OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 16 July, 2013
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2. CALL FOR PAPERS
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Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the launch of the new series
Court Cultures of the Middle Ages and Renaissance is a peer-reviewed series focused on the inter- and multi-disciplinary cultural output of medieval and Renaissance court culture on an international scale. The series invites proposals for single- and multi-authored monographs, edited collections and editions of early works relating to the court.
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit proposals which highlight the central importance of the court to medieval and Renaissance culture, including projects that explore the life and/or works of writers, artists, historiographers, soldiers, composers, diplomats and courtiers, in the East as well as the West. Other areas of particular interest are courtly ritual (e.g. chivalric code, ceremonies, spectacle) and literary and artistic representations of the court. The series will also explore the role of the court in shaping national, religious and political identities, as well as its function as an interface between different cultures.
Each proposal will be vetted by the specialists on the series editorial board and will undergo a comprehensive peer-review process.
Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey, Trinity College Dublin
We welcome proposals for this series. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
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2. CALL FOR PAPERS
New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies:
The nineteenth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 6–9 March 2014 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are welcome; please see the new guidelines at http://www.newcollegeconference.org/cfp.
In memory of the conference’s founder Lee Daniel Snyder (1933–2012), we are pleased to announce the establishment of the Snyder Prize, which will be awarded for the first time in 2014. The prize carries an honorarium of $400 and will be given to the best paper presented at the conference by a junior scholar. Further details are available at the conference website.
The conference will be held on the campus of New College of Florida, the honors college of the Florida state system. The college, located on Sarasota Bay, is adjacent to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which will offer tours arranged for conference participants. Sarasota is noted for its beautiful public beaches, theater, food, art and music. Average temperatures in March are a pleasant high of 77F (25C) and a low of 57F (14C).
More information will be posted on the conference website as it becomes available, including submission guidelines, prize details, plenary speakers, conference events, and area attractions:
The deadline for abstracts is 15 September 2013. Send inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org and abstracts to:
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3. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
A one-year position for a research assistant is opening up at the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams project at Ghent University. The Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams is a research project based at the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University and funded by the Flemish Government ‘Hercules fund for research infrastructure’. The database aims to provide on-line access to the vast corpus of book epigrams (or: metrical paratexts) found in Byzantine manuscripts. More information about the project can be found on www.dbbe.ugent.be.
The successful candidate will be expected to create and maintain the textual records that form the core of the digital database. Primary tasks are the gathering of textual and contextual data from existing publications, and inputting the data through a user-friendly electronic interface. He or she will work in a collaborative research team. Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Classics, Greek Philology, and/or Byzantine Studies. Thorough knowledge of Ancient and Byzantine Greek is essential, and acquaintance with Byzantine palaeography and codicology is desired.
We offer a job in a dynamic research environment, the possibility to prepare publications as a co-author, and an attractive salary (ca 1,800 euro/month net). The research assistant will have the status of a doctoral bursary.
The appointment is for one year, but is renewable. The research assistant is expected to start on 1 October 2013 (at the earliest).
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, and the name and contact details of two referees. Applications must be sent to Professor Kristoffel Demoen (email@example.com), before 8 August 2013. The decision will be made known soon thereafter, at the latest before the end of August. For enquiries, please contact Dr. Floris Bernard (firstname.lastname@example.org).