Byzness

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 5th June 2016

 

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

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

SPBS and Hellenic Centre Summer Lecture 2016, 19:15 Tuesday 7th June

 

Please see the poster for the lecture by Professor Liz James on Material Faith: the Mosaic of Archangel Gabriel in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople and the angels of the Panaghia Angeloktistos, Kiti, Cyprus here.

 

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‘And you shall be unto me a Kingdom of Priests, a Holy Nation’: Chosen Peoples from the Bible to Daesh, Ertegun House & TORCH, 20-21st June, 2016

 

This two-day, single-strand conference addresses the concept of divine nations and elect peoplehood, forms of ethno-centrism found in countless historical moments. Often perceived as a phenomenon tied to particular, even peculiar examples such as Jewishness, notions of divine election and chosenness are essential to the self-situation and mobilisation of a wide variety of ethno-national actors and political entrepreneurs. Bringing together twelve speakers in comparative sessions, alongside three keynotes assessing the Islamic example from the seventh century to the contemporary world, the event comprehensively opens debate on divine nations and elect peoplehood across time and place.

 

For the poster see here. For the full timetable see here. Please register by Monday 13th June as described in poster.

 

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Petition regarding the Hellenic Institute for Byzantine and Post Byzantine Studies in Venice

 

Open petition against recent attempts to reshape the Hellenic institute, which you can find out more about and sign here.

 

 

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The 4th International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium: Byzantine Identity and the Other in Geographical and Ethnic Imagination, 23-25th June, 2016, Koç University Research Centre for Anatolian Civilizations

 

Please see the poster here and the full programme for the symposium here.

 

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Conference: “Making and Rethinking Renaissance between Greek and Latin in 15th- and 16th-century Europe,” Oxford, 14-15th June, 2016.

 

Please see the poster here and the full programme here. Note that registration is now open here.

 

 

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

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  1. JOBS & SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

PhD fellowship in Greek / Byzantine Studies at Ghent University

 

The Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University (Belgium) is seeking well-qualified applicants for a fully-funded and full-time doctoral research fellowship (4 years), starting between 1 October 2016 and 1 January 2017. The successful applicant will be working on a project entitled Poetry from the Margins, which is closely connected with the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams.

 

Application deadline: 7 July 2016.

 

For more information and details on how to apply, see http://www.letterkunde.ugent.be/en/node/4542  or the document here.

 

Please direct any queries to kristoffel.demoen@ugent.be .

 

 

 

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Mirela Ivanova

MSt Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

byzantine.society@gmail.com
https://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com

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