24-25 septembre : XIIèmes Rencontres internationales des jeunes chercheurs en études byzantines

We have the pleasure of announcing with you that the 12th edition of the AEMB International Post-Graduate Conference will take place in Paris on the 24th and 25th of September. The theme of this year’s conference is “Time: Usage, Perception, and Interpretation in the Byzantine World”. There will be presentations given in both English and French. We hope to see you at the Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Room Fabri de Peiresc. If you are unable to be in Paris, you can attend via Zoom using the following links :

Call for Papers – Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies 2022

The 21st Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies will take place at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from March 24th–26th, 2022. Vagantes is an interdisciplinary community of junior scholars that offers an excellent opportunity for sharing new research. Submissions on non-Eurocentric topics or medievalism are also encouraged! Conference activities will include an opening recital, banquet, and various workshops. A keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Elina Gertsman (CWRU). Abstracts of 300 words with paper title and a 1–2 page CV (including applicant’s preferred name and pronouns) in one PDF are due Monday, November 29th, 2021.

CfP: “Self-Portrait in Byzantine Literature” – 5th “Parekbolai” Symposium (online)

5th “Parekbolai” Symposium on Byzantine Literature and Philology
December 10, 2021
“Self-Portrait in Byzantine Literature”

The e-journal Parekbolai invites paper proposals on “Self-Portrait in Byzantine Literature” for a virtual symposium to be held on December 10, 2021.

This call is open to and aimed at scholars in all stages of their career. Ph.D. candidates and postgraduate students are especially encouraged to apply.

Presentations (preferably in Greek or English) should last 20 minutes and abstracts (max. one page) should be submitted to: Ioannis Vassis (ivasssis@lit.auth.gr) or Sofia Kotzabassi (kotzabas@lit.auth.gr) by October 30, 2021.

ASCSA 2022-2023 Programs and Fellowships

STUDY IN GREECE 2022-2023
ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for students and senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the medieval to modern Greek world, as well as the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Sciences.
FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA
(FULL ACADEMIC YEAR AND SUMMER PROGRAMS)

REGULAR MEMBER FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships are available for the School’s Regular Members. Fellowships provide a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall on the School grounds and waiver of School fees. Regular Member fellowships are awarded for the entire nine-month program. All awards are made on the recommendation of the Committee on Admissions and Fellowships and are based on the results of the qualifying examinations and materials submitted with the application.
Fellowships include two in archaeology, one each in history and literature, and nine unrestricted as to field. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

STUDENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: For advanced graduate students who plan to pursue independent 9-month (Sept. to May) research projects and do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program. DEADLINE: ROLLING

ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS: Several fellowships for the full academic year at the ASCSA with a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees are available to students who have completed the Regular Program or one full academic year as a Student Associate Member and plan to return to the School to pursue independent research, usually for their Ph.D. dissertations. Advanced Fellowships fields awarded by the School include one each in art and architecture of antiquity, history of architecture, Mycenaean archaeology or Athenian architecture and/or archaeology, and the study of pottery; and three unrestricted as to field.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2022.

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS:  Visit the Fulbright website for fellowship details and stipend information. Applicants for a Fulbright Fellowship in Greece to be held in affiliation with the ASCSA, must request a letter from the ASCSA for affiliation. Applications for a letter of affiliation must be submitted at least two weeks before the applicant’s institutional deadline.
Simultaneous application to both the Fulbright and the ASCSA is required. Candidates must submit the ASCSA application by the due date for the Fulbright application.
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 12, 2021.

WIENER LABORATORY PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 2023-2025
Two-year funding for individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program who have passed all qualifying exams and have an approved Ph.D. proposal pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Stipend of $20,000 for 12 months. Call for applications will open fall 2022.

MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY, SUMMER 2023: Graduate students and 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. Call for applications will open fall 2022.

SUMMER SESSION: Six-week session to explore the sites and museums in Greece for graduates, undergraduates, and secondary school and college teachers. Fee of $4,900 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room and partial board, and museum and site fees. Scholarships available.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 7, 2022.

SUMMER SEMINARS: Two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, archaeology, material culture, history, literature, and culture. Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Fee of $2,750 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, partial board in Athens, and museum and site fees. Scholarships available.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 7, 2022.

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)

JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP: For projects carried out in Greece; eligibility is limited to U.S. or Israeli citizens, Ph.D. candidate writing a dissertation or recent Ph.D. (not more than five years since the awarding of the Ph.D.) revising a dissertation for publication. A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

KATHRYN AND PETER YATRAKIS FELLOWSHIP: 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, 2022.

M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s (not more than five years since the awarding of the Ph.D.) for work in the Gennadius Library. A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

SCHWARZ FELLOWSHIP AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH ON MUSIC: Career musicians, or researchers who are either 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, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

SCHWARZ FELLOWSHIP AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH ON URBAN ARCHITECTURE: Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.s (within the last 5 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, and waiver of School fees.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OR POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA) ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOW:  Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D. (not more than five years since the awarding of the Ph.D.) whose field is classical archaeology. Visit the Archaeological Institute of America website for more information. Simultaneous application to both the AIA and the ASCSA is required. Two fellowships of $5,500 each. Fellowship granted in even years.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE:  Short-term travel award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students for projects and research at the Gennadius Library. At least one month of residency required. School fees are waived.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP: North American or Greek graduate students researching ancient Greek law or Greek graduate students working on a School excavation. A stipend of $1,875. School fees are waived.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: Awarded to pre- or post-doctoral scholars for research on a dissertation or primary publication specifically on Corinth, requiring the use of the resources, archaeological site, and collections at the ASCSA excavations at Ancient Corinth. Open to all nationalities. One or more grants for up to three months, maximum amount of stipend is $4,000. School fees are waived. Granted every other year.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS: Short-term funding for Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars from colleges and universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Variable amounts up to $7,000. Term variable, up to nine months.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

WILLIAM SANDERS SCARBOROUGH FELLOWSHIPS: For up to three months in residence to carry out proposed research projects, to join the School’s academic programs (field trips and seminars during the regular academic year or the summer, excavations at the Agora or Corinth, scientific field schools, etc.), and/or to develop knowledge, resources, and collegial networks to enhance their teaching. Open to Graduate students, faculty members (K-12 and all levels of post-secondary education), and independent scholars residing in the United States or Canada, regardless of citizenship, whose geographic origin, diverse experiences, and socio-economic background are underrepresented at the School (including persons from the Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color communities), and whose studies, research, or teaching would benefit from residency at the School. Fellowship recipients need not be specialists in the field of Classical Studies.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY

COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE: Program of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC):  Short-term fellowships for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Stipend of $250 per week plus up to $500 for travel expenses. Submit online application to ASCSA.
DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2022.

MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars with research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences requiring travel to several countries with an American overseas research center. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: www.caorc.org.

PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Regular members and Student Associate members in attendance at the ASCSA for the entire academic year. Maximum grant of $1,000 or lesser amounts. School fees are waived. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece and Italy to conduct a research project during the current academic year from September 1, 2021 to July 1, 2022. Compensation for travel that transpired during the prior fall and winter terms or planned for the spring term of the 2021-2022 academic year will be considered.
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2022.

FUNDING FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA

KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS: Postdoctoral scholars working on assigned material from excavations at Ancient Corinth, the Athenian Agora, Lerna, and affiliated projects of the ASCSA to support research for publication of excavated material. Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000).
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

WIENER LABORATORY POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 2023-2026
Three-year funding for individuals who have received their Ph.D. within the last seven (7) years pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Stipend of $35,000 for 12 months. Call for applications will open fall 2022.

WIENER LABORATORY PROGRAMMATIC POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR 2024-2027: Three-year funding for individuals who have received their Ph.D. and have a demonstrable record of research and publication directly relevant to the project. Eligibility limited to any archaeological project affiliated with the ASCSA, current and former permit holders. Stipend of $35,000 for 12 months. Call for applications will open fall 2023.

American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowships, 2022-2023

The American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) is pleased to announce 2022-2023 fellowship programs for students and scholars based in the U.S. and Canada:

ARIT / National Endowment for the Humanities Advanced Fellowships for Research in Turkey cover all fields of the humanities, including prehistory, art, archaeology, anthropology, literature, and linguistics, as well as all aspects of history.  The fellowships support applicants who have completed their academic training.  The fellowships may be held for terms ranging from four months to a full year.

ARIT Fellowships for Research in Turkey are offered for research in ancient, medieval, or modern times, in any field of the humanities and social sciences.  Post-doctoral and advanced doctoral fellowships may be held for various terms, for terms from one month up to one academic year.

Applications for ARIT and ARIT-NEH fellowships must be submitted to ARIT by November 1, 2021.  The fellowship committee will notify applicants in late January 2022.

ARIT Summer Fellowships for Advanced Turkish Language in Istanbul offers intensive advanced study of Turkish at Bogazici University for summer 2022.  Participants must have two years of Turkish language study or the equivalent.  The application deadline will be in early February 2022.  The fellowships cover round-trip airfare to Istanbul, application and tuition fees, and a maintenance stipend.

For further information please see the ARIT webpage at https://aritweb.org/fellowships/

Call for participants: Studying East of Byzantium VIII: Material Culture

The Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, are pleased to invite abstracts for the next Studying East of Byzantium workshop: Studying East of Byzantium VIII: Material Culture.

The three-part workshop intends to bring together doctoral students studying the Christian East to reflect on how to study the material world of the Christian East, to share methodologies, and to discuss their research with workshop respondents, Marica Cassis, University of Calgary, and Kate Franklin, Birkbeck, University of London. The workshop will meet on November 19, 2021, February 18, 2022, and June 6–7, 2022, on Zoom. The timing of the workshop meetings will be determined when the participant list is finalized.

We invite doctoral students working in any discipline of East Christian studies to discuss the role of material culture—monuments, archaeological sites, artifacts, images—in their research and to consider questions such as how the tools of the study of material culture can assist in understanding the realities of the Christian East? What is the difference between material culture and art-historical and archaeological approaches? How does attention to the non-verbal world harmonize with or challenge historical narratives based on textual study?

Participation is limited to 10 students. The full workshop description is available on the East of Byzantium website (https://eastofbyzantium.org/upcoming-events/). Those interested in attending should submit a C.V. and 200-word abstract through the East of Byzantium website no later than September 13, 2021.

For questions, please contact East of Byzantium organizers, Christina Maranci, Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art, Tufts University, and Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at contact@eastofbyzantium.org.

EAST OF BYZANTIUM is a partnership between the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA. It explores the cultures of the eastern frontier of the Byzantine Empire in the late antique and medieval periods.

Funding opportunites for the 2021 Byzantine Studies Conference

Information on funding opportunities for graduate and early career contingent scholars* is now available on our website!
BSC Graduate Student & Early Career Contingent Scholar Travel Reimbursement: https://bsana.net/bsc-travel-reimbursement/
Byzantinists of Color Conference Grant: https://bsana.net/byzantinists-of-color-conference-grant/
*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.

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor, History of Medieval Christianity, Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History of Medieval Christianity. The research and publication specialization is open. We invite applications from scholars who work on medieval Christianity’s theological, cultural, and social aspects. Candidates must be prepared to teach an introductory survey course on early and medieval church history. Ability and/or experience in teaching courses on the varieties of medieval Christianity beyond Europe, and on the interactions among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the middle ages is desirable. A letter of interest and curriculum vitae (including bibliography) should be uploaded to the online application site. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021.

Distance Learning Program in Greek Civilization, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

The Program provides an in-depth acquaintance with all major aspects of Greek civilization through space and time (history, literature, visual arts, language, philosophy, theatre, music, dance and cinema). It is taught by recognized scholars in each field, exclusively in English, and through the distance learning platforms of the University of Nicosia, one of the leaders in this domain in the European academic scene. The program start date has been changed to October 2021.

Forgotten Christianities Seminar Series

Forgotten Christianities is a new initiative sponsored by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) through the ‘Critical Thinking Communities’ initiative and the Ancient World Research Cluster (Wolfson College, Oxford). The first seminars will take place June 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2021.

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