The Byzness

Dear All,

 
Autumn has certainly found a rather wet Thessaloniki, yet never fear, we continue to have plenty of exciting notices as the summer retreats.
 
Best wishes to all,
 
Nik
 


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

 
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 16th of September, 2013

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1. JOB OPPORTUNITIES

2. EVENTS
3. RESEARCH AWARD & SCHOLARSHIPS
 
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1. JOB OPPORTUNITIES
 
TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE
DIRECTOR OF THE MALCOLM H. WIENER LABORATORY OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD VISITING PROFESSORS

Location: Athens, Greece
Deadline: November 15, 2013

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) invites applications for the position of Director of the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory of Archaeological Science (WL). The primary responsibility of the director of WL is, in consultation with ASCSA officials and the WL advisory committee, to develop and implement research goals for the laboratory and to oversee its day-to-day operation. This is a fulltime position and requires significant experience in the archaeological sciences, especially as they relate to Mediterranean archaeology, and administrative skills. The position reports to the Director of ASCSA and is a member of the senior academic and administrative staff in Athens. Salary and benefits are commensurate with rank and experience. Term beginning July 14, 2014 to be negotiated (normally three-year renewable).

At time of application candidates are required to have 1) a Ph.D. in archaeological science or a related field; 2) research and laboratory experience in the archaeological sciences, especially in bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, or environmental sciences; 3) an established publication record in archaeological science; and 4) a strong record of external funding.

Preferred qualifications include experience in 1) Mediterranean archaeology; 2) management, including in a laboratory; 3) collaborative research with archaeologists; 4) university teaching in the archaeological sciences; and 5) collections management.

 
Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professors


One or Two Positions (pending funding)
Deadline: October 31, 2013

Term:
Early September 2014 to June 1, 2015.

Qualifications:
A senior scholar with a significant record of publication and teaching in a North American institution and a member of the Managing Committee or faculty/staff from a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent support from the School. Candidates who have held the Whitehead Professorship may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.

Mission:
Advancing research on a project, which utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches the academic program of the School. Whitehead Professors are encouraged to present a seminar during the winter term on the subject of their expertise and to contribute to the academic program in other significant ways, such as mentoring or advising students at the School and participating in School trips and excursions.

For more information about all positions see: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/about/position
 
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The Research Center for Anatolian Civilisations at Koç University Istanbul is announcing the opening of applications for several fellowships. Please see here for more details.

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2. EVENTS
 

The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection and the National Gallery of Art are pleased to invite you to a private study day program held in conjunction with two days of public lectures honoring the exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections. The exhibition will be on view at the National Gallery of Art from October 6, 2013-March 2, 2014. The study day will include discussion in the Heaven and Earth exhibition galleries and at Dumbarton Oaks Museum during non-public hours. Academics, collectors, conservators, curators, and graduate students will participate.

 

On Thursday, October 17th, Sharon E. J. Gerstel will deliver a public lecture titled Witnessing Byzantium: The Greek Perspective at 3:30pm in the East Building Auditorium. On Friday, October 18th, a public symposium titled Ways of Seeing Byzantium will take place from 2:00-5:00pm in the West Building Lecture Hall. Below is a tentative schedule:

 

2:00

Welcome

Faya Causey, head of academic programs, National Gallery of Art

 

2:05-2:30

Ways of Seeing Byzantium, an Introduction

William Tronzo, visiting faculty, University of California, San Diego

 

2:30-3:05

In the Divine Mirror: Phenomenology and Aesthetics of Byzantine Art

Bissera Pentcheva, associate professor of art and art history, Stanford University

 

3:05-3:20

Break

 

3:20-3:55

Heaven in Earth: Exhibiting the Metaphysics of Matter

Glenn Peers, professor of art and art history, University of Texas, Austin

 

3:55-4:30

Beautiful Bodies: Personal Adornment and Byzantine Aesthetics, Then and Now

Alicia Walker, assistant professor of the history of art, Bryn Mawr College

 

4:30-5:00

Q&A Session

 

Later on Friday afternoon, the study day will follow with discussion in the Heaven and Earth exhibition galleries after public hours from 5:00-7:00pm.  Dinner will follow at the Gallery. On Saturday, October 19th, starting at 9:45 am, we will continue discussion in the Byzantine galleries at Dumbarton Oaks before the museum opens to the public. Byzantine textiles will be on view exclusively for study day participants and discussion will also include Bzyantine works in the permanent collection galleries. Lunch will be served at 12:15 pm at Dumbarton Oaks. 

 

 

Participation in the study day will be limited to 35 people. We expect that there will be more people interested in attending than can be accommodated. If you wish to attend, please email Ben Masri-Cohen (b-masri-cohen@nga.gov) before Friday, October 4, 2013 to register and ensure a place in the program. Please be certain to include your professional title and preferred email address.

 

A general brochure for events taking place from September-December can also be found here.

 

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3. RESEARCH AWARD & SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Applications open until 31 October 2013

First prize £1,000
Second prize £500

The Ancient & Modern Research Award is open to scholars under 25 or over 6o years
for a project relating to any subject area covered by
Hali magazine
http://www.hali.com
Cornucopia magazine
http://www.cornucopia.net

Applications should be short and outline the project in no more than 500
words.
For more information go to: http://www.ancientandmodern.co.uk

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The German Research Centre in Venice is announcing several research grants for postgraduate study, please see here for more details.
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