The Byzness

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The Byzness: 19 July 2011
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Departmental Lecturership in Byzantine Archaeology and Material Culture 300-1300

Grade 7: Salary in the range £29,099 – £29,972 p.a.
Applications are invited for a three-year fixed-term Departmental Lectureship in Byzantine archaeology and material culture, 300-1300, tenable from 1 October 2011. The appointment is for a limited term during the reorganisation of teaching in this area, and is non-renewable. Unless terminated earlier by notice, the appointment will expire on 30 September 2014. It is hoped that a college association will be arranged in conjunction with this post.
The successful candidate will give no fewer than 48 hours of lectures and classes per year on Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art as the History, and Classics Faculty Boards and the School of Archaeology shall direct. The Lecturer will be required to contribute to graduate teaching at Masters level on existing papers, and there will be scope for the successful candidate to offer and develop new Masters options alongside or in place of existing papers. The Lecturer will also be required to contribute to the provision of undergraduate courses in the Final Honour Schools of Archaeology and Anthropology and of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History.
Consideration will be given to candidates with teaching experience and a research interest in any aspects of the archaeology and material culture of the Byzantine world between 300 and 1300. A proven high standard of research ability and the ability to provide graduate supervision are necessary conditions for this appointment.
Further particulars, including information about how to apply, may be obtained from the Board Office, History Faculty, Old Boys’ High School, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL, UK (, and from the web at:
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (GMT) on Tuesday 5 July 2011


Princeton Society of Fellows: 2012-2015 Fellowship Competition

Application Postmark deadline: September 30, 2011
Online Application Form for all fellowships will be posted August 15, 2011.
The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2012-2015  Fellowship competition.
Four three-year Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year. The stipend for academic year 2012-13 will be approximately $76,000. Fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5000 a year, and access to university grants, benefits and other resources.
Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order that they can attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.
All candidates will be informed of the status of their application by the end of January 2012.  Interviews will take place in early February. The Society will reimburse the cost of travel and lodging associated with the interview.  Names of fellowship winners will be posted on the Society of Fellows’ website in July 2012.
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THE INDEX OF CHRISTIAN ART, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Presents *Re-Defining Byzantium, Art and Thought in the Byzantine World* 
This conference will be two days of self evaluation by some of the most eminent scholars of the Byzantine world and will examine such concepts as the Artist, Architecture, Decorative Arts, Displaying and Exhibiting Byzantine Art, Icons, Issues of Gender, Manuscripts, Metalwork, Paintings, La Maniera Graeca, La Maniera Latina, the Role and use of the Image, Iconography and the legacy of Kurt Weitzmann. Friday and Saturday, October 14^th and 15^th in Princeton University Speakers will include: Michele Bacci, University of Siena Charles Barber, University of Notre Dame Leslie Brubaker, University of Birmingham Gudrun Buehl, Dumbarton Oaks Anastasia Drandaki, Benaki Museum Helen Evans, Metropolitan Museum Sharon Gerstel, University College Los Angeles Ioli Kalavrezou, Harvard University Holger Klein, Columbia University Henry Maguire, Johns Hopkins University Georgi Parpulov, Oxford University Bissera Pentcheva, Stanford University JelenaTrkulja, Princeton University Alicia Walker, Bryn Mawr College Maria Vassilaki, University of Thessaly Full program will shortly be available on the Index website ( Spaces are limited and registration is required. There is no charge for the conference. To register please contact Robin Dunham ( before October 3^rd 2011. This conference was generously supported by The Program in Hellenic Studies, The Department of Art & Archaeology and The Program in Medieval Studies, Princeton University.
Oriental Numismatics Workshop: Monetary Circulation in 10th-c. Northern Europe

August 1-2, Wolfson College, Oxford

Fact and Fiction in the Eastern Mediterranean: Are we on the Right Track
Meeting on Byzantine and Ottoman Archaeology
University of Amsterdam, 21-23 October

The Eleventh International Congress of Demotic Studies
Merton College, Oxford
30 August until 3 September 2011.
Registration is still open. Demotic is the name given to a stage of the
ancient Egyptian language and the highly cursive script in which it was
written. These were in use for more than 1000 years, between the 7th
century BCE and the 5th century CE. In terms of subject matter, Demotic
Studies overlaps with a number of other fields, including Greek
Papyrology, Coptic Studies, and the History of Egypt in Late Antiquity.
For further details about the event, including a list of participants
registered so far, titles and abstracts of papers, and information about
how to register, please visit the Congress website:
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This summer Dumbarton Oaks is updating one of its online resources, the Bibliography for Gender in Byzantium, and we are soliciting input from the Byzantine community. This bibliography ( has not been updated in several years and is being expanded from its original remit to include sources on masculinity and eunuchs. Our initial goal is to update the current list, but Dumbarton Oaks is also developing a user-interface that will make the content searchable by author, title, keyword, etc. Please address any submissions to
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