The Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 9th of March, 2014

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

2. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS & SUMMER PROGRAMS

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

Special Jubilee Session on the occasion of the
20th anniversary of the Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar:
Dr. Jonathan Bardill will speak on
“St Polyeuktos at Constantinople and San Marco at Venice:  symbolism and spolia”
This will be followed by a few words on the history of the seminar by Dr. Bryan Ward-Perkins (Trinity) and a message from Professor Andrew Wilson, Chairman of the School of Archaeology.
A drinks reception will be provided by the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research (OCBR).
Thursday of Week 8, March 13, 11 o’clock, St John’s College, New Seminar Room.
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There is an upcoming conference at Notre Dame, entitled “Medieval Art History after the Interdisciplinary Turn,”, which features a good number of Byzantine papers. The poster for the conference is here, and the web link is: https://blogs.nd.edu/med-art-hist-conf-2014/
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Please find the February Dumbarton Oaks newsletter here.
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Naxos and the Byzantine Aegean
Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th April 2014,
The Ursuline School, Naxos Chora
The Norwegian Institute at Athens in collaboration
with the 2nd Ephorate of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine
Antiquities, and the Demos of Naxos and The Small
Cyclades wishes to announce the forthcoming
conference.
Background
The Norwegian Institute at Athens has carried out field
work on Naxos at the 7th century Byzantine urban fortress
of Kastro Apalirou in collaboration with The 2nd Ephoria
of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Antiquities (EBA) since
2010. The project has recently been widened to include the
Universities of Edinburgh and Newcastle. The conference
aims to bring together scholars working on Naxos and
other Byzantine sites in the Aegean and will focus on
Byzantine research on Naxos, though some aspects of Late
Antique settlement will be included. The following
research themes will be covered: Archaeology, History,
Landscape History, Ecclesiastical History, and
Iconographic and Architectural development.
Please find the full program here.
Contact
For academic program: jim.crow@ed.ac.uk
For organisational matters: david.hill@khm.uio.no
For matters concerning arrangements on Naxos: sophiakaravias@yahoo.co.uk
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Manar al-Athar Online Photo Archive
The Manar al-Athar open-access website, based at the University of Oxford, aims to provide high resolution, searchable images for teaching, research, and publication. These images of archaeological sites, with buildings and art, will cover the areas of the former Roman empire which later came under Islamic rule, such as Syro-Palestine/the Levant, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, and Spain. The chronological range is from Alexander the Great (i.e., from about 300 BC), through the Islamic period, to the present.
It has strong coverage of Late Antique sites in Syro-Palestine which have undergone conversion from paganism to Christianity, and sometimes, in turn, to Islam. Other Late Antique strengths include mosaics (of Jordan, Syria, Antioch, and Tunisia), synagogues, and Umayyad buildings and art. More images are being loaded regularly at present to build up this coverage.
Images are freely downloadable for use in academic and educational publications simply by acknowledging the source (no form-filling). [with hyperlink to  http://www.manar-al-athar.ox.ac.uk/copyright.html]
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Sessantaduesima Settimana di studio
LE CORTI NELL’ALTO MEDIOEVO
An international conference to be taking place in Spoleto, 24 – 30 aprile 2014
For the program please see here, and for available scholarships please see here.

 

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2. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS & SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

Postdoctoral Announcements
The Research Centre “Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean world” (RESMED), a laboratory of excellence affiliated to Sorbonne University (Paris) offers:
* three (3) one-year RESMED postdoctoral fellowships, starting September 2014. Deadline for applications: 18 April 2014.
* four (4) 9-month Fernand Braudel IFER-RESMED postdoctoral scholarships, starting September 2014. Deadline for applications: 3 April 2014.
Candidates may apply for both calls. Details are given below.
1. RESMED postdoctoral fellowships
The Laboratory of excellence RESMED (“Religions and societies in the Mediterranean world”) offers 3 one-year postdoctoral fellowships starting September 2014.
Candidates should submit a resarch project corresponding to one of the following profiles:
Profile 1. Cultural backgrounds of the Greek christian exegesis.
Profile 2. Food and religion in the Mediterranean world: from polytheistic to monotheistic religions.
Profile 3. Music, ritual, sociability in ​​the area of the former Ottoman Empire
Profile 4. Religious festivals in the Mediterranean in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages (1st to 10th century)
Profile 5. Religions and social practices: mutual assistance in multicultural societies
See details on the call, eligibility and selection process here http://www.labex-resmed.fr/spip.php?article21&lang=en
Deadline for applications: 18 April 2014 at midnight.
2. Fernand Braudel IFER-RESMED postdoctoral scolarships
The Fernand Braudel IFER programme is an international mobility programme open to candidates from all countries who wish to carry out a 9-month research project in France. It is supported by the European Commission (Marie Curie Action Programme – COFUND – FP7). The Research Center “Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean world” (RESMED) is part of the Fernand Braudel IFER network.
Four (4) postdoctoral scholarships starting in September 2014 are offered. Candidates should submit a resarch project corresponding to one aspevt of RESMED’s programme on the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean: 1. Religions, places and conflicts; 2. Religion and reason: tradition and innovation; 3. Religions and social practices.
The online application form (accessible from March 3 midday until April 3 midday),  as well as details on the call, elegibility and selection process are available at http://www.fmsh.fr/en/c/4723
Deadline for applications: 3 April 2014 midday.

 

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Please find here a poster for the Columbia-Boğaziçi Summer School in Byzantine and Ottoman Studies.

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