The Byzness 6/04/17

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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY

The Byzness, 6th June 2017

 

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS
  2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

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  1. NEWS & EVENTS

 

HERITAGE: Rebuilding the Future from the Past, Thursday, 8th June, 2017, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU

 

When: Thursday, 8th June 2017

Where: Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU

Cost: Free, but booking essential (see below).

 

PROGRAMME

 

11.00 Registration, morning tea/coffee

 

11.20 Bill Finlayson (CBRL) Opening Remarks

11.30 Judith McKenzie (Manar al-Athar, Oxford) “The Built Environment and Identity”

12.00 Robert Bewley (EAMENA, Oxford) “Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East

and North Africa: Approach and Recent Results”

12.30 Edmund Herzig (Oriental Studies, Oxford) “Bactria/Balkh – Cultural Heritage

Research and Management in Afghanistan”

 

1.00-2.00 Lunch

 

2.00 Ross Burns (Monuments of Syria, Sydney) “Aleppo – a Reckoning”

2.30 Round table discussion

 

3.00-4.00 Afternoon tea/coffee, with book launch for Ross Burns’ Aleppo: A History

and Origins of the Colonnaded Streets in the Cities of the Roman East

 

The event is free (with lunch), but please book:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heritage-rebuilding-the-future-from-the-past-tickets-33623703402

or email: miranda.williams@classics.ox.ac.uk  (ph. 01865-610 236)

 

Organised by Judith McKenzie and Miranda Williams for the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL); and Oxford University’s Humanities Division, Manar al-Athar, Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA), and ERC project The Monumental Art of the Late Antique Christian and Early Islamic East.

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“In the Garden of the Most Holy Mother of God. Rus’ and Athos: 1000 years of spiritual unity”, Sergei Shumilo, director of the International Institute of the Athonite Heritage, Thursday 8th June, 5PM, 1 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU

Oxford University Orthodox Christian Student Society and

The International Institute of the Athonite Legacy in Ukraine are delighted to invite you to their event:

 

“In the Garden of the Most Holy Mother of God. Rus’ and Athos: 1000 years of spiritual unity”

Speaker: Sergei Victorovich Shumilo, director of the International Institute of the Athonite Heritage and editor in chief of “The Athonite Heritage” (Kiev, Ukraine)

 

on Thursday, 8 June, at 5PM.

Venue: 1 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU

 

Programme:

 

– Documentary “One thousand years on Athos” (in Russian with English subtitles)

 

– An interactive lecture on the 1000 year old heritage of Russian monasticism on Mt Athos.

 

– Photo exhibition

 

– Presentation of publishing projects of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) and the Institute of the Athonite Heritage dedicated to 1000 years of Russian monasticism on Mt Athos and heritage of St Paisius Velichkovsky and other native Saints.

 

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HALF-DAY WORKSHOP: Monumentality across Media in the Late Antique East, Thursday 15 June 2017, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU

 

New Evidence for Late Antique Paintings in Lebanon and Syria

9.30 Julia Burdajewicz (Warsaw):

Late Antique wall-paintings from the basilica and residential district at Porphyreon (Jiyeh, Lebanon)

10.15 Ségolène de Pontbriand (Paris):

Murals from Europos-Dura (Syria): recent discoveries

 

11.00–11.30 Morning tea

 

Transmission of Imagery between Media in Monumental Art

11.30 Sean Leatherbury (Oxford/Ohio):

Multimediality in Late Antique Syria: Monumental Art Between Sculpture and Mosaics

12.15 Foteini Spingou and Judith McKenzie (Oxford),:

Weaving for Architecture: Late Antique Egyptian Hangings

 

This half-a-day workshop presents new evidence for late antique wall-painting from Lebanon and Syria, and explores the transmission of monumental art between different media.

 

Organised by Foteini Spingou and Judith McKenzie, in collaboration with the Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Archaeology Seminar, and sponsored by the ERC Advanced Project Monumental Art of the Christian and Early Islamic East http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/monumental-art-of-the-christian-and-early-islamic-east.html , directed by Judith McKenzie.

 

Attendance and refreshments, including lunch, are free, but please book a place foteini.spingou@classics.ox.ac.uk . Please note: places are limited.

 

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Documentary Screening and Lecture: 1000 years on Athos, Oxford, June 8th

For more information click here.

  1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

CFP: Understanding Hagiography and its Textual Tradition (Univ. of Lisbon, October 24-26, 2018)

Between the sixth and the eleventh century, passions, lives of saints, translations of relics, miracles and other hagiographical genres underwent a remarkable process of transmission and rewriting. This conference aims at producing a fresh look at the transmission and the evolution of these crucial pieces of the spiritual and cultural life in the early Middle Ages. It will explore manuscript and textual traditions and literary reshaping, both in the history of the hagiographic genre and in the evolutionary process of the specific texts, without overlooking their function as pieces of a cult or simply of edification.

 

Call for papers

The papers should focus on hagiographic texts (passions, lives of saints, translations of relics, miracles and other hagiographic pieces) produced between the sixth and the eleventh centuries, as well as on hagiographic books (passionaries, legendaries and other sorts of compilation) composed before the late eleventh century.

 

Main thematic lines

  • Transformation of the hagiographic text, both at the linguistic and at the literary level, generating new versions (by abbreviation, amplification or otherwise) · Textual history and manuscript tradition · Creation, evolution and transmission of passionaries, legendaries and other sorts of compilation.

 

Keynote speakers:

François Dolbeau, Guy Philippart, Carmen Codoñer, Monique Goullet, Paolo Chiesa, Rosalind Love, Mark Humphries, Patrick Henriet, Paulo Farmhouse Alberto

 

Organization

Paulo Farmhouse Alberto, Paolo Chiesa, Monique Goullet

 

Submitting papers

The papers should be 20 minutes in length and can be presented in English, French, Italian or Spanish. An abstract of ca. 200 words, including the name, institution and email, should be sent before May 30 2018 to: UHTT_Lisbon2018@letras.ulisboa.pt . Acceptance of the papers will be communicated until June 30, 2018. Website: uhttlisbon2018.letras.ulisboa.pt .

 

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Mirela Ivanova

DPhil Candidate in History
President, Oxford University Byzantine Society

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

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