Job Announcement: Foundation for Hellenic Studies-Illinois Chair in Hellenic Studies

The Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies and the Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invite applications and nominations for the endowed chair “Foundation for Hellenic Studies—Illinois Chair in Hellenic Studies.” We seek a scholar in the humanities with a research focus on any aspect of Hellenic Studies, broadly understood. Areas of research focus may range from antiquity to the foundation of the modern Greek state to the present. Preference will be given to scholars who demonstrate in their research or teaching diachronic expertise in Greek culture and history. The appointment will reside in the Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies or the Department of History. Shared appointments between these two units may be possible when appropriate.

HIMME: Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East

The Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East (HIMME) is a new research tool for exploring the people, places, and practices of the most diverse part of the premodern world, through primary sources chosen from a wide range of literary languages and cultures. A series of webinars will introduce HIMME to scholars by exploring some of the resources now available to scholars through this tool.

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.

Symposium on the Paris Psalter (BnF gr. 139)

Symposium on the Paris Psalter (BnF gr. 139), July 2-3, 2021. Registration is compulsory before June 30. The link to the videoconference will be sent the day prior to the event. Click on the link for full program details.

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.

Three Critical Moments in Caucasian Architecture

Robert G. Ousterhout, Three Critical Moments in Caucasian Architecture

01 June 2021, 3:00pm (CEST) / 9:00am (EDT)

In this talk, I shall examine three important periods in the development of Georgian and Armenian architecture, focusing on what I perceive as moments of creativity and innovation in design, planning, and decorative details. For each ‘moment,’ I shall focus on once specific monument, while attempting to situate it within the broader perspective of Christian and Islamic architecture in the East. Much of what I say will derive from my 2019 book, Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands.

Lilith, Xnoubis and the Others: living in-between Faith, Magic, and Spells

Byzantium at Ankara is happy to announce the last seminar of the Spring 2021 Seminar Series; on Thursday 27 May (h. 18.00 Istanbul Time), Sercan Yandim (Hacettepe University) will deliver a paper entitled: “Lilith, Xnoubis and the Others: living in-between Faith, Magic, and Spells.” For further info and registration, go to https://www.byzantiumatankara.net/program-1 or send an email to byzantiumatankara@hotmail.com.

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