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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 15th December 2014

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS
  2. CALLS FOR PAPERS
  3. JOB & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

Workshop- Christian and Islamic Manuscripts of Ethiopia (12th-20th century)

by Anne Regourd

The Workshop “Christian and Islamic Manuscripts of Ethiopia (12th-20th century): A comparative approach” will take place at the French National Library, Richelieu, in Paris, the 12th and 13th December 2014.

Since the middle of the first millennium of our era, Ethiopia has seen the development of two manuscript book cultures which seem to have evolved separately, on geopolitical territories for a long time distinct, in the service of different religions and administrations. These Christian and Islamic manuscript cultures also developed in various languages and scripts which have compartmentalised research on the subject. If the historiography of Christian manuscripts is already well rooted, Islamic manuscripts whether in Arabic languages and script or local languages and Arabic script (‘ağamī) up till now have been very little studied. However, research today into Ethiopian manuscripts as Islamic and Christian renews the questions as to the points of contact between the histories of these books: whether they were produced in Ethiopia, or whether they are to be sought in the exchanges between Ethiopia and neighbouring countries, such as Egypt, Sudan and the more distant West Africa, or even further East, in Yemen or India, as they left their mark in the texts or in the different aspects of manuscript books. One could also investigate other traditions and manuscript practices which existed in the same area.

This workshop has therefore the ambition to lay down the bases for a comparison between the Christian and Islamic codex manuscripts, not only taken into consideration as texts, knowledge and traditions which they conserve and convey, but above all as objects having different characteristics and a matter of specific know-how. The contributions will explore the different period of history of these books emphasising the points which permit a comparative reflection on the production, function and use of these books.

Claire Bosc-Tiessé (CNRS, Institut des mondes africains, Paris) & Anne Regourd (CNRS, “Proche-Orient – Caucase”, Paris; University of Copenhagen, ERC “Islam in the Horn of Africa”).

Please, have a look at the detailedp​rogramme here.

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Medioevo tra Occidente e Mediterraneo (in ricordo di Antonio Cadei)- Conference Programme

Please find details here and the programme here.

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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

​Colour: Aspects and Approaches, Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, St Edmund Hall, 17th-18th April

Please find details of the CfP here.


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Gender and Transgression in the Middle Ages: Crime, Punishment and Penance, 7th-9th May 2015, University of St Andrews

Please find details of the CfP here.

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Place and Space in the Medieval World Conference, 29th-31st May 2015, University of York​

Please find details of the CfP here.​

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Anatomy of Political Bodies, ​Faculty of ‘Artes Liberales’ , University of Warsaw, ​17-18 April 2015

The objective of the conference is to examine political bodies past and present as a cultural phenomenon. What mechanisms lead to their emergence, their consolidation and, finally, their crises and decay? How have similar power mechanisms been adapted in different sociocultural, geographical and chronological contexts?

We address this invitation to early career researchers (PhD students and recent PhD holders) from diverse fields within the humanities, social and political sciences.

The language of the conference is English. Prospective speakers are encouraged to submit abstracts of approximately 300 words, along with their short academic bio and contact details, to rexnunquammoritur@gmail.com by no later than 25 January 2015.

Please find the call for papers here.​

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3. JOB & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Gennadius Library​

Please find a list of 2015-2016 fellowships for research and study at the Gennadius Library here.​

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British School at Athens​

Please find ​all relevant documents and application forms for the 2015 BSA courses below: ​

Undergraduate Summer School: http://www.bsa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=103

Postgraduate Epigraphy Course:http://www.bsa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10&Itemid=109

Postgraduate Greek and Roman Pottery Course:  http://www.bsa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=112

Postgraduate Ceramic Petrology Course:  http://www.bsa.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=111

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