The Byzness

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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness: 13 September 2010

1. OPPORTUNITIES

2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

3. CONFERENCES

4. NEWS

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1. OPPORTUNITIES

The Program in Byzantine Studies within Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (www.doaks.org), in association with Georgetown University, announces a three-year post-doctoral teaching fellowship (2011-14), with an optional fourth year of teaching (2014-15), in post-classical Greek language and literature.

[Please see attached document for details]

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Byzantine Greek Language

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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

We have the pleasure to invite you to a methodological conference as part of the project “Byzantium and Renaissances. Dialogue of Cultures, Heritage of Antiquity – Tradition and Modernity” conducted by the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies “Artes Liberales” at the Warsaw University. The main objective of the project is to promote broad discussion on the idea of renaissances in the history of European culture in the East and West, their roots, relation to the tradition of antiquity and interconnections. These questions will be analyzed with reference to past phenomena but an equally important perspective will be that of contemporary times and the current European cultural dialogue. The project also aims to categorize the scientific terminology concerning one of the fundamental issues in liberal arts, that of connections between the European heritage and antiquity. On some occasions the related terms have been applied in a subjective and ambiguous manner. The idea of a renaissance – functioning differently in western and eastern historiography – refers to the common antique foundation. Rethinking the two thousand years of dialogue/exchange/interaction between East and West can promote changes in both perspectives. The project’s particular aim is to broaden the western-centric paradigm functioning in modern liberal arts, also in Poland.

More information can be found at:
http://www.bizancjumarensansy.uw.edu.pl [English version available]

We kindly ask you to submit applications to participate in the conference by 31st December 2010. Please provide the title and summary (max. 250 words) of your presentation. Please send your submissions to the following address:
Instytut Badań Interdyscyplinarnych ‘Artes Liberales’, Uniwersytet Warszawski
ul. Nowy Świat 69
00-046 Warszawa, Polska, adding: “Byzantium and Renaissances”
or by email: k.wisniewska@ibi.uw.edu.pl

The conference “Byzantium and Renaissances. Dialogue of Cultures, Heritage of Antiquity – Tradition and Modernity” will be held on 19-21 October 2011.
Conference organizers will reimburse travel and accommodation costs for speakers. We would be very grateful for spreading the information about the planned conference to all interested researchers.

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3. CONFERENCES

Τhe Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, in collaboration with eight leading world class academic institutions is organizing the Athens Dialogues; an international conference on Greek culture and its role in modern society.

Leading thinkers, academics, scientists and intellectuals from all over the world will gather in Athens from November 24th to 27th 2010 to discuss, debate and open new routes of thought on issues of universal and diachronic interest, such as: Identity & Difference, Stories & Histories, Logos & Art, Democracy & Politeia, Science & Ethics, Quality of Life.

Interdisciplinary approaches, stimulating debates, diachronic perspectives and the broad participation of great minds of our times make Athens Dialogues a unique opportunity not to be missed.

http://www.athensdialogues.org/

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4. NEWS

INAUGURAL CELEBRATION FOR THE MARY JAHARIS CENTER FOR BYZANTINE ART AND CULTURE IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010

Brookline, Massachusetts (August 27, 2010) – The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture has been established on the campus of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts, as a result of a $3 million donation from The Jaharis Family Foundation.  The Center will serve as a premier international research center for the promotion of Byzantine art and culture and host a series of academic programs including seminars, conferences, visiting scholars, special events and art programs.

[Please see attached Press Release for further details]

Press Release

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Exciting news about the unearthing of a ninth-century Byzantine monastic complex in the Asian side of Istanbul as reported in the Hurriyet last month: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=kucukyali-hosts-the-only-surviving-byzantine-monastic-complex-from-the-9th-century-2010-08-13

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