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The Byzness, 29th January 2017


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Round table: ECDOTIQUE, editing ancient texts


The 5th edition of the roundtable “ecdotique, editing ancient texts in the making” will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017 to Christian sources, 22 rue Sala, Lyon 2, from 14.30 to 17.45. You will find the playbill attached and on the page:

You will also find attached the agenda for our next course of Ecdotique, to be held from February 20 to 24:

In advance thank you,

Best regards,

Guillaume Bady



10th International Conference for Doctoral Students of Byzantium, Paris, 6-7 October, 2017

Please find the call for papers here.


The deadline for submission is 10 March 2017.



Gregory of Nyssa and his Byzantine Reception, Paris, 4-7 September, 2017

Dear colleagues,


We are pleased to send you the call for papers for the next Gregory of Nyssa Conference, to be held in Paris from 4 to 7 September 2018. The deadline for this call for papers is September 30, 2017. We also sent you a call for a PhD workshop at the conference: thank you distribute it widely (deadline: December 31, 2017). You can find more information on the conference website, which will be gradually expanded and updated: .


We remain at your disposal for any further information. Do not hesitate to contact us at the conference address: .


Best wishes,



Matthieu Cassin, Hélène Grelier Deneux, Françoise Vinel


Call for papers for Symposium in Honour of Professor George Velenis, 5-6th October, Thessaloniki

More information for the call for papers is found here.


The application form is found here.


The deadline is March 31st.





Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Culture and Ideology of Writing in the Ancient Mediterranean Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

The Departments of Religious Studies, Classics, and History, and the Programs in Judaic Studies and Early Cultures, invite applications for an International Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the area of the culture and ideology of writing in the ancient Mediterranean.

Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates who employ the digital humanities in their research; applicants from outside North America are especially encouraged to apply. The fellow’s administrative home will be in the Department of Religious Studies, but applications are invited in any of the fields represented by the sponsoring programs, and the successful candidate is expected to be able to work across disciplines.


Fellows participate in a weekly, multi-disciplinary seminar at the Cogut Humanities Center and teach one course each term. S/he will join a strong intellectual community of scholars from across the university who work on issues involving the role of writing in the pre-modern world.


This is a two year position beginning July 1, 2017, with stipends of $61,500 and $63,907 in the first and second years, respectively, plus standard fellows’ benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget.  Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years from an institution other than Brown.


Applicants should submit a CV; letter of interest; and writing sample (of about 20 pages) online through  and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2017.


Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


For further information, write to either of the Search Committee Chairs, John Bodel ( ) or Michael Satlow ( ).




Two postdoctoral positions in Gottingen

The DFG Collaborative Research Centre 1136 “Education and Religion in Cultures of the Mediterranean and Its Environment from Ancient to Medieval Times and to the Classical Islam” at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany) is advertising two post-doctoral research positions in either of the following areas:


  • History of Religions in the first millennium BCE
  • Jewish Studies with focus on Late Antique Judaism


Applications from outside of Germany are very welcome.

The advertisement can also be found on the following website (both in German and English):





2017-2018 Hellenic studies Library Research Fellowship Program, California State University

Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection

Library Research Fellowship Program, 2017-2018


Thanks to generous ongoing funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the continuation of the Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento, CA. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 75-mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between two weeks and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the current cycle will be tenable from July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. The fellowship application deadline is February 24, 2017. No late applications will be considered.


Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is the premier Hellenic collection in the western United States and one of the largest of its kind in the country, currently numbering approximately 75,000 volumes. It comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media materials, rare books, archival materials, art and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and Modern Greek studies, including the Greek diaspora. There is a broad representation of over 20 languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. Since 2009 the collection has experienced particularly dramatic growth through two major gift acquisitions. For further information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit


For the full Library Research Fellowship Program description and application instructions, see: . Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (< >).




George I. Paganelis



Bryn Mawr College Visiting Assistant Professorship in Archaeology

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology invites applications for a two-year, Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin on August 1, 2017. All requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed by the start date. Research and teaching should be centered on the material culture of the Roman World and include specialization in the archaeology of the Roman provinces. The candidate’s courses will support programming in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and the Museum Studies Program by drawing on the art and artifacts from The Ella Riegel Memorial Collection. This rich collection consists of over 6000 archaeological artifacts including many works from Classical Antiquity. Since the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology is part of the interdisciplinary Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art the successful candidate will teach at the graduate level, as well as in the undergraduate programs.


Submit as pdf documents a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample by February 17, 2017, to the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Department Search Committee via Interfolio By Committee at: . In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology Search Committee. Applications received by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 17, 2017, will receive full consideration.


Located in metropolitan Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women and has strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr has a student body of 1,300 undergraduates, as well as 350 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who share an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. The College supports faculty excellence in both research and teaching and is committed to social justice and inclusion in the classroom and in the community at large. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.





Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate in History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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