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The Byzness, 22nd February 2015

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RCAC Summer Programmes

Cappadocia in Context

The summer program “Cappadocia in Context” is open to graduate students in all areas of Byzantine Studies from all countries.  The 2015 program will be held 11-26 June.  Scholarship assistance is available for qualified students.  For more details and applications, see:

Istanbul through the Ages​

​​The summer program “Istanbul through the Ages” is open to graduate students from all countries.  The 2015 program will be held ​29 June-21 July. Scholarship assistance is available for qualified students.  For more details and applications, see:​


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

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.


Oxford University Greek Society: Talks & Seminars

Byron’s Greece (1809-1824)

Roderick Beaton, Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature, and Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, at King’s College London

Room 2, Taylor Institute Library


Law, Custom and Ritual in the Medieval Mediterranean, Lincoln UK, July 2015

4th International SMM Conference
‘Law, Custom and Ritual in the Medieval Mediterranean’
13th-15th July 2015
is now open:

The preliminary programme is now also live. Full details can be found via the website:

Please note that *Early Bird bookings are available until 16th March 2015.



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:


Postdoc in Mediterranean Studies at University of California at Santa Cruz

Please find the details here.


Post Doctoral Fellowship/s in Byzantine Studies, 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,

Asst. Prof. Alessandra Ricci
Department of Archaeology & History of Art
Koç University – Rumeli Feneri Yolu – Istanbul – Sariyer


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