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OXFORD BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 29 January 2012

1. SUMMER SCHOOLS
2. CONFERENCES
3. LECTURES

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1. SUMMER SCHOOLS

London Summer School in Classics

The London Summer School in Classics (3-12 July, 2012) offers 8 days of intensive teaching in Greek or Latin, along with additional lectures, workshops and a debate. Language classes are offered at all levels from beginners to advanced.  This year we are also offering beginners’ classes in Syriac and Coptic. The course is non-residential and costs £100.  Full-fee bursaries and travel grants will be available.  The deadline for applications is 1 June, 2012.

To register for this course, please contact the Classics Department:
E-mail: classics@kcl.ac.uk
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/classics/study/summerclass/index.aspx

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King’s College London Summer School
Intensive course in Ancient Greek
Intensive course in Latin

This year King’s College London is again running two 6-week courses (2 July – 10 August, 2012) in Ancient Greek and Latin as part of the KCL Summer School.  These courses offer students who have not previously had the opportunity to study Greek or Latin intensive training designed to bring them from complete beginners to a point where they are able to read simple texts.  They are ideal for students who intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree to get ahead during the summer, thus acquiring an essential skill for their future research. They are also appropriate for teachers, undergraduates, mature students and anyone with an interest in the Hellenic or Roman world.

It is also possible for complete beginners to take just the first half of the course (2 July – 20 July), and for those who already have a basic knowledge to take the second half of the course (23 July – 10 August).

In addition to language learning, we offer workshops giving an introduction to skills such as epigraphy and papyrology, and there will be some specially arranged museum visits.

Accommodation is offered for these courses by King’s College London.
A number of bursaries to help cover the cost of fees will be offered by the Classics Department.

For further information and to apply, please see the King’s College London Summer School website:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/summerschool/index.aspx
E-mail: summerschool@kcl.ac.uk

To apply for a bursary, please see:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/classics/study/intensive.aspx

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KOC UNIVERSITY SUMMER PROGRAMS

“Doing Business in the Middle East & Turkey” * is a 3-week (17 June – 06 July) intensive summer program focusing on a blend of law-based and business-based discussions on entrepreneurial activity in this region. The program takes place in Istanbul through the collaboration of Koc University and Santa Clara University. It is open to both undergraduate and grad students. 5 scholarships are available, equaling a 50% reduction in program fee (details in the application form on the website of the program).
More info at  http://oip.ku.edu.tr/santaclara

“Cappadocia in Context”* is a 3-week program (17 June – 05 July, 2012) designed specifically for graduate students in Cappadocia, led by esteemed Byzantine expert University of Pennsylvania Professor Robert Ousterhout and Dr.Tolga Uyar (University of Paris I) with the contribution of the esteemed faculty members from Koc University. The program comprises a combination of lectures, seminar discussions, site visits and field trip. We will offer up to five $500 grants to help cover travel costs and some portion of the program fee.  The $500 grants will be assessed based on merit and need. In addition, based on a combination of merit and financial need, Koç University will be offering 2 full scholarships for the program, covering the entire program cost.
More info at http://oip.ku.edu.tr/cappadocia/home

“Istanbul through the Ages” * is a 4-week program (02 – 26 July, 2012) taught in modules by leading Koc professors world renowned as Ottoman and Byzantine academicians at our facility in downtown Istanbul. The program is designed for graduate students who are interested in deepening their understanding of Istanbul and adding this value to their academic focus while having a taste of the city with over 12 million inhabitants representing a true melting pot of cultures and faiths. We will offer up to three $500 grants to help cover travel costs and some portion of the program fee.  The $500 grants will be assessed based on merit and need. Based on a combination of merit and financial need, Koç University will also be offering 2 full scholarships for the program, covering the entire program cost.
More info at http://oip.ku.edu.tr/istanbul/home

“Introduction to Ottoman Epigraphy” * is a 2-week program (09 – 20 July, 2012) on Ottoman Epigraphy led by University of Chicago Professors. The program focuses on surveying the development of the Ottoman inscriptions from a chronological standpoint starting with the earliest examples in Anatolia. There will be field trip to Bursa to study inscriptions of critical historical importance in situ. The program is designed for grad students. The website of the program will be launched next month. The scholarship opportunities will be available on the website. You can refer to the attached PDF document for the content of the program.

The Application Deadline for all programs is 30 April 2012.
Students will receive credits in the program they will attend.
If you have any inquiries about the programs, please contact Çiçek Dereli (cdereli@ku.edu.tr), International Projects Development Coordinator at Koç University.

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2. CONFERENCES

Byzantium/Modernism: Art, Cultural Heritage, and the Avant-Gardes
20-22 April 2012 (History of Art Department, Yale University)

What does modern art have to gain from Byzantium?  How can Byzantine philosophy enrich our understanding of the modern and contemporary image? The goal of this conference is twofold: First, to investigate the prolific interest in Byzantine art at the turn of the century and its effects on the historical Avant-Gardes in art, architecture, and visual culture to the present; second, to articulate how Byzantine art and image philosophy can contribute to modern and contemporary visual culture. The intention is to produce an intellectual history of art from the nineteenth century to the present that uses Byzantium/Modernism as a paradigmatic fissure for the co-identification of said terms.
Please find our full conference program on our website.

**SPACE IS LIMITED: Please register on our website**
http://byzmod2012.eventbrite.com/

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Byzantine Studies Conference
Nov. 1-4, 2012, Brookline, MA

The Thirty-Eighth Annual Byzantine Studies Conference (BSC) will be held at the Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts from Thursday evening, November 1, through Sunday lunch, November 4, 2012.

Please see the link for the complete Call for Papers.

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3. LECTURES

SPBS & The Friends of the British School at Athens present an illustrated lecture by Michael Heslop entitled “Byzantine Defences in the Dodecanese Islands; Planned or Improvised”

The lecture will take place at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 20 March 2012, followed by an informal reception, at Room G22/26, Ground Floor, South Block, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

The nearest tube station is Russell Square.

Entrance is free for SPBS members but please confirm attendance to Mike Saxby: mss714bham.ac.uk

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