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The Byzness, 15th February 2015

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​’Cities in the East’- An OUBS Special Event

​In collaboration with the Oxford Medieval Society, ​we will have two prestigious speakers, Anthony Bale (Birkbeck) and Jonathan Harris (Royal Holloway), giving talks on the topic of ‘Cities in the East’ at 8pm, Thursday 19th February (5th week), in the Goodheart Room at University College.

​Anthony Bale (Birkbeck): ‘Edmund Wighton of London: a fifteenth-century Englishmen in Jerusalem and Beyond’

Jonathan Harris (Royal Holloway): ‘Shock of the foreign: travellers’ tales from the last days of Byzantine Constantinople’​

A drinks reception will take place before and after the talks.

Please feel free to distribute this event where you see fit.

​Please find the event poster here


Imperial Presence in Late Antique Rome (3rd-6th centuries), 20th-22nd March 2015, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main

Please find details here.

Attendance is free, however space is limited, so please register for this event by emailing


Vienna Bibliography, No. 157, Jan 2015

Please find the latest bibliography here.


Forthcoming Events at the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London

Tuesday 24 February, 17.30-18.30

Plutarch’s revival in late Byzantium: self-identity & model in Theodore Metochites’ Essay 71 of the Semeioseis gnomikai

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

Sophia Xenophontos (University of Glasgow) will discuss how Metochites’ pointed representation of Plutarch fits into the ideological constraints of contemporary Constantinople. Part of the Late Antique & Byzantine seminar series.

Monday 2 March, 17.30-18.30

A politician & his books: the Venizelos library in Chania

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

Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith (King’s College London) will tell the story of Eleftherios Venizelos’ library, relating the books to the turbulent times of his life and the years after his death. Part of the Modern Greek seminar series.


Parenthood and Childhood in the Middle Ages, 8th-9th October 2015, University of Edinburgh

Please find the call for papers here.


Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church, OTSA conference 2015, 1st March 2015

Please find the call for papers here.



A new post-doctoral fellowship, Koc University

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to bring to your attention a new post doctoral fellowship in Late Antique and Byzantine studies at Koc University.  The application deadline is, March 1, 2015.

Below is the announcement:
Please, do encourage prospective applicants with research interests in various aspects of Byzantine archaeology, including field work to apply.

Thank you for disseminating the announcement to interested ones.

All the best from Istanbul,
Alessandra Rici
Department of Archaeology & History of Art
Koç University – Rumeli Feneri Yolu – Istanbul – Sariyer


Post-doctoral fellow in Classics at Florida State University

The College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University has inaugurated a Post-Doctoral Fellows program in the Humanities, and the Department of Classics has been awarded one of the first such Fellow positions. This position is a two-year appointment to begin August 2015, of nine months for each of the two academic years, non-renewable. In addition to engagement with the undergraduate and graduate students and participation in the research program of the Department, the duties of the position shall include a teaching load of 2 courses each term, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The salary is set at $40,000 per annum; if eligible under ACA requirements, health insurance benefits are available. This position is open only to those who have received the Ph.D. after January 1, 2011; the Ph.D.must be in hand by July 1, 2015 (this is a requirement of the University and is not negotiable).

We seek an individual whose innovative research in Classics emphasizes combinations of the existing strengths of the Department, such as material culture and its social context; history and its records; the intersection of religion and politics; and political economy. The period of specialization is open, including Late Antiquity.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and writing sample (a dissertation chapter or an article) and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Department. Electronic applications and letters of recommendation may be submitted to the Department at All materials should be received by March 23, 2015. Please address questions about this position to Professor Daniel J. Pullen, Chair, at

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Access/ Affirmative Action/ Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer:


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