Byzness 11/03/18

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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 11th March 2018
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1. NEWS AND EVENTS
2. CALLS FOR PAPERS
3. JOBS AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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1. NEWS AND EVENTS

SCHOOL: Les Plaisirs à Byzance, 2-23 July 2018 Thessaloniki

Deadline: 21 March 2018

The Organisation « Byzantine Thessaloniki » and the CéSor of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris), organize a series of courses as part of a summer school on the topic « Les plaisirs à Byzance», which is going to take place in Thessaloniki and Kastoria in the 2-13 July 2018

SCHOLARSHIPS

To enable students to participate in the courses, the organizers are offering 40 scholarships, covering the following costs:

1) Accommodation in Thessaloniki and Kastoria (hotel and half-board)
2) Participation in the course
3) Excursions

At the end of the course, certificates of participation will be issued to students, equivalent to 12 ECTS for students enrolled in the Master’s program at the EHESS.

APPLICATION

Those eligible:

a) Students enrolled in a Master’s program (Metaptychiako, Laurea specialistica …)
b) Doctoral students
c) Students enrolling in Master’s or doctoral programs in 2018 (letter from supervisor required)
d) The students who have got their PhD in 2016 or 2017

The students must understand both languages of the Summer School (French/English)

Email to be sent by applicants stating their intention to apply to the secretariat of the Summer School: odorico@ehess.fr

In the subject line: Scholarship – Summer School in Salonica/Kastoria

The pre-registration form is to be attached to the email.

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED

1) Covering letter
2) Curriculum studiorum indicating clearly studies already completed, research activity and field of research
3) A letter of recommendation from the student’s director of studies (which can be send separately by the professor, to the address odorico@ehess.fr : in the subject line Scholarship – Summer School in Thessaloniki-Kastoria, followed by the name of the student).
4) Other documents the candidate considers useful in support of his application.
5) In the event that applicants request exceptional aid for transport, they should include a letter to this effect together with documents attesting to their need for such aid.
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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS

Craft production in the Medieval and Post-Medieval Mediterranean, 120th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies, January 3-6, 2019, San Diego

Deadline: 21 March 2018

Our understanding of craft and production in the Medieval and Post-Medieval world has until recently been limited to the identification of production sites and the examination of consumption and distribution patterns of finished products. Discussions of craft specialization and organization of production is still entrenched in specialized works pertaining to specific commodities, and thus comparative approaches are still missing.  Furthermore, less work has been done on the social and political consequences of crafting activities.

This panel aims at stimulating scholarly interest in the social, political and environmental consequences of crafting activities, particularly related to textiles, pottery, metallurgy, glassworks and stone working. We seek papers that deal with the topography of such activities in an urban, rural or domestic setting and also consider environmental factors related to the availability and extraction of resources and raw materials. Of interest are contributions that focus on the archaeological signature of production, especially in industrial installations, tools, debris, unfinished products, and working and housing conditions of crafting communities. We ask all participants to consider the social and political implications of the activities they present. Topics might include workshop organization, craft and socioeconomic status, gendered division of labor, as well as the relation between production and state economy, and craft and political authority. Finally, papers that address issues of skill and knowledge transfer among crafting communities, as well as evidence of multi-crafting, are particularly encouraged.

Interested scholars should submit for consideration an abstract of 300-400 words in length by Wednesday, 21 March 2018 to the panel co-organizers: Fotini Kondyli (fk8u@virginia.edu) and Lucie Stylianopoulos (lws4n@virginia.edu).

‘Preliminary Considerations on the Corpus Coranicum Christianum: The Quran in Translation’, 5-7 December, Freie Universität Berlin

Deadline: 31 May 2018

In this workshop, we aim to lay the groundwork for an interdisciplinary research project, which will focus on comparing the different translations of the Quran made within Christian cultural backgrounds. The project will study the Quran and its reception from the Christian perspective by analyzing all Greek, Syrian, and Latin translations of the Quran from the 7th century CE until the Early Modern period.

The structure of the planned project will correspond with the languages that will be analyzed. The Corpus Coranicum Christianum (CCC) shall, in a first step, consist of the three subprojects: Corpus Coranicum Byzantinum (CCB), Corpus Coranicum Syriacum (CCS), and Corpus Coranicum Latinum (CCL). Papers for the workshop are welcome in one or more of the following four sections:

·     Greek translations of the Quran (CCB)

·     Syrian translations of the Quran (CCS)

·     Latin translations of the Quran (CCL)

·     Digital Humanities (DH)

The workshop is focused on interdisciplinary research, which will, the organizers hope, encourage fruitful discussions about the state-of-the-art of the field and highlight potential areas for future research cooperation. For this purpose, we welcome abstracts of up to 300 words, to be submitted in English by May 31st, 2018 to:corpus.coranicum.christianum@klassphil.fu-berlin.de. Abstracts should include your name, affiliation, position, the title of the proposed paper, your specific source(s) you want to work on, and a brief curriculum vitae. Please also indicate the preferred section (see above: CCB, CCS, CCL, DH). Notifications will be sent out in June 2018. Full papers should be submitted by 15th November, 2018. Limited funding will be available for accommodation and/or travel. Proposed workshop languages: English, German, Spanish, and French. Papers will be published as edited volume.
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3. JOBS AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Tenure-Track Professor in Art History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Deadline: 8 April 2018

We are searching for an Assistant Professor, who will also serve as the Director of our (newly-opened) Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery and UWM Art Collection. The position is split between teaching/research and gallery admin (reflected in a teaching load of 1-1).

The full description, including background on my department, the UWM Art Collection, and specialization (open, but some preferences, including Greek/Russian Byzantine art/tradition, African-Diaspora Art, German Art) can be found on UWM’s job site: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/27273

PhD Scholarships: Old Testament and New Testament Studies, University of Graz

Deadline: 15 April 2018

Within the framework of the International Graduate School “Resonant Self-World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices” (Graz – Erfurt), the University of Graz invites applications for Dr. theol. projects in the fields of Old Testament and New Testament. By 1 October 2018 the two positions are to be filled for a period of 24 months with the option of extension for a further 12 months pending review. The call for proposals can be found here. The deadline is 15 April 2018.

Applicants do not have to be members of the Roman Catholic church.

The outline of the Dr. theol. project must convey a clear relation to Hartmut Rosa’s concept of resonance. More information is provided

here.

If you have questions regarding your application, please do not hesitate to contact Irmtraud Fischer (i.fischer@uni-graz.at) or Christoph Heil (christoph.heil@uni-graz.at).

Various Research Grants, British Institute at Ankara

Deadline: 29 April 2018

All details here

A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies, British School at Athens

Deadline: 11 May 2018

The British School at Athens is pleased to announce the A.G. Leventis Fellowship in Hellenic Studies. The Fellowship, funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, is tenable at post-doctoral level to support research into the anthropology, archaeology, architecture, arts, environment, geography, history, language, literature, religion and topography of Greece and Cyprus, and related areas, from prehistory to the late 19th century/ early 20th century. The Fellowship is tenable for three years from 1 October 2018.

The A.G. Leventis Fellowship represents an important strengthening of the intellectual life of the School and of its relations with Greece and Cyprus. The School is looking for candidates of the highest potential who will make best use of the opportunity for a prolonged period of research in Greece and other Greek lands. If the Fellow is not fluent in Greek, it is essential that s/he become fluent within six months of taking up the Fellowship. Furthermore, any Fellow whose native language is other than English must be or become fluent in English, again within six months of taking up the Fellowship.

The A.G. Leventis Fellow will be expected to take a leading role in the life and work of the School. Teaching and other duties will be agreed with the Director at the beginning of each academic year. The Fellow will be expected to give one seminar per year and one public lecture during the term of the Fellowship. The Fellow may be asked to participate in courses taught by the School, and s/he may undertake a small amount of outside teaching with the approval of the Director. It is expected that the Fellow will take a lively interest in the research of School Students.

The Fellow must spend at least nine months a year in Greek lands, and has a duty to inform the Director of absences from Athens of more than four days between 1 October and 30 June.

Normally the Fellow will be expected to have satisfied all the requirements for his/her doctorate no more than five years and at least three months before taking up the post.

Applicants should submit by e-mail:

• a letter of application (including an explanation of why the proposed research should be undertaken in Greece)

• CV (including the names of two referees)

• a research proposal (1,500 words maximum).

Candidates must ask their referees to send letters of reference directly to the School Administrator by the deadline for applications. Referees may e-mail their letters in PDF format to school.administrator@bsa.ac.uk

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to submit published or unpublished work, and interviews have provisionally been scheduled for Monday, 11 June 2018.

The salary will be €22,000 per annum. In addition, the School offers health insurance and can provide continuity of any pre-existing USS pension scheme. The School will pay for travel to Athens at the commencement of the Fellowship, up to £300 for one return journey home per year thereafter, and for return travel at the end of the Fellowship. The School will also offer research expenses (to include travel, attending conferences, preparation of or obtaining research materials, etc.) of up to £1,500 per year. The Fellow should apply to the Director for any such grants in advance.

The Fellow will be expected to have an affiliation with a UK university. (If necessary, the School will help to negotiate this.) S/he must submit a report each May to the Director for forwarding to the School’s Council and the A.G. Leventis Foundation on the year’s work. In the first year, during which the appointment will be probationary, the Fellow should also submit an interim report in March.

The A.G. Leventis Fellow will acknowledge the School and the Fellowship in all publications resulting from tenure of the post.

Fellows are encouraged to reside in the Hostel in the first instance.

Informal enquiries about the Fellowship may be addressed to the School Director, Professor John Bennet (director@bsa.ac.uk). Applications and references should be sent to the School Administrator at school.administrator@bsa.ac.uk

Andrew Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies, Bogazici University Istanbul

Deadline: 6 May 2018

The Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in the field of Byzantine history, art history, and archaeology. Conceived in the framework of expanding the scholarly activities of the Byzantine Studies Research Center, the nine- month position is expected to start in September 2018. The successful candidate will be required to contribute to the development of the Byzantine Studies Research Center, as well as taking part in the Center’s activities.

The position is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on the basis of a monthly total of $2,000 net for nine months.

Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field and excellent command of English should submit their application to the Byzantine Studies Research Center before 6 May 2018. The application file should include a cover letter, a detailed research project proposal, a CV and list of publications, a sample of written work, and two letters of recommendation. The project proposal must comprise the following: title, summary (up to 100 words), complete proposal (up to 1000 words), work plan, and select bibliography.

Applications should be sent both in electronic format by e-mail and as a hardcopy to: E-mail: byzantinestudies@boun.edu.tr

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