The Byzness

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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness: 23 January 2011

1. STUDENTSHIPS
2. SUMMER PROGRAMMES
3. CALLS FOR PAPERS
4. SEMINARS
5. PUBLICATIONS
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1. STUDENTSHIPS

BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

THE 2011 OCHS SCHOLARSHIP


The Ochs Scholarship was established in 1994 from a bequest by Maud Lillian Ochs, and is awarded annually for research projects which fall within the Association’s fields of interest. These are defined as the study of archaeology, art and architecture from the Roman period until the nineteenth century, principally within Europe.

Applications are invited from students who are completing theses for post-graduate degrees and who have access to no other sources of funding. It must be demonstrated that the award of an Ochs Scholarship will enable a thesis to be completed satisfactorily within the period of the Scholarship. Applications where a substantial amount of fieldwork remains to be done are unlikely to succeed. A scholarship is awarded for one year only and is not renewable. It can be taken at any point between May and October, 2011 – so theses or dissertations with planned submission dates of October, 2012 or earlier are admissible.

Applications are also invited from scholars unattached to universities. Their personal circumstances should be such as to prevent the completion of their research unless supported by a scholarship of this kind. Applications simply for publishing costs, or for the writing up and publication of existing research which has been funded by another body may also be considered, but only in the event of their being few claims on funds from scholars applying to complete research work. Applications of this kind must also demonstrate that no other body could reasonably be expected to finance writing up. Projects should be capable of completion within the period of the scholarship which, in this category, may be less than one year.

Scholarships of up to £5,000 are available annually.

Application forms may be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to John McNeill, Honorary Secretary BAA, 18 Stanley Road, Oxford OX4 1QZ or at jsmcneill@btinternet.com

Completed applications, together with any covering letter or enclosures, should be returned to John McNeill no later than 1 February, 2011.


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2. SUMMER PROGRAMMES


Announcement of a one-week Summer School in Medieval Codicology and
Palaeography at the Central European University, Budapest, 18-23 July
2011.

The one-week course provides practical training at an intermediate
level in Latin and Greek palaeography combined with codicological and
diplomatic lectures based on a new approach toward manuscript studies
and the latest trends in research. The intensive classes are
complemented by visits to manuscript holding libraries and archives.
In addition the course includes a one-day workshop on manuscript and
document layouts and the cognitive processes they reflect.

Application deadline: 15 February.

For further details on the course and the application procedure go to

http://www.summer.ceu.hu/02-courses/course-sites/codicology/index-codicology.php


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A Spoken Latin Experience: Rome [6 June – 7 July 2011]


Click here for further details.


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3. CALLS FOR PAPERS


3rd Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coinage:

Umayyad Coinage in Context: from the Byzantine and late Sassanian time to the early ‘Abbasid period (7th -8th century)


See attached document.


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4. SEMINARS

Schedule of Spring Term Early Medieval Seminar, IHR


12 January: Julia Smith (Glasgow) – ‘Rethinking Relics in the Medieval West: Evidence and Approaches, c700-1200’

19 January: Haki Antonsson (UCL) – ‘The Icelandic commonwealth and historical writing in the 12th century’

26 January: Tom Faulkner (Cambridge) – ‘Peoples and legal practice in the Carolingian minor law-codes’

2 February: Rosemary Morris (Queen’s University, Belfast) – ‘Telling stories in a Byzantine court’

9 February:Jane Kershaw (Oxford) -‘New insights on the Viking settlement of England: the small finds evidence’.

16 February: reading week

23 February: Teresa Bernheimer (SOAS) – ‘The emergence of an “Islamic aristocracy”: Alid families in the early Islamic East’

2 March: Levi Roach (Cambridge, Trinity) – ‘Stating the Obvious? Rituals, Assemblies and the Anglo-Saxon State, 871-978’

9 March: Bryan Ward-Perkins (Oxford) – ‘Changes in material and mental culture at the end of Antiquity: East and West contrasted’

16 March: Irene van Renswoude (Utrecht) – ‘The stuttering prophet. The rhetoric of free speech in the early Middle Ages’


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5. PUBLICATIONS


Publications du Centre d’Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance


Click here for a list of publications for 2011


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