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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 30 June, 2013

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1. NEWS
2. CALL FOR PAPERS
3. STUDENTSHIPS

4. EVENTS

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1. NEWS

Please find here a link to a presentation by Dr. Ruth Dwyer on ‘Boethius and the Hagia Sophia’
 
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Stage d’initiation aux manuscrits grecs et orientaux

Ce stage, qui aura lieu du mercredi 9 au vendredi 11 octobre 2013, propose une formation initiale sur le manuscrit grec, avec une ouverture sur le domaine de l’Orient chrétien (en particulier le copte et le syriaque). Il est destiné en priorité aux étudiants en master et en thèse. Cette formation vient en complément des enseignements de paléographie, d’histoire du livre et d’histoire des textes existant par ailleurs en France.

Le stage sera assuré par les membres de la section grecque et de l’Orient chrétien de l’IRHT et, pour l’histoire de l’écriture grecque, par Mme Brigitte Mondrain, Directeur d’Études à l’EPHE (IVe section). Il se déroulera dans les locaux de la section grecque. La section dispose en effet d’un ensemble unique de documentation nécessaire à une telle formation : reproductions de manuscrits, catalogues, instruments de travail. Une visite-atelier est prévue dans une ou des bibliothèques parisiennes conservant des manuscrits.

http://www.irht.cnrs.fr/formation/stage-dinitiation-au-manuscrit-grec

Ce stage s’inscrit dans le cadre de la semaine de formation sur le manuscrit médiéval à l’IRHT, et il s’articule également avec le séminaire sur « Littératures techniques et tradition des textes scientifiques de l’Antiquité gréco-romaine » organisé à l’Université de Reims du 14 au 25 octobre 2013 par M. Didier Marcotte, Professeur des Universités. Un fichier attaché présente ce séminaire.

Informations pratiques

Le stage est gratuit mais, le nombre de places étant limité, merci de vous inscrire avant le 1er juillet 2013. Les inscrits recevront une réponse dans les vingt jours, avec un questionnaire plus précis à remplir, qui permettra de mieux répondre à leur attente et de coordonner l’ensemble des activités proposées. Deuxième et dernière date limite, uniquement en fonction des places restant éventuellement disponibles : 15 septembre 2013. Inscription à adresser par mail à : Pierre Augustin : pierre.augustin@irht.cnrs.fr ou, à défaut, par courrier postal à : M. Pierre Augustin IRHT – Section grecque et de l’Orient chrétien, Collège de France, 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris. Tél.: 0033.(0)1.44.27.18.71

 
Please also see the document attached below.
Sem.D.Marcotte.2013

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2. CALL FOR PAPERS

Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University
 
Deadline: August 31, 2013
 
Contact: Jason Fossella (jfossell@slu.edu)
 
We are organizing 3+ session on Byzantine studies for the 2014 SMRS, which will be held June 16-18 in Saint Louis. We are seeking:
-Papers for a general session on Byzantine studies
-Papers for a session on diplomacy and communications in Byzantium
-Participants in a roundtable discussion on the relationship between Byzantine Studies and the study of Medieval Europe
 
If there is significant interest in the general session, we may organize a second one.
 
For the paper sessions, please submit an abstract (no more than 300 words) by August 31. Please submit no more than one abstract.
 
For the roundtable, please indicate your interest in participating by August 31.
 
For more information on the Symposium, visit http://smrs.slu.edu/.
 
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Conference | Pathways of communication: Roads and Routes in Anatolia from prehistory to Seljuk times | Ankara, 20 – 22 March 2014

**Deadline for abstracts extended**  New date: September 15, 2013

Organized under the auspices of the British Institute at Ankara, in collaboration with Ankara University

Scientific committee: D. Baird, K. Gorkay, J. Haldon, M. Massa, S. Mitchell, L. Vandeput

CALL FOR PAPERS

Interaction between individuals and human communities and societies has always entailed movement, an action that does not occur randomly in the landscape, but is instead focused on specific paths that allow faster and easier connections. Roads and routes are therefore essential in carrying vital materials and information from one location to another. Turkey offers amongst the richest remains of routes, roads and tracks worldwide. The aim of this conference is to discuss these networks and their impact on society from different angles from the prehistory onwards.

Themes for contributions will include theoretical approaches to human geography and network structures as well as diachronic comparison of systems of roads and routes and GIS landscape analysis. Various methods for identifying roads and routes including textual analysis, the study of artefact distribution or targeted epigraphical and archaeological surveys, as well as excavations are equally welcomed. Papers focussing on the impact of roads, routes and network on society will allow the study of communication from a social angle. The conference is not intended as a forum for the publication of finds of individual stretches of ancient roads; the intention is to incorporate such finds into their wider geographical and social context.

Please send a title and an abstract of no more than 200 words to routesandroads@biaatr.org by June September 15, 2013

Conference languages: English and Turkish (simultaneous translation will be available)
Papers will be 20 minutes in length

 
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On the occasion of the 1150th anniversary of the mission of Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia the Municipality of Thessaloniki has declared year 2013 the Year of Cyril and Methodius.  In the context of the Year of Cyril and Methodius the Municipality will organize, together with the Thessaloniki-based Centre of the Study of the Cultural Legacy of Cyril and Methodius, an International Conference entitled “Cyril and Methodius: Byzantium and the World of the Slavs”, to be held in Thessaloniki on November 28-30, 2013.

For full information please see here, and here.
 
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3. STUDENTSHIPS
 
PhD funding opportunity for a Byzantinist with interest in comparative religion at the Technische Universität Dresden, for their new program in the Interreligious Comparison of Monastic Cultures (ICMC). See this link for full information:
 

http://fovog.de/englisch/gradkollen.html

 
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4. EVENTS
 
Please find attached to this email the program for this fall’s Byzantine Studies Conference, meeting November 1-3, 2013, at Yale University.
 
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The programme for the International workshop organized by the Netherlands Institute in Turkey and the Istanbul Department of the German Archaeological Institute, ‘New Cities in Late Antiquity’ (late 3rd- 7th c. AD), can be found here.
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