DEADLINE Fri, 9/23: New travel stipend initiative for BSC 2022

A friendly reminder that the deadline for requesting to be considered for the new Dumbarton Oaks early career contingent scholar BSC travel award is this Friday, September 23. Details are below.
The BSANA-Dumbarton Oaks Liaison Committee is pleased to announce two new funding initiatives for the Byzantine Studies Conference, which will begin with the November 2022 BSC at UCLA.
Dumbarton Oaks will provide a $1,000 travel stipend for each graduate student presenting a paper in person for the graduate student session. BSANA is grateful to DO for this generous support of graduate student emerging scholars.
In addition, Dumbarton Oaks will fund up to three travel stipends for early career contingent scholars presenting papers in person at the BSC 2022 in any session. As defined by BSANA, “Early Career Contingent Scholars designate scholars who have earned their PhD within the past 8 years and who do not hold permanent or tenure-track appointments. This includes scholars serving as adjuncts, post-doctoral fellows, contingent faculty, and those holding other non-tenured academic and non-academic positions.” Any early career contingent scholar who has had a paper accepted for the BSC 2022 at UCLA is eligible to apply for a Dumbarton Oaks travel stipend of up to $1,500. If you would like to be considered for this award, please notify Galina Tirnanic (tirnanic@oakland.edu) no later than Friday, September 23. BSANA is grateful for this generous support of early career contingent scholars.
These travel stipends will also be available at the 2023 BSC. Details will accompany the 2023 BSC CFP.
Any questions regarding these awards can be directed to Alicia Walker (awalker01@brynmawr.edu), Chair of the BSANA-DO Liaison Committee.

FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND STUDY AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY 2023-2024

FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND STUDY
AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY 2023-2024

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the academic programs and fellowships for the 2023-2024 academic year at the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 146,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library is an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, from the Byzantine period to modern times.

CONSTANTINE AND GEORGE MACRICOSTAS FELLOWSHIP: For Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s (within the last 5 years), of any nationality, for work in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year. Research must focus on the role of the Eastern Orthodox church in the broader history of Hellenism. Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2023.

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students, for work at the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. At least one month of residency required. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2023.
KATHRYN AND PETER YATRAKIS FELLOWSHIP: For Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s (within the last 5 years), of any nationality, for work in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year. Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2023.
THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: For Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s (within the last 5 years) from colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada, for work in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year. Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2023.
SCHWARZ FELLOWSHIP AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH ON MUSIC: Career musicians, or researchers who are currently Ph.D. candidates or have received their Ph.D. within the last 5 years, of any nationality, engaged in research on music that focuses on cultural interactions in the Mediterranean world broadly defined. Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall for the academic year, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2023.

SCHWARZ FELLOWSHIP AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH ON URBAN ARCHITECTURE: Practicing architects, or researchers who are currently Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D. holders (within the last five years), of any nationality, engaged in research on architecture, urban planning, and the history of the built environment in Greece from 1821 to the present. Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall for the academic year, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2023.

MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY, SUMMER 2023: Graduate students and university professors in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine or medieval studies at any university worldwide. Month-long program in intermediate level Medieval Greek language and philology at the Gennadius Library, with site and museum trips. Up to twelve scholarships available. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2023. Runs every other summer.

Please forward this announcement.

For further information, consult the ASCSA website at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/research/gennadius-library/educational-programs/fellowships

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 2023 International Medieval Congress

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 2023 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 3–6, 2023. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

The thematic strand for the 2023 IMC is “Networks and Entanglements.” See the IMC Call for Papers (https://www.imc.leeds.ac.uk/imc-2023/) for additional information about the theme and suggested areas of discussion.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website (https://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/imc-2023). The deadline for submission is September 6, 2022. Proposals should include title, 100-word session abstract, session moderator and academic affiliation, information about the three papers to be presented in the session, for each paper: name of presenter and academic affiliation, proposed paper title, and 100-word abstract, and organizer’s CV

The session organizer may act as the moderator or present a paper. Participants may only present papers in one session.

Applicants will be contacted by mid-September about the status of their proposal.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse a maximum of 4 session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $800 maximum for European residents and up to $1400 maximum for those coming from outside Europe. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement. For scholars participating remotely, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse participants for conference registration.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.

Postdocs in the History of Science and Medieval Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study

The School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton NJ) is offering two postdocs in  History of Science and Medieval Studies.

The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies’ principal interests is the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis on Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science, and late modern history. Support is available each year for one scholar in music studies. A Ph.D. (or equivalent) and influential publications are required.

For the current admission cycle, two postdoctoral fellowships in the disciplines of History of Science and Medieval Studies will also be available. Applicants for postdoctoral fellowships must have received their Ph.D. degrees after 1 July 2020 and before 1 September 2022. Postdoc fellowships are for one year and renewable for a second. Residence in Princeton during term time for both members and postdoc fellowships is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their research. Scholars can find further information in the announcement on the web at https://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement or on the School’s website, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540, or by email address: hsappquery@ias.edu.

Deadline: 15 October 2022.

Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection Research Fellowship Program 2022-2023

Call for Applications

Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection

Hellenic (formerly Library) Research Fellowship Program 2022-2023

**Contingent on continued on-campus operations during 2022-2023 academic year**

Thanks to generous ongoing funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, and the Tarbell Family Foundation, the University Library is pleased to offer the continuation of the Hellenic (formerly Library) Research Fellowship Program (HRFP) for a 10th year. The name change is intended to better convey and reflect the focus of the program. The Program supports the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento, CA.

The HRFP provides a limited number of fellowships (5-8 this year) ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 in the form of reimbursement to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred in connection with the awards. Since the Program’s inception in 2012, twenty-eight fellows in Hellenic studies from 11 countries, including seven independent scholars and 14 women, have benefitted from sustained access to the collection in support of original scholarly research. Thus far these research stays have directly contributed to the fruition of at least 10 conference papers, five journal articles, four book chapters, two completed doctoral dissertations, and one monograph.

The Program is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the graduate through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 75-mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between two weeks and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the current cycle will be tenable from September 1, 2022-August 31, 2023. Please note that due to the uncertainty of the pandemic going forward, the HRFP is contingent on continued on-campus operations beginning fall 2022. Should this not be possible due to the pandemic, fellowship offers will be deferred until such time as awardees can opt to accept or decline them.

The fellowship application deadline is May 13, 2022. No late applications will be considered.

Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is the premier Hellenic collection in the western United States and one of the largest of its kind in the country, currently numbering approximately 78,000 volumes and over 450 linear feet of archives. It comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media materials, rare books, archival materials, art and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and Modern Greek studies, including the Greek diaspora worldwide. There is a broad representation of over 20 languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. For further information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit http://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos-hellenic-collection.

For the full Library Research Fellowship Program description and application instructions, see: https://library.csus.edu/tsakopoulos-hellenic-collection/hrfp. Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (paganelis@csus.edu).

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies

To encourage the integration of Byzantine studies within the scholarly community and medieval studies in particular, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 11–13, 2023. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

The 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies will include traditional in-person sessions, virtual sessions, and new blended-format sessions that make it possible for speakers to present and audiences to attend both in-person and online.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website (https://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/58th-icms). The deadline for submission is May 16, 2022.

If the proposed session is approved, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse a maximum of 4 session participants (presenters and moderator) up to $600 maximum for scholars based in North America and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from outside North America. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement. For scholars participating remotely, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse participants for conference registration.

For further details and submission instructions, please visit https://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/58th-icms.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.

Tsiter-Kontopoulou Short-Term Research Stipends

Tsiter-Kontopoulou Short-Term Research Stipends
at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Vienna

The Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of the University of Vienna, thanks to the generosity of the Tsiter-Kontopoulou Fund, invites applications for a Short-Term Research Stipend to enable pre- and post-doctoral scholars to pursue research on Byzantine and early modern Greek culture, with particular emphasis on cultural and intellectual history in the widest sense, including the history of Orthodox Christianity.

For more information about the Department, its Library, and the Tsiter-Kontopoulou Trust see: https://www.byzneo.univie.ac.at
https://bibliothek.univie.ac.at/fb-byzantinistik/
https://tsiter-kontopoulou-schenkung.univie.ac.at
Terms: The duration of the research stay is between two and four weeks (please indicate in your application the desired length of stay and the scientific motivation for this choice). During their stay, the recipients of the stipend are expected to give an informal lunch-time presentation of their current research.
Eligibility: This stipend is intended to support young and early career scholars, i.e. from the final year of doctoral study to no more than eight years after the completion of the Ph.D.
Amount: The stipend offers the reimbursement of travel expenses plus a daily allowance, for a maximum 4.000 Euros total for four weeks or a maximum 2.500 Euros for two weeks (to be reimbursed after the completion of the stay). You are expected to make your own arrangements.
Appointment period: any two or four weeks during the Semester between 1 October 2022 and 30 June 2023.
Application: Please send a description of the proposed research including a statement as to why you wish to conduct this research in Vienna (max. 300 words), a provisional budget and an indication of preferred dates, curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages), and list of publications, to Mrs. Petra Greger at the address below.
Doctoral students should also include a short letter of endorsement (max. 1 page) from their adviser. Submissions will be accepted by e-mail only.
Deadline: 30 May, 2022. The decision of the selection committee will be communicated no later than June 30, 2022.
Further Inquiries: Mrs. Petra Greger: petra.greger@univie.ac.at

 

Call for Sessions: Mary Jaharis Center Sponsored Panel, 48th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

As part of its ongoing commitment to Byzantine studies, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture seeks proposals for a Mary Jaharis Center sponsored session at the 48th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles, November 3–6, 2022. We invite session proposals on any topic relevant to Byzantine studies.

Session proposals must be submitted through the Mary Jaharis Center website (https://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/48th-bsc). The deadline for submission is April 22, 2022.

If the proposed session is accepted, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse a maximum of 5 session participants (presenters and chair) up to $600 maximum for scholars based in North America and up to $1200 maximum for those coming from outside North America. Funding is through reimbursement only; advance funding cannot be provided. Eligible expenses include conference registration, transportation, and food and lodging. Receipts are required for reimbursement. For scholars participating remotely, the Mary Jaharis Center will reimburse participants for conference registration.

For further details and submission instructions, please visit https://maryjahariscenter.org/sponsored-sessions/48th-bsc.

Please contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture with any questions.

ICMA Student Travel Grant + Graduate Student Essay Award – due 27 March 2022

International Center of Medieval Art – Student Opportunities
Student Travel Grants, due 27 March 2022
Graduate Student Essay Award, due 27 March 2022

STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS
due 27 March 2022

The ICMA offers grants for graduate students in the early stages of their dissertation research, enabling beginning scholars to carry out foundational investigations at archives and sites. Winners will be granted $3,000, and if needed, officers of the ICMA will contact institutions and individuals who can help the awardees gain access to relevant material. Three grants are awarded per year, and they are designed to cover one month of travel.

The grants are primarily for students who have finished preliminary exams, and are in the process of refining dissertation topics. Students who have already submitted a proposal, but are still very early on in the process of their research, may also apply.

All applicants must be ICMA members: https://www.medievalart.org/join

Applicants must submit:
1.  Outline of the thesis proposal in 800 words or less.

2.  Detailed outline of exactly which sites and/or archives are to be visited, which works will be consulted, and how this research relates to the proposed thesis topic. If you hope to see extremely rare materials or sites with restricted access, please be as clear as possible about contacts with custodians already made.

3.  Proposed budget (airfare, lodging, other travel, per diem). Please be precise and realistic. The total need not add up to $3,000 precisely. The goal is for reviewers to see how you will handle the expenses.

4.  Letter from the thesis advisor, clarifying the student’s preparedness for the research, the significance of the topic, and the relevance of the trip to the thesis.

5.  A curriculum vitae.

Upon return, the student will be required to submit a letter and financial report to the ICMA and a narrative to the student section of the Newsletter.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and closures, we can delay disbursements until international travel is safe.

Applications are due by Sunday 27 March 2022. The ICMA will announce the winners of the three grants at the Spring Board Meeting in May.

Applicants submit materials HERE: https://medievalart.wufoo.com/forms/s8n6hh41pddo4a/
Thesis advisor submit letter of recommendation HERE: https://medievalart.wufoo.com/forms/s1bp88u41dw8bt4/

Email Ryan Frisinger at awards@medievalart.org with any questions.

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GRADUATE STUDENT ESSAY AWARDS
due 27 March 2022

The International Center of Medieval Art wishes to announce its annual Graduate Student Essay Award for the best essay by a student member of the ICMA.  The theme or subject of the essay may be any aspect of medieval art, and can be drawn from current research.  Eligible essays must be produced while a student is in coursework.  The work must be original and should not have been published elsewhere.  We are pleased to offer First Prize ($400), Second Prize ($200), and Third Prize ($100).

We are grateful to an anonymous donor for underwriting the Student Essay Award competition. This member particularly encourages submissions that consider themes of intercultural contact — for instance, between Latin Christendom and the Byzantine realm; among Jews, Muslims, and Christians; or the dynamics of encounters connecting Europe, Africa, and Asia. These are not requirements, however, and the awards will be granted based on quality of the papers, regardless of topic.

The deadline for submission is Sunday 27 March 2022.  The winners will be announced at the Spring Board Meeting in May.

Applicants must submit:

1.  An article-length paper (maximum 30 pages, double-spaced, not including footnotes) following the editorial guidelines of our journal Gesta.

2.  Each submission must also include a 250-word abstract written in English regardless of the language of the rest of the paper.

3.   A Curriculum vitae.

All applicants must be ICMA members: https://www.medievalart.org/join
All submissions are to be uploaded HERE (https://medievalart.wufoo.com/forms/s1etr5e60zl8ay6/) for 2022.

Email questions to Ryan Frisinger at awards@medievalart.org. The winning essay will be chosen by members of the ICMA Grants and Awards Committee, which is chaired by our Vice-President.

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