CFP: Aquatic Animals in the Global Middle Ages

Aquafauna has recently been the topic of several conferences and publications focusing on zoological knowledge, its transmission, and transformation. Our workshop aims to investigate the imagery of aquatic animals in literature, their symbolism, their metaphorical use, and widespread views and misconceptions about such animals. We ask for proposals for papers looking at the period between ca. 500 and 1500 from a broader perspective, trying to understand how aquatic animals made their way into literature, oral traditions, proverbs, idioms, and art. Proposals due by April 15. The workshop will take place online (via the ZOOM platform) September 27-28, 2021.

“Global at Venice – Research and Training for Global Challenges” Cofund Fellowship Programme

The programme, funded through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND scheme, gives 15 talented researchers from all over the world the opportunity to undertake their research and training activity at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The programme is supported by the University’s corporate partners, including research centres, non-academic networks of spin-offs, and small and medium enterprises, where Fellows will have the opportunity to complete secondments, bridging the gap between academic and applied research, and between research and market. The deadline to submit applications is 5pm (CET) June 30 2021.

Politics and Government in Byzantium. The Rise and Fall of the Bureaucrats

Byzantium at Ankara is happy to announce the fifth seminar of the new Spring 2021 Seminar Series: on Thursday 25 March (h. 18.00 Istanbul Time), Jonathan Shea (Dumbarton Oaks/George Washington University) will talk about his recent book entitled: “Politics and Government in Byzantium. The Rise and Fall of the Bureaucrats.”

Neourgia: The Restoration of Icons in the Premodern World

Please join us for another engaging webinar in the “Byzantine Dialogues from the Gennadius Library” series. Professor Ivan Drpić will present “Neourgia: The Restoration of Icons in the Premodern World.”

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
1:00 PM EDT (U.S.) / 7:00 PM EET (Greece)
Presented by the Gennadius Library

CFP: Materiality in the Eastern Mediterranean World

The Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) at Central European University (Vienna/Budapest) is pleased to announce the 7th International Graduate Conference on “Materiality in the Eastern Mediterranean World”, Vienna, 28-29 May 2021 (ONLINE). The conference provides a forum for graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on the Eastern Mediterranean to present their current research, exchange ideas, and develop scholarly networks.

Application deadline: April 5

CFP: Studying Byzantium in the interwar years

CFP: Studying Byzantium in the interwar years
Workshop at the XXIV International Conference of Byzantine Studies
Venice/Padua, August 22–27, 2022
Submissions due March 31, 2021

The present workshop aims to explore how Byzantine art history has developed at a key moment in European history, during the 1920s and the 1930s, focusing on the individual stories of Byzantine art historians in that period. Formed by pioneers of the field, scholars working on the art of the Eastern Roman Empire during the interwar period pursued their research in a world radically transformed by the First World War.

CFP: Graduate Workshop on Diversity in the Medieval Middle East

This workshop invites early graduate students (considering their options for research topics) to discuss the place of various forms of diversity in the region and consider topics which cross the communal and linguistic boundaries imposed on premodern history by most graduate education today. The goal is to expose graduate students to the region’s diversity early in their academic trajectory to allow them to acquire the skills necessary to pursue wide-ranging research. The workshop will take place May 17-21, 2021 via Zoom. Submit your proposals by March 26. Notifications of successful applications will be made by April 5 or shortly thereafter.

Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library: Cataloging, Teaching, and Research

We are very pleased to invite you all to the fourth session of the Virtual Encounters on Book History, a series organized by Pablo Alvarez (University of Michigan) and Benito Rial Costas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Our speakers will focus on various aspects of this important collection of manuscripts, presenting case studies that illustrate their historical, textual, and artistic relevance.

15 March 2021, 1:00 pm EST (Ann Arbor); 6:00 pm CET (Madrid) via Zoom. Registration required.

Mary Jaharis Center Lecture: Ps-Ptolemy’s Ὁ Καρπός and Byzantine Astrological Practice

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, is pleased to announce its final lecture for 2020–2021: “Ps-Ptolemy’s Ὁ Καρπός and Byzantine Astrological Practice.” Dr. Darin Hayton, Haverford College, will explore ps-Ptolemy’s Ὁ Καρπός to elucidate the culture of astrology in the later Byzantine empire. The lecture will take place April 1, 2021, 4:00–5:00 pm (Eastern time) via Zoom. Registration required.

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