The Byzness

OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness: 1 May 2011
1. OPPORTUNITIES
2. CONFERENCES
3. SUMMER SCHOOLS
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1. OPPORTUNITIES

An der Universität Wien (mit 15 Fakultäten, 3 Zentren, rund 180 Studienrichtungen, ca. 8.900 Mitarbeiter/innen und ca.88.000 Studierenden) ist ehestmöglich die Position einer/eines

Universitätsassistent/in (“post doc”)
am Institut für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
zu besetzen.
Kennzahl der Ausschreibung: 2081
Im Arbeitsbereich des Instituts für Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik, Organisationseinheit Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, kann ehestmöglich die Stelle einer Univ.-Assistentin “post-doc” / eines Univ.-Assistenten “post-doc” besetzt werden. Das Arbeitsverhältnis ist mit sechs Jahren zeitlich befristet. Beschäftigungsausmaß 100 % (40 Stunden/Woche). Ihr Aufgabenbereich umfasst neben der Forschung (Habilitation) und der Lehre auch administrative Aufgaben, z.B. administrative Betreuung der Studierenden.
Ihr Profil:
Abgeschlossenes Doktoratsstudium der Byzantinistik oder gleichwertig.
Doktorat aus dem Bereich der byzantinischen Philologie und Literaturwissenschaft, ausgezeichnete Deutschkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
Ihre Bewerbung:
Wir freuen uns auf Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung mit Motivationsschreiben (inkl. zwei Empfehlungsschreiben) unter der Kennzahl 2081, welche Sie bis zum 10. Mai 2011 bevorzugt über unser JobCenter http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at an uns übermitteln.
Für nähere Auskünfte über die ausgeschriebene Position wenden Sie sich bitte an Stassinopoulou Maria, Tel. *43 (1)4277 41001.
Die Universität Wien strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils insbesondere in Leitungsfunktionen und beim Wissenschaftlichen Personal an und fordert deshalb qualifizierte Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Frauen werden bei gleicher Qualifikation vorrangig aufgenommen.
DLE Personalwesen und Frauenförderung der Universität Wien
Kennzahl der Ausschreibung: 2081
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2. CONFERENCES
The Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) at Central European University in Budapest and The School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, is pleased to announce Historic Famagusta: A Millennium in Words and Images
October 5-6, 2012 at Central European University, Budapest.
From as early as the tenth century a surprisingly large number of travel accounts, histories, poems, fiction narratives, theatre plays, administrative accounts as well as maps, prints and miniatures about Famagusta have come down to us. These texts and images can be found   all over Europe and the Near East from the pens and brushes of Christian,   Muslim and Jewish authors and artists. The recent resurgence of scholarly   interest in pre-1960 Cyprus calls for studies and academic discussions on this vast corpus.
The aim of the conference is to create a platform for historians, art historians, and literary critics to share their studies on textual and visual representations of Famagusta between 1000 CE and 1960. By investigating medieval, early modern and modern Famagusta in text and images, the conference will serve as an opportunity for an  interdisciplinary dialogue among the participants, with the hope of broadening  perspectives on Famagusta’s cultural and material legacy.
In addition to the anticipated papers relating to art, architecture and history of medieval (Byzantine and Lusignan), early modern (Venetian,  and Ottoman), and British Famagusta, the conference organizers would also be keen to include scholars who can explore the following areas relating to studies of the city: music manuscripts (e.g. Donizetti’s La Regina di Cipro), pilgrims’ accounts, diplomats’ accounts, drama (e.g. Dekker’s  Old Fortunatus), cartography, prints and paintings, numismatics, tombstones, heraldry, Ottoman poetry (e.g. Namýk Kemal), historic photographs, film history (and in particular the making of Exodus), accounts of the Jewish internment camps, Famagusta as a place of exile, the work of Theophilus Mogabgab and William Dreghorn, and Famagusta in the two world wars.
Those wishing to participate should contact the conference organizers as soon as possible to register interest. Abstracts of 200-250 words  should be sent via e-mail by June 30 (2011). In October (2011) successful  candidates will be notified a full year in advance of the conference (October  2012).
Specific, thematically aligned papers will also be selected for an  edited book of the same name.
Limited travel bursaries are available for participants without a  university affiliation.
For further details please contact the organisers at
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Constructing Memory in Medieval Spain

15-16th July, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, UK
Registration for this international inter-disciplinary conference is now
open. Please follow this link for details of the programme and how to
register –
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Meeting of the Institut Francaise de recherche d’Istanbul [IFEA]

14-15 November, Istanbul

Please click on the links for the call for papers in English or French
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3. SUMMER SCHOOLS
Patristics Summer School
Pappas Institute
This five-day accredited program is for theology and religious studies students, including masters-level students and undergraduates, and others, including clergy and lay people, with a background in religious studies, who would like to pursue their interests in the early Church.   The program is designed around small-group study of key patristic texts within thematic topics augmented by faculty lectures.  Discussions are facilitated in each class by doctoral-level teaching fellows that have been trained in this pedagogical method.  This year’s program will be held from July 18 – 23, 2011 on the campus of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts.  Registration and orientation are on Monday evening, the 18th, with classes beginning Tuesday morning.
If you are interested in attending, please read below regarding details and registration. If you have questions about the program or are interested in applying to be a Teaching Fellow, please contact pappaspatristic@comcast.net.  The deadline for registration is July 1.
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Summer school in the study of historical manuscripts (Zadar, Croatia)
26.-30.09.2011

Closing date for application : 15.7.2011 –
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