Byzness 15/04/18

The Byzness, 15th April 2018



WEBINAR: VCLA Research Webinar, 23 April

The VCLA’s equivalent of a terrestrial research seminar, the Research Webinar will host either individual speakers or panels on subjects across the spectrum of the field of Late Antiquity.

Monday 23 April, 4:30pm-6pm (UK time): Procopius

Our first webinar is on the sixth-century historian, Procopius. Our panellists will be:

· Dr Ian Colvin (Cambridge)
· Dr Conor Whately (Winnipeg)
· Dr Miranda Williams (Oxford)

Following the publication of Christopher Lillington-Martin & Elodie Turquois (eds), Procopius of Caesarea: Literary and Historical Interpretations (Routledge, London & New York, 2017) we will be discussing current research problems in the study of Procopius. Topics are expected to include:

· Procopius’ sources and his methods of working with them;
· Procopius’ sincerity and what we can believe, following recent very different approaches to his preface;
· The relevance of his subject matter (should Procopius have focused on other issues that were more representative of his age?) and how useful a source he is;
· The relationship between Procopius’ works;
· His greatness as an historian.

To register your interest in the occasion, and to receive further details, please email Dr Alexander Skinner at


MAFA Travel Scholarships

Deadline: 30 April 2018

All information here

Visiting Assistant Professor in Art History, Texas State University

Deadline: 1 May 2018

The School of Art and Design at Texas State University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in art history starting Fall 2018. The selected candidate will be expected to be a productive scholar and an effective teacher of art history and visual culture of the pre-modern period (geographical region open). The candidate will teach 3 courses per semester, including introductory-level survey classes as well as advanced courses in field of specialization. The selected candidate will demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarly excellence, and enthusiasm for actively collaborating with colleagues in the art history program.

Texas State University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. The University strives to cultivate a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life ( Women, persons with disabilities, members of minority groups, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications Required:

ABD in art history or a related field
A promising research agenda in art history and visual culture of the pre-modern period
Strong critical thinking skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
A commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching


A PhD degree in art history or a related field
A record of research and publications in art history and visual culture of the pre-modern period
Successful university-level teaching experience beyond graduate assistantships
Experience teaching introductory-level survey courses and/or advanced courses on Renaissance art and visual culture
A commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching and scholarship

Application Procedures

Review of application materials will begin on May 1, 2018 and continue until filled. For full consideration, please submit the following materials:

Letter of application stating how experience and credentials fulfill the requirements for this position (not to exceed 2 pages)
Curriculum vitae
Writing sample, preferably a publication (not to exceed 20 pages)
Three letters of recommendation sent directly from individuals able to comment on applicant’s qualifications

Electronic application procedure:
All application materials, except for the letters of recommendation, must be submitted in a single PDF file in the order they are listed above (1-3). Limit PDF file size to 10MB or less and title the file as follows: last name_first name_job .pdf.
Three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly by the recommender to with job #2019-104 and applicant’s last name in the subject line.
All correspondence regarding the search will be conducted via email. Please send any inquiries to and include job #2019-104 in all correspondence.
Only complete applications will be eligible for consideration.

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