucher scheme; Professional & personal development opportunities; Employee Assistance Programme; Discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please follow the “Apply now” link below where you will be directed to complete your application. If you wish to discuss the scope of the role in more detail, please contact Elisabeth O’Connell, (econnell@britishmuseum.org) Closing date: 15th June 2016, Midday, Interviews are planned for the week commencing 27 June 2016. Start date: end of Sept/beginning of October Job info available here.

 

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Matthew Kinloch

DPhil Candidate, History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

 

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