The Byzness

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The Byzness, 06 November 2011


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Three three-years research fellowships in the Istituto Ellenico di Studi Bizantini e Postbizantini di Venezia.
Closing date: 11.11.2011

Restriction: candidates must be Greek citizens or of Greek origin.
More information available at:


10 Postdoc fellowships “Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe”
application deadline 10 Jan. 2012:

The fellowships are intended primarily for scholars of art history, history, literature, museology, philology, political philosophy, political science, religion and sociology who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin project. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years. Fellows gain the opportunity to pursue research projects of their own choice within the framework of one of the above-mentioned research fields and in relation to the overall project ‘Europe in the Middle East – the Middle East in Europe’. Successful applicants will be fellows of EUME at the Forum Transregionale Studien, and associate members of one of the university or non-university research institutes listed below.
As a rule, the fellowships start on 1 October 2012 and will end on 31 July 2013. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.250 € plus supplement depending on their personal situation. Organisational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Fellows are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the seminars and working discussions related to their research field. The working language of EUME is English.


6 PhD Scholarships at the “Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures”

application deadline 31 December 2011:

The CSMC is a unique research centre for the historical and comparative study of manuscript cultures in Asia, Africa, and Europe building on decades of manuscript studies at the University of Hamburg. It was recently established with a generous grant from the German Research Associa-tion (DFG) in order to develop a comprehensive approach to manuscript cultures including disciplines such as philology, palaeography, codicology, art history, and material analysis.
The CSMC is looking for highly qualified and highly motivated Ph.D. students with an M.A. or equivalent degree in all disciplines studying manuscript cultures regardless of region. Applications from candidates expecting to finish their degree before April 2012 are welcome. The scholarships amount to 1365 Euro/month plus additional support according to individual needs and will start 1 April 2012, for the duration of three years.


Professorship in Digital Humanities
Northeastern University, Boston, USA,


Research Fellowships in Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa

A number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are offered for one year (renewable for another) in the Department of Greek and Latin Studies, University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa. Areas of specialization within the Modern Greek section of the department include the ‘Frankokratia in Greece’ and ‘Afro-Byzantina’; Greek medieval chronicles and ethnicity in Greek history, civilization and literature; the Ancient and Medieval Greek World in Africa. Candidates’ research can be in any area of Byzantine and Modern Greek studies and the final choice of candidate will not be influenced by their choice of research topic.
The stipend is set at the UJ’s rate for postdoctoral fellowships, currently R170 000 per annum, sufficient to cover living expenses. Successful candidates would be expected to commence their fellowship either in February or September 2012 (although the start date may be negotiated). There are therefore two deadlines for applications: 30 November 2011 (to start in February 2012) and 31 May 2012 (to start in September 2012). Candidates are only eligible if they have been awarded a doctoral degree within the last five years; and, if they have yet to receive the degree, they must have it in hand by the time they take up the position, or preferably by the end of 2010.
Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, the names of two referees, an example of their written work (preferably published) of about 10 000 words, and a one-page summary of their proposed postdoctoral research to Dr Andrea Doyle at Applicants should also request that their referees send their references to the same email address. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their references arrive by the deadline.
Applications can also be posted to: Dr Andrea Doyle, Department of Greek and Latin Studies, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 524, Auckland Park, 2006, South Africa, making sure they arrive by the deadline. The successful candidate will be informed by phone.

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Spazio Figurato: Architectural Space and Iconographic Programs in Italy, 1100-1450
Rome, December 2, 2011. Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History. Villino Stroganoff, Via Gregoriana 22, Roma

Organized by Ludovico Geymonat, Marius Hauknes, Hanna Jacobs. The symposium explores the spatial arrangement of monumental images in twelfth- to fifteenth-century Italy. It will address the role played by architectural space in questions of visual communication, viewer response and hierarchies of images and ideas. For Program and Abstracts, please go to:


Conference “Bisanzio e le Crociate, incontro e scontro tra Occidente e Oriente”

San Servolo (Venice), December 10th and 11st 2011

December 10th 2011
h. 10.00 Greeting from government, presentation of our cultural association
h. 10.30 First conference. Chair, Matteo Broggini, Speeches: Prof. Romano (Università Federico II, Napoli), Alessio Angelo Comneno, Giuseppe Ligato
h. 1.00 pm Lunch.
h. 3.30 pm Lectures of bizantine proses and poetries by actor Carlo Vianello
h. 4.00 pm Second Conference, with a collaboration of École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) of Paris. Chair Prof. Paolo Odorico (EHESS), Speeches: Charis Messis (research professor at EHESS), Benjamin Weber (Postdoc EHESS), Dan Muresan (research professor at EHESS). This debate will be in Italian and in French.
h. 6.00 pm Cultural happy hour with art exhibition by Carlo Vianello
h. 8.00 pm Dinner
December 11st 2011
h. 10.00. Workshop. All student, young (or not) researcher, simple fans, could present a paper about their research (topic is free but it must be connected with Byzantium). Abstract must be sent before November 15th 2010 and must contain, title, focus, method of research, short bibliography. If the proposal abstract will be accepted, candidate must send his/her complete speech before December 1st 2011, at .
Papers could be written in Italian or in English.

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Ana Maria Aldama Roy 2011 International Prize for a Doctoral Thesis

Open to doctoral theses on Christian, Medieval or Renaissance Latin which have been defended between 01 October 2010 and 30 September 2011. Full announcement available here (on the third page for English).

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