Via David A. Michelson, Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt has recently posted an opening for a full-time Lecturer for the 2021-22 academic year starting August 16, 2021. Review of applications began on 15 May 2021 but is ongoing until the position is filled, so I encourage you to apply if you are interested as applications are still being accepted.
Open letter to the Greek Prime Minister regarding the fate of the Venizelou Station remains in Thessaloniki.
We are excited to announce the publication of our book, Antioch: A History. This book tells the complete story of the “lost city” of Antioch-on-the-Orontes, from its foundation by the Seleucids in the 4th century BC to the 20th century. Of particular interest to you, our esteemed Byzantinists, is a more extensive and holistic view of the late antique and medieval periods and their transition. The early Byzantine period is in two chapters, and there is a chapter on the Middle Byzantine period, all contextualized with histories from the Early Islamic, Saljuq, and Crusader periods. This history of Antioch is grounded in a discussion of the urban transformations that took place and incorporates recent studies on the archaeology of the city, reevaluations of some of Princeton’s excavations, numismatic evidence, and inclusion of the hinterland of Antioch. Best, Asa Eger and Andrea de Giorgi.
The CARMEN Visual and Material Cultures series provides a platform for interdisciplinary medieval scholarship centred on visual and material cultures, through which it seeks to gain new perspectives and bring greater depth to existing historical narratives of the medieval world. Drawing on methodologies from a variety of disciplines—archaeology, art history, and anthropology—it can provide an understanding that is otherwise hindered by a focus solely on written sources. The series is a venue for established scholars as well as early career researchers from partners and countries within the CARMEN Medieval Network. Under its earlier name “CARMEN Monographs and Studies” we showed our commitment to publishing research from scholars outside Western Europe and North America. The renamed series retains its global commitment.
The First Joint Online Lecture of the Austrian Byzantine Association and the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies. Tuesday, 25 May, 17.00 UK time.
Nikolaos Zagklas, University of Vienna, “The Power of Rhetoric in the Byzantine Classroom and Beyond: Fluid Relations and Intersections between Prose and Poetry.”
Respondent: Foteini Spingou, University of Edinburgh
From her interests in late antique silver stamps to the abandoned churches of medieval Lebanon, the relationship of image and word in Islamic art, and the decoration of contemporary buses and trucks in Pakistan, Erica Cruikshank Dodd’s interests have been multi-faceted. Dedicated to Dr. Cruikshank Dodd, Art and Material Culture in the Byzantine and Islamic Worlds offers new perspectives on the Christian and Muslim communities of the east Mediterranean from medieval to contemporary times. The contributors examine how people from diverse religious backgrounds adapted to their changing political landscapes and show that artistic patronage, consumption, and practices are interwoven with constructed narratives. The essays consider material and textual evidence for painted media, architecture, and the creative process in Byzantium, Crusader-era polities, the Ottoman empire, and the modern Middle East, thus demonstrating the importance of the past in understanding the present.
The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross is working with BSANA to organize virtual digital humanities training for graduate students in Byzantine studies (and closely allied fields) during the 2021—2022 academic year. These sessions will be open to students enrolled in North American graduate programs. We are asking for your help in planning opportunities that best serve your needs. We have put together a survey to gather data about the research you are doing, the kinds of tools that you anticipate using in your work or would like to learn more about, and what training you have already received. The data you provide will inform the training offered and help us to tailor the training opportunities. The more information you provide the better. Please complete the survey by May 20, 2021.
Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a Visiting Professor in Art History at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2021. All applications received by May 3 will be given full consideration.
The Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University (Vienna) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Medieval Studies. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher and researcher in the field of Medieval Studies and Cultural Heritage Studies, with the ability to teach subjects and supervise theses at the BA, MA and PhD levels in a broad chronological range from ca. 800 to 1500. Possible research foci of the applicant may include (but are not restricted to) cultural history and the interaction between Western and Central Europe; philology; textual and literary heritage. The department offers an initial contract for 6 years. The contract is renewable and can be turned into a permanent contract after a positive assessment. The ideal starting date is 1 August 2021. The deadline for applications is 20 May 2021.
The Institute of Art History and Music Science at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) invites applications for the position of Junior Professor of Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History as part of a joint appointment with Römisch Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM). Application deadline: May 9, 2021.