Dear All,

After a slight dip, we return with several interesting notices for you. Best of luck and success to those whose academic year is starting soon.

Nicholas Matheou
MPhil Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, St. Cross College
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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The Byzness, 10th of September, 2013
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Dear friends and colleagues,
Please find here the latest version of the List of Editions and Translations in Progress. As usual comments and corrections are more than welcome.
If you want to add a new entry, please, send me an email with the following details:
I wish you a pleasant and fruitful new academic year,
Alessandra Bucossi 

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On behalf of the Academic Board of the 2014 Mediaeval and Renaissance Conference “Othello’s Island” I would like to inform you of our second annual conference taking place in Cyprus in 2014.
We would welcome submissions for this multidisciplinary conference from academics and research students wishing to give papers at the Conference, which takes place in Larnaca in Cyprus next April (2014).
The conference is organised by academics from the Cornaro Institute, University of Sheffield School of English and the University of Leeds School of Fine Art. It will be an opportunity to discuss diverse aspects of this fascinating period in Mediterranean and Levantine history with colleagues and reserach students from around the world. As a multi-disciplinary conference, art, literature and other culture are all welcome topics, as are historical studies, archaeology, cultural and material history, social history and other topics. However this list should not be seen as exhaustive, so please do consider submitting a proposal even if your subject area is not listed. Similarly, although based in Cyprus the aim of the second conference is to expand our investigations into the wider Mediterranean and Levantine region, and to also encompass aspects of Byzantine, Crusader State and Muslim cultural and social histories, during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. A major strand is Cyprus and/or the Mediterranean in art, literature and other culture in the period, including their presence in the work of Shakespeare and other writers. Cyprus is, after all, the island of Othello (in a manner of speaking).
We hope you will have an interest in attending this event yourself, but also please do circulate this information to your colleagues and students, whether undergraduate, postgraduate or at research level.
Full current information is available at:
Professor James Fitzmaurice
Othello’s Island Conference 2014
and Director of Distance Learning University of Sheffield (UK)
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Le Labex RESMED (Religion et Sociétés dans le Monde Méditerranéen) et la Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH) proposent en septembre 2013 :

2 bourses Fernand Braudel-IFER de 9 mois (à partir de janvier 2014) à des candidats étrangers postulant sur les thématiques du Labex :


A. Religions, lieux et conflits : Conversions et controverses ; Paysages et édifices

B. Religions et raison, tradition et innovation : Rationalité et religion ; Médecine religieuse et médecine rationnelle

C. Religions et pratiques sociales : Religions et sociabilités ; Religion, argent et pouvoirs politiques

Dépôt des candidatures du 2 septembre au 2 octobre 2013 à midi.


Voir l’appel détaillé de la Fondation MSH ici (en anglais) :



Assistant Director of the Oxford Roman Economy Project
Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, Oxford
Grade 7: £29,541 – £32,267 p.a.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates of postdoctoral status for the post of Assistant Director of the Oxford Roman Economy Project (OXREP). This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 4 years with effect from as soon as possible after the 21 October 2013. While the original, AHRC-funded phase of OXREP focused on the period between 100 BC and AD 350, we have now expanded the scope to include the period up to the seventh century, when the expansion of Islam radically changed the geopolitical dynamics of the Mediterranean world. We are interested in the pulsation of growth and contraction across the imperial period, the vicissitudes of the third century and the period of seeming revival under the Tetrarchy and Constantine, the effects of the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and the reconquests and plague under Justinian. The project continues to be interested in quantification, but is interested also in exploring vital parts of ancient life which have not hitherto been much considered in economic terms (e.g. the economics of ancient religion and entertainment).

The postholder will assist the Project Directors with developing OXREP by preparing grant applications for further research on aspects of the Roman Economy, and undertaking their own original research on the Roman economy, organising meetings, conferences and events, and preparing material for publication. The postholder will work closely with the two project directors, Professors Bowman and Wilson, and with a Research Assistant, to be appointed, responsible for collection and organisation of documentary material and archaeological evidence. Applicants should have completed a doctorate in a relevant area of Roman Economic History or Archaeology by 31 August 2013. The successful candidate will be appointed to a Supernumerary Fellowship at Wolfson College.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 9 October 2013.

Contact Person :  Mrs Brooke Martin-Garbutt        Vacancy ID :  109818

Contact Phone :  01865 288372                             Closing Date :  09-Oct-2013

Contact Email :  


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Vacancy ID_109818_Assistant Director OXREP 2013

We are now inviting applications for our 2014 Research Scholarship.  Please follow the link to our website for position details and how to apply.
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