The Byzness

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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness: 17 October 2010

1. FELLOWSHIPS
2. CONFERENCES
3. COURSES
4. PUBLICATIONS

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1. FELLOWSHIPS

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2011-12 academic year at the Gennadius Library Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 119,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times.

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel-to collections award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students for projects and research at the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. At least one month of residency required. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2011.

Link to bulletin: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/pdf/uploads/cotsentravelgrant.pdf

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s from colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada for work in the Gennadius Library for full academic year. Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2011.

Link to bulletin: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/pdf/uploads/frantzbulletin.pdf

THE GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.’s writing on the Greek Civil War. Fellows are required to make use of and refer to the George Papaioannou Papers housed at the Archives of the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. Stipend of €1,000. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2011.

Link to bulletin: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/pdf/uploads/Papaioannou_bulletin.pdf

NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Two awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities. U.S. citizens or foreign nationals being U.S. residents for three years before application deadline. Applicants must hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. Maximum stipend of $25,200 for six months for period from January 1 to June 30, 2012. DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2010.

Link to bulletin: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/pdf/uploads/neh_bulletin.pdf



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2. CONFERENCES

International Workshop on Psellos’ Letters. The Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research invites you to a two-day workshop on Psellos’ letters on 5, 6 November, 2010. Please see attached document for times and speakers.Psellos-Workshop

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The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce its annual thematic conference onFamily and Children in the Patristic Tradition,”which will be held next Fall on the school’s campus in Brookline, Massachusetts beginning Thursday evening, October 13, and ending with dinner on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Details at: http://www.hchc.edu/assets/files/patristics/Conference%20Announcement%20and%20Call%20For%20Papers_101011.pdf

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GOLD!
The 27th annual Boston University Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art and Architecture invites submissions that explore all things gold. This Symposium will consider the use, over-use and re-use of gold both from a material and a symbolic viewpoint.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following: gold in religious art and architecture; mythology; funerary art; metalwork such as jewelry, filigree, and repoussé; numismatics; archeology; gold as it pertains to trade and the economy; images of the Gold Rush and other exploration fueled by gold; thievery and obsession with gold as well as Fool’s Gold and gold diggers; treasure hunts and shipwrecks; representations and examples of the Golden Standard, Golden Mean, and Golden Ratio; Golden Ages such as the Dutch Golden Age or the Gilded Age of America; trophies and awards; gold’s decorative applications such as mosaics, gold leaf, enamel, and manuscript illumination; alchemy; gold in High and Low culture; the industrial and technological applications of gold; and the real and imagined value of gold especially as it contributes to the preservation or destruction of art.

We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of their studies, working in any discipline. Please email your CV and a one-page abstract to Lana Sloutsky, Symposium Coordinator, at lsloutsk@bu.edu by December 1, 2010. We will notify selected speakers by January 1, 2010.


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3. COURSES

MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY: Graduate students and professors in Byzantine studies from any university worldwide. Month-long program in intermediate level Medieval Greek language and philology at the Gennadius Library, with site and museum trips. The fee of $3,000 includes tuition, travel within Greece, lodging but no meals. Scholarships available (pending funding). DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2011.

Link to web site at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/Gennadius-Library-Medieval-Greek-Summer-Session


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4. PUBLICATIONS

Free Books! Two books:

The Basilica at Soli, Cyprus. A survey of the buildings and mosaics
by
David S. Neal

and

The Canopy of Heaven. The Ciborium in the Church of St Mamas, Morphou, Cyprus

edited by Michael Jones and Angela Milward Jones


are being offered for free [postage extra] by Moufflon Bookshop, Nicosia. See attached document for details.leaflet for SAVE Project two books

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