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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 30th November, 2014

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

3. JOB & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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1. NEWS & EVENTS

The British Institute at Ankara – Annual Lecture

From Imperial Capital to Global City: transformations of Istanbul 1914-2014

Professor Erik-Jan Zürcher

Date: Thursday 4 December

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

 

Join Professor Erik-Jan Zürcher (Leiden University), one of the world’s leading experts on Turkey, as he charts the development of the architecture, economy and population of the former Ottoman capital into today´s metropolis of 14 million inhabitants. This event will also include the launch of the first book of the new BIAA-I.B. Tauris series, Turkey and the Politics of National Identity, on contemporary and Ottoman Turkey, by Shane Brennan and Marc Herzog.

 

Free for BIAA Members, £10 for non-members. Please visit www.biaa.ac.uk/events to register and/or purchase tickets.

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  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

(Un)Mapping the Mediterranean- Graduate Student Conference at the University of Illinois

Please see here for further details.

Deadline for abstracts: 23/12/14

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​3. JOB & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Postgraduate Awards at the British School at Athens (BSA)

The Richard Bradford McConnell Studentship: http://www.bsa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61:the-richard-bradford-mcconnell-studentship&catid=15&Itemid=155

The Macmillan-Rodewald Studentship: http://www.bsa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60:macmillan-rodewald-studentship&catid=15&Itemid=155

Call for Greek translators from Boston University

Please see here for more details.


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Porphyra​

As editor of Porphyra (www.porphyra.it), I am pleased to inform you that we are hiring two assistant editors.
if you are interested:
http://www.porphyra.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Two-assistant-Editor-Positions-Porphyra.pdf

Best

Nicola Bergamo
Editor of Porphyra
http://www.porphyra.it

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American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC)

 

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate fellowships in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia). Awards will be made for a maximum of $1500 each. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related sciences are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel and/or living expenses in the South Caucasus. During his/her stay in the South Caucasus, the fellow is expected to give an ARISC-sponsored presentation on a subject related to his/her research. The fellow will acknowledge ARISC in any publication that emerges from the research carried out during the fellowship.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, a project statement of not more than 3 pages, work schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, byFriday, December 19, 2014, to info@arisc.org. Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted. All information must be received by Friday, December 19, 2014, in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship, as well as in any presentations of the research results.

For details, eligibility, and to download the application form, please visit http://arisc.org/?page_id=70
ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran.

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of US graduate student, postdoctoral and junior scholar fellowships in support of research and mentoring activities in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia). The goals of the fellowship are 1) to support research in and the study of the South Caucasus; 2) to select, recognize and financially support individuals early in their careers who demonstrate high potential to contribute to research in this region; 3) to support a mentoring relationship that will both develop the academic skills of the mentee and strengthen ties between the US and host country. Projects in all fields in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are eligible, but all projects must include one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia as research assistants/participants. Research awards will be made for a maximum of $5000 each to help cover travel, living, and research expenses in the South Caucasus; an additional $500 may be made available for fellows to offset necessary expenses related to incorporating an undergraduate or graduate student in the host country in their research program. For ARISC grant purposes, mentoring is understood to involve integrating a local scholar into a research project in a fundamental way that involves cultivating skills and knowledge of methods that will contribute to the professional development of the local scholar. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus.

Application requirements: Please send a complete application including the application form, a project statement of not more than 1500 words, work schedule, budget, and curriculum vitae, byTuesday, December 23, 2014, to info “at” arisc.org. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly from your referee via email to info “at” arisc.org. All information must be received by Tuesday, December 23, 2014, in order for the applicant to be considered for the fellowship.

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.

For the application form and the full call, please visit http://arisc.org/?page_id=70. Funding for this fellowship is made possible by a grant from the US Department of Education.

COLLABORATIVE HERITAGE MANAGEMENT IN ARMENIA GRANT
Date Due: December 19, 2014

Contact Information: info “at” arisc. org

Project Description:
The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus invites proposals from collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage. This ARISC program, generously funded by Project Discovery!, seeks to foster joint work between American and Armenian scholars and institutions dedicated to the proper curation and preservation of heritage materials such as artifacts, sites, and manuscripts. Successful applications will demonstrate substantive collaborations that not only contribute to heritage conservation but also demonstrate efforts to build capacity and enhance local knowledge of current techniques and approaches to heritage management. These grants require active participation of both American and Armenian principal investigators in all aspects of the collaborative project.

Examples of potential projects include:
· Restoration of threatened archaeological remains
· Stabilization of historical resources
· Long-term protection for archaeological sites or historical monuments
· Curation and permanent exhibition of heritage materials
· Cataloging and recording of collections
· Digitization of heritage materials for wider public access
· Enhancement of conservation lab facilities
· Advanced training for specialists

Given the level of funding, these awards can also be used as seed grants to demonstrate the feasibility of a pilot program and/or in concert with funds from parallel sources.

Grantees will be required to either give a talk or run a workshop pertinent to the subject of the grant while in Armenia.

Award Information:
Awards are usually made for a period of 12 months during which the work described in the proposal must be completed. Extensions will be granted only with the explicit approval of ARISC. Grants will typically not exceed $4000.

For the full call, eligibility and application form, please visit arisc.org/?page_id=70. This grant opportunity is made possible by funding from Project Discovery!

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