Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 1st February 2015

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

The Politics of Visual Translations of Jerusalem, 20th-21st March 2015, University of York

Please find details and the programme for the conference here.

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Gianfranco Fiaccadori

Dear all,

I have no words to tell you that last night Prof. Gianfranco
Fiaccadori has suddenly passed away. He was a Byzantinist by education, but
actually one of the last humanists in the broadest sense, intimately
familiar with everything from Classical to Christian Antiquities,
through Late Antiquity, Byzantium, the Middle Ages and beyond,
including several branches of Oriental Studies, and with a special
focus on Ethiopian Studies.

The Ethiopian Studies at Hamburg University, where he spent almost
regularly some time during the last years, have hugely benefitted from
his boundless doctrine and generous contribution and dedication. He
was one of the coeditors of the “Encyclopaedia Aethiopica” (vols.
2-5). His passing is a great loss to all of us.

I would kindly ask the people who have access to mailing lists to
disseminate this so sad and absolutely so unexpected news.

Yours,

Alessandro Bausi
Universität Hamburg

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