The Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 25th of September, 2013

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1. NEWS

2. EVENTS
3. CALL FOR PAPERS
4. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
5. INTERNSHIPS & SUMMER SCHOOLS
 
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1. NEWS
 
Attached please find the obituary for Anna Christidou, Byzantinist and postdoctoral fellow at Central European University.

http://www.ceu.hu/article/2013-09-19/ceu-mourns-senior-fellow

Sharon E. J. Gerstel
Professor of Byzantine Art & Archaeology
Department of Art History
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1417

 
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2. EVENTS
 
Colleagues,

We would like to encourage you to register and book your hotel rooms for the upcoming BSC at Yale as soon as possible.  Due to contractual obligations we will have to release the majority of the rooms reserved at discount prices at the Omni Hotel by October 1.  Thereafter room rates are likely to increase.

The local arrangements website is: http://www.yale.edu/ism/events/Byzantine-Studies-Conference-2013.html

We are looking forward to seeing you soon in New Haven.

Vasileios Marinis
Rob Nelson

 
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Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,
 
You are cordially invited to the following special events organised by the Hellenic InstituteHistory DepartmentRoyal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) in the present academic year.
 
  • The Thirteenth Annual Hellenic Lecture on “The Substance and the Shadows: reflections on British-Greek relations over two centuries” by Sir MichaelLlewellyn-Smith, KCVO, CMG, historian and former British Ambassador to Greece, will be held in the Windsor Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX on Tuesday 11 March 2014 at 6.15pm.
 
The Lecture will offer reflections on the British-Greek relationship since the time of independence, with its highs and lows, its particular charged quality, and its changes over time; with comments on the idea of Greece for the British governing class, the relevance of the classical tradition, the role of the Greek crown, and on some of the key personalities from Byron onwards, through Gladstone to Lloyd George, Venizelos, and Churchill.
 
This annual event is co-organised and sponsored by RHUL Events Office and the Hellenic Institute. Further information from Mrs Marta Baker(M.Baker@rhul.ac.uk ).
 
 
  • A Memorial Concert for Julian Chrysostomides (1928-2008), the distinguished Byzantinist and former Director of RHUL Hellenic Institute, will take place in theGreek Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London W2 4LQ, on Friday 18 October 2013 at 7.30pm.
 
The Arcadia Mundi Orchestra will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending conducted by Anastasios Strikos with George Hlawiczka in solo Violin, followed by the world premiere of Philippos Tsalahouris, Julian Suite (Ιουλιανή Σουΐτα) for Orchestra, Opus 85, conducted by the composer and commissioned by the Hellenic Institute on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Julian Chrysostomides’ passing away († 18.X.2008) (please see attached poster).
 
This memorial event is organised by the Hellenic Institute with the generous support of RHUL Development and Alumni Relations Office, RHUL  History Department,The A.G. Leventis FoundationThe Friends of the Hellenic Institute, and private donors. Further information from Ch.Dendrinos@rhul.ac.uk.
 
Both events are open to students, staff, Friends and members of the public free of charge. No ticket or need to book a place.
 
I do hope you will be able to join us in these special events which mark the 20 years since the establishment of our Institute.
 
With warmest good wishes for the new academic year,
 
Yours, 

Charalambos Dendrinos
 
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Saturday, September 28

10AM – 4PM

JAFFE BLDG, 34th and Walnut

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

In the Line of Great Domes:

The Mausoleum of Oljeytu in Sultaniyya, Iran (1306-1313)

 This workshop will explore the details of the structural achievement, and decorative and epigraphic programs of the commemorative complex of the Ilkhanid ruler, Oljeytu. 

Participants include:

Marco Brambilla, Sheila Blair, Eleanor Sims, Nancy Steinhardt, Renata Holod,

Robert Ousterhout, Lothar Haselberger, Jonathan Bloom, Jordan Pickett, Bernard O’Kane.  

To register for workshop (with lunch) contact: 

Renata Holod (rholod@sas.upenn.edu)

 
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3. CALL FOR PAPERS

The BSANA is sponsoring two paper sessions at the International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, MI from May 8-11, 2014:

I. Contested Spaces and Byzantium

II. Remaking the Empire: Socioeconomic Connectivity and Imperial Architecture under Justinian

Proposals and participant forms should be sent via e-mail to:

Richard Barrett

Indiana University, Department of History
 
Full text of CFPs available upon request.

The paper proposal deadline was September 15 but proposals will be considered if submitted to the organizer by September 26. Paper proposal procedures and participant forms can be found at http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html#Paper.
 
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4. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
 
The American School at Athens is announcing that applications are open for research fellowships in the year 2014-15. For more information please see here.
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5. INTERNSHIPS & SUMMER SCHOOLS
 
The British Library is pleased to be able to offer an internship in the Medieval and Earlier section of the History and Classics Department for a doctoral or post-doctoral student in the History of Art or another relevant subject. For more information please see: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2013/09/internship-in-the-medieval-and-earlier-manuscripts-section.html
 
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Applications are now invited for the fifth Lincoln College International Summer School in Greek Palaeography. Details can be found here: www.linc.ox.ac.uk/Greek-Palaeography-About
 
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