The Byzness

OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, August 21, 2011

1. PAID RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY
2. EMPLOYMENT
3. CALL FOR PAPERS

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1. CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS! MONEY FOR YOUR ARCANE KNOWLEDGE!

Graduate research assistant opportunity

Professor Averil Cameron has funding from the Leverhulme Trust for a project on the Christian dialogue form, mainly in Greek, from the early Christian period through to later Byzantium. The project is housed in the Theology Faculty and Professor Cameron is looking for part-time graduate assistance starting in October 2011. Most of the work will be bibliographical, and involve Greek material, and payment (for an RA at level 6.1) will be at the rate of £16.15 per hour. 15 hours per week are allowed for in the academic year 2011-12, but there may be some flexibility depending on the circumstances of the person appointed. The post requires excellent language skills in Greek and Latin, and Syriac would be an advantage. It would suit a 3rd or 4th yr D.Phil. student with good experience, technical skills and level of accuracy. Anyone interested should email Professor Cameron as soon as possible at averil.cameron@keble.ox.ac.uk, attaching a CV, a statement of why they think they are qualified, and the name of their supervisor, who must be willing to support the application and provide a reference if asked. It is hoped to make an appointment by mid-September, so please state also when you would be available for an informal interview.

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2. FORMER (OR SOON TO BE FORMER) GRADUATE STUDENTS! EMPLOYMENT!

Princeton: Assistant Professor in Byzantine art and architecture/Collaborator Index of Christian Art

The Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the field of Byzantine art and architecture,
open as to region and focus (art, archaeology, architecture). Responsibilities will consist of undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision of B.A. and Ph.D. theses and independent work. Applicants will be expected to interact with the Program in Hellenic Studies and other institutions on campus and beyond.

Apply online at: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs with cover letter, CV, one writing sample, and three references. A/D is October 1 or until the position is filled.

https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=181658

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Princeton: Art Historian: Byzantine Medievalist

Associate Professional Specialist-scholar/cataloguer in the Index of Christian Art. PhD preferred. Knowledge of Byzantine / Early Christian art essential. General duties include cataloguing works of medieval art from the existing paper files into an electronic database as well as original research in different media. Reading knowledge of foreign languages required. Ability to work with databases essential.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu and submit a CV, cover letter and contact information for three references.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=182284

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3. EVERYONE! A CHANCE TO GO TO NEW PLACES AND TELL NEW PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR SAME OLD WORK!

Call for papers, International Conference, University of Haifa – Israel
16-17 May 2012

Cultural Exchanges between Byzantium, East and West in the Late Byzantine World (12th-16th centuries)

The four hundred years that elapsed between the 12th and 16th centuries were politically turbulent for the Byzantine Empire.  Endless internal strives on the throne ended with disastrous consequences for the Empire, starting with the conquest of Constantinople in 1204 by the Crusaders and the splitting up of its former territories between Latin Western powers. The reconquista of Constantinople in 1261 by the Byzantines left the Empire but with a shadow of its former territorial space. The constant domestic struggles that weakened its stability unwillingly eased the Serbian expansionism and induced in late 1372 or early 1373 the Byzantine Emperors into vassalage status under the Ottomans. Eventually the final blow, i.e. the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 saw the fall into Ottoman rule of a shrunken empire, already almost collapsed from within.
In sharp contrast to the long political crepuscule, despite the long felt distrust towards foreigners of all kinds, cross cultural exchanges continued to thrive between adversaries in such fields as literature, music, arts, architecture and technologies. These interactions galvanized the cultural melting pot which shaped the eternal heritage of the Christian West, of all the Eastern Mediterranean, Eastern Europe as well as the countries around the Black Sea, in both Christian and Moslem worlds. Furthermore, despite the Ottoman conquest of the Byzantine Empire, the Byzantine tradition impacted to a great extent urban, architectonic and technological facets of its conquerors’ own culture.
For further details, please see the full announcement. Please submit abstracts  with a short C.V. to the organizing committee by 15 December 2011
Jeannine Horowitz, horowitz@research.haifa.ac.il
Ruthy Gertwagen, ruthygert@gmail.com
Emma Maayan-Fanar, efanar@univ.haifa.ac.il

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