The Byzness

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The Byzness, 21 October 2012
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Met Journals now free online

Age of Spirituality, Glory of Byzantium and Byzantium Faith and Power can all now be downloaded for free from the Met website, along with their accompanying symposia and all other Met publications.

Press release



Cambridge Old Slavonic Reading Group Founded on Mondays

Full Details to be found here.


Byzantine History Simulator/Game

From your President Emeritus (Thanks Doug) follow this link to carry out what I’m sure we’ve all thought about at some point, a very alternate Byzantine History:


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AAH Annual Meeting at Ohio State
May 16-19, 2013
Though normally more of an Ancient History event, Byzantine papers are also welocme here, see below:

Proposals are invited for papers (typically 20 minutes) in the following sessions, organized by the colleague(s) named in each instance:

The Republic and Its Elite 101 years after Gelzer: Where Are We Now? (Rosenstein)

Roman Non-elites in Cities and Countryside (Sessa)

State Formations: The Nature and Culture of Government in Greek Antiquity (Anderson)

Greeks and non-Greeks: Exploring the Boundaries of Greek Culture and Ethnicity (Lopez-Ruiz)

Religion and Empire from Augustus to Justinian (Brakke & Harrill)

Religion and Epigraphy (Graf & Johnston)

Archaeology as Ancient History, Moving Beyond Old Paradigms (Gregory)

The Formation of the Byzantine State: From Rome to New Rome (Kaldellis)

An abstract of no more than 500 words should be sent by November 1, 2012 to Concise in-text references only; no footnotes or bibliography.

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Cyprus in Medieval Times: A Place of Cultural Encounter
6-8 December 2012 in Munster

Full details to be found here


AD 312 Constantine’s Victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge Conference

Roman Society and Association for Roman Archaeology

BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum

Saturday 3 November, 2012

1.30     Professor John Wilkes (Institute of Archaeology, University College London): Introduction

1.40     Professor Raymond Van Dam (University of Michigan): Two Emperors at the Milvian Bridge

2.25     Dr Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe (King’s College London): Christianity, the Cross and the Empire before the Milvian Bridge

3.10     Tea

3.40     Dr Doug Lee (University of Nottingham): Constantine’s Impact on Religious Change

4.25     Dr Jonathan Bardill:  Constantine’s Divine Inspiration

5.10     Revd Professor Martin Henig (Institute of Archaeology, UCL):  Conclusion

Constantine at the Milvian Bridge: Roman war-lord or Christian saint?

To book tickets, please contact the Roman Society:

A booking form is available at:


2012 Mostly Orthros Festival

Saturday, December 8, 2012 (9 am-4 pm).

It consists of a conference during the day and a concert in the evening.  The international conference will take place at the James Chapel of the Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York, New York, 10027. It will include a keynote address entitled “The All-Night Vigil at the Tomb of Jesus in Early Christian Jerusalem, and its Musical Legacy East and West” by Dr. Peter Jeffery, Michael P. Grace II Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and Scheide Professor of Music History Emeritus at Princeton University. Additional presentations will be delivered by distinguished scholars Dr. Susan Boynton, Columbia University; Dr. Alexander Lingas, City University London; Dr. Achilleas Chaldaeakes, Music Department of Athens University, Greece; Dr. Grammenos Karanos, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology; Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, Brown University & Emerson College. Doctoral candidates presenting recent findings from their doctoral dissertation research include Alan Gampel, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University; Spyridon Antonopoulos, City University London; Jamie Greenberg Reuland, Department of Music, Princeton University; Adrian Sarbu, Iasi, Romania. For more information on the conference contact Dr. Angelo Lampousis at (914) 235-6100 or

The concert event will take place at Artswestchester located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, New York, 10601 (7:30-9 pm). The concert will explore the cultural differences between Byzantine Music and Ottoman/Turkish Music and it will be complemented by a pre-concert lecture by Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol. The first part of the music program will feature Byzantine Chant compositions interpreted by Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, instructor of Byzantine Music at the William Spyropoulos School of Flushing, New York, and Protopsaltes (head chanter) of Saint Nicholas Shrine Church of Flushing, New York. The second part of the music program will feature a performance of Ottoman and Turkish Music by Dr. Sanlıkol of the Dünya ensemble. For more information on the concert contact Dr. Tom van Buren at (914) 428-4220 x 329.


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Dietrich Reinhart OSB Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies

The cover letter, project description, and CV should be sent by the applicant to; letters should be sent by the referees directly to the same email address or in hard copy to Julie Dietman, HMML, Box 7300, Collegeville, MN 56321.

Applications for the Academic Year 2013-14 are due December 15, 2012. The decision and acceptance process will be completed by the end of February 2013.

Full Details of the Fellowship may be found at


University of San Marino Scholarships for XI Cycle PhD in History

The course is three years. The course will begin in June 2013. There are eight scholarships, two of which are reserved for citizens of San Marino.
Applications, accompanied by the required documents, must be submitted no later than Monday, January 14, 2013. Also apply online at

To read the contents of the announcement:
For more information:
Department of Historical Studies
University of the Republic of San Marino
Monastery of St. Clare – Omerelli district # 20
47890 Republic of San Marino RSM
Tel 0549 882513 – 887007/885445 Fax 0549 / From Abroad (+) 378 882 513 / Fax: (+) 378 885 445


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2013-14 at the Center for the Study of Christianity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Deadline for Application: 15th January 2013
Full Details to be found here.


Turkish Cultural Foundation Fellowship in Turkish Culture and Art

Application Deadline: December 14th, 2012
Full details to be found at


CEU Fellowships

The CEU Institute for Advanced Study (CEU IAS) invites applications for its core senior and junior fellowship programs for the academic year 2013/14. Fellowships are available in all areas of research in the social sciences and humanities for the full 9 –month period (Oct-June) or for either the 3-month Fall semester (Oct-Dec) or the 5-6 months Spring semester (Jan-June).
The application deadline is November 4, 2012.
More information on the call (including eligibility, application materials required, and contact info may be found at this website:  For further info on the Institute please visit: or our Facebook page at
Stanley J. Seeger ’52 Center for Hellenic Studies
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Hellenic Studies, academic year 2013-2014, for early career scholars in Hellenic Studies, with a special emphasis on Modern Greek Studies, Byzantine Studies, or Late Antique Studies, including their relation to the Classical tradition. The salary will be $47,700 for the academic year (September 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014).
For more information and to apply, please visit the following link:
 Princeton University
Center for Hellenic Studies
Attn: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Scheide Caldwell House
Princeton, New Jersey 08544, U.S.A.

Assistant Curator, Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks
Application Deadline: November 16th 2012
Full details here.

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