The Byzness

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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness: 1 August 2010

1. OPPORTUNITIES

2. STUDENTSHIPS

3. CALLS FOR PAPERS

3. USEFUL LINKS

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1. OPPORTUNITIES

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TWO TEACHING POSITIONS AT BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ONE TEACHING POSITION IN THE FIELDS OF ANCIENT GREEK HISTORY/CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

FUNDED BY THE ONASSIS FOUNDATION AT BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY, TURKEY
The Department of History at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, is pleased to announce that it will be recruiting for an academic position to be funded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation as of the beginning of the next academic year, by the end of September 2010, in the field of Ancient Greek History and/or Classical Archaeology.
The holder of this position will be expected to teach a total of four courses, two each semester. The candidate is required to teach one introductory level and one advanced level or graduate course per semester in the field of Ancient Greek History and Classical Archaeology, pending discussion with the department. The weekly load for any undergraduate course or graduate seminar is three hours. Courses are to be taught entirely in English, and course material, textbooks, and readings need also to be in English. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating their capacity to cover both fields at introductory level.
Candidates with a PhD in a relevant field and excellent command of English should send in their application to the Department of History before August 15, 2010. The application file should include a detailed CV and list of publications, and three recommendations from specialists in the candidate’s field. Candidates should also include a detailed syllabus and course description for the introductory course, as well as detailed information on the advanced courses or graduate seminars they wish to propose for consideration. They are also encouraged to include a sample of their written work.
Applications should be sent to:
Ancient History and Archaeology Search Committee
Department of History
Boğaziçi University
Bebek
Istanbul 34342, Turkey

If necessary, the applications can also be sent in electronic format to history@boun.edu.tr<mailto:history@boun.edu.tr>, providing a hardcopy eventually reaches the department.
The final decision will be taken by the department, pending approval of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
The position is funded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation on the basis of a yearly total of 26,000 Euros net. Boğaziçi University will provide the holder of the position with free accommodation for the duration of his/her contract. Recruitment will be made on the basis of a yearly contract. The expected duration of this contract is two years, subject to renewal at the end of the academic year.

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ONE TEACHING POSITION IN THE FIELD OF ANCIENT AND MODERN GREEK LANGUAGE
FUNDED BY THE ONASSIS FOUNDATION AT BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY, TURKEY

The Department of History at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, is pleased to announce that it will be recruiting for an academic position to be funded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation as of the beginning of the next academic year, by the end of September 2010, in the field of Ancient and Modern Greek Language.
The holder of this position will be expected to teach a total of three courses each semester in both Ancient and Modern Greek Language. The weekly load is four hours for Ancient Greek courses, and four hours for Modern Greek courses. Courses are to be designed for English-speaking students; course material, textbooks, and readings are expected to meet the same requirement.
Candidates with a Master’s degree in the field of Ancient or Modern Greek Philology or with a Master’s degree in Modern Greek language as a foreign one and excellent command of English should send in their application to the Department of History before August 15, 2010. The application file should include a detailed CV and three recommendations from specialists in the field. Candidates should also include a detailed syllabus and course description for the courses they will be required to teach.
Applications should be sent to:

Greek Language Search Committee
Department of History
Boğaziçi University
Bebek
Istanbul 34342, Turkey

If necessary, the applications can also be sent in electronic format to history@boun.edu.tr<mailto:history@boun.edu.tr>, providing a hardcopy eventually reaches the department.
The final decision will be taken by the department of History, pending approval of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.
The position is funded by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation on the basis of a yearly total of 26,000 Euros net. Boğaziçi University will provide the holder of the position with free accommodation for the duration of his/her contract. Recruitment will be made on the basis of a yearly contract. The expected duration of this contract is two years, subject to renewal at the end of the academic year.

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2. STUDENTSHIPS
Promotional materials from the Fulbright Greece office on a new fellowship that may be of interest to specialists in Byzantine Music, Classical Literature, Patristic Literature, Byzantine Art and Architecture, New Testament Studies, and Theology.
http://www.mgsa.org/pdfs/fulfaith.pdf

Also a poster announcing the Fulbright Greece Scholarships and deadlines.  Note that Fulbright Senior Specialist and Inter-Country Lecturing Awards are accepted year round.  Deadlines for Grad student applications are Oct 18, for Senior Scholars and Artists (3-4 month awards) are due August 2nd.
http://www.mgsa.org/pdfs/fulpost.pdf

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3. CALLS FOR PAPERS
Please click on the link below to access time-sensitive information about next summer’s 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies in Sofia, Bulgaria (August 22-27, 2011).

Registration fees must be paid by October 31st (and it looks to be a challenging process) to avoid significant surcharges.  Regular registration costs 125 euros if paid by October 31st.  Student registration costs 80 euros if paid by the same date.

Click on the link below for the congress website and for more information about registration, deadlines for the submission of abstracts, etc.:

http://22byzantinecongress.org/

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Postgraduate Work-in Progress Seminar
Institute of Classical Studies
School of Advanced Study
University of London

We are now inviting abstracts from postgraduate students who would like to
present a paper at the seminar during the year 2010/11.

Speakers give a paper of about 45 minutes duration dealing with any
subject connected with the ancient world (broadly defined), the reception
of antiquity, or classical scholarship. They have the opportunity to
receive questions, moderated by the joint chairs, from an audience of
postgraduate students, mainly, but not exclusively, from the University of
London, and to continue the discussion over wine and nibbles. The seminar
provides a friendly environment in which speakers are able to talk about
their research, take part in stimulating discussion of their paper, and
extend their social and academic network. During the past two years we
have been pleased to attract speakers from twenty-four different
institutions in the United Kingdom and further afield in Europe.

The seminar will take place at Senate House at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays during
term.

Speakers travelling from outside London will be eligible to submit a claim
for reimbursement of reasonable travelling expenses within the UK.

Please submit an abstract of about 300 words, together with a working
title for your paper, to both of the seminar’s joint chairs:
s.royston-davies@ucl.ac.uk and alexander.millington@ucl.ac.uk. The
deadline for submissions is 12 midday on 23 August 2010. We will not
finalise the programme before the deadline has passed but we will begin to
consider abstracts as soon as they arrive.

For further information please visit our website: www.pgwip.org.uk.

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Medieval Association of the Midwest, Iowa

We welcome paper and panel proposals that address any aspect of the Middle Ages. In keeping with MAM’s philosophy of inclusiveness, we encourage the submission of proposals from all branches of medieval studies, including but not limited to archaeology, art, bibliography, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and science.

Proposals for individual papers of no more than 20 minutes should be approximately 250 words long and should include the presenter’s contact information and any requests for necessary A/V equipment. Offers to serve as a panel moderator are also appreciated. Proposals for full panels should contain no more three papers and one session moderator, as well as the titles of all the individual papers and the organizer’s contact information.

E-mail proposals by August 16, 2010, to mam2010@uiowa.edu.

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by August 23.

4. USEFUL LINKS

For all those of you who work on medieval subjects, here are two invaluable resources:

Oxford Centre for Medieval History

http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/medieval/

Oxford’s centre for research in medieval history exists to present and promote research activity among postgraduate students and members of the Faculty.

To add yourself to the mailing-list for the Centre, click here.

medievalists.net

http://www.medievalists.net/

This is a searchable archive of news, publications and recent research for medievalists from all disciplines. There is also a related blog http://medievalnews.blogspot.com/

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