The Byzness

The Byzness, September 25, 2011


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Medieval Association of the Pacific 2012 Conference
Santa Clara University, March 30-31, 2012

The 2012 conference of the Medieval Association of the Pacific will take place at Santa Clara University on Friday and Saturday March 30-31, 2012. We are please to announce that our online submission system is now open. The Programming Committee welcomes proposals for both individual presentations and full sessions. As in past years, MAP particularly invites interdisciplinary sessions involving presenters from more than one college or university. Although the conference will not have a theme and papers on any topic relevant to our understanding of medieval culture will be welcome, we invite members to take advantage of the 800 year anniversary of Clare of Assisi’s foundation of a community of women intent on following in the footprints of the poor and Christ through a life shaped by poverty, contemplation and community on Palm Sunday in March 1212.
The deadline for submissions is 3 October, 2011.

To propose a paper or session for the 2012 conference, please click the appropriate link below:

These links are also available on the MAP home page at
Please take this opportunity to make sure that your membership is up-to-date. Non-members will be required to join in order to register for the conference.


CALL FOR PAPERS: 18th Annual Postgraduate Medieval Studies Conference
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol, UK 24th‐25th February, 2012

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Fellowships for research at the Gennadius Library 2012-2013

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2012-13 academic year at the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 118,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library has become an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, especially from the Byzantine period to modern times. For further information, consult the website of the American School at

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel-to collections award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students for projects and research at the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. At least one month of residency required. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2012.

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.’s from colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada for work in the Gennadius Library for full academic year. Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2012.

THE GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.’s writing on the Greek Civil War. Fellows are required to make use of and refer to the George Papaioannou Papers housed at the Archives of the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. Stipend of €1,000. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2012.

MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY (SUMMER OF 2013): Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in Byzantine studies from any university worldwide. Month-long program in intermediate level Medieval Greek language and philology at the Gennadius Library, with site and museum trips. Up to twelve scholarships available. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2013.  Note: This program is offered every other year, with the next session in June-July 2013.


Hellenist position at Brown

The Department of Classics at Brown University has been authorized to announce a search for a specialist in ancient Greek literature at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or tenured Associate Professor. The successful candidate will teach primarily Greek language and literature, as well as courses in translation. Prerequisites for consideration include distinction in scholarship and teaching in any aspect of ancient Greek language and literature. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample (no more than thirty pages), and, if applying for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, three letters of recommendation; Ph.D. by the time of employment is required. Applicants for a tenured Associate Professor position should send the names of five referees, who will be contacted directly by the Search Committee.

Applications should be sent to: Chair of the Greek Search Committee, Department of Classics, Box 1856, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA.  Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. The department intends to conduct interviews of short-list candidates at the annual meetings of the American Philological Association in Philadelphia in January 2012. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Stratis Papaioannou (  Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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