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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 24th August, 2014
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- NEWS & EVENTS
- CALLS FOR PAPERS
- JOB OPPORTUNITY
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- NEWS & EVENTS
VIENNA BIBLIOGRAPHY, no. 153, July 2014
Please find here.
A SYMPOSIUM IN HONOUR OF METROPOLITAN KALLISTOS OF DIOKLEIA
‘RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH’, Madingley Hall, Cambridge, 6–8 February 2015
METROPOLITAN KALLISTOS AT 80
This conference is being held in honour of Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia who in September 2014 celebrates his eightieth birthday. He has been Chairman of the Friends of Mount Athos since the society’s foundation in 1990 and its President since 2000. Variously referred to as ‘the voice of Orthodoxy in the West’, ‘the closest approximation to an Athonite elder outside Athos’, and ‘the leading theologian in the Orthodox Church today’, Bishop Kallistos stands for many different things for many different people, but for every one of us he is a very special person. In its silver jubilee year the society calls on its members to join together in saluting the contribution of its internationally renowned leader and to listen to a series of presentations by his former students, colleagues, and friends.
Please find more details here.
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: IN MOTION, BRITISH INSTITUTE AT ANKARA, 26th-27th September 2014
Dear BIAA members and supporters,
We are happy to announce that the registration for listeners wishing to attend the international workshop ‘In motion: Movements, crossings and transfers in Turkey’ that will be held in Ankara on the 26 and 27th September 2014 is now open. Places are limited and on-line preregistration is required.
In order to register please follow the link:
‘In Motion’ opens a cross-disciplinary dialogue between Archaeology and Archaeology-related disciplines, History, Political Science, Sociology and Social Anthropology to explore diverse itineraries across temporal, geographical and cultural borders in Turkey. Turkey is approached in its widest and most stretched sense connoting both the modern state/nation/society, as a place imagined from different viewpoints, and also the space/territory/land marked by the traces of pre- and proto-historic, Classical, Byzantine, Ottoman or contemporary histories. Researchers from both Turkish and international institutions will present recent and unpublished work on a variety of themes relating to the conditions and regimes that facilitated, permitted and enforced the movement of people, things and ideas.
The workshop is the third of a series of events exploring ‘divisions, connection and movement’ in Turkey from pre-historic times until the present day, organized by the British Institute at Ankara in collaboration with major academic and research institutions. ‘In motion’ is organized by the BIAA in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute of Higher Education (NiHA)
The organising committee.
Also a reminder about the Alan Hall Events in October! ‘Turkey Ancient and Modern – a Day of Exploration’ will be a full day programme in honour of the late Alan Hall. There will be lectures, music, book presentations and a
reception at King’s College London – Strand Campus on Saturday 11 October 2014. Tickets available for purchase at http://biaa.ac.uk/events The dinner to inaugurate the one day event will be held on Friday 10 October at the British Academy, with a three course Turkish meal, Turkish music and dancing for those who want to! Tickets can also be purchased by following the ‘events’ link and a combination ticket for both events is also available!
WINTER SCHOOL IN GREEK PALEOGRAPHY AND CODICOLOGY
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE VATICAN LIBRARY
In January 2015, with the kind collaboration of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library, BAV), the American Academy in Rome will offer its first Winter School in Greek Paleography and Codicology. The two curators of Greek manuscripts at the BAV, Dr Timothy Janz and Dr András Németh, will teach the courses and supervise manuscript research. The two-week course will introduce participants to various aspects of manuscript studies and offer an interactive dialogue between theory and practice.
Palaeography and codicology seminars in the first week will familiarize the participants with different forms of Greek script through sight-reading practice. As a special strength of this course, extensive library visits at the BAV will enable each student to improve individual research skills according to given criteria, with the aid of the tutors. At the Library, each student will undertake a thorough codicological and paleographical study of a particular manuscript, selected and agreed upon on an individual basis between the participant and the tutors. Discussion sessions will offer a chance to discuss and share research experience within the group and to discuss various problems of theory and practice based on experience at the Vatican Library.
Several evening lectures by specialists will complete the course, including Msgr. Paul Canart of the Vatican Library and Professor Nigel Wilson of Oxford University.
Applications from graduate and postgraduate students of Classics, History, Theology/Religious Studies, and Byzantine Studies are welcome. Students from Italian and European institutions are most welcome. The course will be taught in English. Prior knowledge of Greek is essential. Applications should include a CV, a letter of intent specifying Greek language experience, research topic, and explaining the applicant’s need for training in paleography and codicology.
Dates: January 5-16
Tuition: 450 euro, 600 American dollars
Housing: Housing is available at the American Academy for those who require it:
Shared room in an apartment: 450 euro for two weeks
Single room: 770 euro for two weeks
Room availability cannot be guaranteed and applicants should indicate their need for housing in their application.
Meals: Meals can be purchased at the Academy for 15 euro for lunch, and 27 euro for dinner. Meals are not included in the costs of the program.
Please send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2014.
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- CALL FOR PAPERS
RENAVATIO IN THE ROMAN & BYZANTINE WORLD, 395-1453
PROPOSED OUBS SPONSORED SESSION AT THE LEEDS INTERNATIONAL MEDIEVAL CONGRESS, 2015
We are at the OUBS are happy to announce a call for papers for our society-sponsored sessions at the Leeds International Medieval Congress, 2015. Having hosted successful sessions last year, we have seen the Congress’ potential to expand interest in Late Antique and Byzantine studies, and to forge relationships with western specialists. We highly encourage as many as possible to apply. Please find the call attached here, and feel free to circulate it wherever fitting.
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PROJECT CURATOR: EMPIRES OF FAITH, BRITISH MUSEUM
To be responsible, with colleagues where appropriate, for the research and curation of the Late Antique collections of the British Museum within the context of a 5 year Trust funded research programme on religious imagery and political authority from the Mediterranean to South Asia. To work to and closely with the Programme leader to ensure the smooth project management of the programme
Key areas of responsibility:
• To manage and administer aspects of the programme, such as budgets, workshops, meetings and work schedules.
• To research aspects of the Late Antiquity collections as part of a research programme on religious imagery and its contexts.
• To support and deliver web content, public talks and lectures and, potentially, displays.
• To edit a volume of papers by researchers in the project on methodology.
• To improve documentation for relevant artefact and pictorial collections.
• answer research and other enquiries, and assist with visitors and public programmes
Educated to degree level or equivalent in Archaeology, Art History, Anthropology, Study of Religion, Classical Studies, Middle Eastern or South Asian History or Languages, the successful candidate will have experience of working with and researching material culture and art works. Demonstrable ability in project management and academic editorial experience is essential too. The successful candidate will be a team player who possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Please find more details here.