The Byzness 10/09/16

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The Byzness, 10th October 2016


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Colloquium: Early Ethiopian and Other Eastern Illuminated Gospel Books: Text and Image, 5th November, University of Oxford


The colloquium to mark the publication of The Garima Gospels: Early Illuminated Gospel Books from Ethiopia, by Judith McKenzie, Francis Watson et al., with photographs by Michael Gervers, will be accompanied by an exhibition of all of the Garima illuminated pages in the Outreach Room (Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’), to run until the end of Michaelmas term (2 December).

Attendance and refreshments, including lunch, are free, but please book a place by emailing:


For the full programme and more information click here.




Events organised by the East of Byzantium Partnership:


Anti-Jewish Polemic among Syriac Christians during the First Centuries of Islam, Friday, October 21, 2016, 10:00 am–12:00 pm, Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA


A workshop for students exploring anti-Jewish polemical texts written by Syriac-speaking Christians during the early centuries of Islam. Led by Aaron M. Butts, The Catholic University of America


RSVP required. Registration closes October 19. Additional information and registration at .


East of Byzantium is a partnership between the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, that explores the cultures of the eastern frontier of the Byzantine empire in the late antique and medieval periods.


The Islamic-Byzantine Frontier: Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:15 pm, Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Asa Eger, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, offers an new interpretation of exchange along the Islamic-Byzantine frontier.


Details at


Google Art Full Gallery of the museum of the St John the Theologian Monastery on Pamos

A full open-access gallery can now be found here:






The Journal of Modern Hellenism

The Journal of Modern Hellenism is seeking submissions from emerging and established scholars on the history, language, and culture of Greece and the Greek Diaspora, from Middle Byzantium to the Modern Era.


Since 1984, the JMH has served as a forum for the promotion of scholarly work on the history, language, institutions, and culture of the Greek people from the Byzantine period to the present. In 2014, the journal moved online and is now hosted on an open access publication platform developed by the Public Knowledge Project. In 2016 the JMH renewed its editorial board and moved to a rolling publication model, which allows for a much shorter publication cycle than other academic journals. Articles are published online as soon as they complete the peer-review process.


The JMH is a joint publication of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of Queens College, City University of New York, and the Hellenic Studies Program at California State University, Sacramento.


For more information about the JMH and its submission guidelines or to view current and past issues of the journal, please visit us:




Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the Seeger Centre for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University

Dear colleagues,


Please help us circulate – and kindly bring to the attention of qualified candidates – the announcement of our postdoctoral research fellowships, 2017-18:


Over one hundred (100) early-career scholars have been supported by our postdoctoral fellowships since the inception of this program in academic year 1992-93.  The overwhelming majority of our postdoctoral fellows have gone on to successful academic careers around the world.


Current and former recipients are listed in:


Publications by former Hellenic Studies postdoctoral fellows, based on their research at Princeton:


Many thanks in advance,


Dimitri Gondicas





University of Cincinnati Classics Department Fellowships

The University of Cincinnati Classics Department is pleased to offer two types of fellowships for study and research in the fields of philology, history, or archaeology at the John Miller Burnam Classics Library: Tytus Fellowships during the academic year, and Cincinnati Summer Residencies from May to August.


Our webpage, with access to further information on each program and to online application forms, is:






Four new full time tenure-line faculty positions at the University of Southern California


The USC Department of Classics, having received a generous gift, has been authorized to hire FOUR new full-time tenure-line faculty, open rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor). Positions will be available as of August 15, 2017. The new positions are expressions of the University’s commitment to classical studies as a central component of humanistic inquiry. Applications are invited from scholars who have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment and who meet both of the following criteria:


(1) Broad competence in Greek and Latin language, literature, and culture, as demonstrated by a Ph.D. in Classics or a closely allied field.


(2) A holistic approach to classical antiquity in relation to other periods or cultures. This breadth can be demonstrated by a research or teaching commitment to a culture, historical period, or academic discipline beyond Classics. The Department seeks to encourage collaboration between current faculty and new hires as well as among those joining the department.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names of three referees who will be contacted by USC. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: . The positions will remain open until they are filled. The department will start reviewing applications on November 11.


The University of Southern California is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information on these policies is available by contacting


Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Thomas Habinek, Head of Recruitment, Department of Classics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA  90089-0352  (




Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate in History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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