The Byzness

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The Byzness: 3 October 2010




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The History Department of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Late Antique/Early Medieval European history, effective August 2011.  The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.  The successful candidate’s research specialty will focus on a topic in Late Antique or Early Medieval history from the period 200 – 900 C.E.  The ability to teach Roman history is desirable.  Ph.D. required at the time of appointment. Teaching responsibilities include the first half of the survey course in either Western Civilization or World Civilization, undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and graduate student supervision.  Normal teaching load is two courses per semester. Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and chapter-length scholarly writing sample to Professor Jay Rubenstein, Chair, Early Medieval Search, Department of History, 915 Volunteer Boulevard, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 37996-4065. No electronic submissions, please. Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2010.  The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.  The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


Professor Jay Rubenstein

Chair, Early Medieval Search

Department of History

915 Volunteer Boulevard

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN  37996-4065


Posting Date:   09/17/2010

Closing Date    12/15/2010

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We are organizing a big conference in Venice (San Servolo Island) for the first weekend in December 2010 (4th and 5th) with a topic concerning the relation between Venice and Byzantium.


December 4th 2010

h. 10.30. Check in

h. 11.00. Greeting from government, presentation of our cultural association and magazine Porphyra (

h. 13.00. Lunch.

h. 15.00. Conference. Prof. Giorgio Ravegnai (University of Venice), Prof. Sandra Origone (University of Genova), Prof. Paolo Cesaretti (University of Bergamo), Prof. Marco Pozza (Università of Venice). Every speech 20 min long/Italian language.

h. 20.00. Dinner (max 30 persons)

December 5th 2010

h. 10.00. Workshop. All student, young (or not) researcher, simple fans, could present a paper about their research. Call for papers are just published in our site ( at this link . Abstract must be sent before October 31st 2010 and must contains, title,focus, method of researchshort bibliography. If the proposal abstract will be accepted, candidate must send his/her complete speech before November 14th 2010, .

Papers could be written in Italian or in English.

h. 13.00. Lunch.


It is possible booking a double room with toilette for 100 euro. Lunch costs 20 euro and dinner 30 euro.
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The Council of Ferrara-Florence (1438-9) Revisited: Why was it “a success that failed?”

Thursday, 4 November 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Speaker(s): The Most Reverend Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Antony Eastmond

Metropolitan Kallistos held a lectureship at the University of Oxford teaching Eastern Orthodox Studies for thirty-five years between 1966 and 2001, when he retired. He was chairman of the board of directors of the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge. He continues to serve as chairman of the Friends of Orthodoxy on Iona and on the advisory board of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship.

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