Special Announcement: OBS Newsletter

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Special Announcement

Oxford Byzantine Society Newletter

The Byzantinist


One of the core aims of the OBS is to promote research undertaken by graduate students at Oxford and to showcase the work we do to the wider community of scholars. To this end, the OBS is very pleased to announce the launch of a biannual newsletter. The newsletter will provide Oxford graduate students with the opportunity to share their research interests through short papers, book reviews, student profiles and interviews. It will also be a forum for graduate students and early career academics at Oxford to announce their recent publications and conference papers as well as any awards, fellowships or appointments they might have secured. It will be circulated to the entire OBS mailing list and uploaded onto the OBS website for general access.


Short papers are intended to communicate thoughts on a certain aspect of your research – possibly, an object, text or historical event of significance. They will be roughly equivalent to the written form of a 15 minute conference paper. They should be between 1500 and 2000 words and should not contain footnotes. Up to two images (maximum dimensions 10cm x 12cm) can be included as long as you hold the rights to them.


Book/Article Reviews will provide an opportunity for you to respond to recently published books or articles. They must not exceed 700 words.


Graduate Profiles will feature one new graduate student [M.St., M.Phil.,D.Phil/PRS] in every issue. If you’d like to tell us what made you come to Oxford, what your academic interests are and what your experience of Oxford has been, do let us know.


Graduate News will be a component of the newsletter that will allow current and recent graduate students to share their papers, publications, awards, fellowships and appointments. This will, no doubt, be a source of inspiration and information for all members of the OBS. All awards/appointments/fellowships from Jan 2010 and all papers/publications from June 2010 will be included in the newsletter. Please don’t be bashful – we need to KNOW!


Please tell us of your interest in submitting a piece for the newsletter by sending the this form to byzantine.society@gmail.com by 3 December 2010 [Friday, MT W8]. The final date for completed submissions is 24 January 2011 [Monday, HT W2].


The first edition of the newsletter will be formally launched at the wine reception on the first day of this year’s International Graduate Conference [4 March, 2011].


As this is the first such venture for the Oxford Byzantine Society, we would be grateful for any advice or suggestions you might have.


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