The Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 10th of December, 2013

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

2. CALLS FOR PAPERS
3. FELLOWSHIPS
 
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1. NEWS &
 EVENTS

Tomorrow SMGS and Modern Greek are co-organizing a book launch that may be of interest to those in and around Oxford, Rosemary Bancroft-Marcus’ long-awaited translation of the tragedies and comedies of the Cretan Renaissance playwright Chortatsis. For more details please find the advertising poster here, and further details here.

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It is with great pleasure that we present the provisional timetable for the OUBS’ XVI International Graduate Conference, ‘The City and the cities: From Constantinople to the frontier’. Registration will be announced shortly, for general information please visit here.
 
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In a rather neat tie-in with our conference theme (we had it all planned…) the BBC is currently running a three-part documentary series entitled ‘Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities’, with Simon Sebag Montefiore. The first instalment, ‘From Byzantium to Constantinople’, can be found here on BBC iPlayer, and the next instalment will be broadcast on Thursday the 12th of December at 9:00PM on BBC4.
 
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11-12 December, London: Arabs, mawlâs and dhimmis. Scribal practices and the social construction of knowledge in Late Antiquity and Medieval Islam (for more information visit http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/events/colloquia-2013-14/scribal-practices-and-the-social-construction-of-knowledge-hugh-kennedy-myriam-wissa-conference/ and see here).
 
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Envisioning the Eucharist: Transcending the Literal in Medieval and Byzantine Art takes place Feb. 11, 2014, the day prior to the CAA Conference, from 10:45 to 4:45, in Price Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago. The symposium examines the assertion that Medieval and Byzantine art functioned not as a mere supplement to or reduction of advanced theological concepts, but as theology in its own right, and features new scholarship exploring how developing Eucharistic doctrine was translated and transformed visually. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Aden Kumler, University of Chicago.  The symposium is co-organized by Matt Milliner and James Romaine and is free with museum admission, though advance registration is requested.  Email James Romaine at drjamesromaine@gmail.com<mailto:drjamesromaine@gmail.com>.  Information and a list of symposium speakers is provided at the ASCHA website, www.ChristianityHistoryArt.org<http://www.ChristianityHistoryArt.org>. For the full announcement please see here.
 
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Tbilisi State University has created an online catalogue of Georgian numismatics, covering the period from the ancient times to XIX century. However only one-fourth (mainly stuff on early and late Roman periods) of the material has been yet uploaded. The site can be visited here: http://geonumismatics.tsu.ge/en/.
 
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Latin heritage shaped European culture for centuries after the collapse of the Roman Empire. Latin was the language of the church, of science, of medicine and literature, and the only international idiom up to the Early Modern Age. Horae Bambergenses provides an introduction to the Latin language down to the time of Humanism, conveys a thorough grounding in postclassical Latinity and its cultural-historical context, and points out the most important research tools for the study of Medieval and Early modern subjects via seminars and tutorials. Our goal is to achieve an in-depth introduction to Medieval Latin down to the 15th century in its specific cultural contexts. To obtain further information, please visit: www.mittellatein.phil.fau.de
 
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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS
 
Please see here for the Call for Papers for the 9th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference, “Medieval Celebrations,” at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, February 28, 2014.

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A conference on ‘Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages’ is to be held in St Andrews in June 2014. The keynote speaker will be Dion Smythe, and we hope to have a strand of papers devoted specifically to Byzantine studies. Please find the full call here.

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Embodied Identities: Figural and Symbolic Representation of the Self in Anatolia
June 7 and 8, 2014
Istanbul, Turkey
This two-day workshop will be hosted at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University, in Taksim. The organizers invite the submission of abstracts presenting excavation data relating to identity, territoriality and artistic expression of Anatolian personalities or groups, as well as investigations into the creation and manipulation of identity through material culture. The focus of the first day will be on theoretical and methodological approaches to identity in prehistoric Anatolia, while the second day will be open to papers concerning identity and self at any time period in Anatolian studies.
The main objective of the workshop is to investigate the embodiment of identity markers in literal and representative media; such as mortuary practices, personalization of tools, location of petroglyphs, and changing contexts of settlement planning. The archaeological focus of this workshop will enhance our perspectives on the relations between the self-determination of ancient Anatolians and their material context in Anatolia.
Abstracts of 300 words or fewer should be sent to ehughes@ku.edu.tr
no later than midnight on February 10, 2014.
 
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3. 
FELLOWSHIPS

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate student, postdoctoral and junior scholar fellowships in support of research and mentoring activities in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia).  The goals of the fellowship are 1) to support research in and the study of the South Caucasus; and 2) to select, recognize and financially support individuals early in their careers who demonstrate high potential to contribute to research in this region.  Projects in all fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are eligible, but all projects must include one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia as research assistants/participants in order to foster long-term ties between the academic communities in the U.S. and the South Caucasus.  Research awards will be made for a maximum of $5000 each to help cover travel, living, and research expenses in the South Caucasus; an additional $500 may be made available for fellows to offset necessary expenses related to incorporating an undergraduate or graduate student in the host country in their research program.  Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, a project statement of not more than 1500 words, work schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, by Friday, January 24, 2014, to info “at” arisc.org. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted.  Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from your referee via email to info “at” arisc.org.   All information must be received by Friday, January 24, 2014, in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship.

For the full call and the application form, please visit www.arisc.org > Opportunities > ARISC Grants and Fellowships.

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.

This fellowship is supported with a grant from the US Department of Education.

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The New Europe College, Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest, announces a new Call for Applications for the Europe next to Europe Fellowship Program (for the Academic Year 2014/15). The deadline for submitting the applications has been extended to January 13, 2014. Please find the call for applications via the following link: http://www.nec.ro/fundatia/nec/ente_2014.htm.

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