OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 20 November 2011
1. MAD BLING YO
2. GETTIN’ IT REAL IN THE WORLD
3. SPREADIN’ THE WORD ON THE STREETS
4. CHILLIN’ WITH THE HOMIES
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The Marc de Montalembert Grant 2012
Open Call, Marc de Montalembert Foundation – Paris, www.fondationmdm.com
Deadline November 30, 2011
The Marc de Montalembert Foundation and the French National Institute of Art History (INHA) have formed a partnership to create and administer the Marc de Montalembert Prize, an award of 8,000 euros intended to further, over a period of six to nine months, a research project whose outcome should constitute an original contribution to the knowledge of the arts of the Mediterranean world.
The mission of the Marc de Montalembert Foundation is to advance cultural understanding between young people of the Mediterranean basin; that of the French Art History Institute is, among other vocations, to promote international cooperation among Art History scholars and curators. In a natural association of common purposes, the two organizations have joined together to establish the Marc de Montalembert Prize.
The Courtauld Institute of Art is a company limited by guarantee (registered in England and Wales, number 04464432) and an exempt charity. SCT Enterprises Limited is a limited company (registered in England and Wales, number 3137515). Their registered offices are at Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN. The sale of items related to The Courtauld Gallery and its collections is managed by SCT Enterprises Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Courtauld Institute of Art. The Hermitage Development Trust is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Courtauld Institute of Art. It is a company limited by guarantee (registered in England and Wales, number 3867675) and a registered charity (number 1078342). Its registered office is at South Building, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA.
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Fellowships at Koç University
Deadline: 15 December 2011
I would like to draw your attention to a new category of fellowship: a limited number of visiting short term senior fellowships, for a period of one or two months, at Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul, Turkey. More details are available from the RCAC web page: http://rcac.ku.edu.tr/fellowships Given the approaching application deadline of December 15th, I thank you in advance for informing potentially interested senior colleagues of this research opportunity.
A notification of a new Getty-funded fellowship program is available here. It will support Turkish scholars to study “Art and Archeology of the Sacred” in Algeria next summer, and also support non-Turkish scholars to study “Vision and Visual Culture in Byzantium” in Istanbul.
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3. A PETITION
Petition: Austria´s Scientific Landscape in Jeopardy
The Performance Agreement between the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, which was signed on the 4th November 2011 paves the way for the factual budget reduction of the largest and most eminent non-university research establishment in the country. The annual budget discrepancy of approx. 10–16 Mio. Euro, as part of the total budget of 74 Mio. Euro per year is leading to the threat of loss or closure of internationally acclaimed, and demonstrably excellent research organizations. In the words of the Academy Director of Finances the measures could lead to the loss of at least 300 self-financed, full-time equivalent staff members between 2012 and 2014. To sign the petition (auf Deutsch), please visit http://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/bedrohung-des-forschungsstandortes-oesterreich. For further information (in English), please see http://www.oeaw.ac.at/br/Petition-English.pdf.
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Conference “Bisanzio e le Crociate, incontro e scontro tra Occidente e Oriente”
San Servolo (Venice), December 10th and 11st 2011.
We have extended the deadline to November 30th. Please send an abstract of 500 words at firstname.lastname@example.org Paper proposal does not have to be strictly connected with the primary topic of the conference. Further notification can be found here, under the date 06 November 2011.