Online Lecture: Language Care and Community: The Fashioning of Middle Armenian into a Courtly Vernacular

Post-Classical through Modern Greek Academic Year Funding, in Athens, Greece

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce two academic year fellowships for the 2024-2025 academic year at the Gennadius LibraryThe Kathryn and Peter Yatrakis Fellowship and The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship.

Both fellowships support research for PhD students and recent PhD graduates at the Gennadius Library, in Athens, Greece. Opened in 1926 with 26,000 volumes from diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now holds a richly diverse collection of over 146,000 books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating the Hellenic tradition and neighboring cultures. The Library is an internationally renowned center for the study of Greek history, literature, and art, from the Byzantine period to modern times.

Eligibility: Ph.D. students and those who have earned the Ph.D. within the last 5 years. Open to all nationalities. For research in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for the fellow. Fellows are expected to be engaged full-time in the supported research from early September 2024 to late May 2025 and are expected to participate in the academic life of the School. Any concurrent employment requires the permission of the Director of the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA acknowledge the support of the ASCSA and be contributed to the Gennadius Library.


Eligibility: Ph.D. students at a U.S. or Canadian institution, or those who have earned the Ph.D. within the last 5 years from a U.S. or Canadian institution, regardless of citizenship. Candidates focused on Late Antique through Modern Greek Studies, including but not limited to the Byzantine, Frankish, Post-Byzantine, and Ottoman periods should demonstrate their need to work in the Gennadius Library.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for the fellow. Fellows are expected to be engaged full-time in the supported research from early September 2024 to late May 2025, and are expected to participate in the academic life of the School. Any concurrent employment requires the permission of the Director of the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA acknowledge the support of the ASCSA and be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

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American School of Classical Studies at Athens
321 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-1515

Job opportunity: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Classics

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Classics

The Department of Classics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Data Analytics and Pedagogy in Classics with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024.

Candidates should be prepared to teach classes in data collection, quantitative analysis, visualization, and AI learning based on data sets of archaeological, material, and/or literary evidence, with a focus on methodologies and pedagogy. We welcome applicants whose research spans any gamut of the classical to early modern eras, and applicants with expertise in any languages in the Mediterranean spectrum. Familiarity with economic history and its cultural contexts is preferred. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Classics or a related discipline by time of appointment.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach undergraduate and graduate courses (with a 2-2 teaching load), and contribute to departmental governance.

To apply, please submit dossiers containing a cover letter, cv, contact information for three references, and a writing sample (20 pages maximum). Applications should be submitted at Reference providers will be sent an email through the UGAJobs system with instructions on how to submit their letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (;

For questions, contact the committee chair, Erika Hermanowicz, at:


Grace McGibney, Student Services Paraprofessional, at


CFP: Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians, Montreal, March 15-16, 2024

The 43rd Canadian Conference of Medieval Art Historians will be hosted by Concordia University’s Department of Art History on March 15-16, 2024.  Papers in English or French are invited on any topic relating to the art, architecture, and visual/material culture of the Middle Ages or its post-medieval revivals.

Please submit a short abstract (250 words) and one-page c.v. to by January 12, 2024. Scholars at every stage of their careers are encouraged to submit proposals.

With our best wishes,

Cecily Hilsdale, Steven Stowell, and Kristine Tanton

Le 43e colloque canadien des historiens de l’art médiéval sera accueilli par le Département d’histoire de l’art de l’Université Concordia les 15 et 16 mars 2024.  Des communications en anglais ou en français sont souhaitées sur tout sujet relatif à l’art, l’architecture et la culture visuelle/matérielle du Moyen Âge ou de ses renouvellements post-médiévaux.Veuillez soumettre un court résumé (250 mots) et un CV d’une page à avant le 12 janvier 2024. Les chercheurs à tous les niveaux de leur carrière sont encouragés à soumettre des propositions.

Bien cordialement,

Cecily Hilsdale, Steven Stowell, and Kristine Tanton


CCMAH 2024 Organizing committee:

Cecily Hilsdale (

Steven Stowell (

Kristine Tanton (


Byzantine Studies Lectures (NHRF), November 2023

The Byzantine Studies Lectures of the Institute of Historical Research (National Hellenic Research Foundation) continue on November 20 with a hybrid lecture on:

The renaissance of gold coinage in the late medieval Mediterranean and the Byzantine model

Cécile Morrisson Centre national de la recherche scientifique

18:00 EET, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48, V. Constantinou Av. 11635, Athens.

To join via Zoom please follow the link:


Round Table Proposals for Vienna Congress due soon

Sent on behalf of Leonora Neville.

If you would like to submit a proposal for a Round Table for the 25th International Congress of Byzantine Studies to be held in Vienna August 24-29, 2026 through the US national committee, please email the proposal directly to me:  The US national committee can submit up to 10 proposals by December 31st, 2023.  So far, I have received 6 and expect two more.  If we end up with more than 10 proposals the US national committee (consisting of Leonora Neville, Cecily Hilsdale, Andrea Achi, and Benjamin Anderson) will ask some of the organizers to submit through different national committees. To give us time to do this, we ask that you get your proposals to us by December 1, or at minimum let us know to expect one.

There will be time to submit regular session proposals next year.

Thanks for helping us contribute to an excellent international congress.

Academic Year Program and Academic Year Fellowships at the ASCSA

Academic Year Program and Academic Year Fellowships at the ASCSA

Athens, Greece

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
The Regular Member program runs the full academic year, from early September to late May. All advanced graduate students interested in an intensive survey of the art, archaeology, history, and topography of Greece, from antiquity to the present, are encouraged to apply. There are no grades and no university credit offered, but participation in the Regular Program is a widely recognized part of graduate training in Classics and related fields. Regular Members reside in Athens, using Loring Hall as their home base, throughout the nine-month academic year (September through May). Students receive comprehensive training through visits to the principal archaeological sites and museums of Greece as well as in seminars led by resident and visiting scholars. They also have the option to take part in the training program at the Corinth excavations. The Regular Member program is directed by the Mellon Professor who oversees and mentors the student members.

Eligibility: Regular Membership is open to citizens of the United States or Canada who are graduate students at a college or university in those countries, or to non-citizens enrolled in a graduate program at a cooperating institution. The U.S. or Canadian citizen must be enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian program at the time of application. Preferably, applicants will have completed one or more years of graduate study before entering the School, but well-qualified undergraduate seniors who will have received a baccalaureate degree by the time of entry shall be considered for admission and for the fellowship competition. For details on eligibility, see the School’s Regulations (Section VI.1-3).

Program: The Regular Program runs from early September to late May. The program requires participation in the School’s fall and winter trips, covering much of the Greek mainland and Crete. During the winter, visits to sites in Attica and Euboea, museum visits, and seminars in Athens are required, with some additional trips. In the spring, members may participate in the School’s excavations at Corinth, pursue independent research, and/or participate in optional trips. Regular Members are expected to be in residence at the School throughout the academic year.

Application: An online application and three letters of recommendation must be submitted. Applicants are required to submit scans of official academic transcripts as part of the online application. Mandatory examinations for admission and fellowship are held on the first Saturday in February. Information about the application and exams is available at:

Fellowships: A limited number of fellowships are available. Fellows receive a cash stipend of $11,500, plus room and board at Loring Hall, waiver of School fees, and coverage of transportation and lodging on required field trips. Food outside Loring Hall and incidental expenses are not included. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of application material, recommendations, and examinations (graded without access to candidates’ identity). If an applicant is admitted to the program without an ASCSA fellowship, the student is responsible for the cost of room and board (within Loring Hall or elsewhere in Athens), but School fees are waived and costs of transportation and lodging on required trips are covered by the School.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
Field of Study:  Archaeology

Eligibility:  U.S. or Israeli citizens who are either Ph.D. candidates writing their dissertations in archaeology, or early-career scholars (Ph.D. earned within the last five years) completing a project that requires a lengthy residence in Greece. Applicants can propose to use any of the School’s research facilities, as long as their research topic has an archaeological component.

Terms and Duration:  Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall. The fellow is expected to be engaged full-time in the supported research from early September 2024 to late May 2025. Any concurrent employment requires the permission of the Director of the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA acknowledge the support of the ASCSA and be contributed to the relevant library of the School.

Application: Submit an online application. An application consists of a curriculum vitae, and a detailed description of the project to be pursued in Greece (250-word abstract and a statement up to 1500 words in 12pt font, single spaced). Arrange for two letters of recommendation. Student applicants are required to submit scans of official academic transcripts as part of the online application.

ASCSA Advanced Fellowships (for returning members)
Application Deadline: February 15, 2024
Several fellowships for the full academic year at the School are available to students to pursue independent research in Greece, usually for their Ph.D. dissertation. Applications for Advanced Fellowships are adjudicated based on the need to be in Greece and the feasibility of the proposed project. Current and past Regular and Student Associate Members who plan to pursue research in Greece are encouraged to apply for the following fellowships:

• The Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in art and architecture of antiquity (stipend $15,000)
• The Gorham Phillips Stevens Fellowship in the history of architecture (stipend $11,500)
• The Ione Mylonas Shear Fellowship in Mycenaean archaeology or Athenian architecture and/or archaeology (stipend $11,500)
• The Homer A. and Dorothy B. Thompson Fellowship in the study of pottery (stipend $11,500)
• The Edward Capps Fellowship, the Doreen Canaday Spitzer Fellowship, and the Eugene Vanderpool Fellowship (unrestricted in area of research) (stipend for each is $11,500)

Eligibility:  Advanced graduate students, who have completed all requirements for their degree other than the dissertation, in classical studies, ancient Mediterranean studies, post-classical Greek studies, or related fields who have a specific project that requires extended residence in Greece. All applicants must have completed the Regular Program or one full academic year (Sept. – May) as a Student Associate Member.

Terms:  Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. The Kress Fellowship provides a stipend of $15,000 plus room and board (in Loring Hall) and waiver of fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for all fellows. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School. Fellows are expected to conduct their work in Greece and to discuss the progress of their project with the Mellon Professor throughout the academic year. Fellows are required to give a public presentation of their research. Fellowship holders are considered full-time researchers and may not take on other employment without the express permission of the Director of the School.

Application:  Submit an online application. The application will include the following: An up-to-date curriculum vitae; a project statement of no more than three single-spaced pages in length, and a bibliography of not more than one page may be submitted along with the project statement; a list of other fellowships, if any, applied for with dates of notification of these awards; a letter of reference from your dissertation advisor on the feasibility of your work.

Academic Year Fellowships Available for Study at the Gennadius Library
The Gennadius Library houses today 145,000 titles of rare books and bindings, research materials, manuscripts, archives, and works of art that illuminate Hellenism, Greece, and neighboring civilizations from antiquity to modern times.

Academic Year Fellowships Available for Study at the Wiener Laboratory
The archaeological science laboratory serves the interests of archaeological scholars both in Greece and abroad. Its research and cutting-edge scientific analysis, through over 150 sponsored projects to date under our fellowship scheme and numerous studies from independent researchers, have helped us better understand the past.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens
321 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-1515

HRFP Talk: “The First English Philhellene? John Milton and Advocating Greece’s Liberation in the Seventeenth Century”

Friends of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection are cordially invited to attend a live Zoom talk on Tuesday, Nov. 14, by our current Hellenic Research Fellow, Dr. Tomos Evans. (The event will be recorded and archived on the Hellenic Research Fellowship Program (HRFP) page at

See the relevant event details below.

Title: “The First English Philhellene? John Milton and Advocating Greece’s Liberation in the Seventeenth Century”

Abstract: In this lecture, Dr. Tomos Evans will share his ongoing research for a chapter titled ‘“When the Greeks Ceased to be Greek”: John Milton and Early Modern Greece’ of his monograph-in-progress, Milton’s Hellenism. This chapter largely explores John Milton’s relationship with the Greek diplomat and scholar, Leonard Philaras. He will share his archival research from the Netherlands, Italy, and the UK on Philaras and demonstrate the ways that his research on Early Modern Greece has been benefitted by the resources of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection at California State University, Sacramento. This lecture will explore Philaras’s network (ranging from Venice to Moscow) and his extraordinary efforts to bring about a revolutionary uprising in Ottoman-ruled Greece. In turn, Dr Evans will explore the developments of Milton’s political Philhellenism and the vital role that Philaras played in changing Milton’s attitudes towards contemporary Greeks.


Date: Nov. 14, 2023

Time: 10 a.m. Pacific time


Meeting ID: 847 6327 3940

Passcode: 499384

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26th OUBS International Graduate Conference Call for Papers

Transgression in Late Antiquity and Byzantium

26th International Graduate Conference of the Oxford University Byzantine Society, 24th-25th February 2024, Oxford

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 26th Annual Oxford University Byzantine Society International Graduate Conference on the 24th – 25th February, 2024. Papers are invited to approach the theme of ‘Transgression’ within the Late Antique and Byzantine world (very broadly defined). For the call for papers, and for details on how to submit an abstract for consideration for the conference, please see below.

‘Seduced by love for you, I went mad, Aquilina … she, smouldering, not any less love-struck than me, would wander throughout the house … love alone became her heart’s obsession … Her tutor chased me. Her grim mother guarded her … they scrutinised our eyes and nods, and colouring that tends to signal thoughts … soon both of us began to seek out times and places to converse with eyebrows and our eyes, to dupe the guards, to put a foot down gingerly, and in the night to run without a sound. Our fiery hearts ignite a doubled frenzied passion, and so an anguish mixed with love rages … Boethius, offering aid, pacifies her parents’ hearts with “gifts” and lures soft touches to my goal with cash. Blind love of money overcomes parental love; they both begin to love their daughter’s guilt. They give us room for secret sins … yet wickedness, when permitted, becomes worthless, and lust for the deed languishes … so a sanctioned license stole my zeal for sinning, and even longing for such things departed. The two of us split up, miserable and dissatisfied in equal measure …’
Maximianus, Elegies, 3 (adapted tr. Juster)

The Late Antique and Byzantine world was a medley of various modes of transgression: orthodoxy and heresy; borders and breakthroughs; laws and outlaws; taxes and tax evaders; praise and polemic; sacred and profane; idealism and pragmatism; rule and riot. Whether amidst the ‘purple’, the pulpits, or the populace, transgression formed an almost unavoidable aspect of daily life for individuals across the empire and its neighbouring regions. The framework of ‘Transgression’ then is very widely applicable, with novel and imaginative approaches to the notion being strongly encouraged. In tandem with seeking as broad a range of relevant papers as possible within Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, some suggestions by the Oxford University Byzantine Society for how this topic might be treated include:

  • The Literary – deviance from established genres, styles or tropes; bold exploration of new artistic territory; penned subversiveness against higher authorities (whether discreetly or openly broadcasted); dissemination of literature beyond expected limits.
  • The Political – usurpers, revolts, breakaway regions, court intrigue, plots and coups; contravention of aristocratic or political hierarchies and their expectations; royal ceremonial and its changes, or imperial self-promotion and propaganda seeking to rupture or distort the truth.
  • The Geopolitical – stepping beyond or breaking through boundaries and borders, including invasions, expeditions, trade (whether in commodities or ideas), movements of peoples and tribes, or even the establishment of settlements and colonies.
  • The Religious and Spiritual – ‘Heresy’, sectarianism, paganism, esotericism, magic, and more; and, in reverse, all discussion of ‘Orthodoxy’, which so defined itself in opposition to that which it considered transgressive; monastic orders and practices (anchoritic and coenobitic) and their associated canons, themselves intertwined and explicative of what was deemed prohibited; holy fools and other individuals perceived as deviant from typical holy men.
  • The Social and Sartorial – gender-based expectations in public and private; the contravention (or enforcement) of status or class boundaries; proscribed or vagrant habits of dress, jewellery, fabrics, etc.
  • The Linguistic – transmission of language elements across regional borders or cultures, including loan words, dialectic and stylistic influences, as well as other topics concerning lingual crossover and interaction.
  • The Artistic and Architectural – the practice of spolia; the spread and mix of architectural styles from differing regions and cultures; cross-confessionalism evident from the layout or architecture of religious edifices; variant depictions of Christ and other holy figures; iconoclasm.
  • The Legal – whether it be examination of imperial law codes and their effectiveness or more localised disputes testified to by preserved papyri, all discussion concerning legal affairs naturally involves assessing transgressive behaviour and how it was viewed and handled.
  • It could even be that your paper’s relevance to ‘Transgression’ consists in its breaking out from scholarly consensus in a notable way!

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words, with a short academic biography written in the third person, to the Oxford University Byzantine Society at by Monday 27th November 2023. Papers should be twenty minutes in length and may be delivered in English or French. As with previous conferences, selected papers will be published in an edited volume, peer-reviewed by specialists in the field. Submissions should aim to be as close to the theme as possible in their abstract and paper, especially if they wish to be considered for inclusion in the edited volume. Nevertheless, all submissions are warmly invited.

The conference will have a hybrid format, with papers delivered at the Oxford University History Faculty and livestreamed for a remote audience. Accepted speakers should expect to participate in person.

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