The Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 20th of July, 2014

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

3. POSTGRADUATE FUNDING

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

Justinian, the Juliana Anicia Codes and the Ravenna Mosaics

The fifth installment in the Ancient Symmetria series by Ruth Dwyer. This presentation reveals two new discoveries: 1) That the woman standing next to the Empress Theodora in her Imperial Panel at San Vitale in Ravenna is none other than Anicia Juliana 2) that the mosaic flowers and plants in the Ravenna mosaics are not merely decorative. They are in fact medicinal and are the flowers/plants/vines illustrated in the Juliana Anicia Codex (Vienna Dioscorides) of Princess Juliana Anicia. These flowers, vines and plants were necessary for the healing of ailments associated with “Justinian’s Plague.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HPSZ23seLo Best wishes, Neil Moran (Toronto)

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Archaeopress

Dear colleague,

We are very pleased this month to announce our newly re-launched website with many new features and new content including Open Access material available to read online or download to your preferred device. Please find brief details on our new Archaeopress titles & BAR volumes for July 2014 here. Full details and catalogues can be found on our website. Yours sincerely Patrick Harris Marketing Manager

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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

International Medieval Congress, Leeds 6th-9th July 2015

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 22nd International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 6–9, 2015. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies. The thematic strand for the 2015 IMC is “Reform and Renewal.” Please see here for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion. Session proposals should be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website site (http://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/22nd-international-medieval-congress/). The deadline for submission is August 31, 2014. Proposals should include:

-Title -100-word session abstract

-Session moderator and academic affiliation

-Information about the three papers to be presented in the session. For each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 100-word abstract

-CV

Successful applicants will be notified by mid-September if their proposal has been selected for submission to the International Medieval Congress.

The Mary Jaharis Center will submit the session proposal to the International Medieval Congress and will keep the potential organizer informed about the status of the proposal.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $500 maximum for EU residents and up to $1000 maximum for those coming from outside Europe.

Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement. The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.​

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3. Postgraduate Funding

The Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research The AG Leventis Foundation Graduate Scholarship for Byzantine Studies was first established in 2011 by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, a long-standing and generous benefactor to Oxford University. A new Scholarship will be awarded this year, to take effect from the start of Michaelmas Term 2014. The Scholarship is administered by the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research http://www.ocbr.ox.ac.uk and is normally awarded to a graduate student showing exceptional promise currently undertaking or proposing to undertake doctoral research at Oxford. The Scholarship is tenable at any of the Oxford colleges to students studying for a higher degree in any field of Byzantine Studies at Oxford. Please find further details here.

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