Byzness 05/11/17

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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 5 November 2017
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1. CALLS FOR PAPERS
2. JOBS AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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1. CALLS FOR PAPERS

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PhD Colloquium on Late Antiquity, 4-5 May 2018, University of Reading

Deadline: 10 November (papers)/15 November (posters

Keynote speech: Dr. Chiara O. Tommasi (University of Pisa): Esotericism in Classical and Late Antiquity

Late Antiquity was once regarded as an age of decadence and barbarisation as well as a ‘marginal’ field of study. Those days are over. Late Antiquity has now its own place in academia and is considered a hot topic by both Classicists and historians of the Early Middle Ages, as well as scholars of religious studies, archaeology, art and philosophy in a fruitful exchange among disciplines.

The study of Late Antiquity involves a wide variety of disciplines. Our PhD Colloquium on Late Antiquity will take place at the University of Reading in May 4-5, 2018. The aim of our Colloquium is to make the most of such diversification by bringing together and achieving synergy among PhD Students from across the UK and abroad working on Late Antiquity.

Each paper (15 min) will be followed by a personalised response from a senior scholar (10 min) assigned by the organisers and a plenary discussion. Each delegate will circulate his or her paper a week in advance to his or her respondent.

Additionally, we will also host a poster session, with a £50 voucher prize for the best poster.

Lastly, the Colloquium will include a visit to the Ure Museum of Classical Archaeology of the University of Reading.

We welcome submissions of papers and/or posters from disciplines including (but not limited to) Greek and Latin Literature, History, Archaeology, Art, Philosophy and Theology:

Option A: papers (15 min)

Send an abstract of your paper (400 words) to readinglateantiquity@gmail.com by 10 November 2017. Please also specify your affiliation.

Option B: posters

Send a brief abstract (200 words) or outline of your poster to readinglateantiquity@gmail.com by 15 November 2017. Please also specify your affiliation.

Please note that, as the event is specifically aimed at PhD students, we can only accept submissions from PhD students. However, Masters students and early career researchers are warmly invited to attend and participate in the debates.

For further enquiries, please contact Lorenzo Livorsi (l.livorsi@pgr.reading.ac.uk), Ilaria Scarponi (ilaria.scarponi@reading.ac.uk) or Fiona McMeekin (f.p.mcmeekin@pgr.reading.ac.uk).
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2. JOBS AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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Various funding opportunities: Council for British

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Research in the Levant

Deadline: from 30 November, see website for further information

The CBRL is offering the following funding for 2018-19

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Visiting Research Fellowships and Senior Visiting Fellowships

To enable established scholars in university posts and early career postdoctoral candidates to spend time in the Levant region to conduct primary research, develop contacts, give lectures, and write up project results/publications derived from a thesis/research.

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Project Awards

Our Project Awards include funding opportunities for Pilot Study, Project Completion and Team-Based Fieldwork.

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Travel Grants

CBRL Travel Grants cover costs of travel and subsistence for students, academics and researchers undertaking reconnaissance tours or smaller research projects in the countries of the Levant.

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Centennial Awards

In 2019 the CBRL celebrates 100 years since the founding of our active research community.

To commemorate the anniversary, we will be offering a number of Centennial Awards for research or events focusing on the history of British scholarship in the area and early Mandate history, society and politics.

Further information can be found here: http://cbrl.org.uk/funding-and-jobs.

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PhD: ‘Mobility and Geography in the Byzantine World’, Radbound University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Deadline: 17 December 2017

Please note that it is intended that the applicant will begin study soon after 1 March 2018.

A project description, further details, deadlines and contact information can be found here

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