Byzness

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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness: 31 October 2010

1. OPPORTUNITIES
2. CONFERENCES
3. NEWS

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1. OPPORTUNITIES

Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul is accepting applications for its Residential Fellowship programfor the 2011-2012 academic year. RCAC fellowships are for study of the archaeology, art history, and history of the past of Turkey, from the Neolithic through the Ottoman eras. There are two categories of fellowship: junior fellowships for advanced Ph.D. students and senior fellowships for scholars with Ph.D. For more information about the RCAC, and application forms, please visit the RCAC website:http://www.rcac.ku.edu.tr. Application deadline is December 15, 2010.

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The Martin Buber Society of Fellows, a joint venture of the Hebrew University and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), aims at fostering inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural academic discourse at the highest level among outstanding young scholars (post-doctoral) from Israel and Germany together with selected senior colleagues. Each year the Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society selects up to ten exceptionally gifted young scholars (five from Israel, five from Germany) in all fields of the humanities broadly defined and including social sciences (with the exception of law and economics). Scholars who have completed their Ph.D. at an Israeli or German university, or citizens of Israel or Germany who have received their Ph.D. in other countries, are eligible to apply. The Ph.D. degree must have been approved after October 1, 2006 and no later than March 15, 2011. Doctoral candidates submitting their dissertation in U.S. universities in the wint er-spring of 2011 are entitled to submit their candidacy, subject to approval of the dissertation by May 2011.
More information about applications and deadlines at http://buberfellows.huji.ac.il

For further inquiries please contact Yael Baron on bubersi@mscc.huji.ac.il

Tel. 00972 (0)2-5883901 or 00972(0)2 5881747

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Hellenic Studies Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships, academic year 2011-2012, Princeton University.

http://www.princeton.edu/hellenic/fellowships/pdrfellowships/

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New York University – Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Visiting Research Scholars Program

Each year the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World makes about 8-10 appointments of visiting research scholars.

More details here: http://www.nyu.edu/isaw/vrs-program.htm

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The Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the art history and archaeology of the ancient world. The position is conceived as a complement to Princeton’s strengths in the areas of (mainland) Greece, the Roman and the Islamic worlds. Candidates will be considered who are specialists in the art and/or archaeology of Egypt, the Levant/Anatolia, Iraq/Iran, Central Asia, or the Gulf Region; expertise should lie chronologically between the 4th century BCE and the 6th century CE, i.e. between the death of Alexander and the end of the Sasanian empire. A scholarly focus on the diffusion of the Hellenistic koiné in its visual and material forms, and an interest in cultural inter-relations (responses, negotiations, resistances) between the Graeco-roman world and those ancient cultures that lay beyond the Mediterranean littoral, are considered priorities.

The successful candidate should be familiar with art-historical analysis and current archaeological techniques. Experience with fieldwork and involvement in ongoing archaeological research to engage students of the Department is encouraged.

Responsibilities will include teaching of classes on all undergraduate and graduate levels and the supervision of B.A. and Ph.D. theses.  Applicants will be expected to engage actively in research and to interact with other members of the department as well as with other programs on campus (Classics, Hellenic Studies) and beyond. Ph.D. is expected by appointment start date.

Apply online at: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs with cover letter, CV and three references. A/D is December 1 or until the position is filled. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.


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The Department of Classics and the Program in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invite applications for an Assistant Professor position, tenure track, in the field of post-Classical Greek language and the Greek literary tradition, broadly understood. The successful candidate should have a PhD in Classics or a related area and demonstrated expertise in the Greek language, literature and culture of Late Antiquity and the Byzantine or post-Byzantine periods. Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ancient Greek language and literature, and in Greek literature in translation, as well as in their area of expertise. The position will be available starting September 1, 2011.


Apply online at
https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=176832 with cover letter, CV, writing sample, and the names of three references. Review of applications will start December 1, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who wish to be considered for interviews at the APA meeting in San Antonio should have all materials submitted by that date.

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2. CONFERENCES

 

Bursaries for the 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, to be held in Sofia, 22-27 August, 2011.

The SPBS proposes to offer, from The 2006 Fund, bursaries to support graduate students registered at UK universities for courses in Byzantine Studies to attend the 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, to be held in Sofia, 22-27 August, 2011.

Students should apply in the first instance for a Student Grant offered by the Sofia Congress Organizing Committee (http://22byzantinecongress.org/student-grants/ [closing date 31 October 2010]). These grants of 350 Euros cover the Student registration fee (80 Euros) and living costs only. Successful applicants, who should inform the Chair of the SPBS Development Committee immediately on receipt of news of their Congress Committee Grant, will be offered a supplementary travel grant of up to £200 from The 2006 Fund. Unsuccessful applicants should apply by 31 March 2011 to the Chair, Development Committee, SPBS for a bursary which will cover the registration fee, accommodation costs and travel, up to a limit of £500. Proof of registration for the Congress will be required; only travel and accommodation will be reimbursed, in the terms set out on the Application form.

Once the SPBS bursary has been granted, applicants must submit proof of expenditure on travel and accommodation to the Chair of the SPBS Development Committee. Only after this will the bursary be paid. It is expected that all applicants will be paid-up members of SPBS.

If funds permit, grants may be available to past and present post-holders in Byzantine Studies in UK universities and other paid-up members of SPBS. Applicants from these groups should use the same application form and should submit their application before the same deadline, 31 March 2011.
<download application form>

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The Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity and The Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham are proud to announce an International conference on: Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture, 27-28 June 2011.

The programme and the registration form is now available on the conference web site http://www.iaa.bham.ac.uk/news/conferences/reimaginingthepast/index.shtml

The registration and payment of the registration fee can be done electronically.

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The 25th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Department of ArchitectsEngineers at the University of Patras announce that the International Conference “Defensive Architecture in the Peloponnese (5th–15th century)” originally scheduled for May 2011, will now take place from September 30 toOctober 2, 2011, in the Congress Hall of the Municipality of Loutraki, Corinthia. Accommodation will be provided tothe conference speakers.

The themes of the Conference, the official languagespaper topics, and the criteria of selection have been already described in the 1st Announcement. [http://www.sea.org.gr/information/pages/viewinformation.aspx?InformationID=102]

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3. NEWS

 

Chers byzantinistes de tous les domaines,

Vous trouverez en pièce jointe une présentation de l’Association des Étudiants du Monde Byzantin (AEMB), créée en 2010 suite à la réussite des Rencontres byzantines auxquelles certains d’entre vous ont participé. Les statuts de l’AEMB sont disponibles en pièce jointe, ainsi que le bulletin d’adhésion si notre démarche vous intéresse.AEMB présentation lancement (2)statuts définitifs mars 2010 (1)

Cordialement,

Jeanne Devoge, présidente

Damien Glad, secrétaire

Anaïs Lamesa, trésorière

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