CFP (updated) – Editing Late Antique and Early Medieval Texts. Problems and Challenges II



International Workshop


Gargnano sul Garda (University of Milan), 10-12 October 2022

Call for Papers

This workshop continues the project inaugurated in 2017 in Lisbon (, aiming at fostering and promoting the exchange of ideas on how to edit late Antique and early Medieval texts (mostly Latin texts, but without excluding possible extensions to the Greek field). Young scholars in particular will be encouraged to present case-studies and share the editorial problems and methodological challenges that they had to face in order to fulfill their research or critical editions, in dialogue with more experienced scholars. As in the previous workshop, the centre of interest will be troublesome issues, such as, for example: 

– ‘open’ or ‘fluid’ texts 

– Latin texts translated from another language, like Greek, or bilingual texts

– texts with variants by the author or in multiple recensions

– texts with linguistic instability

– texts transmitted by a huge number of manuscripts

– collections of extracts

– texts with a relevant indirect tradition.

Keynote speakers

Paolo Chiesa (Univ. Milano)

Stephen Oakley (Emmanuel College, Cambridge)

Gert Partoens (Katholieke Univ. Leuven)



The call is open to young scholars under the age of 40.

The papers should be 30 minutes in length and will focus on the edition of late Antique and early Medieval texts. Proposals should concern ongoing research, in which methodological reflection on the most appropriate editorial practice and its problems plays an important role.

The scientific committee will select a number of proposals to be presented and discussed during the workshop. The papers can be presented in English, French, Italian and Spanish.

An abstract of around 200 words (including name, institution and email) and a short CV should be sent before 28 February 2022 to: Successful applicants will be notified by 30 April 2022.


The conference will be held in the Palazzo Feltrinelli in Gargnano sul Garda, where the participants and the public will also be hosted: this will favour a closer contact and exchange during the whole duration of the workshop. The registration fee will cover board and lodging expenses.

How to reach Gargnano: appropriate information will be provided later.


Inscription fees

90 € (V.A.T. incl.) for participating with paper (included shuttle service Milano-Gargnano).

210 € (V.A.T. incl.) for other attendees with board and lodging included (three nights, five meals: different arrangements can be made with the organisers).

The payment should be made before 31 July 2022. Bank account details will be provided later.

Scientific Committee

Rossana Guglielmetti (Univ. Milano), Paulo F. Alberto (Univ. Lisboa), David Paniagua (Univ. Salamanca)



Marina Giani (Univ. Milano), Riccardo Macchioro (Univ. Milano)





Sponsor Institutions

University of Milan – Universidade de Lisboa, Facultade de Letras – Universidad de Salamanca – SISMEL (International Society for the Study of Medieval Latin Culture, Firenze) – CEC, Centro de Estudos Clássicos – FCT, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Ewa Wipszycka’s Warsaw Late Antique Seminar – Summer semester

The programme of Ewa Wipszycka’s Warsaw Late Antique Seminar for the forthcoming semester has been just published on its website, but also can be found below. Zoom participation is possible as well and those who do not get the weekly message can join the mailing list or ask for a single link – both writing to Robert Wiśniewski:

Registration for the 21st Annual Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies is open

Registration for the 21st Annual Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies is open! The conference will take place at the Tinkham Veale University Center and the Cleveland Museum of Art from March 24th to 26th. This year, the two keynote lectures will be given by Elina Gertsman (CWRU) and Daniel Smail (Harvard University). We are also excited to announce that, in addition to the regular conference events, there will be opportunities to attend a medieval music concert, tours of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s incredible medieval collection, a guided mixed-reality visit to the Red Monastery Church in Upper Egypt, a professional development workshop on publishing as a graduate student, and a close-looking session for medieval and early modern manuscripts at CWRU’s Kelvin Smith Library. We would like to invite you to join us for this in-person event. Please see our Save the Date below and feel free to share this message with any interested parties.

You can register for the conference here:

You can register for the keynote lectures here:

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, Bowdoin College

The Department of Religion at Bowdoin College seeks applicants for a Mellon postdoctoral teaching fellow in religions of the ancient Mediterranean. This is a one-year position beginning on July 1, 2022. The fellow will be expected to teach three courses over the course of two semesters and participate in the life of the department. Successful candidates must demonstrate expertise in ancient Mediterranean cultures and should be able to teach Introduction to the Study of Religion and other courses on the religions of antiquity such as (but not limited to) New Testament, Hebrew Bible, Jewish-Christian relations, Roman religion, and religion courses that cover thematic issues such as violence, gender, and ritual. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts, which includes a non-confessional approach to the instruction of religion.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development, including annual conference travel support, mentoring programming, and grants to support scholarly research.

Applicants for this fellowship must have completed their PhD no earlier than July 1, 2018. If they do not yet have their PhD in hand, they must provide documentation from their home institution confirming that they will receive that degree by no later than June 30, 2022. The appointment carries a $4,000 research and travel fund plus support to attend professional conferences.

Bowdoin accepts only electronic applications. Please submit:
1.         a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda, teaching effectiveness, possible course offerings, and evidence of your commitment to inclusive excellence in the classroom. (For an overview of the Department of Religion and its curriculum, please see: For a definition of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource:  Williams, et. al., Toward a Model of Inclusive Excellence
2.    a curriculum vitae
3.    the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to
provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of applications will begin March 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Medieval Slavic Summer Institute 2022

Pandemic permitting,
the 11th Biennial Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI)
will be held June 4 – July 2, 2022 at The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Application Deadline: March 22, 2022

The Hilandar Research Library (HRL), the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (SEELC) at The Ohio State University host a four-week intensive Medieval Slavic Summer Institute for qualified graduate students in Columbus, Ohio, every other year. The Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) offers lectures in two areas: Manuscript description and access and Readings in Church Slavonic. Manuscript material on microform from the Hilandar Research Library’s extensive holdings forms a large part of the lectures and exercises. There is also a program of lectures on related topics, and other activities.

Applicants must be graduate students with a BA degree and with a reading knowledge of Cyrillic and of at least one Slavic language. Preference will be given to applicants with reading knowledge of Old Church Slavonic or some other pre-modern Slavic language.

For more information, please contact
Note that health procedures required by The Ohio State University must be followed by all visitors, faculty, staff, and students. See the university’s website ( for all its health and safety protocols and the latest updates.

CfP Eastern Christianity, Nov. 3-5, 2022

Call for Papers [Deadline: April 1, 2022]

Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC) Ninth Biennial Conference

The Ohio State University, November 3-5, 2022

The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture, Inc. (ASEC) announces its ninth biennial conference to be held at Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, November 3-5, 2022 (with a pre-conference reception on Thursday, November 3rd).

The theme is “Eastern Christianity in New Worlds,” broadly conceived to address the impact on Eastern Christianity of relocation outside its traditional homelands—and its own impact on its new environments (pluralism, globalization). Papers are also welcome that do not explicitly address these topics. This conference seeks to provide a special opportunity for advanced graduate students and recent PhDs to present and workshop their work. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to participate.

Our keynote speaker, Aram G. Sarkisian, is a historian of religion, immigration, and labor in the twentieth-century United States. Blending methodologies of social history and the academic study of religion, his research probes the everyday lived experiences of Russian Orthodox Christians in the industrial United States, exploring how believers’ religious worlds helped them to navigate their neighborhoods and workplaces, the assimilationist pressures of nativism, and the tumults of geopolitical change. He is currently completing his first book manuscript, A Helper and Protector: Russian Orthodox Christians in the United States, 1893-1924, which explores how the Russian Orthodox Church built a wide-reaching, transnational network of spiritual and material aid for working-class immigrant believers at the turn of the twentieth century, only for those efforts to be challenged both by the Russian Revolutions of 1917 and the United States’ first Red Scare. A native of the Detroit area, he completed his PhD in History at Northwestern University in 2019 and has since taught history at Northwestern, as well as at National Louis University in Chicago.

Dr. Sarkisian will speak on: “What are you going to do about it?” Excavating Histories of Orthodox Christianity in North America.

Either panel proposals (three papers) or individual paper proposals can be submitted. Send paper and panel proposals with abstracts of 100-200 words for each paper, and a brief one-page curriculum vitae for each participant to Nadia Kizenko ( The deadline for proposals is April 1, 2022.

Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with assistance for travel expenses. Paper presenters must be members of ASEC.

Local conference co-sponsors include the Hilandar Research Library (HRL), the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), the departments of Classics, History, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, the Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, and University Libraries. For more information on the conference and its venue, contact HRL curator and RCMSS director Mary-Allen “Pasha” Johnson (

Nadieszda Kizenko
Professor of History
Director of Religious Studies

Theological and Spiritual Dialogue with Elder Ephraim of Vatopedi

Theological and Spiritual Dialogue with Elder Ephraim of Vatopedi, Mount Athos, the St Tikhons’ Orthodox Theological Seminary and the Friends of the Seminary

Friday Feb 18, 2022 08:00 PM Athens time (13:00 pm EST).

Interpretation will be available in English, Russian, Romanian, Georgian, French and Arabic.

Reshaping the World: Utopias, Ideals and Aspirations in Late Antiquity and Byzantium

“Reshaping the World: Utopias, Ideals and Aspirations in Late Antiquity and Byzantium” is the twenty-fourth International Graduate Conference of the Oxford University Byzantine Society.

This hybrid conference will take place both online and at the Oxford History Faculty, on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th February 2022.

To view the full programme, please follow this link:

If you would like to attend the conference in person, please register via this Google Form:

If you would like to attend online via Zoom, please register via Eventbrite:

Further information may be found on the OUBS website:

Organisers: Alberto Ravani, James Cogbill, Arie Neuhauser and Tom Alexander.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

September 2022 – August 2023

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies (SNF CHS) at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the Hellenisms Past and Present, Local and Global Postdoctoral Fellowship. Our search committee welcomes applications that span disciplinary boundaries from candidates working on comparative approaches on the advertised fellowship theme. Applicants from all fields of the humanities and the social sciences are encouraged to apply. Situated atop Burnaby Mountain, east of downtown Vancouver, the SNF CHS is a major site for Hellenic Studies in North America.

Affiliated faculty are members of the Department of Humanities and have expertise in Ancient, Byzantine, Early Modern and Modern Greek history, archaeology, literature and language. The successful applicant will join the faculty and students who make up our intellectual community and participate in the Centre’s seminar series, offering two formal talks on campus. The SNF CHS Postdoctoral Fellow will also offer one talk for a lay audience as part of the Centre’s outreach activities. While at Simon Fraser University, the SNF CHS Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to engage with the content development activities of the SNF New Media Lab. The salary for this position is $50,000 CAD per year plus benefits. The advertised fellowship has a duration of one year.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Simon Fraser University is committed to an equity employment program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff.

We particularly encourage applications from qualified women, aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. within a maximum of FOUR years before the appointment date (September 2022) and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research project outline, and THREE letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted to the Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, Dr. Dimitris Krallis: Please include “Application for Postdoctoral Position” in the subject line of your email.

Applications received by March 1st, 2022, will be given priority, but the position will stay open until it is filled.

Assistant Professor – Ancient/Medieval Art and Visual Culture (Tenure Track)

Appalachian State University, in Boone, North Carolina, seeks to hire an art historian with a specialization in Ancient/Medieval art and visual culture (up to 1400 CE), with emphasis on cross-cultural and colonial contact. For more information and to apply, please visit

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