The Byzness 04/11/2018

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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE SOCIETY
The Byzness, 4th November 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

Oxford University Byzantine Society Research Trip to Greece 

Trip Dates: 3-13 April 2019. 

We will have the first planning session next Monday (5 November), at 15.30 at History Faculty, Colin Matthew Room.

Please come to get additional information about the trip, its draft itinerary and funding opportunities.

If you cannot attend but would like to find out more about the trip, please email Aikaterini.vavaliou@wadham.ox.ac.uk so as to be included in the list of those interested.

“English Bodies, Imported Silks: Byzantine Textiles in Thirteenth-century England”, 13 November 2018, Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, is pleased to announce the fall lecture in its 2018–2019 lecture series: “English Bodies, Imported Silks: Byzantine Textiles in Thirteenth-century England”. Amanda Luyster discusses her project exploring the medieval English fascination with Byzantine and Islamic silks.

Details here.

Mary Jaharis Center lectures are co-sponsored by Harvard University Standing Committee on Medieval Studies.

For questions, contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture.

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2. CALLS FOR PAPERS 

“Narration in Byzantium: Synchronic and Diachronic Narratological Perspectives”, 3rd Byzantine Colloquium of the University of Buenos Aires, 29–30 August 2019, Section of Medieval Philology – Institute of Classical Philology, Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, University of Buenos Aires.

Deadline: 19 July 2019

The last years have witnessed a surge of narratological studies focusing on the vast Byzantine literary and artistic production, a recent example being the volume Storytelling in Byzantium. Narratological Approaches to Byzantine Texts and Images (ed. Ch. Messis – M. MulleJ – I. Nilsson). Today, Byzantinists apply sophisticated narratological techniques not only to narrative texts, but also to images and, in line with M. Fludernik’s theory, to non-narrative texts. A common language and a shared theoretical framework would be instrumental in making Byzantine narratological studies more unitary, in fostering the transdisciplinary dialogue with other fields of research, such as Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and in popularizing it among wider audiences.

In that context, the present colloquium wishes to provide Byzantinists and specialists in other disciplines with a forum of discussion and reflection on the narratological tools applied to their respective corpora, in order to conceptualize the specificity (or absence thereof) of Byzantine narration, from a synchronic and diachronic point of view, and to compare it, utilizing well-stablished and shared analytical categories, with other literary and artistic productions, contemporary or not.

We invite 20-minute papers on any topic pertinent to narrative in Byzantium in the widest sense. Please send your abstract no later than May 31, 2019 to tomas.fernandez@conicet.gov.ar, pablo.a.cavallero@gmail.com and reinhart.ceulemans@kuleuven.be.

Abstracts should 1000 characters or less (blank spaces included, but not counting bibliographical references), and should clearly state the hypothesis, goals and (expected) conclusions of the presentation.

Attendance of the conference will amount to 30 US$ ($500 for Agentina residents; $400 for members of SAEMED, AADEC or CAEBIZ). For students, doctoral students and research assistants, attendance is free.

Papers must be sent no later than July 19, 2019. 8 pp. Palatino Linotype 11; space between lines: 1½. Margins: 2 cm

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3. JOBS AND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

1 Post-Doctoral Position within the Research Training Group for doctoral students 2304 “Byzantium and the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War. Exchange, Differentiation and Reception”, DFG (German Research Foundation), Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.

Deadline: 23 November 2018

Within this span of time an individual research project which is both transcultural and transdisciplinary and dedicated to the topic of the Research Training Group is to be developed and carried out. Participating in this Research Training Group are the disciplines of Ancient History, Antique Church History/Theology, Byzantine Studies, Medieval History, Eastern European History, Early Modern Church History, Classical Archaeology and Byzantine Art History, Early and Prehistorical Archaeology (with a focus on Medieval Archaeology) and Musicology. Particularly desirable are projects that include Islamic history and culture.

The goal of the Research Training Group for doctoral students is to examine the Euro-Mediterranean Cultures of War and the importance of Byzantium for them from a transcultural perspective, from the Roman Imperial Period to the Early Modern Period. With cultures of war are understood to be the forms and practices of war as well as the norms, interpretations, attributions of meaning and reflections referring to war. The mutual processes of exchange, differentiation or reception (from antique influences in Byzantium to Byzantine models in the post-Byzantine Period) will be explored via two fields of inquiry, “Expressional Forms” and “Interpretative Concepts”. The prospective research must address one of these two fields of inquiry.

Duties include:

  1. Completion of a transcultural and transdisciplinary study
  2. Organization and management of a regular exchange with the doctoral students
  3. Co-editorship of a publication of proceedings from an international conference (2021/22), including the composition of an interdisciplinary methodological and theoretical introduction to it
  4. Support of both the doctoral students in the areas of methodology and theory as well as of the participating researchers in the further development of the program of study
  5. Regular participation in the events of the Research Training Group. For this reason, presence in Mainz is obligatory.

The Research Training Group offers intensive specialist and interdisciplinary exchange, opportunities to attain further qualifications in the sphere of Digital Humanities, the possibility of teaching and diverse opportunities for international networking.

Requirements for the application include an excellent dissertation in a participating or related field, that as a rule should not have been completed more than six years in the past, as well as experience in interdisciplinary work.

The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz is keen on increasing the proportion of women within the sphere of scholarship and therefore especially welcomes applications from female researchers.

The following application materials are to be submitted electronically in a single .pdf file (in German or English):

  • Letter of application (one page)
  • Outline of the planned research project (three pages)
  • A curriculum vitae with list of publications, degree diplomas, information on scientific employment
  • Text of the dissertation and of an additional publication

The application materials along with two letters of recommendation from university-level instructors, who should submit their letters separately, are to be addressed to the Spokesman of the Research Training Group, Prof. Dr. Johannes Pahlitzsch (address: grk2304@uni-mainz.de; subject-line: grk2304_Last Name).

The application deadline is 23.11.2018.

For further information on the Research Training Group see here.

For subject-related questions please direct your queries to the corresponding participating researchers of the Research Training Group, other questions to the Spokesman.

AKMED Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Koç University.

Deadline: 31 December 2018

The Koç University Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) will sponsor a post-doctoral researcher in the field of numismatics. The appointee’s primary duty will be to catalog the coins held in the collection of the Suna & İnan Kıraç Kaleiçi Museum, as well as preparing a catalog for future publication. The appointee will also be expected to participate in academic activities organized by AKMED and to assist the curator of a temporary exhibition on numismatics planned for the autumn of 2019. The post is full time, and will begin on February 1, 2019 and continue for 6 months thereafter. The appointee will reside in Antalya and receive a monthly stipend, as well as a meal card; if the appointee is from outside Antalya, he or she will also receive monthly accommodation assistance, and transportation support to/from Antalya. Candidates who have completed a doctorate in numismatics should have received their degree no earlier than 5 years prior to the date of appointment, and candidates should be no older than 45 years of age. At the time of application, candidates should not be employed at any institution. Candidates who satisfy the above conditions must apply directly to AKMED by December 31, 2018.

The application documents are as follows:

– A letter of application, including contact information

– Curriculum vitae, including lists of publications and projects in which the candidate has

taken part

– A research plan (maximum 1,000 words) detailing the candidate’s views, methods, and

planning in regard to the research and work expected

– Two letters of reference

– Application documents must be sent electronically to oyanardag@ku.edu.tr by December 31, 2018. Applications sent later than this date will not be taken into consideration.

GABAM-AKMED Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Byzantine Art And Archaeology, Koç University.

Deadline: 31 December 2018

Koç University Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM) and Koç University Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) will sponsor a post-doctoral researcher in the fields of Byzantine art and archaeology. The post is full time, and will begin on February 1, 2019 and continue for 6 months thereafter. The appointee will be expected to present a research project in the areas of Byzantine art and archaeology, as well as to participate in academic activities organized by AKMED. The appointee will reside in Antalya and receive a monthly stipend, as well as a meal card; if the appointee is from outside Antalya, he or she will also receive monthly accommodation assistance, and transportation support to/from Antalya. Candidates who have completed a doctorate in Byzantine art or archaeology should have received their degree no earlier than 5 years prior to the date of appointment, and candidates should be no older than 45 years of age. At the time of application, candidates should not be employed at any institution. Candidates who satisfy the above conditions must apply directly to AKMED by December 31, 2018.

The application documents are as follows:

– A letter of application, including contact information

– Curriculum vitae, including lists of publications and projects in which the candidate has

taken part

– A research statement (maximum 1,000 words) detailing the candidate’s views, methods,

and planning in regard to the research and work expected

– Two letters of reference

– Application documents must be sent electronically to oyanardag@ku.edu.tr by December

31, 2018. Applications sent later than this date will not be taken into consideration. ​

Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) and Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Fellowships.

Deadline: 10 December 2018

CAARI in Nicosia, Cyprus, welcomes scholars and students specializing in archaeology, history, and culture of Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean. CAARI is located in central Nicosia close to the Cyprus Museum and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus (both with major libraries), as well as the main business and commercial district. In addition to hostel accommodation for a total of twelve residents, the institute has excellent research facilities: a 10,000-volume library, comprehensive map and artifact collections, archival material, and facilities for Internet, scanning, and photography.

Recipients of fellowships are required to spend time as residents of CAARI and to submit a written report for the CAARI newsletter.

For further information see here. 

PhD program in Classics at USC.

Deadline: 5 January 2019

The Ph.D. program in classics at the University of Southern California’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences invites applications for admission to the USC Dornsife PhD program, which offers a 5-year funding package that consists of 3 years of fellowship and 2 years of teaching assistant support.

The Ph.D. program in classics at USC aims to train students to become scholars, teachers and interpreters of ancient Mediterranean civilizations, the Greek and Latin languages and literatures, and the traditions that have developed from them. To prepare students to work in a variety of intellectual contexts, the department seeks to provide both a traditional, substantive training in classical philology and the intellectual flexibility that will enable them to make the world of the past available to audiences of the present.

We welcome applications from outstanding candidates who have an undergraduate major in classics or the equivalent. The university particularly encourages underrepresented groups to apply.

The USC Dornsife PhD program offers a 5-year funding package that consists of 3 years of fellowship and 2 years of teaching assistant support (plus additional funding opportunities). Most students find fellowship or teaching opportunities for the following years.

For information on the program and how to apply, visit dornsife.usc.edu/clas/graduate/ and https://dornsife.usc.edu/clas/apply/

For questions, please contact: classics@dornsife.usc.edu or 213-740-3676.

All applicants are required to take the verbal and quantitative general tests of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).

2 open rank positions in Global Art History, Department of Art History, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC).

Deadline: 15 November 2018

The Department of Art History in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for two full-time, open rank faculty positions in Global Art History beginning in August 2019. Both positions begin fall semester 2019 (08/26/2019).

Appointments will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointments will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, tenured associate professor, or tenured professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy. Both positions are open rank, but only one appointment may be made at the level of tenured associate professor or tenured full professor.

A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Art History or related field (ABD considered but Ph.D. is strongly preferred by appointment start date); college/university-level teaching experience; a promising record of research and publication. Salary is competitive.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.

For further information see here.

 

 

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