The Byzness

OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 11 December 2012

1. PUBLIC LECTURES THIS WEEK
2. ONLINE EXHIBITION
3. FELLOWSHIP

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1. PUBLIC LECTURES THIS WEEK

Two lectures by Robert Ousterhout in London

THREE INTERSECTING LIVES Archaeologists and Travellers in Ottoman Lands: Osman Hamdi Bey, John Henry Haynes and Hermann Hilprecht
Lecture at the Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD Monday 12 December 2011, 6.30pm
http://www.cornucopia.net/royalasiatic.html
RSVP to Julie Witford, +44(0)1450 379933 juliewitford@cornucopia.net

REDISCOVERING THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF JOHN HENRY HAYNES
Lecture at Sotheby’s 34–35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA Tuesday 13 December 2011, 11am
http://www.cornucopia.net/sothebysinvite.html
RSVP to Rachael Barrowman, +44(0)207 293 5467 rachael.barrowman@sothebys.com

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2. ONLINE EXHIBITION

1936 Photographs of Byzantine Turkey
http://icfa.doaks.org/collections/artamonoff/
The Nicholar Artamonoff Collection at Dumbarton Oaks

The Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection includes 543 photographs taken in Istanbul and five archaeological sites in Western Turkey (Ephesus, Hierapolis, Laodicea on the Lycus, Pergamum, Priene) from 1935 to 1945. The high quality photographs are of great value as they show buildings, sites, and objects that no longer exist or are in a better state of preservation than today. As Ernst Kitzinger (a former director of Dumbarton Oaks) informed Artamonoff himself in a letter of December 13, 1962, the collection has “great documentary value […] because of the subsequent vicissitudes that have befallen some of the monuments concerned.”
The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archive (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks holds the original negatives of these photographs. They were acquired on July 11, 1962, through the support of Robert Van Nice, a Research Associate at Dumbarton Oaks who had worked in Istanbul conducting a large scale survey of the architecture of Hagia Sophia. Since coming to Dumbarton Oaks, Artamonoff’s photographs have been used in publications and research by many distinguished scholars.
In 1980 all of the original Artamonoff negatives were copied to safety film negatives by ICFA for their preservation, and are housed in ICFA cold storage. All Artamonoff negatives were digitized in 2010 by ICFA interns Sharon Ke, Sara Wendell, Erica Abbey, and Luiza deCamargo and are now stored on a hard drive.
This online exhibit has been created by Günder Varinlioğlu, Byzantine Assistant Curator of ICFA, and Alyssa DesRochers, ICFA intern. The project is ongoing; research continues and the site is a work in progress. Comments or questions about the photographs, photographer or project are welcome.

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3. FELLOWSHIP

18th  Foreigners’ Fellowships Programme, Academic Year 2012-2013

The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation operates an annual Programme of Research Grants and Educational Scholarships addressed to foreign (non-Greek) Scholars, Researchers, Artists and Postgraduate Students.
We look forward to your cooperation in bringing the foregoing to the attention of those interested, to apply to us no later than February 29, 2012.
More information is available at: www.onassis.gr.
Foreigners’ Fellowships Programme: ffp@onassis.gr

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