Database of Religious History: Call for Contributions

The Database of Religious History, based at the University of British Columbia, is a digital, open access, and queryable repository of quantitative and qualitative information with the goal of covering the breadth of human religious experience. Begun in 2013, the DRH now has almost a thousand entries by qualified scholars, covering religious groups, places, and texts (the three types of polls that make up the entries in the database), but we need your help! As part of a new initiative we are attempting to expand our entries that deal with Late Antique and Medieval Christianity and Judaism, and Early Islam, as well as other contemporary religious movements in Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. In an effort to build the database in as swift a manner as possible, and improve the quality of any analyses produced with it, the DRH is offering $300 CAD honoraria for each completed entry.

If you are a PhD candidate or above and would like to contribute an entry on any religious group, place, or text, please contact Dr. Ian Randall (irandall@mail.ubc.ca) or sign up for the database at https://religiondatabase.org/landing/get-involved and select Dr. Randall as your entry editor.

Research Fellowship, Cultural Heritage of Ukraine

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Research Fellowship, Cultural Heritage of Ukraine
Mapping Eastern Europe | North of Byzantium
We invite applications for a three-month remote fellowship to assist with research and writing about the medieval and early modern history and heritage of the regions of modern Ukraine for the Mapping Eastern Europe website (https://mappingeasterneurope.princeton.edu).
Mapping Eastern Europe is an open-access interactive digital platform that focuses on the history, art, and culture of Eastern Europe between the 13th and 17th centuries.
The fellow would research and write 3 case studies on key monuments and objects from the regions of modern Ukraine, as well as 2 historical or thematic overviews that will then be published on the Mapping Eastern Europe website (either in long-form or videos). Contributions may cover topics, or touch upon monuments and their afterlives, such as the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, St. Michael of the Golden Domes, the icon collections in Kyiv’s national museums of art, as well as works of art that have been removed from Ukraine in the modern era. The fellow will also participate in the final stages of the development of a small panel exhibition about Ukraine that is scheduled to open at Tufts University in February 2023. With this project, we aim to raise awareness about the historical and cultural complexity of the regions of modern Ukraine, whose histories and heritage have been entangled in political distortions, a key example being the diverse claims laid to the material culture of Kievan/Kyivan Rus’.
The successful applicant should hold a PhD and be an art historian with a specialty in the medieval and/or early modern visual culture of Eastern Europe. Applicants may be of any nationality, but preference will be given to a scholar whose work has been disrupted by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The fellow would need to have a solid knowledge of English and preferably have a reading knowledge of Ukrainian and Russian. The timeline for this work is somewhat flexible but a start date at the beginning of February 2023 would be ideal. There is a $3,000 honorarium for this position, which is tied to the North of Byzantium initiative (www.northofbyzantium.org).
To apply, please send in a single .pdf a letter of interest with details about your research, your skills, and suggest 5 possible contributions to the Mapping Eastern Europe website (no more than 2 pages); a CV; and the names of 2 referees who may be contacted to provide support letters, if needed, to northofbyzantium@gmail.com by January 20, 2023. Please include in the email subject line “Application: 2023 Research Fellowship”.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship September 2023 – August 2024 

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 2023) 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: hellenic@sfu.ca. Please include “Application for Postdoctoral Position” in the subject line of your email.

Applications received by February 17, 2023, will be given priority.

SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies
Simon Fraser University | Academic Quadrangle 6th Floor
8888 University Dr., Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6
T: 778.782.8466 | sfu.ca/hellenic-studies

W.D.E. Coulson and Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program

W.D.E. COULSON & TONI M. CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Deadline: March 15, 2023

W.D.E. Coulson and Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program is offered for Greek Ph.D. students and scholars in any field of the humanities and social sciences, from prehistoric to modern times, to conduct research in Turkey, under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) in Ankara and/or Istanbul during the academic year. The purpose of these fellowships is to provide an opportunity for Greek scholars to meet with Turkish colleagues and to pursue research in museums, archives, and library collections and at the sites and monuments of Turkey. Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, which also provides funding for Turkish graduate students and senior scholars to study in Greece, under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

The ARIT library in Istanbul focuses on Ottoman and Byzantine Studies and the American Board of Missions. In Ankara the library collections focus on Mediterranean and Near Eastern Archaeology.  ARIT helps visiting researchers access the many Turkish (and other) libraries, archives, museums, sites accessible to visiting researchers.  ARIT also supports research in fields outside of Turkish studies when significant materials are held in institutions within the country (e.g. Ottoman Egypt, Islamic studies, World War I history, varied archaeology).

Eligibility:  Greek nationals, including staff of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, doctoral candidates, and faculty members of Greek institutions of higher education.

Duration:  From two weeks to two months.
Terms:  Stipend of $250 per week plus up to $500 for travel expenses.  Four to eight awards are available. ARIT, located in Istanbul and Ankara, will provide logistical support and other assistance as required, but projects are not limited to those two cities. For further information about ARIT: https://aritweb.org/. A final report to ASCSA and ARIT is due at the end of the award period, and ASCSA and ARIT expect that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of ASCSA/ARIT be contributed to the relevant library of ASCSA/ARIT.

Application:  Submit “Associate Membership with Fellowship” application online. The application includes a curriculum vitae, statement of the project to be pursued during the period of grant (up to three pages, single-spaced in length), and two letters of reference from scholars in the field commenting on the value and feasibility of the project. For more information about the application, visit: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoral#CoulsonCross.

The awards will be announced in late spring.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.


American School of Classical Studies at Athens
321 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-1515
Email: programs@ascsa.org
Website: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr

Visiting Fellow, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

Application for Visiting Fellow, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a limited number of Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellowships for scholars based in Greece or other overseas countries, who wish to spend time in residence at Princeton, pursuing research projects in the humanities or the social sciences, free of teaching and other obligations. Individuals based in the United States and Canada are not eligible to apply.

Fall term appointments are from September 1, 2023 through December 15, 2023 (3 months). Spring term appointments are from January 15, 2024 through May 31, 2024 (4 months). Summer appointments are from June 15, 2024 through August 15, 2024 (2 months). These fellowships are residential and as such, fellows are expected to be at Princeton at all times, devoting the major portion of their time to research and writing. They are required to participate in Hellenic Studies activities and the intellectual life of the University. They present their work-in-progress at Hellenic Studies workshops and are encouraged to meet colleagues in their respective academic disciplines. They enjoy full access to the University’s library, archival, and computing resources. Fellows are provided a shared workspace and access to the Hellenic Studies Reading Room in the University Library. Fellows are required to submit a report on their scholarly activities at Princeton.

Eligibility: (a) scholars in all disciplines of the humanities or the social sciences, who are affiliated with Greek academic institutions, including universities and research institutes. Early career scholars with adjunct appointments at Greek institutions will also be considered; (b) professionals who are affiliated with Greek institutions: libraries, museums, the Archaeological Service, governmental agencies, etc.; (c) independent scholars with a Ph.D. (i.e., not affiliated with an institution) who are residents of Greece or other overseas countries, and who have a distinguished record of published work; (d) Hellenists (i.e., scholars in Classical Studies, Late Antique Studies, Byzantine Studies, or Modern Greek Studies), irrespective of nationality, who hold regular faculty or research appointments at academic institutions in overseas countries other than Greece. Fellows are provided a monthly salary of $5,000. In case scholars receive outside funding, the salary level will be adjusted. We offer modestly furnished, one-bedroom, non-smoking, and pet-free apartments.

Fellows are responsible for their own travel expenses and moving arrangements. Qualified candidates are required to apply online via https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/28741. For applications to be considered, the following material must be uploaded via the online application: (1) a cover sheet with a title and summary (200 words) of the proposed research project and a brief bio (one paragraph); (2) a research statement (five pages; 2,000 words max.), including a detailed description of the project, timetable, explicit goals, and a rationale for why it should be pursued at Princeton; (3) selected bibliography; (4) a standard, detailed curriculum vitae including a list of publications; (5) two samples of recent work (in English); and (6) contact information for two referees who are not current members of the Princeton University faculty. (7) all non-US citizens and non-US permanent residents are required to provide TOEFL results or equivalent, or a letter from their department head on department letterhead confirming certification of language proficiency in English. All submitted documents must be in English.

DEADLINE: All materials submitted by applicants must be received by 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Fellowship awards will be announced at the end of March 2023. For a more detailed job description, please visit: https://hellenic.princeton.edu/opportunities/stanley-j-seeger-visiting-research-fellowships-2023-2024

The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Music

SCHWARZ FELLOWSHIP AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH ON MUSIC

Deadline: January 15, 2023

The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Music supports research that focuses on the cultural history of music in the Mediterranean world broadly defined. The fellowship aims to promote the study of interactions among Western European, Byzantine, Islamic and Jewish cultures from the medieval to the modern period.

Eligibility: Career musicians or researchers who are currently Ph.D. candidates or have received their Ph.D. within the last 5 years. Open to all nationalities.

Fields of Study: Musical composition, Music conducting, History of Music, Musicology, and related fields. Fellows will be expected to conduct a program of original research on a theme related to the collections of 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 2023 to late May 2024, and are expected to participate in the academic life 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.
Application: Submit an online application form for the “Schwarz Fellowship at the Gennadius Library for Research on Music.” An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and three letters of reference to be submitted online. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.
Questions? Contact: application@ascsa.org

The award will be announced by mid-March.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.


American School of Classical Studies at Athens
321 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-1515
Email: programs@ascsa.org
Website: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr

Constantine and George Macricostas Fellowship at the Gennadius Library

CONSTANTINE AND GEORGE MACRICOSTAS FELLOWSHIP 
AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY
Deadline: January 15, 2023
The Constantine and George Macricostas Fellowship at the Gennadius Library supports research on Orthodox Christian Studies with an emphasis on Orthodoxy’s history, religious traditions, and geographical, geopolitical, and cultural reach. Of particular interest is the significant role that the institution of the church played in the broader history of Hellenism. Opened in 1926 with the 26,000-volume collection of diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now houses 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. The collection includes rare and unique items on the intellectual, social, cultural, political and institutional history of the Orthodox Church through the centuries. Holdings of 90,000 research titles in open stacks complement the rare books and other collections to create a comprehensive resource for the history of Greece across the ages.

Eligibility: Ph.D. students and those who have earned the Ph.D. within the last 5 years with research projects focusing on the historical, political, and sociological dimensions of Eastern Orthodox religion from Late Antiquity to the present are eligible. The fields of study may include, but are not limited to religious studies, anthropology, history, philosophy, politics, law, and sociology. Open to all nationalities.

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 2023 to late May 2024, and are expected to participate in the academic life 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.

Application: Submit an online application form for “Associate Membership with Fellowship.” An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and three letters of reference to be submitted online. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.

For more information:
https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/research/gennadius-library/educational-programs/fellowshipsQuestions? Contact: application@ascsa.org

The award will be announced by March 15, 2023.

2023–2024 grant competition, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is pleased to announce its 2023–2024 grant competition.

Mary Jaharis Center Co-Funding Grants promote Byzantine studies in North America. These grants provide co-funding to organize scholarly gatherings (e.g., workshops, seminars, small conferences) in North America that advance scholarship in Byzantine studies broadly conceived. We are particularly interested in supporting convenings that build diverse professional networks that cross the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines, propose creative approaches to fundamental topics in Byzantine studies, or explore new areas of research or methodologies.

Mary Jaharis Center Dissertation Grants are awarded to advanced graduate students working on Ph.D. dissertations in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived. These grants are meant to help defray the costs of research-related expenses, e.g., travel, photography/digital images, microfilm.

Mary Jaharis Center Project Grants support discrete and highly focused professional projects aimed at the conservation, preservation, and documentation of Byzantine archaeological sites and monuments dated from 300 CE to 1500 CE primarily in Greece and Turkey. Projects may be small stand-alone projects or discrete components of larger projects. Eligible projects might include archeological investigation, excavation, or survey; documentation, recovery, and analysis of at risk materials (e.g., architecture, mosaics, paintings in situ); and preservation (i.e., preventive measures, e.g., shelters, fences, walkways, water management) or conservation (i.e., physical hands-on treatments) of sites, buildings, or objects.

Mary Jaharis Center Publication Grants support book-length publications or major articles in the field of Byzantine studies broadly conceived. Grants are aimed at early career academics. Preference will be given to postdocs and assistant professors, though applications from non-tenure track faculty and associate and full professors will be considered. We encourage the submission of first-book projects.

The application deadline for all grants is February 1, 2023. For further information, please visit the Mary Jaharis Center website (https://maryjahariscenter.org/grants).

Contact Brandie Ratliff (mjcbac@hchc.edu), Director, Mary Jaharis Center, with any questions.

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