The Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 23rd of February, 2014

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

3. SUMMER PROGRAMS

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

Dear colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that a new article of the fourth volume of Parekbolai (2014) has just been uploaded.
It is available for downloading at:
The Editorial Board

 

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I hope this email finds you well. I write to let you know about an upcoming symposium at the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) that might be of interest, The Material Text in Pre-Modern and Early Modern Europe, to take place on March 5. This symposium will consider inscribed texts from antiquity to the modern period with the aim of articulating shared problems or issues related to materiality, legibility, and literacy and forging connections between readership in different cultures and contexts. In three sessions, scholars from the BGC, Columbia, NYU, Rutgers, and Brooklyn College will consider the problematic of the “speaking object,” from Greek vases to early modern dinnerware, visual and conceptual reactions to pages and books, and the material and visual properties of inscriptions in the ancient, medieval, and early modern Mediterranean.
I am quite happy with the way the event turned out, so please do join us in person in New York or watch the papers live via the BGC website (the video of the day will also be available on the website at a later date). Please find the program and instructions as to how to livestream the symposium at the BGC website: http://www.bgc.bard.edu/news/upcoming-events/symposium-material.html. To join the discussion remotely via twitter, either with questions or comments, you may use the twitter hashtag #bgctv.
All best wishes,
Sean Leatherbury
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Dear Colleagues,
we would be grateful if you could circulate the following petition:
since our colleagues of the Institutes of Classical Archaeology (and due to joint structures the Studies of Prehistory) are in serious troubles
due to recent political decisions in Saxony/Germany,
with best regards,
Dietrich Raue
Egyptian Museum Georg Steindorff, University of Leipzig

 

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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

Please find here the call for papers for Diogenes, the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies postgraduate journal; issue 1 can be foundhere. Please also find here the call for papers for the CBOMGS’ annual postgraduate colloquium to be held in May.

 

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3. SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

Cappadocia in Context

Immerse yourself in Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Cappadocia…
INFO:  Intensive Graduate Summer Workshop by Koç University RCAC
DATE: 16 JUNE – 04 JULY 2014
Do you want to explore the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Cappadocia?  Within the region’s spectacular volcanic landscape are dozens of rock-cut settlements, including hundreds of painted, rock-cut churches, chapels, monasteries, houses, villages, towns, fortresses and underground cities.
The program will start in Istanbul, with lectures and field trips.  After three days in Istanbul, the group will travel to Cappadocia.  Through a program in Cappadocia that combines lectures, guided site visits, thematic explorations and seminar presentations, the workshop will explore ways to read the landscapes and its monuments, as well as ways to write a regional history based on the close analysis of sites and monuments.
Prof. Robert Ousterhout (University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Tolga Uyar (PhD. University of Paris I), with the contribution of some esteemed faculty members from Koç University, will present Cappadocia through a combination of lectures, seminar discussions, site visits and field trips.  A camera, sturdy walking shoes and a taste of exploration are essential!
In order to maintain an intimate setting and provide maximum exposure opportunities, the program has a limited capacity of 14 students.
Scholarships and financial aid are available.
Application deadline 30 April 2014.
All instructions will be in English; reading skills in French highly recommended.
This program is only open to graduate level students in appropriate fields of study.
For more information see: http://rcac.ku.edu.tr/cappadocia
For information concerning other RCAC programs please see here.
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