The Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 16 December 2012
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1. NEWS
2. CALL FOR PAPERS
3. EVENTS
4. OPPORTUNITIES

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1. NEWS

OUBS Conference Update

Oxford University has promised registration should be up by next week, whether it is or not an email will go out by Wednesday to all speakers about accommodation and signing up for dinners, as well as information concerning those papers who are possibilities for publication. I can also confirm the book fair is growing all the time, and details as to what will be included in the conference pack will also soon be revealed. As usual, all hard work and good news on the conference.

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2. CALL FOR PAPERS

The 46th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies
BYZANTINE GREECE: MICROCOSM OF EMPIRE?

University of Birmingham, March 23 – 25, 2013

This Symposium Series has not infrequently been devoted to a region, district, or city of the Byzantine world. Not before time therefore it turns the spotlight upon the richly documented space of Byzantine Greece, with a specific focus, in the invited lectures, upon Early and Middle Byzantine Greece. Under the overarching title and question “Byzantine Greece: microcosm of empire?” recent research into the history, archaeology, art, and architecture of the Greek space, between the fourth and twelfth centuries inclusive, will be explored in five sessions of lectures, in communications (which can range more widely), and in special presentations (open lectures) about the work of the Byzantine Sections of the Greek Archaeological Service and the Byzantine archives of the British School at Athens. Lectures will concern Late Antiquity, the “Dark-Age” transition, urban and rural revival, Middle Byzantine patrons and patronage of art and architecture, and Middle Byzantine society within the Helladic space, led by discussants whose own work is related while being partly or largely focussed upon other or wider regions of the Early and Middle Byzantine world.  Twenty-five distinguished scholars have agreed to present papers or act as discussants.

CALL FOR COMMUNICATIONS

Academics, research students, and other members of the scholarly community are invited to offer communications. Each session of communications will consist of five ten-minute presentations followed by discussions. Please send your abstract (of no more than 250 words) to a.w.dunn@bham.ac.uk by December 31, 2012 at the latest.

PROGRAMME/REGISTRATION/BOOKING/PAYMENTS/ACCOMMODATION

Please visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/bomgs or www.birmingham.ac.uk/springsymposium .

Dr Archie Dunn (Symposiarch) a.w.dunn@bham.ac.uk

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3. EVENT

Ernst Kitzinger and the Making of Byzantine Art History
The Warburg Institute – Friday, 11th January 2013

Organized by Felicity Harley-McGowan and Henry Maguire

Please click here to register and pay online

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4. OPPORTUNITIES

King’s College London Research Assistant Post

A vacancy has come up at very short notice for an extra Research Assistant on the Art of Making project (www.artofmaking.ac.uk). This would be an excellent opportunity for a postgraduate student (post MA, pre PhD) looking for experience to help them move to more advanced research in ancient visual culture and/or the application of the digital humanities to the classical world. 
 
 
It is a short term post with a closing date of 1st January 2013. The post will be based in the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London.
 
For details, please contact Dr Will Wootton, Lecturer in Roman Art
 
King’s College London,
London WC2R 2LS.
Tel. +44 (0)207 848 1015
Fax +44 (2)07 848 2545
 
PI on the Art of Making: www.artofmaking.ac.uk


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The Humanities Initiative Fellowship at CEU/CEU IAS

This is a joint research/ teaching program where junior Fellows are expected to spend the academic year in Budapest and work on their own research project at the Institute for Advanced Study in two of the semesters and teach 4 credits worth of courses at the university in one semester. All through the year we hope fellows will find creative ways in which themes in the humanities may be introduced at the CEU, and they will cooperate with existing programs and develop research and teaching opportunities with CEU and CEU IAS colleagues.

Deadline for application: January 15, 2013. Further information is available at http://ias.ceu.hu/NewCall

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