The Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 9th of February, 2014
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1. NEWS & EVENTS
2. CALLS FOR PAPERS
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1. NEWS & EVENTS
 
Registration for the OUBS’ XVI International Graduate Conference, ‘The City and the Cities: From Constantinople to the Frontier’, is now available here. The conference will be taking place between the 28th February and the 1st of March in the History Faculty, George Street, Oxford. For more details please visit here, or contact us at byzantine.society@gmail.com.
 
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On the evenings of Moday the 24th February, Tuesday the 25th of February, and Thursday the 27th of February, Nicholas de Lange, Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Cambridge, will be giving three lectures as part of the Grinfield Lectures on the Suptuagint 2013-14. The series of lectures is entitled ‘Japheth in the Tents of Shem: Greek Bible Translations in Medieval Judaism’, and full details can be found here.
 
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The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is hosting the Boston Byzantine Music Festival February 24-25 on the Hellenic College Holy Cross campus in Brookline, MA.
Events include lectures by Dr. Emmanouil Giannopoulos, Assistant Professor at the Higher Ecclesiastical Academy of Ioannina, and Dr. Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, Faculty of Music Studies, University of Athens, with performances by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir, the Holy Cross St. Romanos the Melodist Byzantine Choir, and the ensemble En Chordais.
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The Graduate Student Committee of the Medieval Academy of America invites those attending the MAA Annual Meeting (10-12 April 2014, UCLA) to participate in the MAA graduate student mentorship program. The program facilitates networking between graduate students and established scholars by pairing a student and scholar according to discipline. One need not be a member of the Medieval Academy to participate.
The mentorship exchanges are meant to help students establish professional contacts with scholars who can offer them career advice. The primary objective of this mentoring exchange is that the relationship be active during the conference, although mentors and mentees sometimes decide to continue communication after a conference has ended.
To volunteer as a mentor (faculty and independent scholars only) or to sign up as a mentee, please submit the online form, linked to this email, by Friday 28 February. Find the online form here: GSC Mentoring Form If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me.
Best,
Richard Barrett, on behalf of the MAA Graduate Student Committee
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The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce the keynote address for the 2014 Graduate Student Conference on Byzantine Studies. On February 28, 2014, at 7pm, Fr. Justin Sinaites will present “The Sinai Palimpsest Project: Piercing the Mists of Time.”
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00–8:00 pm
Maliotis Cultural Center
Hellenic College Holy Cross
50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Please visit maryjahariscenter.org for additional information.
 
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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS
 
July 2-5, 2014, Istanbul
“Commentating as Philosophy and the Abrahamic Interpreters” is a conference second in a trilogy, entitled, “The Abrahamic Trilogy”. The trilogy is about the development and reception of Greek philosophy in the Abrahamic traditions. While the first conference was about Proclus, and his influence, the present conference will focus on the form of philosophy that was dominant until the early modern period. This conference will, therefore, explore the development of the commentary tradition within the ancient pagan world and the influence of that Greek commentary among Jews, Christians and Muslims and will focus on what it means to philosophise in a necessary interaction with a set texts that marks it off from early modern philosophy. For the full call for papers please see here.
Please submit an abstract of approximately 500 words by February 23, 2014 to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cpai14. Notification of acceptance will go out on February 25. For further questions, please contact David Butorac at davidbutorac@arxai.org and Marie-Élise (Lise) Zovko at lisezovko@gmail.com. Papers will be 20-25 minutes long, although there may be some flexibility given some merit. Please see the conference website: www.arxai.org The conference will take place at Sismanoglu Megaro (Greek Consulate) and Halki Seminary, Halki Island / Heybeliada, Istanbul from July 2-5, 2014.
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Please see here for the Call for Papers for the conference “Transformation and adaptation – the reception of Byzantium between the 16th and 21st centuries,” University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland), 5-6.09.2014.
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