The Byzness

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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness: 13 March 2011

1. OPPORTUNITIES

2. SUMMER PROGRAMMES

3. CALLS FOR PAPERS

4. RESOURCES

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1. OPPORTUNITIES

Sophia Research Fellowship, King’s College, London

Closing date for applications is 20 March. The Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College London is committed to supporting and maintaining research and teaching in all areas of Hellenic Studies, and particularly the study of the post-classical Hellenic world. Thanks to generous external donations and matching funding from the College, we intend to award the Sophia Research Fellowship to an outstanding recent postdoctoral scholar in the field of Byzantine literature, history or thought (c. 300-1500).
For details please see http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=9952

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Henkel Stiftung Call for Proposals

In cooperation with the European Commission the Gerda Henkel Foundation launches a new fellowship programme. The funding initiative M4HUMAN (Mobility for experienced researchers in historical humanities including Islamic studies) gives outstanding researchers the opportunity to spend a longer period of time at a foreign research institution of their choice.
The call for proposals is open to researchers from all over the world. Main areas of research are the disciplines promoted by the Gerda Henkel Foundation – History, Prehistory and Early History, Archaeology, Art History, Historic Islamic Studies, Legal History as well as the special programme “Islam, the modern nation state and transnational movements”. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2011.
http://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/home.php?nav_id=15&language=en
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2. SUMMER PROGRAMMES

Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics 18 July – 29 July 2011 Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University.

The Summer School offers a number of courses on a wide range of subjects in the field of languages and linguistics.
This year, the Summer School will consist of six programmes, including courses for beginners as well as for advanced students, taught by internationally renowned specialists:
Germanic Programme Indo-European Programme Indological Programme Iranian Programme Semitic Programme Russian Programme
For more information and registration, visit: http://www.hum.leiden.edu/summerschool/.
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3. CALLS FOR PAPERS

Society of Architectural Historians Call for Papers

15. FROM IDEA TO BUILDING: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL ARCHITECTURAL PROCESSThe transformation of ideas into buildings has puzzled architectural historians of the premodern world. Design is a Renaissance notion of organizing spatial ideas via drawings and models. The limited evidence for such documents before the 15th century suggests that they were not commonly used. Their absence makes ancient and medieval design opaque, leaving masonry as the only reliable evidence for reconstructing building histories. The evidence for architectural process includes line drawings carved on buildings, numerical systems for provisioning material, other markings left by masons, as well as a very small set of surviving drawings. Textual sources and visual illustrations also shed some light on the materialization of ideas, on design alterations, even on the odd dismantling of a structure. By reading between the masonry lines, historians have reconstructed lost intentionalities and plausible scenarios. Yet, the picture is fragmentary and encourages a way of looking that privileges detail over general concept, and many questions remain open. How did ancient and medieval builders use intermediary documents? How were executive decisions made on the construction site? And more importantly, how did the designer innovate, copy, or appropriate? Shedding new light on such old questions also introduces complexities in modern architectural historiography. However conceived, the tectonic process of ancient and medieval buildings has featured centrally in arguments of architectural theory from Viollet-le-Duc to Kenneth Frampton. Such traditions of modern theorizing rest on the stones and mortar of premodern processes. The session hopes to investigate details of construction along with the repercussions these details may bear in larger modern (or postmodern) theoretical narratives. Session chairs: Kostis Kourelis, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Franklin & Marshall College; 717-358-5915;kkoureli@fandm.edu; and Vasileios Marinis, Assistant Professor of Christian Art and Architecture, Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University; 203-432-9752; vasileios.marinis@yale.edu<mailto:vasileios.marinis@yale.edu>.
For further info go to http://asoft130.securesites.net/secure/sah/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=call for papers 2012&category=Annual Meeting Detroit 2012#1


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4. RESOURCES

Website on Early Islamic Egypt and the Papyri

Thanks to the talented and hard-working team of PhD students and postdocs in the Formation of Islam: The View from Below project our web-site is now really starting to become an important resource for the study of early Islamic Egypt from narrative and documentary sources. Please take a look at it: http://eurasianstates.org/foi/. We welcome any corrections, suggestions and additions.
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Project on Byzantine bookbinding

European Union has selected last week the project proposed by CCL , in the framework of CULTURE program, on Byzantine bookbinding studies; the project is called STUDITE ; it is a 3 year program with 3 tasks:
• Improving studies and surveys of byzantine bookbindings   • Comparative studies of byzantine bookbindings with other oriental binding structures   • Enhancement of byzantine binding originality for designers bookbinders in such way they can adapt some elements of these techniques in their modern production (training, exhibitions..)An electronic newsletter will be sent soon (you be automatically on the mailing  list and you’lll be able to cancel , from this first newsletter, this reception  if you wish so.
A scientific committee will be established soon.
For more information, contact Stephane IPERT  s.ipert@gmail.com  AND  François VINOURD   vinourd@gmail.comat CENTRE DE CONSERVATION DU LIVRE    18 rue de la Calade   13200 ARLES   FRANCE
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