The Byzness 07/01/2019

The Byzness, 6th January 2019





Symposium “Eclecticism at the Edges: Medieval Art and Architecture at the Crossroads of the Latin, Greek and Slavic Cultural Spheres”, 5-6 April 2019, Princeton University.

On April 5-6, 2019, the Index will co-host “Eclecticism at the Edges: Medieval Art and Architecture at the Crossroads of the Latin, Greek, and Slavic Cultural Spheres,” along with the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University, the International Center of Medieval Art, and the Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture. This two-day symposium focuses on the art, history, and culture of Eastern Europe between the 14th and the 16th centuries.

In response to the global turn in art history and medieval studies, “Eclecticism at the Edges” explores the temporal and geographic parameters of the study of medieval art, seeking to challenge the ways in which we think about the artistic production of Eastern Europe from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries. This event will serve as a long-awaited platform to examine, discuss, and focus on the eclectic visual cultures of the Balkan Peninsula and the Carpathian Mountains, the specificities, but also the shared cultural heritage of these regions. It will raise issues of cultural contact, transmission, and appropriation of western medieval and Byzantine artistic and cultural traditions in eastern European centers, and consider how this heritage was deployed to shape notions of identity and visual rhetoric in these regions that formed a cultural landscape beyond medieval, Byzantine, and modern borders.

Keynote Lectures:

Dr. Jelena Erdeljan (University of Belgrade): Cross-Cultural Entanglement and Visual Culture in Eastern Europe c. 1300–1550

Dr. Michalis Olympios (University of Cyprus): “Eclecticism,” “Hybridity,” and “Transculturality” in Late Medieval Art: A View from the Eastern Mediterranean

Symposium Speakers:

Dr. Vlad Bedros (National University of Arts, Bucharest): A Hybrid Iconography: The Lamb of God in Moldavian Wall Paintings

Dr. Elena Boeck (DePaul University): A Timeless Ideal: Constantinople in the Slavonic Imagination of the 14th–16th Centuries

Dr. Gianvito Campobasso (University of Fribourg): Eclecticism Among Multiple Identities: The Visual Culture of Albania in the Late Middle Ages

Krisztina Ilko (Ph.D. Candidate, Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellow): The Dormition of the Virgin: Artistic Exchange and Innovation in Medieval Wall Paintings from Slovakia

Dr. Nazar Kozak (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine): Post-Byzantine Art as a Network: Mobility Trajectories of the Akathistos Cycle in the Balkans, the Carpathians, and Beyond

Dr. Dragoş Gh. Năstăsoiu (Centre for Medieval Studies, National Research University, Moscow): Appropriation, Adaptation, and Transformation – Painters of Byzantine Tradition Working for Catholic Patrons in 14th- and 15th-century Transylvania

Dr. Ovidiu Olar (Nicolae Iorga Institute of History of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest): A Murderer Among the Seraphim: Prince Lăpuşneanu’s Transfiguration Embroideries for Slatina Monastery

Dr. Ida Sinkević (Lafayette College): Serbian Royal Mausolea: A Reflection of Cultural Identity?

Dr. Christos Stavrakos (University of Ioannina / Greece): Donors, Patrons and Benefactors in Mediaeval Epirus between the Great Empires: A Society in Change or a Continuity?

The symposium is free, but registration is required to guarantee seating. Please register here. For any queries, please contact the organizers at


“Textual Criticism of the New Testament “, 11th Birmingham Colloquium, 4-6 March 2019, Birmingham.

Booking is now open for the Eleventh Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, to be held in Birmingham from Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 March 2019.

The colloquium will consist of thirty papers on New Testament textual criticism, focussing on matters relating to versional evidence (Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Gothic) and other indirect sources (e.g. biblical quotations). There will be two highlight lectures, Prof. David Taylor (Oxford) on “New Developments in the Text of the Old Syriac Gospels” and Prof. Reinhart Ceulemans (Leuven) on “Biblical Lexicography in Late Antiquity and Byzantium”.

There is an early bird rate for bookings made and paid in full by 13 January 2019 and booking closes on 13 February 2019. Please see here.

Further information about the Birmingham Colloquium may be found here.


Les p’tits déj’ « Humanités numériques » de l’IRHT

Les p’tits dej’ «Humanités numériques» de l’IRHT sont organisés par Jérémy Delmulle et Emmanuelle Kuhry dans le cadre de leur post-doctorat en «Humanités numériques» mené à l’IRHT et financé par l’InSHS (2017-2019). Ce séminaire bimestriel entend explorer les problématiques nées de la confrontation entre sciences de l’érudition et développement des Humanités numériques, en particulier dans le contexte de l’étude et de l’édition des sources anciennes et de l’histoire des textes et des bibliothèques. Il pose la question des modalités de l’appropriation de nouvelles technologies par le chercheur lui-même et des conditions de sa reprise en main du processus de traitement des sources. Le programme du séminaire s’articule autour de la présentation de nouvelles méthodologies pour aborder l’histoire des textes, les modalités de leur diffusion et leur traitement (analyse, édition), illustrées par des exemples concrets (projets d’édition en cours, recherches sur les outils de visualisations de big data, etc.).

Les séances, qui se veulent participatives, jusqu’à prendre la forme de tables rondes ou d’ateliers, se composeront de deux présentations ou plus suivies d’une discussion générale à laquelle tous les auditeurs sont invités à participer. Elles se dérouleront vendredi matin  au Centre Félix-Grat de l’IRHT (40, avenue d’Iéna – Paris 16e), de 9h30 à 12h30 autour d’un café et de viennoiseries.


25 janvier 2019
XML-TEI et LaTeX pour l’édition scientifique
Marjorie Burghart (Ciham-CNRS/Université Lyon 2), Maïeul Rouquette (Université de Lausanne), Michael Stenskjær Christensen (University of Copenhagen)

22 février 2019
Édition des textes difficiles : gloses, florilèges
Franck Cinato (HTL-CNRS), Frédéric Duplessis (IRHT), Silverio Franzoni (Scuola Normale Superiore/EPHE), Emmanuelle Kuhry (IRHT), Elisa Lonati (Scuola Normale Superiore/EPHE), Martin Morard (IRHT), Mariken Teeuwen (University of Utrecht)

22 mars 2019
Vers des méthodes et pratiques communes dans les projets d’humanités numériques
Jérémy Delmulle, Emmanuelle Kuhry, Cyril Masset, Henri Seng (IRHT) et le pôle «Document numérique» de la MRSH de Caen

12 avril 2019
Stemmatologie assistée
Jean-Baptiste Camps (ENC), Jean-Baptiste Guillaumin (Université Paris-Sorbonne), Caroline Macé (Universität Frankfurt), Dominique Poirel (IRHT)

juin 2019

Visualisation de données

Jérémy Delmulle, Martin Grandjean (Université de Lausanne)

Informations pratiques :

Un vendredi par mois ou tous les deux mois, de 9h30 à 12h30 e
Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes – Centre Félix-Grat – 40, av. d’Iéna (Paris, 16 ) – Salle Jeanne-Vielliard contact: Jérémy Delmulle et Emmanuelle Kuhry.




“Blood in Byzantium”, 52nd Annual Spring Symposium of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, 30 March- 1 April 2019, Churchill College and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Communications Deadline: 27 January 2019

In 2019, the Symposium will be returning to Cambridge for the first time since 1990.  The theme which has been chosen is ‘Blood in Byzantium’. This theme will facilitate inter-disciplinary discussion of research and ideas embracing Byzantine religion, art history, military history, social history, and law, as well Byzantine medicine and philosophy, drawing upon the extensive theoretical and historical literature that has emerged on the body, blood, and medicine in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, but which has yet to be systematically applied to Byzantium and its neighbours. Sessions will be arranged around the themes of ‘The Blood of Christ’; ‘The Blood of the Martyrs’; ‘Blood, Dynasty and Kinship’; ‘Bloodshed’; and ‘Blood in Medicine, Philosophy and Art’.

The main sessions of the conference will be held at Churchill College, with a reception and dinner at Trinity College.

Confirmed speakers include Claudia Rapp, Jane Baun, Phil Booth, Ioannis Pappadogiannakis, Stavroula Constantinou, Anne Alwis, Elena Draghici-Vasilescu, Caroline Goodson, Philip Wood, Nick Evans, Ruth Macrides, Andrew Marsham, Peter Frankopan, Alexandra Vukovich, Teresa Shawcross, Theodora Antonopoulou, Mike Humphreys, Maroula Perisnadi, Yannis Stouraitis, Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, Rebecca Flemming and Barbara Zipser.


The 52nd Spring Symposium invites Communications (of 10 minutes in duration) on current research and warmly invites abstracts (of not more than 500 words) from scholars within and without the UK and in fields linked to Byzantine studies. Abstracts should be sent to Peter Sarris by 27 January 2019.

Practical Information

Symposium Website

Please keep checking the website periodically: further information will be added in due course, and continuously updated. The complete programme will be available in January 2019.


If you have any queries, please contact Peter Sarris.


A link to register for the 52nd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies will be available on the website.


The conference sessions will take place in the designated conference centre at Churchill College which has excellent transport connections and parking for cars, and is within walking distance of the city centre.


Train tickets can be purchased online and collected at any UK train station from Cambridge is connected to London via fast trains that run via King’s Cross/St. Pancras and a slower train that runs via Liverpool Street. The closest airport is London Stansted ( but there are also good transport connections via London to Heathrow, Gatwick, and London Luton Airports. Within Cambridge, Churchill College is served via the X5 and Citi4 Bus (see A highly reliable taxi service is provided by Panther Taxis (01223 715715). For further details of transport connections, see here.

Places to Stay

Accommodation is available on a first-come first-served basis at Churchill College. Alternatively, details of other options are available here.

Places to Eat

Cambridge is home to many excellent (and inexpensive) restaurants. A list of suggested eateries will be included in the delegate pack.


“The Tabula Peutingeriana: Recent Approaches and New Results”, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 19- 20 September 2019, Vienne

organized by the DFG-Projekt „Commentary on the Tabula Peutingeriana“.

Deadline: 15 February 2019

This international and interdisciplinary conference aims to discuss innovative methodical approaches and recent results of research on the Peutinger Map and its antique, medieval and early modern traditions. Established scholars as well as junior researches from all relevant disciplines are cordially invited to contribute to this meeting, which will take place at the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek in Vienne.

Accordingly, one of our focal points will be research considering the Tabula Peutingeriana as a material object of art, especially concerning

  • the TP’s structure, concept and arrangement, e. g. centration(s), symmetries, distortions, handling of lineworks and spaces, arrangement of toponyms
  • its aesthetic design from an art-historical point of view, mainly its colouring, vignettes and other pictograms, including its relations to antique, medieval and early modern conventions of representing geographic space.

We also warmly welcome other TP-focused papers covering topics such as

  • dating of map entries
  • distinction of different historical strata and stages of copying
  • representations of certain places, regions or routes on the TP
  • relations to ancient geographical texts and itineraries
  • impact on medieval and early modern maps and texts.

We would like to invite papers of max. 30 minutes length, followed by a 15-min. discussion. There will also be the opportunity for shorter project presentations of up to 15 min.

If you are interested in participating, please submit your abstract of 300-500 words together with a short bio-sketch by Friday, 15th February 2019. Please include: Name, Institution, Title of presentation, and Email address. Expressions of interests and requests for further information will be taken herehere or here.

A partial reimbursement of expenses is granted.

If desired, the contributions will be published in the periodical Orbis Terrarum.


“New Research on Ancient Armenia”, 2nd Geneva Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers, 31 May – 1 June 2019, University of Geneva.

Deadline: 18 February 2019


Given the great success of last year’s workshop, the Armenian Studies team (Unité d’arménien) at the MESLO Department, University of Geneva, is pleased to invite once again graduate students and early career researchers – those not yet holding a permanent position in Academia – to present their current research on any aspect of Ancient and Medieval Armenia to an audience of their peers

The workshop has been conceived as an international forum in which the newest generation of researchers in the field can engage in meaningful discussion on methodologies, problems and perspectives. Presentations detailing work in progress, research projects, and innovative approaches are welcome.

In the interest of drawing attention to comparatively less-known topics, preference may be given to subjects other than ‘Classical’ 5th-century language, literature, history and art. Papers dealing with topics and/or authors as late as Sayat Nova (d. 1795) will be considered for acceptance, as long as they show clear links with pre-modern issues and practices.

Abstracts and Deadlines:

Participants will have 20 minutes each to present their papers, plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Applicants are invited to submit a title, short abstract (no more than 300 words) and a brief academic biography (no more than 150 words) by 18 February 2019. Please send your documents as .pdf files here.

Working Languages:

French, English, and Armenian.

Travel Grants:

Limited grants are available to assist with travel and accommodation expenses: those who cannot obtain financial support from their home institution or other sources and would otherwise be unable to attend are invited to submit a short statement in support of their request along with their abstracts. Applications for grants of up to 300 CHF each will be considered (to be paid after the workshop). The organizers reserve the right to make decisions on the matter at their sole discretion. Prospective participants are invited to explore other sources of funding as well.

Further Information:

For any clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Irene Tinti.

Scientific Committee:

Prof. Valentina Calzolari (University of Geneva)

Dr Irene Tinti (University of Geneva)

Dr Federico Alpi (Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII, Bologna)

Ms Sara Scarpellini (University of Geneva)


“Based on a true story? Fictionalizing imperial and late antique biographies”, 12th Celtic Conference in Classics, 26-29 June 2019, Coimbra, Portugal.

Deadline: 31 January 2019

Organizers: Anna Lefteratou (Heidelberg) and Fotini Hadjittofi (Lisbon)

Keynote Speaker: Koen de Temmerman (Ghent)

The number of biographical narratives that are analyzed as fiction has been steadily increasing and expanding to ever wider generic and geographic areas. From Perry’s (1971) early discussions of the novels and Bowersock’s (1994) important contribution on fiction and historiography to more recent analyses of the ‘formalities of fiction’ in biography (de Temmerman, 2016) and epistolary narrative (Hodkinson et al., 2013), we have come to explore fictional elements in a variety of texts and genres, including Jewish and Christian narratives (Futre Pinheiro et al., 2012; Brant et al., 2005; MacDonald, 1994).

This panel aims to examine the characteristics that bind biographical narratives to fiction, ranging from the 1st to the 7th centuries CE and including secular, Jewish, and Christian narratives. We would firstly like to explore fiction-related allusions and their self-referential character (Hodkinson, 2016; Ni-Mheallaigh, 2008). In this context, intertextuality will be examined through the prism of fiction and metafiction, i.e. how do / which allusions help to create a fictional world and how do they comment on the process of world-creating? Secondly, the panel will attempt a diachronic overview of fictional touches to biographical narratives, mainly in Greek and Latin, although discussions of Jewish, Syriac, and Coptic material will be equally welcome. The following questions are of particular interest:

  1. How do themes and motifs structure a biographical narrative along the formal requirements of fiction? (e.g., wedding and death; wonders and miracles; travel as metaphor and a marker of world-creating). To what extent does the presence of such themes model the lives of Apostles, Saints, and philosophers (theioi andres) as fiction?
  2. Do these texts draw attention to their own status as mediated (oral) accounts or as written texts (e.g., commenting on witnesses and means of transmission; addressing the reader; emphasizing ‘as if’- expressions, or even alluding to their material form, i.e. the scroll)? Do they comment on make-belief as well as belief/ faith? How do they employ gnomae and moralizing and how do these cross the boundary between text/fiction and real life? Is didacticism diachronically present in ancient biographical narratives?
  3. How are prose biographical narratives different from poetic ones? Does Fortunatus’ Life of St. Martin turn the Saint more into a classical epic hero because of the genre in which it is written? Is the poetic rendition of St. Cyprian’s Life, written by the empress Eudocia, more fictionalized than the several prose recensions?
  4. Does intertextuality underscore fiction and metafiction? Do biographical narratives that allude to, e.g., epic, tragedy, or comedy prompt any particular scenarios that are evocative of those genres?

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by 31.01.2019 to both Fotini Hadjittofi
and Anna Lefteratou.

Participants will need to cover their own lodging and travel expenses.
Depending on the quality and consistency of the presentations, a publication of (some of) the contributions is envisaged.

Works Cited

Bowersock, G. W. (1994), Fiction as history: Nero to Julian (Berkeley).
Brant, J.-A., Hedrick, C. W., Shea, C. (eds.) (2005), Ancient fiction: the matrix of early Christian and Jewish narrative (Society of Biblical Literature

Symposium series) (Leiden: Brill).
Futre Pinheiro, M., Perkins, J., Pervo, R. (eds.) (2012), The ancient novel and early

Christian and Jewish narrative. Fictional intersections (Ancient Narrative

Supplementum 16) (Groningen: Barkhuis).
Hodkinson, O. Rosenmeyer, P. A., and Bracke, E. (eds.) (2013), Epistolary narrative

in ancient Greek literature (Leiden: Brill).
Hodkinson, O. (2016), Metafiction in Classical Literature: The Invention of Self-

Conscious Fiction (Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies)
MacDonald, L. M. (1994), Christianizing Homer: the Odyssey, Plato, and The Acts of

Andrew (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
Ni-Mheallaigh, K. (2008), ‘Pseudo-documentarism and the limists of ancient fiction’,

American Journal of Philology, 129 (3), 403-31.
Perry, B.E. (1967), The ancient romances (Berkley: University of Berkeley Press).
de Temmerman, K. (2016), ‘Ancient biography and formalities of fiction’, in K. de

Temmerman and K. Demoen (eds.), Writing biography in Greece and Rome: narrative techniques and fictionalization (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 3-24.


Byzantine Greek Summer School in Istanbul (8–26 July 2019), Bogazici University.

Deadline: 15 February 2019

The Byzantine Studies Research Center is pleased to announce the organization of its third Byzantine Greek Summer School to be held at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, from July 8 to July 26, 2019. Students will have the chance to participate in an intensive program in Medieval Greek with Prof. Niels Gaul and Dr. Athanasia Stavrou, while enjoying various attractions of the Bogazici University campus on the Bosphorus and the Byzantine sites of Istanbul.

For more information and available scholarships please see the attachment or visit here.




Visiting Position at the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College

The Center for Humanistic Inquiry (CHI) at Amherst College seeks scholars from across the disciplines for full-time, two-year appointments as CHI Fellows and visiting lecturers.  In colloquy with one another and the Amherst faculty, CHI Fellows will explore the theme of “Home.” We invite applications from scholars whose research takes up some aspect of our theme (described in more detail below) from a humanistic perspective.  Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality.  Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students.

Fellows will have offices in the center and are expected to be fully in residence during the 2019–2021 academic years and to participate in seminars, conferences, and other programming organized to explore our theme.  A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required.  Fellows will also teach at least one course during the period of the fellowship. These fellowships include an annual salary of $50,000 and, in addition, an annual $2,500 allowance for professional travel and research support and additional support for moving expenses.

Candidates are asked to submit electronically here a cover letter that addresses the connection between the candidate’s scholarship and the center’s theme, a CV, a research statement, a writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Martha M. Umphrey, director, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College.  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration.

The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply.


Across time and space and culture, there has been perhaps no more resonant an idea than that of “home.”  Both material and affective, home is a space of origin and dwelling, set apart from spheres of promiscuous public interaction and of emptiness.  To have a home is to be more than housed:  it is to be given an identity, to feel belonging, to find refuge, to constitute private or domestic life, to gather people and material objects, and to generate memory.  By contrast, to be without a home is to be outside of or excluded from that centering and protective space, to feel estrangement or abandonment, to wander detached from place, or perhaps from another perspective to take on a new and cosmopolitan identity, self-willed and multivalent. 

Yet home and homelessness are also constituted from the outside – constructed through policy, imbued with ideology, and elaborated aesthetically in relation to other times and traditions.  Authorities construct and destroy homes; institutions proclaim their economic and moral value; designers imagine their utopic possibilities.  What is home’s force or energy as a thing and an idea?  How is home imagined, deployed, and conjured as an object of desire?  How is home simultaneously a mechanism of protection and of exclusion?  Who can have a home, and what are the conditions of its possibility?  How has the home evolved historically and manifested differently across cultures?  What is home’s relation to language and identity, exile and migration? 

For further information see here.


Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Deadline: 1 February 2019

The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies offers post-doctoral Fellowships to be used for research at the Institute in the medieval field of the holder’s choice.  Mellon Fellows will also participate in the interdisciplinary Research Seminars.

The Mellon Fellowships are intended for young medievalists of exceptional promise who have completed their doctoral work, ordinarily within the previous five years, including those who are starting on their professional academic careers at approximately the Assistant Professor level.  Fellowships are valued at approximately $40,000 (CDN).

Applications for the academic year 2019–2020 should be e-mailed in PDF format to the Institute Secretary. Reference letters may also be e-mailed directly by the referee to the Institute Secretary. Completed applications, as well as all supporting documentation, must be received no later than 1 February 2019. The awarding institution must send official confirmation that the PhD has been examined and approved to the postal address below. All documentation must be received by the application deadline.

Application forms and further details may be obtained from the website.


Princeton Hellenic Studies Visiting Fellowships, 2019-20

Deadline: 6 February 2019

Over 800 scholars have been supported by Princeton Hellenic Studies since the inception of this program in academic year 1979-80.

Full information and how to apply can be found here.

Current and former fellowship recipients can be accessed here.

Publications by former Hellenic Studies visiting fellows, based on their research at Princeton can be accessed here.


Princeton Hellenic Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2019-20

Deadline: 6 February 2019

Over one hundred (100) early-career scholars have been supported by our postdoctoral fellowships since the inception of this program in academic year 1992-93.  The overwhelming majority of our postdoctoral fellows have gone on to successful academic careers around the world.

Full information and how to apply can be found here.

Current and former recipients are listed here.

Publications by former Hellenic Studies postdoctoral fellows, based on their research at Princeton can be accessed here.


Postdoctoral Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University.

Deadline: 31 January 2019 (5pm GMT)

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University seeks applicants for the inaugural offering of the “The Virginia and Walter Nord Fellowship in the Humanities.”

The purpose of the BNC Post-Doctoral Fellows Program is to support research in the humanities by providing scholars in the early stages of their careers with the time and resources necessary to advance their work.  During their time at the Baker-Nord Center, Fellows will pursue individual or collaborative research and writing for the full academic year.  An essential feature of the program is that Fellows make intellectual contributions to the CWRU community, through their participation in workshops, lectures and courses.  Fellows will be affiliated with one or more of the humanities departments represented on the BNC Steering Committee: Art History and Art, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theater.  BNC Post-Doctoral Fellows will be expected to offer an undergraduate course during the spring of their fellowship year, following consultation with their host department.

The Fellowship may be renewed for a second-year, during which candidates will be expected to offer an undergraduate course in each term.

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit:

  • A cover sheet with contact and biographical information.
  • An academic c.v. of no more than 10 pages including detailed information on your projects and publications, degrees and awards, teaching experience, expert skills, etc.
  • A project title and an abstract with a statement of the project’s scholarly significance (250 word maximum).
  • A project description (1,000 word maximum), stating clearly the objectives, methodology, contribution and originality of the project in a manner that is clear to a range of scholars in the humanities who may not be specialists in your field.
  • Three reference letters.


  • Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand before the start date of the fellowship from an institution other than Case Western Reserve University.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrable potential to contribute to one of the academic departments affiliated with the Baker-Nord Center.

The term of the fellowship will commence on or about August 15 2019.  Candidates should submit their applications by January 31, 2019 through CWRU’s Interfolio portal here.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation.

Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


The University of St Andrews Global Fellowship Scheme.

The Global Fellowship Scheme provides prestigious awards to enable talented scholars from around the globe to spend anywhere between one week to a month at St Andrews. During this time, you will be able to undertake a course of research and study, explore potential collaborations, enhance existing relationships, advance research work, and find the space to think in an inspirational environment.

This scheme builds on one of the University’s most ancient traditions, that of attracting the best minds from every corner of the globe to this historic and dynamic intellectual corner of Europe.

For more information see here.


Research Assistant/Associate x 3 (Fixed Term), Cambridge Greek Manuscripts. 

Deadline: 3 January 2019

The Polonsky Foundation Greek Manuscripts Project: a Collaboration between the Universities of Cambridge and Heidelberg is a two-year project which aims to conserve, catalogue and digitise the medieval and early modern Greek manuscripts across Cambridge collections, including the University Library, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the colleges, alongside the Greek manuscripts of the Bibliotheca Palatina.

Three posts are available for Research Associates with responsibility for researching, cataloguing and describing the Greek manuscripts in Cambridge. They will produce catalogue descriptions in TEI format following in-house guidelines and prepare them for publication via Cambridge Digital Library. They will also be responsible for disseminating project research via conference presentations, seminars and written publications and for planning and delivering a programme of public outreach activities.

Applicants should hold a post-graduate qualification in a relevant field, preferably a doctorate, and have a proven ability to read and catalogue manuscripts in ancient and medieval Greek; knowledge of Greek palaeography and codicology would be an advantage. Demonstrable research skills in Classics, History, Literature or Library Studies are essential. They must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, IT skills, and have the ability to work both on their own and as part of a team. Experience in using XML/TEI to create catalogue records would be an advantage.

*Appointment as research associate is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience is recognised), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded or submitted appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded. If an individual has not submitted a PhD or is not working towards one, they could be appointed as a Research Assistant if they have either a degree (and/or Master’s) in a relevant area or equivalent experience.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to log in to create an online application form.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Suzanne Paul, Keeper of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts, 01223 333149, e-mail:

Closing date for applications is Thursday 3rd January 2019.

Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing 21st January 2019.

This post is available with immediate effect for two years from the date of appointment.

Please quote reference VE17439 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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