The Byzness

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The Byzness, 10 March 2013
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Holy Haulage: Shipping Hagia Sophia to Palestine

Oxford’s own Konstantin Klein is speaking at King’s next week, please see here for the event listing:


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Crusades and Crusaders in the Balkans Conference

November 7th-9th, 2013, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Abstracts of no more than 300 words in by no later than April 15th, 2013.
For the full cfp see here, proceeds will be published.


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“Ravenna and the Traditions of Late Antique and Early Byzantine Craftsmanship: Culture, Labor, and Economy”

March 7 and 8, 2013

Columbia University
The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
1161 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

For further information and to reserve:


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British Library Curator of Classical and Byzantine Studies
Application deadline: Apr 7, 2013

The British Library is recruiting a Curator of Classical and Byzantine
Studies on a 3 year fixed term contract.

The British Library holds an outstanding collection of manuscripts and
printed works relating to the Classical and Byzantine world. As curator,
you will use innovative and traditional ways of interpreting and
presenting these collections through online resources and engagement
with academic and general users. You will also manage the third phase of
the Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Project.

With a post-graduate degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject, you
will have extensive experience of research in Classical and/or Byzantine
Studies. Strong knowledge of Ancient Greek and Latin, excellent written
and oral communication skills in English, and the ability to promote the
collections to a wide range of audiences are essential.

To help transform research on and engagement with these collections,
please visit

Salary scale: £31,076 to £35,202 per annum.
Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week

Further details available here:
Closing date 7th April 2013.


Free University of Berlin, Berlin Research Employee
Application Deadline: 03/30/2013

Part-time employment
Limited to 3 years

Job description:
Employees and perception co-ordinator on the German-Israeli research project “East and West in the Early Middle Ages: The Merovingian Kingdoms in Mediterranean Perspective ”
Sponsored by the German-Israeli-Foundation:

Completed university degree in history.

– PhD project related to the research project
– Good command of English and knowledge of Latin
– Knowledge of another source language

Applications with significant documents will be accepted until 30.03.2013

Quoting the identifier 0413044501/2013/FMIDM/1713, address your application to the
Free University of Berlin
Department of History and Cultural Studies
Prof. Dr. Stefan Esders
Koserstr. 20
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

FU Berlin, Friedrich Meinecke Institute, Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin


Paris Post-Doctoral Scholarship
The Research Center “Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean world” (RESMED, Paris), a laboratory of excellence (Labex) affiliated to the Sorbonne and the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH, Paris) is offering four 9-month Fernand Braudel postdoctoral scholarships (September 2013-June 2014).

Only non-French candidates can apply, with a research project on one of the 6 following topics:

A. Religions, places and conflicts: 1. Conversions and controversies, 2. Landscapes and sacred spaces
B. Religion and reason: 1. Rationality and Religion, 2. Religious and rational medicines
C. Religions and social practices: 1. Religions and sociabilities, 2. Religion, money and political power

Online submission dates are March 1 to 31, 2013.

More information here:

and here:


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