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The Byzness, 7th December 2014

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19th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, 24th-28th August 2015, Warsaw

Please find the website for this conference here:


Byzantinische Zeitschrift Bibliography

Please find the latest bibliography here.


Two new websites

Anastasian Wall Project:

Unlocking Historic Landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean:


Forthcoming Events at the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London (December-January)

Thursday 4 December, 18.30-19.30

Book launch: Introducing the Ancient Greeks

Anatomy Lecture Theatre, King’s Building, Strand Campus

Professor Paul Cartledge will launch Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind by Professor Edith Hall.

Monday 12 January, 17.30-18.30

Angelos Sikelianos & the ideology of the Delphic Festivals

Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus

Eleftheria Ioannidou (University of Birmingham) will discuss the Delphic Festivals in 1926 and 1930 that were celebrated by ancient enthusiasts but met with scepticism among Marxist critics.

Tuesday 20 January, 17.30-18.30

Gregory of Nyssa on theôsis

Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus

Elena D-Vasilescu (University of Oxford) will explore Gregory of Nyssa’s view on theôsis/deification and the role of love in this process as expressed in De Anima et Resurrectione (On the Soul and the Resurrection) and Homilies on the Song of Songs.



History Studies

History Studies, a Turkish-English bilingual journal, invites submissions for a special issue on History and Civilization of the Byzantine or the Eastern Roman Empire.

The deadline for submissions is 15th April 2015.

Please see the following CFP:



A.G. Leventis Chair in Byzantine Studies

Please find more details here:

Contact e-mail:

Closing date: 5th January 2015


Fellowships and Awards at the British School at Rome

Please find details here:


Sophia Research Studentship, King’s College London

Thanks to the generosity of the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, the
Hellenic Foundation, and an anonymous donor, the Centre for Hellenic
Studies is pleased to announce a studentship in the field of Byzantine
Studies, tenable in any department of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities at
King’s College London for up to 2 years from 1 October 2015.
The studentship will take the form of remission of tuition fees for a PhD
student up to a maximum of £4,500 per annum. Renewal for a second year
is conditional on satisfactory progress throughout year 1.
The studentship is open to any student who has been offered a place on a
PhD programme at King’s College London in Byzantine studies or a
closely related field, or who is already enrolled on such a programme.
Letters of application should include a full research proposal and the
names of two academic referees, and should be addressed to the Director
of the Centre, not later than 1 April 2015: and copied to


MA and PhD opportunities at the University of Toronto

Please find details here.


Scholarship announcement by Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice

Good morning – on behalf of Professor Gino Benzoni, Director of the Institute for the History of the Venetian State and Society at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, I would like to inform you that a new 3 and 6 months residential scholarship announcement has been issued, aimed at international students willing to pursue research in the field of ​historical studies in Venice.

Founded in 1955 to promote research on the Venetian state and society​, the Institute addresses ‘Venice’ from its embryonic state under Byzantine rule to the Serenissima’s full sovereigni​ty and fall in 1797, as well as the city’s later development in the 18th and 19th century.

​The history of Venice is considered both in terms of its impact on European history and by how European and even non-European history has filtered through the lagoon-city, a unique perspective both in terms of reception and elaboration. These two different approaches reflect the constant intertwining of the city-state’s relationship to its surroundings and, in turn, that of the surroundings to the city-state.

The Institute has also applied new methodologies and information to specific issues of Venetian history – e.g. the origins of the city and the fundamentals of its constitution – with the aim of amplifying prior studies and opening new fields of investigation.

​​The Archive of the History of the Venetian State contains not only a microfilm library of over 2 million slides reproducing material on the Venetian Republic kept in non-Venetian archives, but also collections of Italian and international books and periodicals on the history and culture of territories influenced by Venetian culture. It thus provides opportunities for detailed, multifaceted studies on the role played by Venice in European diplomacy.

Examples of specific themes that may be referred to are: The relationship between the Serenissima and the Holy See​; The knowledge of the territory ruled by the government of the Republic – both on land and at sea – at Palazzo Ducale​; Venice’s perception of the world “expanded” by discoveries, as a privileged observatory of changing horizons and therefore as an “eye on the world”; Venice in the “Grand Tour”​; Mixing and sharing ideas: arrivals, departures and in loco elaboration​.

​I am sending you a copy of the scholarship announcement: we would be grateful if you could forward it to colleagues and students of yours who could be interested in applying.

​At your disposal should you have any questions,

Best Regards,

Marta Zoppetti
Vittore Branca Center Secretariat


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