H-Antiquity: Call for Editors and Advisory Board Members

The H-Net platform has numerous networks and is a valuable tool for scholars to connect and in an open and friendly environment. However, as a Roman historian who was looking for ways to become more active on H-Net, I discovered that there are no networks for scholars of the ancient world. Consequently, I aim to establish a new H-Net Network, H-Antiquity, and am seeking review editors, a network co-editor, and advisory board members.

The proposed H-Antiquity network is for the study of all aspects of the global ancient world from the Paleolithic through Late Antiquity. Scholars of both transnational and local studies in a range of fields, including history, art history, archeology, and anthropology, are encouraged to engage in discussion forums, blogs, reviews, archive collections, and other aspects of the network, which we hope to establish within the coming months.

To submit a formal application for H-Antiquity, the network needs to have at least four dedicated members serving either as editors or advisory board members. Once the project is underway, we will ultimately be seeking a total of three review editors, one network co-editor, and three advisory board members.

Review editors commission and edit reviews of recent publications or other material of interest to network subscribers. Reviewers are provided with several in-depth guides and support from H-Net. H-Net handles all book ordering and mailing and provides professional copyediting for every review.

Network editors moderate all posts in the network’s moderation queue (other than book reviews) and develop diverse academic content, such as conference reports, blog series, or podcasts.

Advisory Board Members help set network policies within the bounds of H-Net’s guidelines, and mediate disputes concerning editorial decisions. Common responsibilities for board members include helping with recruitment, serving as discussants on the network’s comment feed, and helping editors design and implement new projects.

Applicants should have strong qualifications (advanced candidacy or Ph.D.) and be willing to commit to a two-year term. Editorial positions can be filled by scholars at any stage in their careers while advisory board members should be well-established scholars. Ideally, applicants will have editorial experience, a wide range of expertise on global antiquity, be engaged in interdisciplinary scholarship, and have a broad interpretation of global antiquity. Candidates with diverse characteristics, including people of color, LGBTQIA+, and first-generation scholars, are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please contact Sheena Finnigan though her H-Net Profile with a brief expression of your interest, qualifications, and a CV. Please specify which position you are applying for.

Dumbarton Oaks Papers Announcements

The editors of Dumbarton Oaks Papers are excited to make two very welcome announcements.

First is that the journal has a new website: dopapers.org. Readers and potential authors can find everything they need here, from past issues to author guidelines to the composition of our editorial board. This new home serves as a convenient place for all information related to the journal, and we encourage visitors to browse around.

Second is that the journal is now available completely open access, with no charge for interested readers or authors who wish to publish with us. All past volumes DOP as well as the current volume are now available, and future volumes will be placed online shortly after the publication of the print volume. The journal will be placed under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND license: articles may be copied and redistributed in any medium or format but require attribution. No commercial use or derivatives are permitted.

Production on DOP 77 (2023) is in full swing. Abstracts for this forthcoming volume can be found here: https://www.dopapers.org/for-readers/forthcoming-issues.

Meanwhile, we are still eagerly soliciting submissions for consideration in DOP 78 (2024). While DOP has in the past been a home exclusively for longer articles, we now also welcome the submission of shorter articles. Please submit anything of interest concerning the broader Byzantine world!

Database of Religious History: Call for Contributions

The Database of Religious History, based at the University of British Columbia, is a digital, open access, and queryable repository of quantitative and qualitative information with the goal of covering the breadth of human religious experience. Begun in 2013, the DRH now has almost a thousand entries by qualified scholars, covering religious groups, places, and texts (the three types of polls that make up the entries in the database), but we need your help! As part of a new initiative we are attempting to expand our entries that deal with Late Antique and Medieval Christianity and Judaism, and Early Islam, as well as other contemporary religious movements in Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. In an effort to build the database in as swift a manner as possible, and improve the quality of any analyses produced with it, the DRH is offering $300 CAD honoraria for each completed entry.

If you are a PhD candidate or above and would like to contribute an entry on any religious group, place, or text, please contact Dr. Ian Randall (irandall@mail.ubc.ca) or sign up for the database at https://religiondatabase.org/landing/get-involved and select Dr. Randall as your entry editor.

BSANA: Graduate Programs in North America

Dear BSANA members,
The BSANA website features a special page dedicated to Graduate Programs in North America (https://bsana.net/graduate-programs/), which we would like to keep up-to-date. Please check the data for your program, and complete this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYBmdS_PAUYC3-_x4x4MYuCzKHEP__bk2DKPih3ofcnKy7cA/viewform) to submit updates about your institution’s graduate programs related to BSANA. We request one form per department, so please share with relevant colleagues at your institution.
Responses are due September 15, 2022.
Thank you for your contribution!
If you have any questions, please write to the BSANA Secretary: bsana.secretary@gmail.com.

Medieval Greek Manuscripts and Homer: Feedback Required!

Cambridge University Library: Medieval Greek Manuscripts and Homer

The Polonsky Foundation Greek Manuscripts Project is looking for teachers willing to feedback on teaching resources created by the team.

More than 800 Medieval Greek Manuscripts at Cambridge University Library and Heidelberg University Library are being digitised, catalogued and conserved. These include manuscripts of works by Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Thucydides. We have designed resources aimed at A Level Classical Civilisation students and the World of the Hero module.

We are looking for feedback on these, while they are still in the drafting stage.

If you would like to lend a hand (and get a sneak peak) please email Justyna Ladosz at jl2141@cam.ac.uk

To find out more about the project and read some of our stories go to: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/polonskygreek

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Byzantine-related content for Mapping Eastern Europe


Byzantine-related content for Mapping Eastern Europe

Mapping Eastern Europe is a platform intended to promote study, teaching, and research about Eastern Europe between the 13th and 17th centuries through historical and thematic overviews, case-studies and videos of monuments and objects, ongoing projects, as well as reviews of books and exhibitions.

This year, we are expanding our content with more Byzantine-related entries!

If you are interested in contributing to this project with a case study and/or a historical or thematic overview, please let us know by completing this FORM by February 15, 2022.

Please enter your name, affiliation, and email. In the comments section, specify the topic, title, and entry type (long-form case study, video case study, historical overview, or thematic overview) that you would be interested in submitting. Entries are in the range of 1000-2000 words, and video case studies are ~10min long.

We will make final decisions and will be in touch with each author by March 1, 2022. Authors will then be asked to follow a template, and entries will be thoroughly reviewed and edited prior to publication. Each author will receive a modest honorarium for each contribution. Final submissions will be due May 1, 2022.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Maria Alessia Rossi, PhD | Princeton University

Alice Isabella Sullivan, PhD | Tufts University

The Jaroslav Folda Archive

The History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University would like to announce the existence of its Jaroslav Folda Archive (https://go.depaul.edu/foldaarchive). The Folda Archive, housed in the department, is a collection of slides, photographs, books, and object files from the private library of Jaroslav Folda (Professor Emeritus, UNC, ChapelHill). These materials relate to the study of the medieval world, with a particular emphasis on the Latin Kingdom and its affiliated states. Archive images and books will eventually be searchable online. In the meantime, please contact Prof. Lisa Mahoney at FoldaArchive@depaul.edu for image and object file requests. The archive does not lend its materials, but they are available for in-person consultation to both DePaul faculty and students and to outside researchers. Desks will open for this purpose in July of 2022, provided COVID protocols allow for it.


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